We often get requested by architects for custom design garage doors. Often called bespoke garage doors. First of all. it might be that the door is within a conservation area. In addition. it may need to be matched with an older design features. Sometimes a specific timber must be used which isn’t readily available. The door perhaps needs to tie in with other cladding elements on a new modern building. Or, just simply a non-standard colour which needs to be matched. In addition, it may be asked that the door is also high performing in terms of operation, security and insulation.
There are many products available which will address these criteria individually. For example, an OFI type up and over door can provide a cost effective solution. It can be clad with a material of your choice. However, they are not the most secure type of custom design garage doors and doesn’t give much insulation. Possibly, a pair of handmade side hinged doors can provide the ideal look for a period property.
Silvelox custom design garage doors
One product that we offer will tick all the boxes, the Silvelox Overlap. Overlap is a trackless sectional garage door. It doesn’t require any tracks in the garage space – even the operator is built into the headrail. As well as a range of 12 standard designs, there is the option to create your own custom design.
We have shown here a picture of a panel in the Silvelox factory in Italy. The garage door was designed by Wilmslow architects, The Cave. See the case study all about this door. We had this panel made up of layers of okoume hardwood and veneered with oak. This custom, random width groove effect was created with a CNC router. The garage door was designed to match other features such as the cladding on the house. So, it can be seen that these make excellent custom design garage doors. Silvelox also manufacture matching high security front doors.
The Overlap doors are the best, automation is standard, they lock automatically. The U values, (a measure of the insulation), is better than most front doors. Also, they take up no space inside the garage.
If you have a project that you’re working and you think we could help please call us on 01995 262020