Doorteck  would like to introduce to you our upgraded SFR200 system. This residential system has been around for a couple of years but now we are introducing an upgrade, which allows a wider range of use.The upgraded version is suitable for door panels up to 6000 mm wide,3000 mm high and weighing up to 295 kgs. Needless to say, the upgraded SFR200 is completely tested according CE standards.


Garador Ltd is part of the Hormann group, Europe’s largest garage door manufacturer. Manufacturing from its factory in Yeovil, Garador prides itself not only on providing quality products, which they do well. 

Within the past couple of years Garador have made extensive investments at the Yeovil Factory, making it the most modern of its kind in Europe. These developments have allowed them to provid customers with products that fulfil their most important requirements of high-quality, reliable garage doors and mechanisms delivered at affordable cost.

Garador up & over doors are available in a wide variety of designs in steel, timber and GRP. From ribbed steel doors, through paneled steel doors in pristine white pre-finished finish. 2005 also saw the introduction of a range of standard colour options comprising Blue, Red, Green and Black in addition to the white and brown options already available. From elegant traditional timber styles to the perfect definition of maintenance-free gloss-white or woodgrain GRP, there is a choice of garage door to suit every situation and every budget.

Garage door materials progressed with technology.

Garage doors had been made from wood. There were several disadvantages to wood doors. Wood was subject to the weather, warped by the heat of the sun, and rotted by the rain. So it needed periodic maintenance like rubbing down and re-painting – or even total replacement. However, technology came up with some great alternatives.

Galvanized steel garage doors were the next innovation, coming into use in the 1970s. Steel wasn’t as good an insulator as wood, but if the door needed insulation, they could put two pieces together, with polystyrene insulation between them – a Styrofoam sandwich. That helped to keep garages warmer and, at the same time, increased the length of a garage door’s life by several decades.

The next type of new material used for garage doors was fiberglass, soon followed by composites, like resin-filled wood, and eventually vinyl-covered steel. The process of matching the finish of the garage doors to the house facia and windows, making them an attractive part of the home design.

With the popularity of the garage door, combined with the ever-progressing electrical technology of the day, the garage door opener became the next natural fulfillment of the consumer’s desires. People were always looking for an easier way. And opening those heavy garage doors. Having to get out of the cars in the rain and snow. So again, with necessity being the mother of invention, along came the automatic garage door opener. Now people could drive up to their houses and open the garage door as they approached, protecting themselves from the weather. They didn’t have to get out of their cars until they were safe and dry inside their garages. It was a wonderful invention. Doorteck install the Sommer Range of electric Motors fitted from £250 inc VAT to tracked garage doors.

 History of the Garage Door.

As the car worked its way into society, so did the need for somewhere to store it. And the result of that need, as described by an architect in 1912, was the creation of “a new type of outbuilding”. People in those days thought of an outbuilding as a carriage house – the place where you keep your horse and buggy. Since a carriage house was a building that housed everything to do with your means of transportation, at first, cars were kept next to the horses, in the same building.

But there arose, shall we say, a stink about this situation. People who had cars in those days were usually of higher class than most, and to have their fancy new cars smell of horse manure just wouldn’t do. So an alternative was sought.

The first garages were actually a lot like our modern-day car park, but with one level. People thought that if they could store more than one horse in a barn, then perhaps they could store more than one car in a similar structure. So they built large garages, some publicly-owned and some privately-owned. It became quite a business – they’d charge a monthly fee for a parking space. For your money, you’d get a parking space, along with about 100 other cars, in a heated garage that was maintained and cleaned by the owner. This system worked well until about 1910, when there became too many cars for the garages to accommodate.

After the Car Park, people started to look for a more convenient place for their vehicles – closer to home. The carriage house had worked well before, if only they could get rid of those smelly horses. And that led to the invention of the garage as we know it today. The word garage comes from the French garer – to shelter or protect. And that was its purpose – to shelter and protect their vehicles.



With the invention of sliding tracks for doors, more versatile garage door designs were developed. It took a lot less space if the doors could remain within the area of the garage so that, on a sliding track, they could be moved sideways, across the front of the garage. (PC Henderson of Durham, were market leaders in the sliding door gear market from the 1920'2 to 2008.) But that meant that the garage had to be at least double the width of the door. Another development was needed. And it came in the form of a garage door that was cut into sections, then hinged together at intervals, allowing it to fold around a corner. Now the garage didn’t need to be much wider than the door itself.

A further solution to the question of space came with the invention of the overhead door by C.G. Johnson in 1921. This door could be lifted upwards, folding parallel to the garage ceiling. And 5 years later, in 1926, Mr. Johnson also invented electric, automated garage door openers, to assist those who had trouble lifting the heavy wooden door. This was the beginning of the Overhead Door Corporation, which is one of the leading manufacturers and servicers of garage doors today along with Garador, Hormann and Teckuntrump, who all manufactuers a 40mm thick insulated sectional door in varoius desgins.