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Old 16-10-2018, 09:34 PM   #1
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Electric garage door fitting



Got the above typical up and over new build garage door and would like to fit an electric motor to it.

Has anyone done it or got any top tips on the best one to use and rough costs?

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Old 16-10-2018, 10:22 PM   #2
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I had one fitted 15 years ago by Compton but wasn’t happy with how low the motor was (under the trusses) so I ended up altering it so the rail and motor are now in the trusses .
I have had no issues with the automation side of it in 15 years used at least twice a day
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Old 17-10-2018, 08:44 AM   #3
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We have a roller type, very efficient does not restrict the opening size, work very well.

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Ive got a new electric roller door,a friend of mine fits them & charges £875 for door with 2 remotes & fully fitted plus the door is insulated if you have a integral garage which helps in winter.

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Is it a retractable or canopy door? Retractable door runs along guides into the garage when opening. It needs to be a retractable to get electric opening.
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Old 17-10-2018, 04:44 PM   #6
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I had a similar door, but had it installed.

I cannot see the details from the pic but you may need to think about a personnel door in case of power cuts or electrical failure. In my case the fuse box was in the garage so a seperate door was essential.

Our door is also a roller type and because the garage has a mezzanine floor it had to be compact.

I also gained a bit on width as it didnt need all the metal work of an up and over door, gained about 2 inches in width which allowed a Golf to go in the garage with the mirrors fully out.

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Old 17-10-2018, 05:16 PM   #7
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Hormann are pretty good for a new door. I'm not sure how you would go on electrifying an older one
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I had a similar door, but had it installed.

I cannot see the details from the pic but you may need to think about a personnel door in case of power cuts or electrical failure. In my case the fuse box was in the garage so a seperate door was essential.

Our door is also a roller type and because the garage has a mezzanine floor it had to be compact.

I also gained a bit on width as it didnt need all the metal work of an up and over door, gained about 2 inches in width which allowed a Golf to go in the garage with the mirrors fully out.
I have just had two new SWS Securoglide Compact roller doors fiited and although I have a side door I fitted a UPS. This will power both doors up and down quite a few times. I tried it 4/5 times and it didn't flatten the battery.

This was the UPS:
https://www.ebuyer.com/704439-apc-ba...tt-ups-bx950ui

I also bought two of these adaptors so I could plug straight into it.
https://www.ebuyer.com/453800-power-...ter-uniplugint
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I have a hormann door opener for an up and over doing nothing if you are interested.
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I have a hormann door opener for an up and over doing nothing if you are interested.
cheers, has it been fitted and did it work ok?

thanks for all the other imput. interesting about the power cut issue, thats the only entry/exit and the fuse box is in the garage :-/

suppose id just have to risk th epower cut as pretty sure i cld get in with no power
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