Side hinged garage doors probably the simplest and most original type of garage door

With no tracks, rollers, cables or mechanisms, side hinged garage doors are simple solid leafs connected to the frame via hinges. However, our modern take on this old style of garage door may be not as simple as they appear at first glance. Ryterna side hinged garage doors combine traditional appearance and modern design.

Side Hinged Garage Door Benefits

• Insulated

• Made to order

• Safe and secure

• Custom split

• Many options and accessories

• Low maintenance

• Endless design & colour options


Special Door Designs

For really exceptional curb appeal we offer a range of bespoke or custom made side hinged garage doors including: Stainless steel, Okoume & Slim-line designs. 

Okoume cladding & custom made windows
Stainless steel appliques standard & individual
Side hinged garage door - 'Modern' design
Slim-line windows (optional illumination with LEDs)

For technical details please scroll down.

Or visit our photo gallery to see design possibilities.


Ryterna construct side hinged garage door leaves using double skin steel sections filled with Freon-free PU foam. As a result providing excellent thermal and acoustic insulation for your home. We fit leaves with our unique extruded aluminium ’h’ section profile which also contains tubular rubber seals. Due to these features garage door have perfect all round perimeter seal to the frame. As a result you will have comfortable environment inside your garage, and keeping the weather out.

Side hinged garage door - perimeter sealing
Tubular Sealing & 'h' Profile
Insulated panel coss-cut view
Insulated panel coss-cut view

To eliminate draughts and keep the elements out our ‘P’ section side hinged door frames are rebated to fit the leaves. We construct it from 2 mm thick steel with mitred corners and weld for strength. Furthermore zinc coated, primed and powder coated for extra durability.

We connect leaves to the frames using high quality stainless steel hinges. Each hinge we equip with a roller bearing for a smooth opening and closing action.

Steel frame
Steel frame
Steel frame with moulding
Steel frame with moulding

Side hinged garage doors seems like a good choice if you use garage as either office space, a workshop or simply for storage. We can design side hinged garage doors to replicate existing traditional looking doors. This is especially important for conservation areas where new door must maintain old garage door design.

Specific options that make side hinged garage doors safe, secure, convenient and fully functional


Ryterna manufacture bespoke side hinged garage doors for your opening.  Maximum opening sizes of 10 feet wide and 8 feet high. However we can make larger size doors – please contact us for feasibility.

As a standard we manufacture doors with 50/50 or custom split. For door leafs’ exceeding 1.5 metre wide consult for feasibility.

Ryterna side hinged doors can be made with either left or right hand first leaf opening first, and opening outwards as standard. Yet inwards opening leaves can be specified.

Bi-folding leaves is perfect solution for garages with short or upward sloping driveways or door opening inside as well.

Side hinged garage door handing options
Handing options


Ryterna can make side hinged garage doors in several different layouts.

Basic layouts:




Traditional Horizontal

Traditional Vertical

Colours & Panels

We offer 14 sections’ designs and can paint them any RAL or BS colour. Hence wide horizons for your creativity are open. Furthermore – smooth surface panels we can paint with metallic or structure finish and gloss up to 90%. Combining different colour or design sections and stainless steel windows on one door can create stunning door look.

Six wood image sections can match almost any architectural setting.

Door frames and leaves are painted same colour as standard but you can specify different e.g. door leaves in red and frame in white colours. In addition we can also paint handle and hinges custom colour.

Also glazed panels is perfect option for workshops and offices. Save on electricity bills by letting sunlight in.

Matching Front & Garage Doors (3)
Matching Front & Garage Doors (5)

Accessories & Options

Locks & Handles

Also as an upgrade to our standard single point latching and deadbolt style lock, you can choose to add 3 point locking. From a simple turn of the key you can activate lock with a single latch and 3 deadbolts.

Standard lever handle sets are available in white, black or aluminium at no extra charge. Any RAL colour as an optional extra.

We also offer a range of different style and length of stainless steel tubular pull handles. And the range is from knob up to a maximum length of 1800 mm.

Side hinged door handles
Standard handles

Door stays

We supply side hinged garage doors with a pair of original door stays with adjustable opening angle. Therefore you can adjust door opening angle between 90° and 140° which is important in narrow or cornering driveways. Door stays keep leafs in open position and prevent doors from colliding with the walls or car. For taller doors, stay rods help to dis-engage the door stay and make closing the doors easy for all.

Side hinged garage door - door stays
Door stays

Espagnolette Lock

You can upgrade second leaves locking from standard flush bolts to ‘espagnolette’ lock. As a result user can simply and easy operate the high security solid locking bars from one high quality conveniently situated lever handle.

Side hinged garage door - espagnolette lock
Second leaf top locking
Side hinged garage door - espagnolette lock
Espagnolette lock handle
Side hinged garage door - espagnolette lock
Second leaf bottom locking

Hinge Bolts

You can increase security by adding 4 Hinge bolts. Add additional security and prevent of unwanted lifting or levering of door leaves in an attempted break-in.

Side hinged garage door - hinge bolts
Hinge bolt


In addition Ryterna offer 3 threshold options for side hinged garage doors.

‘Sloping’ threshold – standard and universal option. if you use garage for a car – this option is for you. Brushed stainless steel covers are also optional and help to protect paint and to give more luxury to your garage door.

‘L’ shaped – a rebated threshold similar to the side frames. Good choice if you use garage space is used as utility room, workshop, etc.

Side hinged garage door - stainless steel threshold
Stainless steel threshold cover

‘Flat’ – this 80 mm wide x 5 mm thick flat steel. Flat threshold is mainly used where drive-through must be even. Especially where disabled access is required, Caution – the potential for water ingress is likely.

For slightly upward sloping driveways we can manufacture raised thresholds. Due to raised threshold you can eliminate the leaf clashing with the driveway or water coming in to garage.

L – shape


Side hinged garage doors are designed and made for manual operation. But some customers despite our recommendations want to install electric door opener with remote control. We can supply ‘ready for automation’ side hinged doors. Due to doors are designed for manual operation we install additional reinforcement plates to connect a hinged door conversion kit rods.

CAUTION! Do not remotely open or close side hinged door without seeing it.

Automated side hinged door

More info:

Panel Designs & Colours – all garage door panel models and colours.

Special Door Designs – individually crafted garage doors.

Accessories – full list of accessories.

Video Academy – installation & servicing videos.