Published on 27 April 2017
With our handy guide, it’s easy to navigate the garage door standards out there and find the perfect door for you. All the door sizes in this guide are readily available from trusted suppliers, so you can benefit from quick and simple installations by the professionals.
These are the standard sizes of single garage doors commonly used by developers, independent builders and self builds alike.
However, these sizes were standardised a few decades ago, and in today’s world the average UK car is 6ft 7in wide, meaning that a few motorists find standard single doors difficult to drive through on a daily basis.
If you are looking to extend an existing garage and create more room for vehicles and stored items, you should always widen the existing aperture and have a made to measure door fitted. As well as the extra room, a new door could bring a long list of other benefits too. Take a look at last month’s post to read all about the advantages of replacing an old garage door.
Here are the standard sizes of double garage doors that are most prevalent on modern properties.
These widths are designed to fit two cars inside the garage side by side. If you are building a brand new garage, we recommend allowing sufficient space around the parked cars for stored items, and also to allow easy passage to and from the vehicles.
Trusted suppliers and installers of garage doors, like our team of experienced fitters, will stock single and double garage doors of standard sizes, so that replacements and fitting can be completed as soon as possible. All you need to do is choose the colour and leave the rest to us, the garage door fitting experts.
If you are looking to alter the size of your garage door, do not attempt structural work without the help of a professional builder. They will know how to meet building regulations and will ensure that your garage is structurally sound. Also check whether you require planning permission for your garage door alterations. A new garage door for an existing aperture will not need permission, but if you are altering the exterior of the property significantly, you will need to notify the local authorities.
Diamond Garage Doors provide comprehensive garage door services in the Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk regions. For over 40 years we have led the way in the garage door industry with unbeatable offers, such as 3 year guarantees on top of manufacturer’s warranties; free disposal of your old door; pay on completion agreements; free site surveys and quotes. You can rest assured that Diamond Garage Doors will meet your garage door needs, whether your require standard size single, double doors, or made to measure doors that are unique to your property. Contact us today, and talk to one of our friendly team who will be happy to help.
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