‘Up and Over’ garage doors are by far the most popular design in the UK because they are a safe and reliable solution for garage and door opening.  They’re really good quality, represent a high level of security, look good and can be remotely controlled to make your life easier.


There are 2 models of ‘up and over doors’ – canopy and retractable

Canopy garage doors leave about one third of the door protruding from the garage when the door is open.

Retractable garage doors open upwards in the same way, but they have horizontal tracks to support the door when it’s open.  These models retract fully into the garage, as opposed to canopy doors, which don’t.


Both models are manufactured in a variety of styles and materials, the most popular being steel, timber and GRP.


Steel represents excellent value for money without compromising on quality and are very durable.  They need little upkeep, but as always attention should be paid to the mechanisms that keep them gliding smoothly.  The choice of finish is vast – from panelled, plain or ribbed and virtually any colour you choose to complement your home.

Timber garage doors come in either solid wood or a combination of plywood and solid wood.  These models are superb choices, extremely atrractive and are long lasting if they’re maintained well.

GRP garage doors come in both white and timber effects.  They suit both modern and traditional properties.  They need very little maintenance and will last for years.

Up & Over Garage Doors are constructed inside a rigid box section chassis for stability, durablility and strength. Available in a choice of colours that are available for canopy, retractable and retractable plus gearing models.


Up-and-over garage doors are tested and certified in accordance with the high safety requirements of European standard 13241-1. 

Here at Hipwoods, we’re proud to be associated with both Garador and Hormann manufacturers.  We have been installing both manufacturers products for many years and are confident that we’re fitting the best products for our customers.

If you’d like to know more about canopy and retractable garage doors from the Garador range, take a look at their website here.  Garador have been manufacturing garage doors since the 1950’s and their expertise and quality has continued to improve with modern technology methods.

Hörmann are one of Europe’s leading providers of quality garage doors. As a company, Hörmann not only use environmentally friendly procedures for foaming, using 100% CFC-free PU rigid foam, but also with the colour coating of the doors.  You can view their website here


We have been installing garage doors in the Gloucester area since 2014.  We work on the premise that if we wouldn’t want it in our house, we won’t fit it in someone elses!  To see a complete product range that we install for our clients, take a look at our website www.hipwoodsgaragedoors.com – you’ll get a real feel for the passion we have for our work and helpful tips and hints on how to maintain your garage doors, or if you’re looking for some advice on garage doors, give us a call on 01452 539 455 – we’d be happy to help!