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About Domestic Garage Doors

Gone are the days when a garage was just a place to park and protect a vehicle. The developments in the motor industry over the last 50 years and the ability of cars to withstand severe weather conditions has freed up the garage to become a place of many uses - be it a workshop, storage area, study, or mini gym to name but a few.

Along with the change of use, garage doors themselves have changed. Originally made of wood, garage doors are now available in many materials such as aluminium, fibreglass, steel, and composite.  Other considerations are colour, insulation requirements and of course the option of an up and over door, roller door, sectional door and so on. Added to this is the choice as to whether to have a manually operated door or one that has a remote-controlled mechanism.

Whichever garage door you choose it is essential that it is installed by a competent person who has been properly trained. Incorrectly installed or poorly designed doors can cause serious injury and damage to property. Do not take the risk-ensure that your garage door is supplied and installed by a company who is a member of the dhf.



The dhf is here to provide information to guide you through the process so you can make an educated decision on the right garage door for you.

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Choose a dhf member for your project and be sure that you are meeting latest legislation and standards required for the installation of garage doors.

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dhf training

dhf launched the Garage Door Safety Diploma training course in 2016 and members of dhf who operate in garage doors commit to undergo training as part of the Code of Conduct.

The 1 day course is aimed at owners, managers and supervisors who are responsible for legal compliance within their domestic garage door companies.

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Domestic Garage Doors news

29 June 2018

Industry must do better in ensuring door closers do the job!

DHF General Manager, Michael Skelding comments on the lack of understanding within the industry on door closers and explains why industry must do better

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25 June 2018

Dr Barbara Lane's report adds strength to DHF's campaign

DHF has welcomed a series of findings into the Grenfell Tower blaze by Chartered Fire Safety Engineer, Dr Barbara Lane. 

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