All the leading timber garage door manufacturers use Cedar as their wood of choice. Cedar is light, strong, durable and naturally rot resistant.
Many customers ask for hardwoods such as Oak, Okume or Iroko. The problem with these hardwoods in garage door construction is that they are very heavy and unstable. We offer engineered oak and idigbo garage doors for stability and price.
Hormann garage doors offer a wide range of timber doors constructed in the UK using an open-for-infill door chassis. They use Western Red Cedar from managed forests. The strong steel frame and light stable Cedar result in a well balanced attractive garage door that will give years of service. Available in a clear basecoat or a wide range of Sikkens fully finished woodstain colours. The Hormann, and Garador (who are owned by Hormann) timber garage doors are all constructed in this way.
Hormann have a clever solution to being able to offer wooden garage doors in an endless choice of timbers
build your own on a Hormann
Open For Infill (OFI) timber garage door chassis. Made from strong powder coated steel the Hormann OFI
is available in a wide range of sizes from 7' 0 to 14' 0 wide. It provides a garage door frame,
locking and mechanism onto which can be added the wood of your choice. The planking must weigh between 6 and 10 Kg. per square metre
and the wood used to plank the door should be dry, stable and then well preserved against the elements.
Woodrite doors manufacture a high quality wooden garage door using the tried and tested steel door chassis method and the traditional construction method i.e. solid timber framing with motice and tenon joints.
Full finishing and pre-framing a popular option for low maintenance and easy installation. In April 2012, Woodrite launched their Idigbo range. A more stable, cost-efficient alternative to oak.
Cedar Door manufacture their traditional range with no metal sub-frame. A traditional Mortice and Tenon construction method is used on their garage doors without the aid of modern metal fastenings etc. All Cedar Door garage doors are made to measure from
6' 0 to 18' 0 wide at no additional cost. Lead times 3 to 6 weeks. Cedar Door are the sub-contractor who manufacture all the Hormann timber garage door range in the UK .
Hormann and Cedar Door are the only manufacturers to offer sectional garage doors constructed in wood. Hormann manufacture their doors in Germany out of Hemlock or Nordic Pine.
Cedar Doors sectional range is available up to 18' 0 wide. A wide variety of styles and Sikkens woodstain finishes are available.
Cedar Door offer side hung timber garage doors. Their up and over doors, can come with an integral Wicket or Pedestrian door.
Woodrite also make wooden side hung traditional opening out garage doors.
Silvelox garage doors offer a wide variety of thick timber veneer finishes to their doors in a large selection of hardwoods. Bonded to a thick stable core of Marine Ply they do not warp. They are however expensive starting from around £6,000 for a single manual up and over wood door.
The traditional cheap side hung garage doors in Pine are only available in the standard sizes of 7' 0 wide x 6' 6 high and 7' 0 wide x 7' 0 high in two popular styles. Customers add their own door furniture and locks of their choice.