Money may not be able to buy everything, but if you live in Singapore what it can buy you is a garage in the sky – yes, you read that correctly. Singapore property developer KOP Properties has built a luxury Continue reading →
Our association with innovative manufacturer Hörmann has allowed us to bring a number of fantastic products to the UK market, and this trend continues with the introduction of two new speed garage doors from the German company, namely the speed Continue reading →
An electric garage door usually consists of a motorised device that automatically opens and closes a domestic garage door. The mechanism can be activated either by a ‘remote control’ device using a ‘wireless’ radio frequency or with a number of other fixed devices that are hard wired to the main control unit of the electric operator.
The Bolton Gate company was founded in 1924 and was based at Turton Street in Bolton.
Bolton Gate were primarily an engineering and fabrication company who specialised in the manufacture of collapsible gates, shutter doors, overhead garage doors and leather partition doors. They became a private company in 1930 and by 1961 they had a workforce of over 300 employees.
Bonsack Ltd were based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire and were a manufacturer of a large range of GRP, steel and timber garage doors. Bonsack garage doors were manufactured and marketed under a number of different brand names. Their range of steel garage doors was manufactured by Capital Garage Doors Ltd who were based in Upminster, Essex and were usually marketed under the brand name ‘Capital’. Their range of GRP garage doors were marketed under the ‘County Mouldings’ brand.
Apex Garage Doors were manufactured up until 1998 and originally formed part of the Bolton Gate Company. During the late 1980’s the Bolton name was dropped and the full product range was marketed under the Apex brand name.
Apex continued to manufacture and distribute the original Bolton range under the new brand; this included the Apex Berry and Apex Georgian retractable garage doors and the Filuma range of sectional overhead doors, which were marketed as the Apex Filuma range.
P C Henderson Ltd was a British company founded in 1921 by Percy C. Henderson. Initially manufacturing hay carriers and sliding door gear for the agricultural sector, they went on to develop their Dolphin and Merlin Steel range of garage doors in the 1950’s. Sales of these new steel garage doors proved to be very popular as the more traditional timber doors, which were the common type of garage door installed at the time, were becoming more and more expensive. Henderson went on to refine their designs and a large number of their garage doors were installed throughout the UK in the following years. Unfortunately, Henderson stopped manufacturing domestic garage doors in 2008 but a large number of their doors are still in operation. We are often called out to repair Henderson Garage doors which are over 20 years old, which is a testament to the quality of their product and Percy’s original vision.
The next big thing in the world of architecture and design?
Garage Doors are now being used in some cases in new modern housing building development and existing extensions of houses, to create a light space saving enviroment and to also add a very elegant and unique feature to your living space. Check out the photos below or take a look at the full article over on houzz.
There are several types of different Garage Doors such as, Up and Over, Sectional, Roller and Side Hinged. Below you can find descriptions of each type of garage door and details of how the garage door mechanisms work for that type of garage door.