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Garage Door Information

Different types of garage door, how to identify the manufacturer of the door, and the model of the mechanism

Different types of garage doors

Below are descriptions of the main types of garage door available. Up-and-Over Canopy Door. Up-and-Over Retractable Door. Sectional Door. Roller Door. Sliding Garage Door / Accordion Style Door

Which Garador model do I have?

Garador were previously known as Catnic, Westland Engineering and WEL, and are now currently owned by Hormann, so please check for these names on the inside of the garage door and on the handle. MK1/MK2 doors are from the 1960s. They are easy to iden

Which Cardale model do I have?

Here at WS Garage Door Spares our aim is to help you get your Cardale garage door back in full working order by supplying spare parts for all models of Cardale garage door at affordable prices allowing you to carry out your repairs safely and easily.

Which Henderson model do I have?

Here at WS Garage Door Spares, we stock and supply a huge range of spare parts for Henderson garage doors. Henderson stopped making garage doors in 2010, but we have you covered with compatible parts to suit many models of Henderson garage door. Hend

Which Wicks / Wessex / B&Q model do I have?

Wicks, Wessex, and B&Q often used Cardale door models and rebranded them to their own. If you are struggling to find spares for your garage door, please check the article "Which Cardale model do I have?"

Can I automate my garage door?

We provide electric motors required to automate the following door types:. For up-and-over and sectional garage doors, you can use the following electric motors. Please note Canopy Garage Doors require a Bow Arm Converter to be automated. Without thi

I am having a custom door made, can you provide a mechanism?

Whether you are needing a mechanism for a new custom door, or are needing to replace a an old obsolete mechanism, we are able to provide you with a complete kit to get the door working. We can provide both canopy door mechanism and retractable door m

I am locked out of the garage, what do I do?

If the garage door is the only entry point and the lock is broken or the keys are lost, the best option is to contact a locksmith. They will be able to gain access to the door whilst minimising any damage. Unfortunately we are not able to offer advic

Do you carry out repairs or servicing?

We are an online retailer of spare parts only. We are unable to provide any in person services.

Do you offer any repair kits?

We sell our spares as individual parts, but if you can tell us the make and model of the door, we can provide links to all the available parts for that door. Alternatively, we sell garage door gear kits which provide all the parts necessary to get th

What do the Garador PN numbers mean?

Pre-2002 Garador used a 2 or 3 digit PN number to signify key information, such as the model type. If you are able to email [email protected] with the PN code, and some photos of the part which needs replacing, our team will endeavour to f

Do you supply fitting/installation instructions?

We have a wide array of fitting, installation and programming instructions available on our website. We have a dedicated fitting instructions page, where you can access PDF instructions. Where available, fittings instructions can also be accessed on