Automatic Garage Doors

Garage door automation with remote control is an obvious convenience and security enhancement for your new or existing door. Even a top quality drive unit is surprisingly inexpensive - particularly when purchased as part of our special 'garage door + automation' installation packages. The automation equipment we specify for your job is guided by the principle of achieving a completed installation that is legally compliant, safe, reliable and long term. The technical capabilities of the drive unit specified must, at the very least, equal the technical requirements of the door!

Below are three recommended models – all proven long term with thousands of satisfied users. The comprehensive range is available to view, and use, at our showrooms in Hockliffe near Leighton Buzzard; Prestwood near Great Missenden and St. Albans, Herts.

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Hormann SupraMatic range. The most technically advanced device of its kind. Extremely sophisticated microprocessor control 'maps' the load characteristics of the door to be driven; and then precisely configures its force outputs to match– optimizing: performance in service, obstruction detection/ safety functions, and operator running speeds. The self–tensioning Kevlar toothed belt transmission is particularly smooth and quiet and incorporates an auto-mechanical locking 'claw' that maintains – uniquely – effective physical security without power supply. Remote controls are manufactured from much higher quality materials – aluminium, chromed zinc, high grade plastics - having the same durable 'feel' and appearance as 'premium car' key fobs. Encryption is 128 bit – as secure as online banking.

The SupraMatic is the Garage Door Workshop's preferred automation kit for new installation work. Our guarantee is as impressive as the equipment itself: 5 years onsite, parts and labour.

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Gliderol Optima 1000. Tough Australian made workhorse. Very powerful 1000N DC motor [with 35 years' proven field service] and 175VA transformer has the highest available force output of any standard operator design - making it eminently suitable for 'retro-fitting' work to existing, older, 'heavier' or less efficient door design types. Fine tune adjustment controls permit the safe application of powerful forces whilst maintaining maximum sensitivity to potential obstructions/danger. A smooth belt drive, soft start, and gentle operating speeds reduce 'sudden' loadings and 'crash' when compared to manual, physical door operation and is likely to greatly prolong an older garage door's service life! Supplied as standard with three mini remote controls. Great value. Two year warranty, onsite, parts and labour.

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Ecostar Liftronic 500. Made in Germany. Low cost introduction to Hormann brand quality. Maintenance free, whisper-quiet belt drive in enclosed boom, automatic timed light and sensitive and reliable safety cut-out.

Suitable for new installations or retrofit on both sectional and up-and-over garage doors up to 3m/10’ wide. Quality assurance and German engineering at Chinese prices! Supplied with two controls as standard. 3 year onsite parts and labour warranty.

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Hormann garage door and entrance gate operators. Brochure PDF

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Hormann Series 2000 Operators. Price List PDF

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Gliderol GTS Optima 1000. Brochure PDF

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Hormann Liftronik/ Ecostar garage door operators. Brochure PDF