ACE Sectional Garage Doors
34 Orchard Crescent
If you live or work in or around the Baldock area, there has never been a better time to think about a new garage door. ACE Garage Doors have a wealth of styles and a wealth of experience too. Our qualified fitters have been fitting the finest quality garage doors for many years and we have a long list of satisfied customers.
ACE Garage Doors don’t only supply and fit top quality garage doors in a number of styles, we also service and repair them too.
When you choose us to fit your garage door, you are choosing a reputable company that offer a complete service, not just one who fit the door and run! We strive to maintain a long lasting relationship with our valued customers, knowing this is the best way to secure repeat business and recommendations to other potential clients.
Baldock has a very rich archaeological heritage. Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements show the site of Baldock has been continuously occupied since prehistoric times.
The earliest monument in the area is a narrow Cursus, probably from the middle Neolithic. At the beginning of the Iron Age there was a hillfort at Arbury Banks, a little to the northeast of Baldock, that dominated the area. In the Late Iron Age, the local power base shifted from the hillfort to the vicinity of Baldock. The soil was easily farmed and transportation was more convenient.
In the later part of the middle Iron Age, Baldock became the site of a large Oppidum, possibly the largest such site in Britain. The Oppidum in turn became a sizeable Roman settlement, which although not administratively important, seems to have been a significant cult centre. The Baldock area is also host to the highest quantity of finds of ancient coins in Hertfordshire after the Verulamium region. The site was used until the fifth or sixth century. The Roman settlement gradually disappeared and there is no entry for Baldock in the Domesday Book.
Baldock was founded by the Knights Templar as a medieval market town in the 1140s. It was laid out by the Knights Templar on land in the manor of Weston in the hundred of Broadwater, granted by the earl of Pembroke, Gilbert de Clare, before his death in 1148. The 1850 tithe map, drawn up before the parish boundaries were extended in the later 19th century, clearly shows the boundaries of the land grant made from the manor of Weston in the 12th century. It is a triangular parcel of land beside the old Roman Road cut out from an older estate; it is likely that the Templars used their knowledge of mathematics when siting buildings.
No matter what style of garage door you desire, ACE Garage Doors can help you to decide what one is best suited to your property. Many will enjoy automated mechanisms for ease of opening and closing, but whichever style you choose, you can be certain that you will get the highest quality service available today.
Up and Over garage doors are still one of the most recognisable and popular garage door types found in the United Kingdom. With their flexibility in panel design, very high security properties and easy operation are just some of the benefits our customers look for.
A one piece up and over garage door is usually constructed from one single panel and the panel has the ability to be almost any design in a wide range of materials. You are not restricted to the old metal type that we all remember from our childhood either. They can be constructed from a wide range of materials, some even insulated for energy efficiency, particularly important when the garage is integral to the property.
The door panel is lifted up and then tilts to lay flat above your head, which is why they are called up and over garage doors. For many standard designs in white they are still also the most cost effective type of garage door for single garage door openings.
Up and Over garage doors are available with two different operating mechanisms in single sizes. Canopy & Retractable. For double width up and over doors you can only have the retractable type mechanism due to the weight of the panel. Double width doors are defined as any width from nine feet wide. The up and over style is perfect for a lot of the newer properties in the Baldock area.
Not only do roller shutter garage doors look amazing, they are one of the most secure garage door solutions on the market.
Security is still one of the most sought after features when anyone is looking for a new garage door. When you consider that nest to your house, your car will probably be the most expensive purchase you will make.
Sadly, we live in an time where we can no longer leave our property insecure as we may have felt comfortable doing years ago. Crime prevention is also a better was to go, as you can never eradicate criminal behaviour, but you can make their lives more difficult. A roller shutter garage door will help to frustrate a potential thief, forcing them to move on and pick a softer target.
On older style garage doors that had to be physically pulled up and down, the temptation to nip indoors for a quick drink, or a much needed comfort break, is the ideal time for a would be thief to take advantage. Clearly, keeping your garage door closed whenever you are away from the garage is the best advise and with our new range of roller shutter garage doors, a mere push of a button will see the door effortlessly glide up and down. In short, security at the touch of a button!
In fact, many modern remote control operators now offer the function of auto closing with adjustable time settings so you never have to actually remember if you have or have not closed the door, because it will close itself.
Some other great features of some modern garage doors is a very clever smart phone apps which gives you control of your garage door from remote locations with two way transmission of data to enable the door to tell you it is closed, open or half way.
The sectional garage doors that we offer our customers are one of the best engineered garage doors on the market, they provide excellent security for homeowners too. The door is split into sections which run on vertical and then horizontal tracks back into the garage. These doors rise vertically with no loss of driveway space in front of the garage, and provide full opening drive through width, giving extra room for wider vehicles. This is particularly important with so many of us now owning larger vehicles and people carriers.
Sectional garage doors come with a choice of insulation options, including classic and premium. Classic doors are uninsulated and premium insulated doors have 42mm insulation. They feature rubber weather seals on all sections of the door, to help keep heat in and water out. These doors are perfect for manual or electric operation.
Also remember that keeping the weather out is a real issue when the garage forms part of the actual house. The very last thing you want is a freezing cold draughts getting into your home all because your garage door is badly sealed.
A side hinged garage door may be perfect for some of the more traditional properties in Baldock. Many of the older properties in the town have separate garage buildings that have single or double opening side hinged doors.
Of course, there may be a way of fitting other styles of garage doors to these garages, but most will want to retain the charm of the traditional look.
Some can look like rustic barn door designs, while others can be bang up to date, the choice is yours.
Our side hinged garage doors come built onto their own steel frame, and open outwards to provide clear and unrestricted space within the garage.
These doors provide full drive through height, and a shoot bolt latch at the top and bottom of the door. Steel hinges are securely fitted to the frame, to ensure reliable function. Weather seals around three sides of the door help to prevent draughts. The centre style on the edge of the right side door helps to prevent forced entry to the locking system. These doors are available in steel and timber, with a range of colour finishes and sizes.
Although a little more expensive, the timber option is often asked for. They do have some wonderful designs and finishes and can really make the rest of the property stand out from the rest of the neighbourhood.
Why not call us today to discuss the fitting of a new and beautiful sectional garage door to your property. We are bound to have a style and colour of garage door that will suit not only your taste, but your budget too. We look forward to hearing from you soon.