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Monday 11th November, 2019

Is it safe to repair a garage door yourself?

// When you come across an issue in your home, most often than not you'll want to get the toolbox out and do some DIY. Whilst this is often a good idea to save some money, it could potentially make the situation worse. Repairing a garage door yourse…

Is it safe to repair a garage door yourself?
Tuesday 5th November, 2019

3 Questions to Ask When Buying a New Garage Door

// Choosing a garage door is a big investment, and it's a decision that shouldn't be made lightly. You're likely not going to be replacing it again for many years, and there are a few reasons why you may be wanting to upgrade your garage door or be …

3 Questions to Ask When Buying a New Garage Door
Tuesday 15th October, 2019

Should I Use My Garage To Park My Car? | Select Garage Doors

Over the last 10 years or so, the use of garages has developed further than being a place you simply park your car. This evolution seems to be in line with the development of garage door variations now available, as people now often to use this space…

Should I Use My Garage To Park My Car? | Select Garage Doors
Tuesday 15th October, 2019

The Pros and Cons of Having a Garage Door with Windows

If you're in the market for a new garage door, whether that be a classic up & over garage door, or even a side-hinged garage door, there are many options & varieties to choose from. This is where it can become difficult, as you're left with c…

The Pros and Cons of Having a Garage Door with Windows
Wednesday 2nd October, 2019

Sectional Garage Doors or Roller Garage Doors - Which is Better?

Like with anything in life, when choosing between two options, everyone wants to know which is better. However, the answer to ‘should I get a sectional garage door or a roller garage door?' isn't an easy one to answer. In this article, we're going to be looking at both options to see how they compare.

Sectional Garage Doors or Roller Garage Doors - Which is Better?
Monday 30th September, 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Converting Your Garage Into A Home Gym

Like with anything in life, when choosing between two options, everyone wants to know which is better. However, the answer to ‘should I get a sectional garage door or a roller garage door?’ isn’t an easy one to answer.

The Ultimate Guide To Converting Your Garage Into A Home Gym
Thursday 29th August, 2019

What Type Of Garage Door Is The Most Secure?

If you're considering purchasing a new garage door, the first consideration at the forefront of your mind might very well be how it looks and the colour. Aesthetics is important for increasing your home's curb appeal, however, this should be a second…

What Type Of Garage Door Is The Most Secure?
Thursday 29th August, 2019

How Do I Make An Up and Over Garage Secure?

A garage can be a strange place full of old belongings you can't bring yourself to throw away, right through to your most prized possessions like a car, motorcycle, or even expensive tools. Either way, it's important to ensure that all these possessi…

How Do I Make An Up and Over Garage Secure?
Wednesday 19th June, 2019

How to Assess Your Customers Needs When Supplying a Garage Door

When advising your customers on selecting their new garage door, it is important to understand how they will use the garage. Whilst you may have helped your customers select a garage door many times before, it is not an everyday task for most people,…

How to Assess Your Customers Needs When Supplying a Garage Door
Sunday 9th June, 2019

5 Questions to Ask a Customer When Replacing a Garage Door

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when trying to make a property stand out for a customer's home improvement project, but updating a garage door is an effective method that can massively increase the curb appeal of any home, especially…

5 Questions to Ask a Customer When Replacing a Garage Door
Tuesday 26th March, 2019

How to Properly Maintain a Garage Door

During long and wet winter months, your garage door can be susceptible to some wear and tear damage. This can become an issue both visually and practically as your garage door is an important aspect of your home. Whether you have a standard up and ov…

How to Properly Maintain a Garage Door
Wednesday 6th March, 2019

A Fitters Guide to Measuring a Garage Door

Measuring a garage door can be tricky, but whether you’re replacing a garage door or you’re fitting a brand new one, it is important to keep a few things in mind.

A Fitters Guide to Measuring a Garage Door
Wednesday 14th November, 2018

Bespoke Garage Doors, Which Option Is Right For Your Customer?

There are many different options available to your customer when advising them on their bespoke garage door. Often the main factor for a decision is what the garage is going to be used for. With home gyms, studios and workshops, becoming increasingly…

Bespoke Garage Doors, Which Option Is Right For Your Customer?
Monday 13th August, 2018

3 reasons why a garage adds value to your home

One major driver for improving existing garage doors at properties is when a homeowner puts their house up for sale. Often it is questioned - how much value does a garage add to your house? In this article, we explore how and why a garage can add value.

3 reasons why a garage adds value to your home
Thursday 9th August, 2018

Bespoke window frames open up choice for customers

One of Select’s key objectives is to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to exterior home trends, together with providing garage doors which are functional and fit for purpose for customers. It’s for this reason we have invested in a new bespoke window frame which will allow us to manufacture garage doors with windows in a large range of styles and sizes.

Bespoke window frames open up choice for customers
Friday 15th September, 2017

How windows can revamp your garage doors

Choosing a garage door with windows is a quick and easy suggestion for adding instant curb appeal to your home.

How windows can revamp your garage doors
Friday 20th January, 2017

Looking back as you plan ahead

With a brand new year ahead of us, it's a great time for homeowners and developers alike to start setting goals, defining deadlines and planning budgets for a whole new wave of home improvements and outbuilding upgrades.Here at Select Garage Doors, w…

Looking back as you plan ahead
Thursday 15th December, 2016

Merry Christmas from Select Garage Doors

As we close our garage doors on yet another hectic year, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for your continued support over the last 12 months and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a prosperous New Year. It’s cer…

Merry Christmas from Select Garage Doors
Thursday 1st December, 2016

Allow us to introduce the newest doors in our range

New years are all about new beginnings, so if you’ve been thinking about giving your humble abode a well-overdue facelift, our brand new range of garage doors could be just the thing to set your 2017 off with a stylish bang!   As the trend for new…

Allow us to introduce the newest doors in our range
Wednesday 30th November, 2016

Opening the door to your local supplier

Love our precision-engineered, tailor-made garage doors? ...want to make sure they fit like a glove? Thanks to our new and improved ‘Find your Local Supplier' section, we've made it easier than ever for you to select a local supplier, and make your…

Opening the door to your local supplier
Friday 8th July, 2016

Answer these questions before buying a new garage door

There are a lot of important questions you should ask yourself before buying a new garage door. Select Garage Doors are here to give you some useful tips.

Answer these questions before buying a new garage door
Monday 6th June, 2016

5 homeowner tips for garage door safety month

June is Garage Door Safety Month and what better way to recognise the importance of securing your garage space than reading some top tips to keep you and your family safe this summer.

5 homeowner tips for garage door safety month
Friday 27th May, 2016

Introducing our new range of bespoke garage doors

Made to measure in the UK, our brand new range of bespoke garage doors combine innovative safety and security features with a wide range of finishes, styles and colours to choose from, allowing you to select the perfect door for your home.

Introducing our new range of bespoke garage doors
Thursday 7th April, 2016

Top 5 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Garage

After neglecting your garage for what is usually a long, tough winter, most of us are now itching to do a spot of spring cleaning. Select Garage Doors want to remind you not to forget the exterior of your home, especially your garage door which requires regular care and attention to maintain its pristine shine.

Top 5 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Garage
Wednesday 16th March, 2016

9 Tips for Throwing a Successful Garage Yard Sale

With all the rain, sleet and snow we’re currently having, it’s hard to remember it’s Spring. But with Spring, comes Spring cleaning. And what’s better than getting rid of your junk? Getting rid of your junk and getting money for it. Yes, it’s time to think about having a garage yard sale.

9 Tips for Throwing a Successful Garage Yard Sale
Wednesday 2nd March, 2016

Infographic: Garage Door Facts & Stats

Everyone loves to learn strange and unusual facts - could anything be interesting to learn about garage doors? Surprisingly, there's probably a thing or two you didn't know about the most unexplored room in your house!

Infographic: Garage Door Facts & Stats
Tuesday 23rd February, 2016

Garage Sells For Record Breaking Price

A tiny garage in a difficult to manoeuvre street has just sold for £360,000 - more than the average price of a home in England.

Garage Sells For Record Breaking Price
Tuesday 16th February, 2016

5 Unique Ways To Use Your Garage

As a leading manufacturer of bespoke made to measure garage doors in the UK, we believe that garages should be utilised to their full potential. Don’t succumb to the ordinary secondary use of a disorganised storage room but instead, take inspiration from this blog post.

5 Unique Ways To Use Your Garage
Monday 11th January, 2016

Lucky Family Find Car Worth £3 million

When a family in Newcastle inherited a dusty old garage, they could never have dreamed of what they would find inside.

Lucky Family Find Car Worth £3 million
Thursday 3rd December, 2015

How to best secure your garage this winter

You probably take steps to secure your home against burglary, perhaps you have a barking dog, a security alarm or even quality CCTV. But have you covered the garage?

How to best secure your garage this winter
Friday 9th October, 2015

Steel Industry Crisis: Constructing A Strategic Path to the Future

As a manufacturer and supplier of steel garage doors, we have been paying close attention to the news over the last couple of weeks as the government is being urged to take steps to protect the steel industry. This call for action came about after st…

Steel Industry Crisis: Constructing A Strategic Path to the Future
Thursday 20th August, 2015

College turns garage spaces into homes

You may think that a garage is a home for your car, and all the things you don’t need in the house but are too attached to throw away. But one college is turning car parking spaces into homes.

College turns garage spaces into homes
Friday 17th July, 2015

75% of garages in new homes are too small

When it comes to buying a new home, a garage is quite often high on the list of priorities, however, 75% of garages in new homes are too small to truly accommodate today’s larger cars.

75% of garages in new homes are too small
Tuesday 7th July, 2015

BCC hope for help for manufacturers in Summer Budget

The British Chambers of Commerce have spoken out this week to urge Chancellor George Osborne to help manufacturers in the Summer Budget, which will be announced this Wednesday.

BCC hope for help for manufacturers in Summer Budget
Wednesday 17th June, 2015

91-year-old man smashes car through garage door

Walter Thomas had only one item on his bucket list - and at age 91 he finally got to tick it off!

91-year-old man smashes car through garage door
Friday 15th May, 2015

Police Warning After Spate of High Value Burglaries on Garages

Across the country, police are issuing warnings to the public to step up security on their garages and sheds after numerous areas have seen a rise in break-ins.

Police Warning After Spate of High Value Burglaries on Garages
Thursday 26th March, 2015

How has your garage coped this winter?

Now that we’re officially entering spring, it’s a good time to ask; how has your garage coped with the winter? It may have been a relatively mild one compared to recent years, but the effect of cold temperatures, snow and icy rainfall on garage doors and their mechanisms can be vast and varied.

How has your garage coped this winter?
Friday 27th February, 2015

5 Craziest Things Ever Found In A Garage

Fancy having a clear out of your garage this summer? Here are 5 weird and wonderful items ever found from around the world.

5 Craziest Things Ever Found In A Garage
Tuesday 23rd December, 2014

Green Your Garage in 6 Simple Steps

Here are 6 quick and easy ways from the Garage Door experts to transform your garage’s sustainability...

Wednesday 20th August, 2014

The UK is Leading The Way For British Manufacturing

A recent article in The Guardian reveals that the UK is now one of the cheapest manufacturing locations in the western hemisphere and Select Garage Doors couldn't be prouder of being a part of the British manufacturing industry.

The UK is Leading The Way For British Manufacturing
Wednesday 25th June, 2014

How to Accessorise Your Garage Door

Security is essential when it comes to your garage. Here are some of the accessories you might need for a more secure, stylish and functional garage door.

 How to Accessorise Your Garage Door
Tuesday 20th May, 2014

Do You Use Your Garage To Store Your Car?

More than half of car owners in the UK do not use their garages to park their cars. So, why are so many homeowners not using the garage for its fundamental purpose?

Do You Use Your Garage To Store Your Car?
Thursday 24th April, 2014

6 Amazing Benefits of A Side Hinged Garage Door

We know how great side hung garage doors are but believe it or not, many still fail to understand how beneficial they can be...

6 Amazing Benefits of A Side Hinged Garage Door
Tuesday 25th February, 2014

Wicket Doors

Pedestrian door built in to a garage door. We are finding an increase in interest and orders for wicket doors. A wicket door is a small pedestrian access door that we can build into the retractable Rivington design. The wicket door has a separate loc…

Thursday 30th January, 2014

Our New Website Goes Live!

We at Select are excited and proud to see the new website live and running smoothly. Hopefully, our customers will find it simple and informative to use too. A big thanks to the team at Bespoke Internet for all their hard work, professionalism and en…

Our New Website Goes Live!
Wednesday 14th August, 2013

What kind of Garage Door is Right For You?

Very few people use their garage only to store their car. Most garages contain everything from the lawnmower and bikes to garden tools and sun loungers. How often do you open your garage door, in an average week? How many times do you open it in full…

What kind of Garage Door is Right For You?
Monday 1st July, 2013

CE Marking

We are pleased to announce Select Garage Doors has recently passed the testing to achieve CE marking for our Side Hinged and Up & Over garage doors.       

Monday 8th April, 2013

Our New Factory Up & Running!

In April Select Garage Doors completed the move into our new factory premises at Wingates Industrial Park, Westhoughton, Bolton. We purchased the building in December 2012 and have been working hard since then on refurbishing and preparing the build…