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Timber Up and Over

Timber up and over garage doors by The Garage Door Centre

There are many standard styles and sizes available from most mainstream manufacturers of timber up and over garage doors and many will also produce purpose made sizes generally up to a maximum of 16 feet wide (4877mm) and 8 feet high (2438mm).

Traditional Timber Up & Over Garage Door

Timber garage doors are available with canopy or retractable operating mechanisms. Most timber up and over doors however will be best supplied with retractable operating gear due to the weight and general requirement for remote control electric automation.

We have seen an enormous increase in the requirement for more bespoke designs over the years driven in the main by a desire to reproduce the garage door in as near to the period detail as possible. This may only be for example a wider timber board size, a specific timber species or a particular glazing detail but all can be achieved for the perfect finish to your home.

We can achieve almost any design that is physically possible with timber including working to CAD drawings and exact requirements for the species and source if available. 
You can of course design and get your own garage door buit in timber using your local joiner but be aware of the necessity for a balanced mechanism and minimum safety requirements, particularly if the door is to be electrically operated.

We can help here too with a range of chassis panels designed specifically to take timber boarding sections in standard or bespoke sizes with fully tested and legally compliant operating gear, locking and fixing sub frame - see the DF98 and N80 open for infill or the superb ET500 door systems.

Would you rather design your own timber door?

If you can't pick out your favourite design or you simply want something unique to your home that no one else will have, you can create your own design. Our experienced sales team are available to help you make the perfect design suitable for your home improvements.

View our 'design your own timber garage door' page


Timber Garage Door with Pedestrian Access Door

Timber up and over garage doors are generally constructed in 2 different ways - one method uses a steel box section or 'c' channel steel sub frame chassis to which the timber is then fixed and the second method is using only timber and constructing the entire door panel using traditional joinery methods. i.e. mortice and tenon joints, dowels, etc.

The steel sub chassis method offers greater flexibility in sizes and enables the use of heavier hardwoods as the timber 'cladding' does not need to be of a structural size as the overall strength for the door comes from the steel chassis itself and also enables the use of a box section fixing sub frame which offers tighter tolerances and more security when closed.


Up and over one piece garage doors are always going to be limited by their weight as they get to the larger sizes. Generally the maximum width for a timber up and over door is 16 feet wide (4877mm) and over that width you need to look at either a timber sectional or timber round the corner door system. The maximum sensible height is about 8 feet (2438mm)


Most up and over timber doors are available with a high quality factory applied woodstain finish in a wide range of traditional and modern colours. Doors treated correctly can give many years before you even have to think about a refresh of the stain making a timber door just as easy to maintain as steel or GRP in most cases.


Grey up and over timber door  Timber up and over door Timber Up and Over garage door half open

The general benefits of Up & Over doors are substantial:


The convenience of a timber up and over garage door lies in its effortless operation and space-saving design. With a smooth upward and outward motion, the door opens with ease, providing swift access to your garage. The efficient vertical movement eliminates the need for extra clearance space, optimising your driveway and making parking hassle-free. Low maintenance requirements, coupled with the natural insulation properties of timber, further enhance the door's appeal.

Durability and Longevity: When timber garage doors are properly cared for, they can endure for many decades. Exceptional wood quality inherently withstands challenging weather circumstances, and through diligent maintenance, these doors can preserve their aesthetic appeal and operational effectiveness over an extended period.

Excellent Insulation:

Timber is a natural insulator, which means it can help regulate the temperature inside your garage. This can be particularly beneficial if you use your garage for activities other than parking, such as a workshop, storage space or even a home gym.

Quiet Operation:

Timber doors tend to operate quietly, especially when equipped with the right hardware. This can be beneficial if you have a bedroom or living space adjacent to or above the garage or small children sleeping when the garage is in use.

Fast electric opening:

Experience ultimate convenience with electrically operated timber up and over doors. Effortlessly open and close your garage at the touch of a button, enhancing your daily routine. Enjoy added safety features that halt or reverse the door in case of obstacles, ensuring peace of mind. Merge timeless timber aesthetics with modern ease for a valuable and hassle-free upgrade to your property.

Value Addition:

Timber doors have a classic and timeless appearance that can enhance the curb appeal of your home. Wood's natural warmth and texture can add a touch of elegance and charm to your property along with added value if you ever choose to sell.

Customisable Designs:

Timber up and over doors offer personalised style to match your home's aesthetics. With the choice of staining and finishing, these doors can be tailored to home. Achieve a seamless integration that enhances kerb appeal and adds character to your property.

Craftsmanship: Every timber door stands as a tribute to artistry. Dedicated craftsmen labor with precision to fashion a door that's not solely utilitarian, but also an artistic masterpiece, infusing an air of refinement into your premises.




Hormann Timber Up & Over Garage Doors

Whatever the style of your property, traditional or modern architecture, the Hormann Series 2000 styles of timber doors in either panelled or tongued and grooved design, offer you the choice to find a style that will add warmth and character to your home, with or without glazing options.

The main material used for Hormann up and over doors is carefully selected cedarwood, with its finely figured grain and variation in colour. Cedarwood is the ideal timber for resistance to the very varied UK climate.

The Hormann timber door gets its overall strength from the steel box section chassis that the door panel is based upon - the 'open for infill' chassis is the basis of the entire Hormann range of up and over doors.

Burbage Timber


Hormann Caxton Timber


Chevron Timber


Hormann Garage Light Timber

Garage Light

Gatacombe Arched Design Timber Door


Horizontal Timber


Raised and Fielded Panelled Door



Garador Timber Up & Over Door Design

All Garador timber doors are manufactured with the same high degree of craftsmanship to get the best from this natural material. For example, all cedar rails have chamfered edges and boundary joints creating a neat finish. All doors are supplied with a neutralising base stain and are ready for on-site finishing or can be ordered pre finished

Timber garage doors combine the warmth and beauty of real wood and the very best of Garador garage door engineering. Nothing really beats natural materials and no matter whether you choose from the Solid cedar or Elizabethan range – a timber garage door is a sensible choice as well as an aesthetic one and with the right care and attention will last for years to come

Chevron Timber


Garador Vertical Cedar


Barrington Side Hinged Design Door


Kingsbury Timber








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Cedar Timber Up & Over Door Designs

Specialising in the manufacture of timber garage doors, Cedar Doors produce one piece up and over doors up to 18 feet in width (5500mm), as well as 10 feet (3048mm) in height. They use either traditional joinery methods or modern techniques, involving a pre-fabricated aluminium sub frame chassis.

As well as a standard range of designs, bespoke designs in cedar and other timber species are also available to help you specify a garage door to match other joinery products, such as windows or entrance doors.

Cedar Haddon Timber up and over garage door


Ashford Timber


Wessington Timber


Bakewell Timber


Barlow Timber


Tideswell Timber


Cathedral Timber


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