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A brief guide

Garage and building doors are a science of their own. This brief guide will help you find your way around and offers answers to frequently asked questions!

What sizes are available?

... for garage doors

Rebate width:
Also known as the side rebate. The distance between coordinating width and garage wall / coordinating height and ceiling.

Coordinating width (BRB):

The width of the garage opening, measured from edge of wall to edge of wall. The BRB is a key order size.

Coordinating height (BRH):

The height of the garage opening, measured from the lower edge of the header to the upper edge of the finished floor (OFF). The second key order size.

Floor recess:
Many up-and-over garage doors feature a rebate profile in the ground to stop the door leaf. The depth of insertion into the ground is known as the floor recess. The ceiling and clear opening heights are marginally reduced if the garage has a floor recess.

Insertion depth:
Is the space required to install the garage door, measured from the rear edge of the wall opening to the end of the tracks.

Clear passage height:

The actual passage height when the garage door is open. The clear passage height of a sectional garage door is equivalent to the full coordinating height if operated electrically, or reduced by 50 mm if operated manually.

Header height:
The distance between upper edge of garage opening and ceiling.

... for doors

Coordinating width (BRB):
The width of the wall opening intended to accommodate the door. It is measured from left edge of wall to right edge of wall.

Coordinating height (BRH):
The height of the wall opening intended to accommodate the door. It is measured from lower edge of header (top wall edge) to upper edge of finished floor (OFF).

Header:
The distance between upper edge of door opening and ceiling.

Clear passage opening:
The actually available opening when the door is installed.

Clear passage height:
Measured from upper edge of finished floor to lower edge of top frame.

Clear passage width:
Measured from left to right edge of the frame.

Door opening direction:
Doors can always open to the left or right. This means:
Opens to the left: Standing in front of the closed door, the hinges are on the left-hand side of the door.
Opens to the right: Hinges form the connection/suspension between door and frame.

Hinge/Hinges:
Bänder bilden die Verbindung bzw. Aufhängung zwischen Tür und Zarge, häufig auch als Scharnier bezeichnet.

Wall thickness:
Actual wall thickness not necessary for corner frames

What is where?

Most people just want a door to open and close. A few clever technical details are, however, necessary for that to happen reliably and safely. The most important details are shown briefly below.

... for sectional garage doors
Steel sections with 20 or 45 mm insulation

(1) Steel sections with 20 or 45 mm insulation

NovoPort operator for flexible installation at the side

(5) NovoPort operator for flexible installation at the side – patented and innovative

(Guide) Track

(2) (Guide) Track

Angular frame

(3) Angular frame

Multiple tension spring assemblies

(4) Multiple tension spring assemblies

... for up-and-over garage doors
Door leaf

(1) Door leaf

Novomatic ceiling operators

(5) Novomatic ceiling operators

(Guide) Track

(2) (Guide) Track

Triple tension spring assembly

(3) Triple tension spring assembly

Lever arm

(4) Lever arm