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Wicket Garage Doors

Wicket doors, also called personnel doors, are a handy option for sectional or up-and-over garage doors. This means you get a small door built within the main garage door. You can easily access it without needing to open the entire garage door.

Have a pedestrian-sized entrance built right into your garage door!

Discover a door within a door

When it comes to getting into your garage, you don’t always want the time and hassle of unlocking and retracting your entire door. Sometimes, you want to nip in for a tool or check on your washing. And other times, you might use your garage as an extra room, and a separate door could come in handy. That’s where wicket garage doors really shine – personnel doors that sit inside your larger garage door for one-person access.

How a wicket garage door works

The pedestrian access door is a built-in option for most garage doors, whether they open sectionally or up and over. This handy little door can be placed in the centre or off-centre of your garage door. The best part? It moves right along with the main door when you open it, so there’s no need to mess with two separate doors.

This is especially useful if your garage is the main entrance to your property. With a pedestrian door, you can come and go freely without needing to open the entire garage door. Plus, you can choose between manual or electric operation for the main door, depending on your preference.

Pedestrian Access Garage Doors
Pedestrian Wicket Garage Doors

Benefits of a wicket door

Wicket doors have a huge range of benefits, whatever design you ultimately choose. Here are a few things to think about when weighing up your options.

Smooth and hidden hinges: No bulky hinges on the outside to snag on or disrupt the look of your garage door.
Stay-open convenience: The wicket door can be propped open for easy in-and-out access, without needing to hold it yourself.
Secure your entry: Choose from standard locking mechanisms or upgrade to a multi-point locking system for added peace of mind.
Easy step-in access: A trip-free threshold ensures a smooth transition from outside to inside your garage, especially with bikes, lawnmowers, or anything on wheels.
Custom fit for your garage: Wicket doors can be made to specific measurements to perfectly match your existing garage door panel.

Wicket garage door brands

At ABi, our family-run business partner with some of the best manufacturers and suppliers of garage doors around Europe. That’s how we can assure our customers that value and quality come as standard – whatever door design you ultimately choose. Here are a few of the brands we work with, who create personnel doors:

Hormann Partner Standard
Cedar Doors
Garador Sectional
Carteck Doors

Designing your wicket garage door

Creating the perfect door for your home

Colour options

We offer a variety of classic colours to choose from, including black, green, blue, white, and red. These options should complement most garage door styles. However, if you have a specific colour in mind that isn’t on this list, don’t worry! We can also accommodate custom colours for an additional cost.

Design options and materials

Wicket doors are available for both up and over and sectional garage doors, and you can pick between two main materials: timber and steel. The selection of styles and finishes will depend on the material you choose and the type of main garage door you have. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect combination to match your existing garage door!

Choose between manual or electric

Here’s the good news: wicket doors are always manual for easy access. The real choice is for your main garage door. Whether you have a sectional or up and over style, you can choose between the convenience of an electric opener or the simplicity of a manual operation.

Glazing options

Want to bring some natural light into your garage? Depending on the type of wicket door and manufacturer you choose, you’re able to add glazing (windows) for a brighter space. Keep in mind that glazing options can vary slightly between brands.


Want to add an extra layer of ease to your wicket door? We offer a variety of upgrade options, including different handle styles, keypads for code entry, remote controls, and even fingerprint scanners (depending on availability). Choose what works best for you!

Wicket Garage Door Options
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Wicket Brochures

Discover more technical information, styles, designs and door accessories through our sectional and up and over garage door brochures for pedestrian access options.

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Useful Information

Everything you need to know

Why choose a garage door with pedestrian access?

The biggest advantage of a wicket garage door is having access to your space without needing to open your full garage door. Quick and convenient, it also keeps your garage contents more private by allowing you to avoid using the main door whenever you need to pop in for something. All our wicket garage doors are available in sectional or up and over styles, with options in steel or wood and a huge range of colours and designs. When your wicket door isn’t in use, it simply closes, and the entire door can then be raised electrically or manually.

Accessing more information on wicket doors

Wicket doors, also known as pedestrian access doors, are a handy add-on for both sectional and up and over garage doors. Since they’re integrated features, information about wicket doors can be found included in our brochures for those main garage door types.

Here are two ways to find out more:

Browse our brochures: Check out the brochures on sectional and up-and-over garage doors to see information about wicket doors included.
Contact us: We’re happy to answer any questions you have about wicket doors and help you find the perfect fit for your garage!

How much does a wicket door cost?

Garage doors with a personnel door can vary in price depending on size, material, design, and colour. To help you find the best fit for your budget and needs, we recommend scheduling a home visit with our team. We can provide personalised advice and options. Please note that wicket garage doors are often more expensive because they include the additional cost of the extra door and the mechanisms to operate both doors.

Why choose ABi for my wicket garage door?
Top reasons to try ABi include:

  1. Value: We work as closely as possible to your budget and requirements, with something for every price range. And we only work with the best brands in the industry, to pass that value and quality onto you.
  2. Expertise: For over 30 years, we’ve worked in the garage door sector and have built a trusted reputation throughout the UK. Our team is trained in health and safety, working at heights, asbestos awareness and more – giving you complete peace of mind.
  3. Design: From bright and colourful to regal and elegant, we can measure, supply and fit your dream door.
  4. Recognition: We’re DHF members, CERTASS certified and Which? Trusted Traders – so why go elsewhere?
Ready to get started? Let's talk wicket doors!

Contact us by email or phone and we’ll be happy to discuss your options and provide estimates based on the styles you like. Here’s what happens next:

  1. Free Consultation: We’ll chat about your needs and preferences to find the perfect wicket door for your garage.
  2. Site Survey: We can send a surveyor to take precise measurements and assess your garage structure for optimal installation.
  3. Written Quote: Once we have all the details, you’ll receive a written quote outlining the chosen door, materials, and installation costs.
  4. Door Manufacturing: If you’re happy with the quote, we’ll process your order and get your door manufactured.
  5. Installation Scheduling: As soon as we have a delivery date, we’ll work with you to find a convenient time for installation.

Questions? We’re Here to Help!
Our expert team is always happy to answer any questions you may have about wicket doors. Feel free to reach out – we’re here to guide you through the entire process!

Installations for inspiration!

Check out our gallery of pedestrian access garage door (wicket door) installations! You might find the perfect design for your next project.