Measuring For a Side Hinged Garage Door

When measuring for a garage door, it is important to take several measurements inbetween the width and height of the garage opening utilising the smallest measurements when it comes to the ordering sizes. The ordering size for side hinged doors are the door size inbetween the frame legs and head section, the frame legs and head must be taken into account. Please see below specifications for the different types and diagrams to assist.

Side hinged garage doors can be fitted behind (maximising the drive through width and height) or inbetween (maximising the depth of the garage) the garage opening. If fitting behind the opening, door stays must be set to allow the doors to open no further than 90° and are recommended for windy locations. All side hinged doors open outwards.

Things to consider when ordering your side hinged garage door:

  • Application – behind or inbetween the garage opening
  • Headroom
  • Sideroom
  • Depth of garage
  • Manual or automated

Garador Side Hinged Garage Doors

All doors come factory pre-framed ready for site installation, right hand door leaf leading as standard (viewed from the outside) with lever/lever handle set. Fixed leaf (LH side when viewed from outside) fitted with tower bolts at top and bottom of inner leading edge. The floor will need to be finished and level for the bottom tower bolts to engage.

Surface
Steel Side-hinged doors are constructed around a strong steel box section chassis in Traffic White (RAL 9016) as standard. Timber doors constructed using solid red cedar, built around our steel box section chassis. A range of stain options are available.
Handle
Supplied with black lever/lever handle on right side (viewed outside).
Terminology
Nominal Door Size: This is the actual door panel size plus the fitting tolerances. The nominal door size should be used for internal dimensions of a timber frame.
Size Code: This has traditionally been used to order doors. This may not be the actual door size.
Packaging
All steel side-hinged doors are poly-wrapped as standard.
Stock Availability
4 to 6 week lead-time on standard and purpose made sizes.

Garador side hinged sizes
Garador side hinged specifications

Woodrite Side Hinged Garage Doors

Woodrite side hinged doors can be fitted within or behind the garage reveal – see the image details. When fitting within the reveal a 3mm gap for timber frames on all three sides should be included in the size to allow for brickwork coursing tolerances. Door sizes represent the inside dimensions of the frame.

Side hinged garage doors are hung with three brass-effect hinges per leaf or with the option of a pair of classic strap hinges in black or silver colour or traditional strap hinges in black wrought iron. Side hinged doors have a night latch and finger pull (commonly used on front doors) with the option of a mortice lock and lever set – see individual furniture packs for details. Side hinged doors have shoot bolts top and bottom to secure the inactive leaf and door stays to hold the
door in the open position.

Surface
Solid built timber, a range of stain options are available.
Handle
Supplied with a night latch and finger pull.
Terminology
Door Size: This is the actual door panel size plus the fitting tolerances. The door size should be used for internal dimensions of a timber frame.
Size Code: This has traditionally been used to order doors. This may not be the actual door size.
Stock Availability
4 to 6 week lead-time, all Woodrite timber garage doors are purpose made to order.

Woodrite opening sizes behind
Opening sizes for behind fitting
Woodrite side hinged sizes inbetween
Opening sizes for inbetween fitting
Garage structural opening
Woodrite side hinged specifications

Cardale Side Hinged Garage Doors

All doors come factory pre-framed ready for site installation, right hand door leaf leading as standard (viewed from the outside) with high security Euro profile mortice lock. Fixed leaf (LH side when viewed from outside) fitted with shoot bolts at top and bottom. The floor will need to be finished and level for the bottom shoot bolts to engage. All side hinged doors are only available opening outwards, with the lock on the right when viewed from the outside. Left hand opening available as an option. Side hinged doors are bespoke and made to order.

Cardale side hinged doors offer the following features:

  • Centre overlap to help prevent forced entry and reduce draughts
  • Four pairs of dog bolt security hinges
  • High security Euro profile mortice lock
  • Twin shoot bolts top and bottom for added security
  • Stays to prevent the door opening further than 110 degrees
  • All side hinged doors are supplied complete with a 50mm frame

Surface
Steel side hinged doors supplied with pre-finished white 50mm frame as standard. A range of colour options are available.
Timber side hinged doors supplied with pre-finished conker brown 50mm frame as standard. Chassis and fixing frames are supplied in Brown RAL8017. A range of stain options are available.
Handle
Supplied with high security Euro profile mortice lock on right side (viewed outside).
Terminology
Nominal Door Size: This is the actual door panel size plus the fitting tolerances. The nominal door size should be used for internal dimensions of a timber frame.
Size Code: This has traditionally been used to order doors. This may not be the actual door size.
Stock Availability
4 to 6 week lead-time, all Cardale side hinged garage doors are purpose made to order.

Wessex Side Hinged Garage Doors

All doors come factory pre-framed ready for site installation, right hand door leaf leading as standard (viewed from the outside) with lever handle set. Fixed leaf (LH side when viewed from outside) fitted with shoot latch bolts at top and bottom of inner leading edge. The floor will need to be finished and level for the bottom bolts to engage.

Every door is built onto a steel chassis that provides a neat edge to the door panels and gives the door strength and rigidity. The chassis is available in white, brown or black (frames are also available to match). Side hinged doors have a black lever handle that operates a locking latch to the active leaf, whilst the inactive leaf is secured by a shoot latch bolt. The rear face of the Platinum side hinged doors is white as standard or brown as an optional extra, with the chassis in white, brown or black.

Side-hinged doors are supplied with a pre-fitted steel frame that provides simple installation and a stable platform for door operation. Frame uprights are 60mm wide as standard and the head is 60mm high. Frames have an exterior powder coating available in white, brown, or black.

Surface
GRP side-hinged doors are constructed around a strong steel box section chassis White doors will come on a white chassis, ebony woodgrain doors on black chassis and all other woodgrain colours on brown chassis. Red, Green an Blue colours and Coastal colours on a white or black chassis.
Handle
Supplied with black lever handle on right side (viewed outside). The handle will be positioned approximately central to the active door leaf edge, this may vary dependent on door style and/or door feature position.
Terminology
Internal Frame Size: This is the actual door panel size plus the fitting tolerances. The internal frame size should be used for internal dimensions of a timber frame.
Ordering Size: This has traditionally been used to order doors. This may not be the actual door size.
Stock Availability
4 to 6 week lead-time, all Wessex side hinged garage doors are purpose made to order.

Wessex side hinged sizes