Up and Over doors in Bristol

Up and Over garage doors are the most common garage door type within the UK . Their simple one piece panel construction makes them very easy to use and maintain. The simple construction provides both a low-effort and zero hassle operation.

Here at Bristol Garage Doors we can offer you an massive choice of designs and materials for your new up and over garage door and our highly trained builders and engineers will ensure that the size and gear types are correct for your requirements.

Up and over garage doors fall into two main categories for their types of operating mechanism – ‘canopy’ or ‘retractable’. These terms refer to the way the one piece garage door panel opens and closes,  both mechanisms have their uses in different applications.

Canopy Up & Over Garage Doors

The canopy garage door is the simplest and most common type of up and over garage door mechanism. The name ‘canopy’ is derived from the way the fully opened garage door panel protrudes forward (about a third) of the sub frame.

The canopy up and over garage door gives the maximum drive-through width when open and is the easiest to install on site. The door is balanced and assisted by torsion springs, which are positioned above the door panel on the head of the fixing frame.

A canopy up and over garage door can be converted to an electric motor automated door, although this isn’t without it’s problems, which is why a full assessment of your requirement is necessary.

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Retractable Up & Over Garage Doors

The retractable garage door is fast becoming the most popular type of up and over garage door mechanism in the UK, its name is derived from the one piece garage door panel retracting fully into the garage when open. With this type of mechanism conversion to a remote control electric operation is easily achieved.

The drive-through width on a retractable mechanism is always reduced as the lifting arms sit in between the sub-frame when the door is in the open position. As a result careful consideration needs to be given in spaces of restrict access.

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Up and Over Door Styles

With hundreds of up and over door styles to choose from here (see below) are a small handful of the more popular types. We are happy to go through our full range and discuss each style of door with you when we visit your property for your initial free consultation.

Up and Over colors or perhaps more examples


Light Ivory RAL 1015

Ruby Red RAL 300

Pigeon Blue RAL 5014

Terra Brown RAL 8028

Fir Green RAL 6009

Sapphire Blue RAL 5003

Moss Green RAL 6005

Steel Blue RAL 5011

Ochre Brown, RAL 8001

White Aluminium RAL 9006

Anthracite Grey RAL 7016

Traffic White RAL 9016

Window Grey RAL 7040

Clay Brown RAL 8003

Stone Grey RAL 7030

Light Grey RAL 7035

Window options


Handle options

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Electric door operators