Expertly crafted wooden garage doors, made just for you
A good wooden garage door should fit perfectly, be able to withstand any type of weather and maintain its original strength and rigidity for many years. We’re proud to say that our timber garage doors are made to last and really will stand the test of time.
Produced in our workshop in Rhyl, North Wales, all of our work receives the same level of care and attention, whether it’s bespoke or made-to-measure, but don’t just take our word for it, hear from the people who are currently enjoying our doors.
We offer a wide range of quality, side hinged timber garage doors, all of which can be customised to your exact requirements. Our doors are also suitable for outbuildings as well as garages. You can find more details about each of the options by clicking on the links below.
Quality you don’t see in ‘off the shelf’ doors
Every garage door we manufacture is made to measure to the sizes YOU require, no more struggling to get doors to fit and no more buying garage doors ‘off the shelf’, full of twist that are simply not made to last and in some cases not even made from solid timber! See what our customers say
Mortice & tenon traditional construction methods
We use a full width mortice and tenon joint which is secured by wedges and glue (through wedged morticed & tenon jointed) – old school. We don’t use a dowelled mortice & tenon joint – the dowel fails and lets water in. Put simply we make our garage doors to last.
BWF Code of Conduct Assured Joiners
We’re BWF Code of Conduct Assured – the BWF have checked references, rigorously inspected our work and we are actually joiners (they even check our qualifications as well) – so you can make your own mind up.
Read more on the BWF Code of Conduct here
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Made to measure wooden garage doors
Our wooden garage doors are available in softwood (Scandinavian Redwood) and hardwood (European Oak, Meranti and Idigbo) unless stated otherwise and are all doors are made to measure (in both height and width). Please contact us with your size requirements for a full personalised costing. Garage door frames are also available if required, these usually are supplied in the same timber as your garage doors i.e. softwood garage doors then softwood frame and hardwood garage doors and hardwood frame.
All of our side hung wooden garage doors finish at approx 1 3/4″ / 45mm thick, however if you wish our doors can be manufactured at 2 1/4″ / 58mm thick if for instance you would like to put thicker glazing within our doors. All garage doors pictured below are our standard designs, all can be customised if your requirements differ – please see our custom garage doors page.
Please note: We do not manufacture ‘up and over garage doors’.
Our timber garage doors are suitable for outbuildings as well as garages.
Outbuilding doors are made-to-measure and can be supplied with a door frame to suit your outbuilding if required. Each set of doors is built for security and longevity, and as you can see below, their appearance fits well with various types of buildings.
Fully boarded garage doors
We have a range of garage doors that are fully boarded (i.e. no window openings built in) for those looking for more privacy…
Menai wooden garage doors
Pictured is our marvelous Menai timber garage doors in softwood.
This is available made to measure in smooth planed softwood (Scandinavian Redwood) and hardwood (European Oak, Meranti and Idigbo). This door is a real feature for your home.
The Menai wooden garage doors feature sturdy solid full thickness top, centre and bottom rails for rigidity and longevity.
Alyn garage doors
Pictured is our Alyn wooden garage door in Idigbo (Hardwood).
This features solid top and bottom rails, and a discreet hidden centre rail, which is only visible from the rear of the door.This solid door would add security to any garage or out-building. Let the beauty of natural wood doors add value to your home.The Alyn are available made to measure specifically for your opening sizes, in softwood (Scandinavian Redwood) modified softwood (Accoya) and hardwood (European Oak, Meranti and Idigbo).
Clwyd garage doors
Our Clwyd garage door pictured in Meranti (hardwood).
These are also available in European Oak, Idigbo (hardwoods) and Scandinavian Redwood (softwood).
The Clwyd wooden garage doors feature sturdy solid top rail, and hidden centre and bottom rails – the centre and bottom rails are only visible from the rear of the doors only, so your neighbours will only see the beauty of the wood.
The Clwyd doors are only available in overall widths of up to 8′ (2440mm), each door being a maximum width of 4′ (1220mm) wide.
Need your garage doors delivering? We deliver to both the UK mainland & offshore
Timber garage doors with windows
As well as our range of fully boarded garage doors, we also have a selection of garage doors with windows. All the doors below are supplied pre-beaded, so no fiddling around searching for a source of glazing beads or getting messy with putty. All the garage doors below are ready for glazing and supplied with the glazing bead pre-fitted (no cutting!). The glazing bead is fitted internally for added security, so when you do come to fit your glazing it goes in from the inside of the doors.
Snowdonia garage doors
If you’re looking for a more contemporary looking garage door then our Snowdonia garage doors may be right up your street.
The Snowdonia features one row of five vertical openings (per door) for glazing that sit on the meeting stiles (where the two doors meet) of the doors.
Available made to measure in Hardwood (Euro Oak, Idigbo, Meranti) and Accoya (Modified Softwood) and Scandinavian Redwood (Unsorted Softwood).
Conway garage doors
Our Conway hardwood garage doors shown in Idigbo (Hardwood) with solid bottom rails.
This beautiful door features six Georgian style openings for glazing in each door. Can you imagine this on your garage or out-building?
This classic design is also available in European Oak, Meranti (Hardwoods), Accoya (Modified Softwood) and Scandinavian Redwood (Softwood). The openings for glazing are beaded internally (supplied pre-beaded). Please note, glazing is not supplied.
Brenig garage doors
Pictured is a pair of our Brenig made to measure garage doors in Softwood, with solid bottom rails.
This design would offer security and privacy for any garage or out-building, as well as allowing sunlight into the building through the glass panels.
Manufactured with security in mind the doors are beaded internally (supplied pre-beaded) glazing is not supplied with the doors.
Elwy garage doors
Pictured in Unsorted Softwood are our Elwy garage doors, with solid bottom rails.
This design gives both security and privacy for any garage or out-building, as well as allowing sunlight into the building through the glass panels.
Available made to measure, the Elwy garage doors can be manufactured in hardwood (European Oak, Meranti and Idigbo), Accoya (Modified Softwood) and Scandinavian Redwood (Softwood), and with a bare-faced bottom rail (visible from the rear only). Why not contact us directly to find out more?
As with all our wooden garage doors that are available to take glazing, the openings for the glazing are beaded internally (supplied pre-beaded). Glazing is not supplied with this garage door.
Aber garage doors
Our Aber side hinged garage doors; shown in Meranti (Hardwood).
The Aber side hinged garage doors are also available in European Oak, Idigbo (Hardwoods) Accoya (modified softwood) and Scandinavian Redwood (Softwood).
The openings for glazing are supplied internally beaded and ready to glaze (glazing not supplied).
The Aber garage doors would add value and interest to any garage or out-building; and offer a bit more privacy than any other of our garage doors with windows as the glazed area is slightly higher (it does however depend on the height of doors you require!).
Aberconway garage doors
Like the privacy our Aber garage doors offer, but prefer the top section for glazing a bit more like our Conway garage doors?
If so then our Aberconway garage doors may be just the ticket!
Based on our Aber doors but crossed with the Conway, the Aberconway comprise three openings for glazing per door with the openings separated by glazing bars giving you the best of both worlds!
For more information, advice or prices on our garage doors please call 01745 362444
Insulated garage doors
We are also able to offer our garage doors as insulated garage doors. These differ from our standard specifications slightly as they are 58mm thick rather than the usual 45mm thick. From the outside, they look the same as all the above doors; however, from the inside, rather than seeing the back of the boarding and horizontal rails, you see a similar view as you would when looking at the front of the doors because they are boarded both sides. This enables us to ‘sandwich in’ insulation between the two layers of boarding.
Our door frames are also available to suit our insulated doors; again, these differ in size to our standard door frames as these finish at 70mm x 85mm (less rebates) rather than our standard door frame size of 70mmx 70mm (less rebates) and are supplied pre-fitted with draft excluder.
Your wooden garage doors, the way you want them!
Have you seen a pair of our standard designs of side hung garage doors on our website, it’s nearly what you want, but not quite?
As well as all being made to the sizes you require, our standard designs of garage doors pictured above can be customised to your exact requirements. For some of the more commonly requested customisations please read on.
If you’ve something specific not mentioned below then please get in touch and we’ll let you know whether it can be done or not!
Curved underswept heads
Sometimes referred to as a ‘Cottage head’, the addition of a curved underswept head is quite a commonly requested feature and can be added to any of our garage doors and not just the Aberconway that this is based upon.
This is just a simple case of having a wider top rail/head in the doors and putting a curve on the underside.
More commonly added to our doors that have some glazing within the top section, none the less it can also be added to our range of fully boarded garage doors.
Unequally split garage doors
Typically, when purchasing a pair of side hung garage doors, both doors would be the same size in width (this is called a 50/50 split). If you’re after something different to this, maybe you don’t use your garage as a garage and you just want a smaller pedestrian door to gain access, then unequal splits (i.e. one door bigger than the other) can be manufactured.
For example you may have an opening of 7ft wide (2130mm) and want a 1/3rd / 2/3rd split, this would give you one door of 2ft 4 (709mm) wide and the larger door of 4ft 8 (1421mm) wide
Again, the doors pictured right are based on our Conway garage doors; these are not quite a 1/3 / 2/3rd split, as to get the daylight openings (for glazing) the same widths on both the smaller and larger doors, we had to increase the width of the smaller door so everything looked correct.
Stable garage doors
Any of our garage doors with a solid full thickness middle rail (Menai, Conway, Brenig, Elwy & Aber garage doors) can also be manufactured as stable type doors, with the top section of the doors able to open independently of the bottom section.
You can choose to have one of the doors split as a stable door, with the other door manufactured in the traditional way, or have both doors split as stable doors with the top section of each opening separately.
Pictured is a pair of our Conway garage doors, but manufactured as a pair of stable doors.
These can be great if you use your garage as a workshop and want a bit more daylight on sunny days!
Add a window to our garage doorsLike our Menai garage doors but they would be perfect if only they had window rather than being fully boarded?
Adore our Alyn doors, but you’d like to let a bit of sunlight into your garage, but don’t want a large section of glazing like what you would get with our Conway or Brenig doors?
As well as being able to customise the openings of any of our garage doors with windows you can also add a window to either our Menai or Alyn garage doors.
Bi-folding garage doorsDo you want traditionally side opening garage doors but find you are stuck for space on your driveway?
Then Bi-folding garage doors may be the answer!
For example in the picture on the left, three of our Menai doors have been used.
The two outer doors (left and right hand side doors) are hung in the traditional way from the frame, the middle door of the three in this instance is then hung from the right hand side door.
All of our garage doors with solid, full thickness bottom rails can be made and supplied as bi-folding garage doors.
Openings for glazingIf you’ve you’ve got a situation where one of our side hung garage doors that is suitable for glazing is similar to your requirements but would need a slightly different configuration of the openings for glazing, then this can in most instances be achieved.
Pictured right is a pair of garage doors based upon our our Conway doors but with an extra row of glazing added to fill your garage with light!
Bespoke wooden garage doors
Trying to match an existing pair of wooden garage doors? Got your own side hung garage door design in mind?
As well as our standard range of timber garage doors which are available made to measure, we are also able to offer a complete bespoke manufacturing service for you own designs of garage doors.
If you can provide us with a drawing, sketch or picture of the design you require along with relevant dimensions then we will take a look at it and provide you with a personalised costing as well as any feedback about the door – in some cases we may recommend altering certain aspects of the design for strength etc.
Trying to match an existing garage door design?
If your current garage doors have seen better days and you’d like to replace them with something as close as possible then we can help!
These bespoke panelled garage doors below were a set of 1950’s garage doors that were original to the house. Our customer wanted something as similar as possible in timber to suit their home and after finding nothing available anywhere that was remotely near enough asked us to manufacture – the replacement bespoke garage doors are pictured on the right.
To get a price on your own garage door design we need an idea of what you want. Please either email your sketch or picture to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into our workshops and we can then take a look at it for you.
Please note: In all cases we are unable to provide costings for any bespoke garage door designs over the telephone without first having received a picture or sketch of your design.
Garage door frames
Garage door frames are also available in matching timber as your garage doors. Please contact us for more information.
Please note that we do not supply garage door frames unless we are manufacturing you some garage doors.
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Measuring up for wooden garage doors
To provide a quote on any of our wooden garage doors we need to know the sizes required, at this stage a rough idea of the sizes is ok (within 25mm/ an inch in height and width is fine at this stage).
Once you’ve had a quote and you’ve decided to proceed with an order then we need exact measurements. Providing your approx measurements are not too far out then the price should not really be effected – if you’re unsure then give us a ring on 01745 362444 to double check your quote.
In an ideal world, your garage door opening would be perfectly square, but it doesn’t often happen like that! To be on the safe side, measure the opening in width at the top of the garage opening, middle and bottom and let us know all three sizes.
In height measure in three places again, left hand side, centre and right hand side and again let us know all three measurements.
If you are in any way unsure of measuring up then please give us a call on 01745 362444 as we are happy to advise.
Need a garage door frame?
If you’ve no garage door frame in place (or you’re replacing your door frame) then we need the tight brickwork opening measurements (in height and width)
Got a door frame already in place?
If you’re going to re-use your existing frame then again we need the tight measurements in width – this time from within your frame where the doors would sit when they are in place.
In height we need the measurement from the floor again to where the garage doors would sit once they’ve been fitted.
Garage door guide prices
We don’t have a standard size for our garage doors, we make them to suit YOUR requirements – the downside to this is, it is near impossible for us to produce a price list covering all the height and width combinations that we regularly make. To give an idea of cost, below you’ll find some guide prices for our garage doors. Please be aware that these are guide prices only and not starting prices. Please get in touch with your size requirements for a costing of any of our garage doors made to suit YOUR opening/s.
Fully boarded garage doors
Garage doors with windows
- Garage door guide prices are not ‘from prices’ they are based on a pair of Softwood garage doors (Unsorted Scandinavian Redwood) 6ft 6 high x 6ft 6 overall wide (approx 1980mm x 1980mm)
- Prices are plus VAT (at 20%) and include delivery to most parts of the Mainland UK (Exclusions do apply)
- For guide prices on our Hardwood garage doors (Meranti, Idigbo & Euro Oak) as well as Accoya (Modified Softwood) please contact us
- Local to us or want to collect from our workshops? No problem, please get in touch with your requirements!
- For Accoya (Modified Softwood) and Hardwood guide prices please click on any of the pictures of our range of doors (above) for these as well as more information on the doors and the different timbers
How we make our range of wooden garage doors
So how do we make our wooden garage doors? Well all of our garage doors are based on a through, wedged morticed and tenon jointed frame – we make them to last! All of our doors, with the exception of our Clwyd garage doors have a full thickness, 145mm / 5 3/4″ high solid bottom rail giving unbeatable strength – if you look at the doors from either the front or back you will see this bottom rail.
As standard our garage doors have rebated meeting stiles, in plain speak when closed the two doors in effect overlap.
Our Clwyd garage door is very much our economy door, it is still based on a through, wedged morticed and tenon jointed frame but does not have a full thickness bottom rail, instead it has a bottom rail that is 150mm/6″ up from the bottom of the door and the rail can only be seen from the rear of the doors.
Our standard range of garage doors all finish at 45mm / 1 3/4″ thick, we won’t make a door thinner than this – however if you’ve got specific requirements and want a thicker door then please get in touch.
Garage door construction
Each garage door we make is treated as an individual job, we don’t mass produce cheaply or alter existing doors to suit your sizes. The process of making our garage doors is as follows,
The garage doors start out as rough sawn timber, this is cut oversize (height, width and thickness) and planed up – at this stage the timber if needed is straightened (trees don’t always grow straight!).
Each job is then marked up individually, in the case of a customer ordering several different pairs (at different sizes) of say our Conway doors (or any of our garage doors with windows) we’ll quite often give you a ring at this stage to discuss the sizes of the openings for glazing – as we do try and get the openings for glazing as near as possible the same sizes in the different pairs.
Once marked up the doors are ready for jointing, as we’ve mentioned above all rails are tenoned and the stiles (vertical outer uprights of the doors) are morticed out.
Close up image of the joints used, the wedges are cut flush to the door stiles once the glue is dry and then sanded smooth
Mortices go right the way through the stiles (we don’t and will not manufacture our doors on a stub tenon joint – this is where the mortice only goes part of the way through the stiles of the doors, this results in easier to make doors but the length of the tenon is reduced thereby giving you a weaker door where the joints will more than likely fail).
Tenons length is the full width of the stiles, so when jointed up the tenon goes right the way through the stiles and can be secured with wedges (and glue).
The doors are then put glued, put together and wedged up naked, with no boarding added at this stage and then left to dry. At this stage any glazing bars are also glued into the doors.
Once dry the boarding is then added to the doors, wherever the boarding meets a solid, full thickness rail it is glued and jointed into the rail – we do not sit the boarding in open rebates (if we were to do this, then with the natural movement of timber you would soon be showing gaps where the boarding moves).
Whenever glazing bars meet each other, they are halve jointed together. The picture above is from our Brenig garage doors.
On any hidden rails (rails you can see only from the rear), the boarding sits on these and is glued and fixed to the rails.
So for example in our Alyn framed ledged and braced garage doors, the boarding is jointed into the top rails and bottom rails of the doors and is fixed to the hidden centre rail.
Once the doors have been boarded, the diagonal braced are fitted to the doors, the purpose of these is to take the weight of the doors and spread it through the door to the bottom hinge – this is why the bracing should always point down to the bottom hinge.
The only thing that is then left to do is sand your garage doors, we sand the doors three times – belt sand, orbital sand and then finish the doors off by hand sanding the arrisses (sharp edges) off.
Whether you chose a softwood garage door or a hardwood garage door we make them exactly the same way – we do not skimp on the doors just because they are ‘only softwood’.
Anatomy of a side hinged timber garage door
We’ve added this section to make it easier for you if you want to customise your garage doors. Rather than say I want the ‘thingy rail’ a bit lower/or higher you can see exactly what it’s called, so we know exactly what you mean!
A – Hanging stile: So called as it is the side of the doors that take the hinges.
B – Meeting stiles: So called as it is where the two doors meet
C – Top rail or Head
D – Transome: Splits the door between the top glazed section and the bottom boarded section
E – Bottom rail: A full thickness solid bottom rail (Elwy door pictured)
F – Mullion: Splits the glazed section in half.
So how do we make our garage doors? We make them to last!