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Garage Door Drop Bolts

Surface mounted garage door drop bolt usually fitted to the bottom of external doors, garage doors and gates.

Available in a choice of black powder coated, galvanised, black on galvanised and marina grade stainless steel.

Supplied with receiver plate, tubular receiver and all fixings.


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Despite their name garage door drop bolts are found on both pairs of gates and garage doors. Usually fitted to the slave door or gate (the one that closes first, to then give the main door or gate something to close to) to secure the door/gate to the ground.

The dropbolts can also be fitted to both gates in a pair or a pedestrian gate and then the dropbolt can also be used to hold the gates open.

Available in a choice of black, galvanised, black on galv and marine grade stainless steel (Grade A4/316), all come complete flat plate receiver, tubular receiver and all fixings.

If looking to secure the top of a gate or door to a frame then consider either a monkey tail bolt or bow handle bolt, unlike the dropbolts these are springloaded so you won’t have the issue of the doors becoming unsecured through the bolt dropping down.

Tubular receiver? Flat plate receiver?
The flat plate receiver screws to the floor, tubular receiver sits below this within a pre-drilled hole into your driveway/floor (though if required it can also be concreted into your driveway).

What size garage door dropbolt do I need?

There is no really right or wrong with the dropbolts, however the longer the dropbolt the less far you’ll have to bend to release it to open your doors!

Available drop bolt sizes

Black /  Galvanised – 300mm / 12″, 450mm /18″ & 600mm / 24″
Black on Galvanised – 450mm / 18″, 600mm / 24″
Ornamental dropbolts Black/ Galvanised – 600mm / 24″
Marine Grade Stainless Steel – 450mm / 18″

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