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Tilt Garage Doors Melbourne & Mornington


Tilt garage doors in Melbourne and Mornington are rigid one-piece extension spring* or counter-weight balanced doors that swing out and up as they open.

There are two types of spring balanced hinges available that control the opening and closing action of tilt doors.

Less expensive, lighter duty "Jamb" model hinges suit doors up to 2240mm high and 3000mm wide, or 90kg in weight. This hinge allows approximately half the door to protrude out when up, giving a slight veranda effect when open. Jamb tilt doors need approximately 100mm clearance from the top of the opening to the ceiling ("headroom").

More expensive, heavier duty "Track" model hinges suit doors up to 2740mm high (although at Garage Door & Gate Solutions we recommend them only up to 2440mm high), and 5500mm wide, or 160kg in weight. This hinge, although still protruding while the door opens and closes, allows the majority of the door panel to retract back into the garage when open. Track tilt doors need approximately 150mm headroom above the door opening.

Track hinges are inherently safer, stronger, smoother and more durable than Jamb hinges. Tilt doors with either of these hinges lie flat under the head of the opening when up, therefore losing the door thickness from the height of the opening, up to 150mm on most two car wide doorways.

Tilt garage doors in Melbourne and Mornington that are either too high or too heavy for spring balanced hinges can be supplied with traditional counter-weight balanced hinges. These are custom engineered for the door panel, as opposed to spring balanced hinges that are economically mass produced by B&D in kits, and then added to a made-to-measure door panel.

Due to the tilt door's custom-made one-piece construction, we manufacture this door in a wide variety of materials, textures, colors and designs. Barn door styles from the early 1900's can be replicated, through to ultra contemporary powder-coatedaluminum, or flush plywood with or without moldings or grooved "shadow" lines, or windows of any shape. Practical Color bond or Metallic Color bond roof and wall cladding can be used on a tilt door, as can warm rich Western Red Cedar timber, with its characteristic color variety from blonde to dark boards.

Due to the variety of materials that tilt garage doors in Melbourne and Mornington can be produced from, the weight and therefore width varies enormously. Where light weight cladding is used, width of over 7 meters is achievable.

All tilt door frames made by Garage Door & Gate Solutions consist of galvanized square steel tube, mig welded together by experienced Welders in our factory in Braeside. Each frame is unique, and designed and drawn in-house, to suit the size and cladding used. Optimum strength and low weight is achieved by using modern, light wall tubing of various sizes. Minimizing weight keeps the cost down and helps the door's hinges and opener last longer.

Variety and the ability to work in relatively little headroom are the main strengths of tilt garage doors in Mornington and Melbourne. Our showroom displays around 28 different tilt door sample configurations. So selecting a customized door style in harmony with your home is simple.

*Extension springs stretch as the door closes and contract as the door opens, to balance the door weight. All tilt up garage door springs, when stretched hold an enormous amount of tension (even when the door is open), ready to balance the weight of the door as it opens and closes, and as such should only be adjusted by experienced professionals using correct equipment.

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B&D Flex-A-Door looks like a roller door. Needs only 140mm headroom, less than most other doors
Inside view of the Flex-A-Door with opener. Works like a sectional door, opening flat under garage ceiling
Matching headpanel (when required) retracts with door to allow full clearance to lintel when fully opened

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DOOR CLEARANCE GUIDE

Following is a general guide to the clearances required for most popular types of residential garage doors. Where the circumstances are critical, check with our sales staff. There may be a way around a difficult problem.

Garage Door Clearance Guide

Garage Door Clearance Guide (for Builders and Homeowners)
Door Type
Minimum Head Room
Minimum Side Room
Minimum Back Room
Hang Down From Lintel When Open
Jamb Tilt Door Manual Automatic
40
100
50
50
1100
2050

Up to 3m wide -100mm

Over 3m wide -150mm

Track Tilt Door Manual Automatic
90
150
100
100
2350
3300
B&D Panelift
up to 2255x6530
Manual
250 125 Door Height + 300

Over 3545mm wide -80mm

Up to 3545mm wide -Nil

up to 2830x5215
up to 3395x4635
Automatic 260 125
Door Height + 1000

B&D Panelift
over 2255x6530

Manual 300 125
Door Height + 300
over 2830x5215
over 3395x4635
Automatic 310 125
Door Height + 1000
CSI/Firmadoor Sect Std
Manual
360 125 Door Height + 300 nil
Headroom Automatic 125
Door Height + 1000
CSI/Firmadoor Sect Low Manual 200 150
Door Height + 500
80
Headroom Automatic 250 150
Door Height + 1000
B&D Roller Door up to
Manual

370 *

100 480 80 *
3090 wide
Automatic
175
B&D Roller Door up to
Manual
430 * 150 550 80 *
4990 wide
Automatic
230
B&D Roller Door up to
Manual
550 * 150 670 80 *
5390 wide
Automatic
230
2130 high 2790 high
B&D Flex-A-Door without retractable head infill Manual 180 100 2950 3610 nil
Automatic 230 100 3650 4310
2130 high 2790 high
B&D Flex-A-Door with retractable head infill Manual 90 100 2950 3610 nil
Automatic 140 100 3650 4310

* Add "Headroom" and "Hang Down From Lintel When Open" dimensions together to calculate total loss from ceiling.

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