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A bit about us

Garage Doors Lancashire is a family owned business established for over 40 years.

Our office staff are always on hand to give honest, independent advice on all makes and types of garage doors. Our fitting teams are all headed by an experienced fitter. In fact three of our senior fitters have worked for us for over 25 years each.

Peter Chester founded Garage Doors (Lancs) after spending his early years at sea with the Merchant Navy, and the Company began as a small outfit in Wigan, and has now grown to a large family business employing 20 people. During the past 35 years the Company has majored in Hormann doors being the first fitting company to do so, and have continued the relationship to the present day.

The Company has its showroom and offices in Bamber Bridge, and is a real family affair with Peter, his three daughters and son-in law all working in the firm. Originally the Company fitted doors locally for both private and trade customers. As recommendation passed from one customer to another, the company now also works for a number of large developers including Redrow Homes, Miller Homes, Bellway and Morris.

Housing over 60 doors Garage Doors (Lancs) have one of the largest showrooms in the UK. All types and many makes are displayed with a combination of working models and static panels available. With heating costs becoming an issue for many, We also have a number of insulated sectional working doors to show you. Most customers will make sure they visit before making a final decision as to which garage door they want. As a garage door can account for up to 25% of your homes front elevation it is important to choose a style you like, and will still like in 15 or 20 years time.

In 1993 the Company became a founder member of the Association of Garage Door Specialists, a trade association dedicated specifically to the garage door industry and supported by all the leading manufacturers. Since the incorporation in 2008 of the AGDS and the Door and Hardware Federation the Company has remained at the forefront of the industry with Julie taking on the role of chair in the Garage Door Installer Group.

Peter Chester

Peter took the business over some thirty five years ago having served in the merchant navy since school. He'd reached the rank of Chief Officer but his wife, Sheilagh was keen he spent more time at home with her and their children. Initially the business was located in Wigan, employed two people, and was linked to a number of other garage door companies across the UK. Peter asked Sheilagh to help man the telephones for six months part time until he could get someone else in to help. Within a few years the individual companies agreed to become stand alone enterprises and Peter moved his premise to James Street, Bamber Bridge. One of his fitters, Paul moved with him, and is still with him. Two years later, and with Sheilagh still working full time the office and showroom moved to Aspden Street. The number of fitters had steadily increased to cope with the increased business and more help was required on the administration front. By 1995 the business employed ten people, and by 2001 this had nearly doubled. Currently 80% of the fitters have now worked for us for over 10 years.

Julie Chester
Director

Gaile Hoyle
Director

Rebecca Delaney
Director

Warren Hoyle
Sales Manager

Steve Roe
Installation Team

Tom Alder
Installation Team

Martin Cook
Installation Team

Steve Rishton
Installation Team

Rob Tinsley
Installation Team

Graham Barton
Installation Team

Chris Martin
Installation Team

Stuart King
Installation Team

Paul Milligan
Installation Team