Garage doors for sale – a buying guide

There is a vast array of timber garage doors on the market, from different timbers to different methods of operation; this guide is specifically for side-hinged garage doors, sliding garage doors and bi-folding garage doors.

We do not make up-and-over garage doors, these are manufactured differently, usually as lightweight as possible and based on a metal framework, so these doors are not covered in this guide.

Contents

Garage door or gate?
Wood is wood, right?
Letting your garage doors weather naturally
Construction methods
Types of garage doors
Full thickness bottom rails
Mortice & tenon jointed doors
Proper wedged Mortice & tenon jointed doors

Adding the T&G boarding
Panelled garage doors
Do the doors overlap when closed?
Garage doors with windows
Hinges, locks, ironmongery
Garage door frames – Cill, sill or not?
Garage doors for oak garages
Garage door for car ports

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The ultimate guide to buying a wooden gate that lasts!

There are a wide range of different types of wooden gates on the market: hardwood or softwood gates, ledged gates, morticed and tenon jointed gates, dowelled morticed and tenon jointed gates, through-wedged morticed and tenon jointed gates, standard sized, made to measure…the list is endless. So what should I look for when choosing the right wooden gate, I hear you ask?

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