Door Industry Journal - Winter 2018

Also online at: Domestic Garage Doors 52 THE door industry journal winter 2018 Mansfield Garage Doors Celebrates 50 Years Leading Garador installer, Mansfield Garage Doors, have just had their 50th year in business and to celebrate they ran a competition to win a Garador garage door. Working with leading garage door manufacturer Garador to offer the door, the focus of the competition was to look into people’s garages to see what’s behind their garage door as people use their garages for all sorts these days, from home gyms through to general storage. Entrants needed to supply a poem or lyrical piece, describing what is inside their garage. Colin Clarke, a taxi driver from Mansfield, came in head and shoulders above the other entrants with a really funny poem about garages. Colin chose a Garador Carlton in Traffic White as his prize, which is one of Garador’s most popular garage doors, due to its durable components and long-lasting design. Rachel O’Connor from Mansfield Garage Doors commented, “The competition attracted a rush of entries describing what was kept in garages. We had a lot of excellent entries, but winner Colin Clarke came up with a poem which we all agreed stood out from the rest.” Colin’s winning poem was: “Here’s our garage, we call it Fred, And because of what’s in it, it thinks it’s a shed, No cars or motorbikes has it seen, But lawnmowers and barbecues and a washing machine, Here it’s stood for 40 years and now the time has took its toll, The door no longer smoothly glides, but stays ajar like an open goal, You have to open it with great care, Because like a trap it will ensnare, It jumps off its rails and crashes down, It hits my head and makes me frown, I can’t take this pain and anguish no more, I really need a new garage door!!” You can view the full range of Garador garage doors by visiting Extra Security with Garador’s SBD Garage Doors Winter is now on its way and that means colder weather and less daylight in the evenings, but it’s always reassuring for your customers to know that their possessions are safe and secure in the garage especially when it is cold and dark outside. Britain’s leading garage door manufacturer Garador is passionate about security and has developed a Secured by Design accredited range of Up & Over garage doors, called the Guardian Range, with additional features to ensure garages are secure. Secured by Design (SBD) is a security standard set by the UK Police Flagship initiative and is only given to designs that pass strict criteria. Garador’s SBD (Secured by Design) garage doors have been rigorously tested by the UK Police to ensure they can withstand a break-in by a burglar. Doors in the Guardian Range feature eight full door braces on the rear of the door. This helps to increase the structural rigidity of the door panel and limits any flexing, making it much more difficult to pierce the surface of the panel in any significant way. One of the weakest points on a garage door is the locking system. Lock snapping, involving breaking the cylinder to manipulate the lock open, is a common method of entry used by burglars. Garador has specifically addressed this in their Guardian Range by introducing special reinforced steel plates for lock body protection. On top of that, the cylinder features an anti-snap, anti-drill design plus a sacrificial front. This will prevent entry through the lock even after an attack. “Secured by Design is available in some of our most popular up & over door styles, including the Carlton, Horizon and Salisbury” said Neil Discombe, Managing Director of Garador. “These designs suit both traditional and modern builds, and of course all the doors are manufactured and engineered to our high standards.” The Guardian range is available in a choice of vibrant colours, gearing options (canopy and retractable) and door sizes including standard and purpose made. A full information video on the Garador’s Secured by Design doors is available on Garador’s new You Tube facility at For more information, call 01935 443701 or visit . From left to right – Winner Colin Clarke and Jackie Clarke with Mansfield directors Graham Kirk and Sue Kirk

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