Self-Fit DIY Garage Doors – The 30 minute Garage Door

By choosing to fit our top quality pre-installed garage doors yourself you’re going to save money. Our doors are fully assembled in our factory and delivered in one piece so that fitting them is easy. Anyone with a little bit of DIY experience will be able to install the doors and only minimal equipment is required. Save money with our DIY garage doors

If you’re working to a very strict budget and you have a little bit of DIY know-how, then our easy self-fit garage doors are the perfect solution. It’s a simple way for you to reduce your costs and yet still receive the same top quality product. Bespoke garage doors at a reduced price.

Fitting is easy. Simply stand the door against the walls and fix securely to the walls, using a hammer action drill / driver. On average this takes around 30mins. We’ll give you an installation guide so you know exactly where to place it but, if you need any further advice, our experienced team is always happy to help.

Our DIY garage doors are the easiest to fit in the UK as we pre-assemble the door to your measurements not only that our doors use 77mm slats compared to our competitors that use a weaker 55mm slat.

Installation Instructions

Our trained roller garage door specialist will go through any points to install the door.

  1. When the door has been delivered to yourselves the door specialist will provide assistance to position the door (if assisted fit was chosen).
  2. If you are installing yourselves (DIY Installation) two people will be needed to install the door safely.
  3. When you are fully ready to install the door, make sure your drill /driver bit with fixings and step ladder are positioned close to you ready to fix the door.
  4. With one person either side of the door, Lift the door up against the two inner face walls of the garage opening.
  5. Check the distance is equal past each reveal.
  6. Drill the top hole of the guide rail runner with a 6mm masonry drill bit and drive the self tapping concrete screws with the bit provided in to the wall. (If you find a loose or not so good fixing just remove screw fixing insert a brown raw plug and re-fix.)
  7. Repeat this on the opposite side top hole.
  8. Using a spirit level, ensure the guide rail runners are level and drill/fix the bottom two holes.
  9. Drill and fix the two angle pieces attached to both ends of the housing end plates.
  10. Remove protective packaging from the shutter box housing.
  11. Pull gently down on the bottom slat of the roller door to release any slack caused in transit.
  12. Position the plug in Remote Control unit board on your required wall and drill/fix. Join the four coloured wires from the motor together with the same coloured wires from the switch in the Patrice box provided. Plug in the remote control unit.
  13. Press the down button on the remote handset and the door will descend to its required position and stop.
  14. Press the up button, the door will rise to its required height position and stop.
  15. Once you have done this you can now drill and fix the two middle fixings.
  16. Tap in the hole caps provided. (8 off)

Dimensions Form

Dimensions Form

Side Clearance (A)

A minimum of 75mm is required for side clearance.

Headroom Clearance (B) – The height from the underside of the Lintel to the ceiling or lowest ceiling joist.

The headroom required is normally 300MM (12″) for the Smooth-glide Roller Door, although if you do not have the sufficient headroom above the lintel the door can come lower than the lintel as long as you have sufficient height for your vehicle (Once we have the dimensions we can work this out for you.)

Clearance back into garage (C)

The clearance back into the garage must be at least 300mm.

Other requirements

  1. The Area around the opening needs to be structurally sound and strong enough to support the door
  2. The lintel must be flush with the opening piers and not protruding forwards or backwards
  3. The surface to which the door is to be fitted should be reasonably smooth and flush