Rolux UK are a leading manufacturer and installer of garage doors, awnings, security shutters, carports and driveway gates. Our manufacturing facilities are located on the border between Cheshire and Staffordshire, but undertake projects throughout the UK.
Sales Office & Show Room Radway Green Garden Centre, Radway Green, Alsager, Cheshire, CW1 5UJ
Two Garage Doors Into One - a Jaguar Owners Story
by Mike Campbell
Standing there paralysed by sheer heart stopping terror, I watched as the door landed on my driveway, missing the front of my XK8 by an absolute hairs-breadth !. Not wanting to risk a repeat performance, I set about looking for a replacement garage door. I didn’t have far to look, as located on the outskirts of Crewe where I live, is Rolux UK, one of the countries leading manufacturers & installers of remote controlled roller garage doors. A quick 5 minute drive and I was at their factory showroom near Alsager, just a couple of minutes from Junction 16 of the M6 motorway. Parked outside the showroom was a silver XKR coupe, which I later discovered belonged to the Rolux UK director, Richard Cooper, who had recently purchased the car from former world snooker champion Denis Taylor.
In their showroom, Richard was able to show me the wide range of options available. I was also able to see a model of the construction of the door, with all the toughness and security features essential for keeping out unwanted visitors. The remote control operation was also demonstrated along with the safety cut-off device that would stop the door closing, if an obstruction got in the way. Impressed with what I’d seen, I arranged for a surveyor to visit me the next day to measure my garage, and quote for one large double door. With an order placed, and a delivery date fixed, I was delighted to receive a call just a few weeks later saying my door was now ready and could be fitted earlier than expected.
They carefully removed and preserved a course of brickwork, enabling them to put the bricks back after the steel RSJ had been fitted. The electrical fittings for the automatic door were all wired in properly and secured with appropriate ducting and the hole in the garage floor where the former breeze block support had been was rendered and made good with a new layer of concrete.
With the job complete, the new automated door works an absolute treat. Before having it installed, I would have said automatic doors were nothing more than a gimmick. However, you soon realise that like the very first time you bought a car with electric windows, or air-conditioning, you suddenly begin to wonder how you ever got by before.
The biggest benefit of course is on those days when it is pouring down with rain. I can now drive straight in to the garage, and from there enter the house, without having to step outside and get wet. Replacing the two original garage doors with one really opened up my whole garage and created a lot more space. I no longer have to fold in the door mirrors and inch gingerly into the garage, as side clearance is no longer an issue. Altogether, I am very pleased with the new door and it was certainly a worthwhile decision to have it installed.
Whilst based in Cheshire, Rolux UK can install automated garage doors throughout the country and their product range also covers carports, awnings and automatic driveway gates. The company has ISO 9001 accreditation along with Investor in People status and they have recently been awarded the accolade of Best Medium Sized Business of the Year by the South Cheshire Chamber of Business.
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"I've had my Rolux garage doors for just over a year now and from my initial contact with the company right up to date I found them to be professional and courteous. These doors have never let me down! I can personally recommend Rolux UK".
Mike Brewer, Presenter of C4's 'Driven' and 'Deals on Wheels'