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Hormann host fundraising event this week

Hormann Dealer Week Alzheimer’s Society

ABi Garage Doors is supporting the Hörmann (UK) Ltd fundraising event to help raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Society, its charity partner.

The event, which is promoted by fellow dealers in their network, takes place from Monday 5th October to Friday 9th October. During ‘Dealer Week’ Hörmann will donate £50 for every one of its RollMatic, sectional garage door, industrial sectional SPU, F42 and SB rolling shutters ordered.
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All you need to know about electric garage doors

All you need to know about electric garage doors

Electric garage doors, or to use their proper name, electrically operated automatic garage doors, first started to appear in America in the 1930’s but it wasn’t until after the second world war that electric garage doors were becoming commercially available. By the 1970’s garage door automation systems were looking something like the products we would recognise today.
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Reusing your garage door for decorative purposes

Reusing your garage door

Reusing doors and garage doors in home environments, such as for tables is not a new phenomenon, but the use of garage doors instead of traditional windows in house is beginning to take off. Last month, we shared an article about innovative uses for garage doors and here we look at some more creative ideas to create stunning landscape views.
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Innovative uses for garage doors

The Black Box NSW by Tina Tziallas Architecture Studio

Although the garage door is almost always used in conjunction with a garage, occasionally they can be used in other architectural arrangements.

Australian Designers have been looking at ways in which they can limit the feel of interior and exterior environments. Traditionally a bi-fold door or a sliding door may have been used, but more commonly these designers have found the garage door to be superior due to the unprecedented use of space they offer.

Below, ABi have looked at some examples where the traditional window or door has been replaced with a garage door.
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A History of Hörmann Garage Doors

Hormann RollMatic History

Hörmann Garage Doors are in the process of celebrating 80 years of trading. In that time they have changed the way people think about their garage doors, improved the style and implemented technology into the opening and closing process.

Below we have a look at their history and discover why they have become one of the most recognisable garage door manufacturers in the world.
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UK dealers among the first to visit Hörmann’s flagship factory

germany

(James and Luke from ABi Garage Doors set off for Germany.)

Hörmann recently invited us along on a trip to Germany, to spend some time looking round their Ichtershausen and Brandis factories.

The visit was extremely informative and it was amazing to see the scale of their operation and attention to detail that Hörmann demonstrates; not only in their product development but in their production processes.

Whilst we think our product knowledge is second to none, seeing firsthand how the products are manufactured and assembled gave us a valuable insight into the finer details of these doors.

Here is Hörmann’s official press release for the trip;
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