Garador Repairs

If you live in the Oxfordshire area please contact us for a quotation to fit link arms , cables, rollers, spindles and springs as this work is potentially dangerous due to the power of the springs that are being restrained by the cables and spindles.

Locks vary depending on the type and year the garage door was manufactured we carry a wide range of replacement locks.

You can send an email which can include pictures of the problem we will be able to advise by replying to the email.

The following information may help you identify the problem and part required.

Garador also known as Westlands Garador or Catnic Garador had two main systems on there old canopy garage doors likely to require spare parts.
The first system was used on MK3C or SS doors use two springs contained in a spring box installed above the door.
The second system was used for metal framed doors MK4. There are two springs one in each vertical metal frame posts.

The pictures below show Garador spring boxes (there are two springs inside) the newer box has a plastic cover the old type has a metal cover with two nuts showing at each end warning do not remove these bolts they anchor the springs , the replacement is the same for both versions. The springs can break, they can be replaced individually or as a pair, if they are ordered as a pair they are supplied as a kit which includes a new box both springs pretension and a pair of new cables if your spring is the old type with a metal cover it is strongly recommended that this is replaced with the new two spring kit.
The springs are manufactured to suit the weight of the door and are not adjustable it is important to order the correct size if the wrong spring is ordered the door will either fly up very fast or it will not stay up. To determine the spring required look for the PN number on the label that is stuck to the plastic cover of spring box or supply measurements of door (width by height ) plus the style of door i.e. horizontal lines, vertical lines ,chevron ,square panels etc.

Plastic covered spring box

Old type metal covered spring box

Single spring
supplied as a single spring only
Two springs Kit
It is recommended that a two spring kit is ordered the kit is supplied with a new box, cables and springs already tensioned for easy installation.
Cables are used to lift the door these fray and break see. They are supplied as a pair and should always be replaced as a pair. Fitting instructions are supplied.

Link arms new type and old. The old link arms are very strong and should not need to be replaced the newer link arms can break a close inspection of the pulley wheel (looking for a chip) should be made when a cable or spring breaks. If the cable has jumped off the pulley wheel it can saw through the link arm as the door is operated. The link arms are ordered as left or right handed when viewed from inside the garage looking out.
Left link arm
Right link arm 

Spindles there are two main types of spindles

With circlip measures approximately 69mm

With nut measures approximately 89mm

The others are different length versions of the nut type:
measures approximately 105mm
measures approximately 145mm
measures approximately 85mm

MK4 Spring

Garador manufactured a canopy garage door that used a metal frame with springs inside .The pictures below show door open and door closed the spring can be seen inside the metal frame.The springs are manufactured to suit the weight of the door and are not adjustable it is important to order the correct size if the wrong spring is ordered the door will either fly up very fast or it will not stay up.To assist us in determining the spring required supply measurements of the door (width by height ) plus the style of door ie horizontal lines,vertical lines ,chevron ,square panels etc when you place order.
please order.
 

Please note  retractable garage doors have springs ,link arms and rollers that can be replaced please contact us for advise