Built to order – built to last

All of our timber garage doors are built to order from grade one selected cedar/idigbo tongue and groove boards, cedar/idigbo/oak/Accoya mouldings, plywood, oak faced ply and cedar/idigbo raised and fielded panels depending on style. All boards are individually dipped in a base coat to ensure penetration into the end grain and grooves. All wooden garage doors are available in a wide range of standard sizes and special sizes can be made to measure in mm increments. If you are looking for oak garage doors we have the Monmouth oak garage door range or, as an alternative we have the Warwick range that is an exceptional match for oak and is available in a wider range of designs.

Up & Over Garage Doors

Two build types

Having selected your style, there is a choice of build types – panel-build and solid-build.


Buckingham Burnham

Panel build

Panel-build is an economical way of making a timber garage door panel that is mounted into a steel chassis or onto an aluminium sub-frame giving the garage door it’s strength. Panel-build garage doors are available with Super-Chassis lifting gear or Masta-Gear lifting gear. The door panel cloaks the chassis or sub-frame so from the front all you see is edge-to-edge timber with no visible chassis, a feature unique to Woodrite. The Somerset, Buckingham and Monmouth ranges are exclusively panel-build, whilst the Warwick and Thetford ranges have the option for panel-build.


Buckingham Burnham

Solid build

Solid-build uses traditional joinery to create a solid timber panel that, other than on very large garage doors, requires no chassis or sub-frame to provide its strength. Solid-build garage doors are available with Masta-Gear lifting gear. From the front, solid-build garage doors have deeper edge rails, solid profiles front to back and beautiful rounded chamfer detailing. From the back they look just as good - edge to edge timber! The Balmoral and York ranges are exclusively solid-build, whilst the Warwick and Thetford ranges have the option for solid-build.

Two lifting gear types

Next comes lifting gear and high quality is what makes Woodrite doors a pleasure to use.
We have two to choose from – Super-Chassis and Masta-Gear.

Super-Chassis is a lightweight gear suitable for all but the largest panel-build doors from the Somerset Buckingham, Monmouth, Warwick and Thetford ranges. It features a strong corrosion protected steel chassis into which the lifting gear is integrated. Super-Chassis is available in retractable (single and double size doors) or canopy action (single size doors only). Retractable gear is straight arm as standard with the option of cranked arms for extra drive through width at wing mirror height on single sized garage doors.

Edge-to-edge, top edge slam strip and strong chassis

Super-Chassis timber framed garage doors have edge-to-edge timber all round, garage doors with a steel frame have edge-to-edge timber at the bottom and sides and a steel top edge that acts as a slam strip, closing concealed behind the frame head.

The strong steel chassis sits behind the door panel.

The top edge slam strip on doors with a steel frame is concealed behind the frame head when closed.

All round edge-to-edge timber is standard on all Masta-Gear door and frame combinations.

Masta-Gear is our do-it-all gear, suitable for all garage doors in all sizes. Masta-Gear fixes to an aluminium sub-frame for panel-build garage doors and directly to the timber panel for solid-build garage doors. It is available in retractable (single and double size doors) or canopy action (single size garage doors only).

Single size retractable garage doors feature cranked lifting arms for increased drive-through width at wing mirror height. The heavy-duty straight arm version is fitted to double garage doors and the heaviest solid-build doors at the top end of the single garage door sizes. Not sure – that’s fine – Woodrite is always happy to provide guidance on the right lifting gear to choose – just give us a call on 01280 841 010.

Side Hinged Garage Doors and Personnel Doors

Side hinged garage doors and personnel doors are constructed by using traditional build methods with mortice and tenoned joints. The side, top and bottom rails are all machined using 43mm thick timbers and rebated centre rails eliminate gaps between panels for added security.

Side hinged garage doors and personnel doors are hung with three brass-effect hinges per leaf or with the option of a pair of classic strap hinges in black or silver colour or traditional strap hinges in black wrought iron.

Personnel Door

Side hinged garage doors have a night latch and finger pull (commonly used on front doors) with the option of a mortice lock and lever set – see individual furniture pack for details.

Personnel doors have a mortice lock and lever set as standard.

Side hinged garage doors have shoot bolts top and bottom to secure the inactive leaf and door stays to hold the door in the open position.

Side Hinged Rear

What will my size of garage door look like?

Single and double doors

Double garage doors over 10'6" wide are created with the appearance of two single garage doors side by side to ensure proportions are retained. Garage doors up to 10'6" wide use repeated features or wider proportions for each feature to achieve an attractive and balanced design. The Chesham, Hardwick, Tingewick, Uxbridge and Wendover styles are fully boarded designs and feature a steel sub frame to protect timber ends. All other styles are "edgeless".

Will the colour of my door be the same as the finishes shown?

The density of your chosen finish colour will vary dependent on the timbers in your door. Dark timbers increase the effective density of an applied colour –for lighter timbers the reverse is true. The samples of colours shown above illustrate an average shade. All doors are made from timbers selected to blend well for depth of colour, however, by its very nature, uniformity for every door is not possible. Some doors will be made from predominantly darker timbers and some will be made from predominantly lighter timbers. Each will have a different density for the same colour finish.

The image below shows the effect of the base colour of the timber on the finished colour. All are Cedar, treated with our basecoat preservative (3), the first coat of Light Oak (2) and the final second topcoat of Light Oak (1). The colour variation across a light, medium and dark mottled timber can be seen from left to right.

Effect of the base colour of the timber on the finished colour

Doors are ordered on the understanding that colour density variance is accepted as part of the inherent nature of wood. If you have a density of colour you wish to achieve please provide a sample or contact us for advice. We are able to select timbers to specifically meet your requirements for an individual door, but please remember wood is a natural product and variation is impossible to eliminate. A perfect match is unlikely – the very reason we love wood so much!

Photos of door construction