Up and Over Garage Doors

Up and Over Garage Doors Bromley

Canopy: Canopy door gear has traditionally been the most popular type of gear system used on up and over garage doors. They are reasonably priced and quick and easy to fit. The weight of the door is usually counterbalanced with a torsion spring that runs across the top of the garage door frame. This is anchored to the door with cables running down each side of the door.

Canopy doors do not need any tracks going back into the garage and they offer pretty much the full available drive through width as the mechanism does not take up any additional space in the opening. Canopy door gear is usually only available on doors up to 8ft wide as this type of mechanism does not work as effectively with heavier doors. Although some manufacturers including Henderson garage doors, did at one stage introduce some larger models with reinforced canopy gear.


Retractable: As their name suggests, retractable doors fully ‘retract’ back into the opening when the door is in the open position. This type of door gear requires horizontal tracks running back inside the garage.

The weight of the door is usually counterbalanced with springs attached to arms on either side of the garage door which does slightly reduce the drive though width.

Retractable door gear is much more robust, and the side spring mechanism can support the heavier double size doors that are wider than 8ft.

Retractable up and over garage door gear is an exceptionally reliable, robust and smooth operating mechanism that can easily be automated without the need for any additional conversion equipment.

Our Full Installation and Supply Service for Up & Over Garage Doors in London

We install garage doors in all areas of London and other parts of the South East, including all types of up & over doors. Whatever type of door you are interested in, please don’t hesitate to call and speak to us about your needs during normal business hours or to send us a message requesting a call back from one of our experts. It will be our pleasure to provide you with all the information you need and to help you pick the perfect door for your property.

As you can see from our 3-step process outlined below, our service is fully inclusive so you won’t need to deal with multiple people in order to get a new garage door installed in your home or commercial property. We will take care of all the details, from the moment you first contact us, through to the successful installation and commissioning of your new door:

  1. Choosing Your New Garage Door – In the first instance, we invite you to get in touch with us to let us know exactly what your requirements are. Armed with this information, we can then help you to choose the perfect door for your specific needs.
  2. Measuring Up – To make sure the installation process goes smoothly, we will send one of our technicians to measure up at a time that is convenient for you. Whilst there, our technician will also prepare a firm quotation for you to review before deciding whether you wish to proceed with the installation.
  3. Installation Day – The actual installation should only take a few hours to complete so there is no need to worry about your garage being out of commission for days or weeks. Once the installation is completed and everything has been successfully tested, our team will tidy up and leave you to enjoy your new door.

To start the process now, please call or email us to tell us all about your garage door requirements.

1. Contact our team

Contact our team to chat about which garage door would be the best solution for your property. It may be that something else is a better fit for your needs.

2. Arrange a site visit

A member of our fitting team will visit your property to survey the area whilst taking exact measurements for your new door and providing you with a quote.

3. Door installation

Once you have agreed to our quote and the door is ready, we will arrange a time for our team to come out and install your new garage doors at your property.

Do you want to talk to us about up and over garage doors?
Contact Britannia Garage Doors today and talk with a friendly member of our team to discuss your garage door requirements and together we can will find the correct solution for you…
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