Hormann LPU42, S-Panelled, Sectional Garage Door in White Woodgrain

Hormann LPU42, S-Panelled, Sectional Garage Door in White Woodgrain

A Hormann LPU42, S-Panelled, Sectional Garage Door (14’ x 7’) finished in a White Woodgrain. With automation provided by a Hormann Supramatic Operator, fitted by our Croydon Branch in Westerham.

The LPU42 is a modern, stylish, double skinned door. It is available in 16 individual RAL colours with a woodgrain effect also as an option. The panels are filled with a 42mm thick, 100% CFC-free rigid PU foam, which alongside the weather seals offer incredible insulation properties.

We can supply these doors tailored to your requirement, with many choices of styles, glazing and handles. This allows you to seamlessly blend the LPU42 to your property and achieve the appearance you sought after. Both the Hormann Supramatic & Promatic operators are available for this sectional door.

If you’re looking for a new garage door, whether sectional, roller, up & over, side-hinged or sliding we are here to help. We can also automate or repair your existing garage door, get in touch by calling 0800 716 569 or Book Your Free Survey

SWS Seceuroglide Compact Roller Garage Door in white

SWS Seceuroglide Compact Roller Garage Door in white

An SWS Seceuroglide Compact Roller Garage Door in white, utilising a narrower aluminium slat system. This makes Seceuroglide’s already excellent security available to smaller garages. Taking up just 8” of headroom, it can be fitted in front, behind or (height permitted) within the opening. This installation was fitted between the frame in Haywards Heath by our Croydon Branch.

It comes finished in one of 10 standard RAL colours, or from a choice of one of their 40 individual woodgrain finishes. There are also options for remote keypads, low level overrides, end plates and facias should they be required, making your dream garage door has never been easier.

With Sectional, Side-Hinged, Up & Over, Roller and Sliding Garage Doors. We have a garage door tailored for you! We cater for your specific needs with our varied choice of style, model and manufacturer to provide you with the best service.

Get in touch by calling 0800 716 569 or book your free survey!


Garage door repairs in time for winter

A sticky or noisy garage door may not seem like a big deal in the summer, but as the days get colder and winter starts to settle in, your garage door can become a much bigger issue. There is nothing worse than trying to get to work on a cold winter morning, only to discover that your garage door has decided to stop working. Or worse you get home, it’s raining and the door won’t open! If you’ve noticed your garage door acting a little off recently, now is the time to call our garage door repair team.

Access Garage Doors can come out to your home and perform a thorough check on your garage door. If there are issues, we’ll quickly identify the underlying problem and get to work fixing it right away. We’re an experienced team here at Access having serviced and repaired thousands of garage doors, so we’re able to resolve and fix most issues in our first visit, which mean you’ll have an operating garage door that reliable opens and closes all winter long, whenever you need it. Give us a call today at 0800 716 569 for free friendly advice about your garage door repairs!

Top tips on looking after your garage door

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Modern garage doors are extremely well made and are designed to help protect your car – and everything else you keep in the garage – in terms of both security, as well as protection from the weather. Looking after your garage door is therefore an essential task to add to your household checklist. This task doesn’t need to take long, but if you do it regularly enough, you could save yourself a lot of time and frustration in the future by preventing things going wrong.

Here are the Access Garage Door top tips on looking after your garage door.

Before you start

  • Tell everyone in your household that you’ll be checking the garage door. You can avoid a possible injury if they know not to open or close the door whilst you’re inspecting it.
  • Read all the labels on the liquids and lubricants that you’re planning to use to make 100% sure they’re the right ones for the job. Getting it wrong could end up in permanent damage to your door.

Cleaning and maintenance

  • Ideally, twice a year, or every 2,000 door cycles, treat the springs, spindles, tracks, hinges and latches with a squirt of WD-40 (other multi-use spray lubricants are also available). However, be really careful not to allow any to drip onto the face of the door.
  • Do not oil the track runners, but do keep them clean and free of obstacles.
  • If the rollers or hinges become stuck because of rust, try dabbing a bit of paraffin on them and rub it off with a soft cloth.
  • Clean your door with a washing up liquid solution. It’s important to always use a soft cloth or sponge, never use anything abrasive because it will permanently damage the surface.
  • Keep the door clear of caustic or acidic substances on the door – bird droppings are a particular problem because of their acidity.
  • If you live on the coast, clean the salt off the door on a regular basis in order to prevent corrosion.
  • If you garage door is made from wood, inspect the paintwork or varnish to make sure it’s properly weatherproof.

These top tips will ensure your garage doors remain in a good condition for a long time. Contact the team for more information on 0800 716 569

Why you shouldn’t do garage door repairs yourself

There are plenty of do-it-yourself jobs you can handle around your home, but garage door repair shouldn’t be on that list. Garage doors can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly because:Garage door repairs

  •  Garage doors can’t really be handled by one person on their own, so many repair jobs will require two or more men to handle the door.
  • Not only will you need more than one person to move a stuck door, the weight of the garage door can cause serious injuries if not handled correctly.
  • Your garage door might seem like a simple mechanism, but they are actually quite complex. Parts like the springs and hinges can cause injuries while you are trying to repair your door if you don’t know what you are doing.

Even seemingly easy jobs can create major issues for homeowners. Additionally, if repairs aren’t completed correctly the first time, it can cause bigger more expensive issues in the future. The best thing to do is have all of your garage door repair done by a member of our expert team.

Access Garage Doors offers garage door repair that’s reliable, affordable, and fast. We know that you rely on your garage door, so we don’t make you wait for the repairs to be done. Give us a call today at 0800 716 569 for free friendly advice about your garage door repairs!

Protecting Your Garage Door

Winter is approaching fast, your garage door can take a lot of damage during this period, so you should protect your garage from the low temperatures of winter and in the long terms save yourself money.


Anything that you store in a garage can be effected by the cold, whether it be your car or any belongings that you may be storing. There are many ways to keep your garage insulated but the main thing to consider is your garage door.

The majority of modern garage doors, especially sectional doors, are well insulated and are good at keeping the heat in. However, extra insulation will ensure your garage stays secure and safe throughout the winter. Try our draught excluder and Weather Defender for keeping draughts and dirt out of your garage.

Most importantly check your garage door. Old garage doors can get worn and produce cracks that allow air through, but they can also warp in the wet weather. If you see a problem then contact us for free friendly advice as you may require a garage door.

If you know your garage door is old and could do with a touch-up, call our experts out to have a look. The last thing your garage needs is heavy weather such as snow or heavy rain causing, even more, damage, which could result  in you have to spend additional money replacing it.

Access Garage Doors have over 40 years’ experience in fitting, maintaining and repairing garage doors and we’d be happy to help if you have any enquiries.



Great weekend at Homebuilding & Renovating at Excel. It was great to see you and discuss your garage door requirements! If you want to know more about our products or to book your free survey visit www.accessgaragedoors.com

Don’t forget we offer a FREE no obligation survey too!

If you want to discuss your requirements in more details, please contact us on 0800 716 569 








 Choosing a New Garage Door

Top Tips: Consider the Material

The material your door is made from is an important consideration, as this can affect the thermal efficiency, the look and the level of upkeep your garage will need. Canopy and retractable doors are commonly available in steel and timber versions, with a variety of designs available in each material – from simple, plain styles with sleek lines to grander, more traditional versions, you’re sure to find something that suits you.

Rollmatic Hormann

Roller doors are restricted by their very design, as the door needs to roll up around itself when open. This means that all roller doors have narrow, horizontal ‘slats’ rather than larger plain spaces or raised panels. These slats are made from twin-walled aluminium with an insulated core, which will effortlessly keep your garage at a comfortable temperature, whether the temperature outside is scorching hot or freezing cold. With plenty of colours to choose from, as well as wood-grain finishes, they can be a surprisingly versatile door choice.

Sectional Garage Door

Sectional garage doors are made from steel with an insulated centre, much like the roller doors mentioned above, and are becoming extremely popular in the UK. They offer excellent thermal efficiency and are great for keeping your garage at a pleasant temperature during hot or cold weather. Sectional doors are also available in a variety of colours, as well as modern metallic finishes and timber-look textured finishes, by far the most versatile of our door range. For more information contact the team on 0800 716 569.

Surrey Homebuilding and Renovating Show

Garador Garage Doors, Front Doors & more…

We exhibited at Surrey Homebuilding and Renovating Show over the weekend . A great opportunity to meet our customers and discuss all things garage doors.

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Don’t forget we offer a FREE no obligation survey too!

If you want to discuss your requirements in more details, please contact us on 0800 716 569

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Call 0800 716 569 for more information on our garage doors

Tips for buying garage doors

It’s often hard to know where to start when looking for a new garage door to replace an old one or for a renovation. Whether you want a new door for style, security or convenience Access Garage Doors offer a wide range of door types and finishes. Here are our tips to ensuring you get the right garage door for you.

Primarily designed to store your car, most garages end up being a store room for tools and other items that don’t have a place in your home, but you may need one day. Your new garage door must keep things safe and secure as well as adding style to your house it can also add value!

Types of garage doors

Up and over garage doorsYour property may influence the style of door that you choose as older properties may suit a more traditional look such as Timber garage doors. However if you are after something more contemporary, an aluminium or fibreglass door may be a better choice for you. Remember your garage doors is built and installed to last, so make sure you choose the right one for your lifestyle. To help you choose the right garage door, here’s what you can expect from each finish of door:


Steel garage doors provide security as well as being corrosion resistant as they are manufactured from premium grade galvanised steel. Access garage doors offer a range of finishes; primed doors offer the ability to paint your garage doors any colour you wish or can be installed as plastisol coated steel with low maintenance colour options white, black and brown. Weather gain is an affordable way to get to look of a timber door and woodgrain laminate finishes are available in golden oak and rosewood.

Timber doors

Side-mounted timber doors look elegant, but it’s worth bearing in mind that you’ll need quite a bit of clearance in front so they can open fully. Timber garage doors are also available with other door mechanisms and come in a variety of different timbers including softwood. Mahogany, cedar wood and oak.


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Enhance your property with ever popular fibreglass garage doors. Fibreglass offers superb detail, with low maintenance high gloss white and timber grain effect finishes. In addition to their moisture resistance they also don’t warp or change in weather conditions

Insulated ABS

Impact resistant white ABS (Acrylonitrate Butadiene Styrene) is the perfect match to complement white PVCu windows and doors and is virtually maintenance free. The material itself is very forgiving against knocks from car bumps and footballs due to its flexibility.

Aluminium Framed retractable doors

Made from durable powder-coated steel or ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Plastic), these doors also require a good deal of clearance in front when you open them. You can operate them with a remote control (although this is sold separately). But they do come with a 70mm frame, handle and lock.

SeceuroGlide Roller Garage DInsulated sectional doors


Insulated sectional doors are ideal if you’re strapped for space, as you won’t need any clearance at the front to open them. As the powder-coated steel comes fully sealed, they’ll give you plenty of protection against theft, noise and cold. They come with a 90mm frame, handle and lock. They’re also compatible with a remote control (which is available separately).


Insulated roller doors

These doors are made from tough but flexible aluminium, their slim individual slats roll up very tightly. The result? More room to spare inside your garage as well as in front of it. Like insulated sectional doors, they give you lots of protection against break-ins, noise and the elements. They come with a 90mm frame, handle and lock, too. But an advantage of these doors is that they come with a remote control as standard.

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