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Cardale Gemini Steel Side Hinged

Pair of Cardale Steel Side Hinged Garage Doors installed in Syresham, near Brackley, Northants

This beautiful pair of ‘Gemini’ steel side hinged garage doors were installed in Syresham, near Brackley, just last week.

The customer chose Light Ivory and the doors are fully finished and come with a ten year exterior guarantee.  The frames are finished in Cherry Wood, however we used Rosewood trim around the doors to match the windows and doors on the customers property.

The doors come with a centre overlap to help prevent forced entry and reduce draughts, four pairs of dog bolt security hinges, high security Euro profile mortice lock with twin shoot bolts top and bottom for added security and door stays to prevent the door opening further than 110 degrees.

side hinged garage door brackleySyresham Light Ivory Gemini Side Hinged after long close up

syresham side hinged garage doors



Budget Range – Cardale Merlin Steel Canopy Garage Door

Cardale Merlin Canopy Steel Garage Door, installed in Banbury

The Merlin is our entry level door, fully fitted from only £475* it provides excellent value for money for those looking for a cheap replacement garage door.

Although the price is low, the quality is not.

*£475 price for standard size door (7’0 wide x 6’6 high or 7’0 high), steel fixing frame and fully finished options available as extras


Cardale Timber Retractable Garage Door

Cardale Timber Windsor Retractable Garage Door, Fully Finished in Light Oak, installed in Leamington Spa




Pair Cardale Steel Georgian Retractable Garage Doors

Pair of Cardale Novoferm Steel Georgian Retractable Garage Doors installed in Deddington


Cardale Novoferm Steel Canopy Gemini in Oxford Blue


Cardale Novoferm Steel Canopy Garage Door in Oxford Blue, installed in Banbury




Cardale Novoferm Steel Georgian Garage Door in Dusty Grey with Air Vents

air vents in garage door

Cardale Novoferm Steel Georgian Garage Door in Dusty Grey with Air Vents, installed in Chedworth, Gloucs

Our customer was looking for a new up and over garage door but due to the garage being rather damp and musty they wanted air vents to be installed.

Whilst we could have cut a hole and popped an air vent in place we wanted a more professional look for our customer.

We spoke with the manufacturer Cardale who happily agreed to cut the holes and insert the vents at the beginning of production.  The customer had chosen the colour Dusty Grey (RAL 7037) and once the vents were in place the door was sent through the paint line, ensuring the vents colour matched the door.

We think the door looks stunning and is a perfect example of how we can adapt your door to fit your needs.  If you want something but can’t find it in our brochures do give us a call, we and Cardale will do all we can to ensure you get the door you want.

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Garage doors love Christmas too!

christmas lights garage door

Decorate your garage door this Christmas

One of the main reasons I married Mr Elite GD is that he loves Christmas lights almost as much as I do!  This morning my Facebook ‘memories’ displayed the above picture.  Taken four years ago, it shows our Christmas lights adorning our old Cardale Chelsea GRP garage door.  (Our shiny new roller door was installed on my Birthday, I can’t wait to see what’s under the tree for me this year!).

Hopefully this weekend Mr EliteGD will spend a day swearing and de-tangling lights before our own little ‘Christmas lights switch on’ and our house lights up the street.  Our neighbours love it!  Aherm….

So for a little inspiration I thought I would Google ‘christmas garage doors’ and below is a selection of the brilliant ideas I found!  I also discovered the Garage Door Décor website, based in the US, they specialise in whole door, full size murals to really get your home in the Christmas spirit.  Here in the UK you can buy magnetic decorations from Amazon at a fraction of the price.

We would love to see your pictures of your Christmassy garage doors!  Tweet us or post them to our Facebook page.

Merry Christmas! Ho! Ho! Ho!


Cardale Gatcombe Double Timber Garage Door

Cardale Double Gatcombe Timber Garage Door, Installed in Northamptonshire

Cardale produce stunning garage doors, handmade in Britain from the finest durable, solid Cedar wood.

These doors have the quality and status to enhance the front of any home. The Gatcombe design, shown here, is from Cardale’s range of Timber Futura garage doors. The range highlights the natural beauty and quality of timber.

Doors are built in a steel chassis with steel bracing to reinforce the door without adding excessive weight.  They are supplied with a black Cardale handle as standard

All double doors are built with retractable lifting gear, our customer chose to automate their door with a Novomatic 553 operator with remote control handsets.

This door is fully finished in Light Oak, there are a choice of six colours, all with a 2 year guarantee, or you can choose Base Coat stain to finish yourself.

All Cardale timber doors are bespoke and made to order.

Installed in Spratton, Northamptonshire, NN6


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