Step-by-step: fitting a Garador Retractable Plus system

Step-by-step: fitting a Garador Retractable Plus system

NDC Garage Doors explains how to fit its Retractable Plus.

With a wide range of garage door solutions on the market, homeowner David Symonds was finding it difficult to choose the most appropriate for his new two-storey extension and garage in Egham, Surrey. With only a narrow garage opening, he needed a compact system that would provide the most space possible for access. Advised by project builder, R. Hillier, he turned to family-run, local business NDC Garage Doors, which has been providing expert installation and repairs of garage doors for over 30 years. The firm’s Installations Manager, Mike Dray advised him and now talks us through the benefits and installation process for his recommended solution – a Retractable Plus garage door.

David has created a fantastic two-storey extension with a garage on his detached home. However, he was restricted with the size of the garage opening, which led to us recommending a Garador Georgian-styled up-and-over door with a Retractable Plus operating gear.

The Retractable Plus solution results in a substantially wider drive-through opening than a standard retractable gear thanks to specially designed lifting arms and non-protruding bottom spring brackets. It’s perfect for providing that little bit of extra space that can make all the difference in tight spots.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to fitting the  system, which is available for door widths up to 7ft. 6in. wide:


  • 1. Unpack door for install
  • 2. Check doorway squareness
  • 3. Preparing door fixing brackets
  • 4. Move into position
  • 5. Position retractable tracks
  • 6. Screw door to frame
  • 7. fix retractable tracks
  • 8. Affix handle etc
  • 9. Measure stick fascia
  • 10. Handover the client
  • 11 Finished door installation





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