Side Sliding Garage Doors – one of the most traditional door designs in the UK

Forgotten vertical panel layout nowadays looks like new. In fact modern technologies reborn old and good design for new life.


• Insulated

• Space saving

• Made to order

• Safe remote operation

• Extra large sizes available

• Wicket door option

• Extra low maintenance

• Excellent performance

Side sliding garage door
Glazed panels


Door panels slide vertically suspended from a high performing aluminum top rail. Consequently the guiding rail allow the door to pivot against the garages side wall. Special design guiding rail, trolleys and threshold ensure smooth and reliable operation. Ryterna manufacture side sliding garage doors from own made panels. All panels are filled with Freon-free PU foam. As a result door have the best possible insulation. Also brush seals are all around the door perimeter. Above mentioned features give maximum available protection from the elements.  Standard is the right angle guiding rail corner. In addition we can make guiding rail with custom acute and obtuse angle corners. No doubt Side sliding garage doors rightfully deserve their name for nice and smooth motion.

Side sliding garage door
View from inside
Motor on lintel
Motor on side-wall
Obtuse angle
Acute angle


Ryterna side sliding doors can open to either side. Also for wider projects we recommend to part in two. For this reason this is known as ‘Bi-Parting’ garage doors. You can split the door in two even parts. Custom split also available. The only limitation – there must be at least 3 panels on one side. It is about 1.5 metre wide. The high quality guiding rail is both heavy duty and maintenance free. Threshold profile is mounted on top of the floor. And car-friendly threshold is only 18 mm high. In fact threshold profile is absolutely maintenance free. Unlike old fashion bottom guiding groove which require drainage and cleaning. Ryterna make side sliding garage doors hardware from anodised aluminum and zinc plated steel. High quality trolleys with roller bearings ensure smooth and easy motion. Therefore Ryterna side sliding garage doors have excellent performance and long service life.

Side Sliding 4.5 m wide obtuse corner
Guiding rail with lintel profile
Trolley & Guiding rail
Side sliding garage door

Side sliding garage doors offer safe, quiet and reliable in operation. Door features of highest quality components and superior insulation benefits. As a consequence Ryterna side sliding garage doors are the best choice. Especially if you want replace a 60 year old side sliding door. Or wish to create a fresh modern look. For listed buildings and in conservation areas – new side sliding garage door sometime is the only option.


All Ryterna side sliding doors are made to order. One door has a maximum size of 6 metres wide by 3 metres high. Actually maximum width of 12 metres can be accommodated by bi-parting the door. Please consult with us regarding extra wide openings. Also please keep in mind: the wider the door – the longer garage side wall must be. In certain cases we can make guiding rail with 2 corners. So the door can go along back wall.

Side sliding garage doors go behind the front wall. And that mean that there is no frame required. With sliding garage door you can retain full brick-to-brick daylight opening. But that also mean that some headroom and side-room are necessary. Unfortunately many old buildings have not enough space to install side sliding door. As a result Ryterna developed aluminium lintel profile and post system. Elegant, easy to install and maintenace free profiles are perfect solution. Forget about timber, UPVC packers and additional decoration job. Furthermore aluminium profiles can be painted any colour to match garage door or house facade.

Side sliding garage door
Slick RAL9004 with 15×18 stainless steel windows
Side sliding garage door
TopRib RAL9016
Side sliding garage door
Arched garage opening shape

Panels & Colours

We offer 14 panel designs which can be painted any RAL or BS colour. Ryterna open up wide horizons for your individual creativity. In addition, smooth surface panels can be painted with a metallic or structure finish. The standard gloss level is 20% with options up to 90%. Nothing is easier to match your garage door appearance with windows, entrance doors or your car colour. By combining different colour’s, door panels and stainless steel windows on one door can create an individually stunning design

In addition 6 wood effect panels can be specified to compliment any environment. In addition we offer individually designed Okoume timber designs. Okoume design is a standard panels cladded with 12 mm okoume plywood. We use plywood surface to carve standard motifs and custom pictures. Finally we prime and paint or varnish garage door surface. In this way we can recreate required door image. Okoume is the most water-proof hardwood.

We also care about the inside of you garage door. Ryterna standard internal paint finish is RAL 9002 (Grey White). But almost any colour can be specified. Above all we can powder coat door hardware to match upon request.

Side sliding garage door - 90% gloss
90% gloss
Side sliding garage door
‘Old Oak’ image door

Glazed Panels

Glazed Panels are gaining popularity. Ryterna can produce door with just the right amount of Glazing to suit your needs. You can order fully glazed door or combination of standard and glazed panels. Glazed doors are perfect choice for hobby space, workshop or vintage car garage. Café or shop owners install fully glazed sectional door instead of front window. As a result you can convert closed space in to the open within a minutes.

For underground parkings we use ventilation panels. Ventilation panels ensure necessary air flow and perfect ventilation.

Side sliding as shop front window


Stainless steel & PVC windows are the most popular choice. Ryterna have no standard window layouts. So you can decide on position, colour and glazing. Above all custom made shapes available. It’s as easy as design/sketch the layout you want and then consult on feasibility. The addition of windows, stainless steel decoration appliques or personal design options make Ryterna side sliding doors truly personal.

Bi-parting Side sliding garage door
Stainless steel portholes & appliques
Side sliding garage door
Stainless Steel 15×80 windows
Side sliding garage door
Custom colour UPVC windows with ‘cross’ decor


You can operate side sliding garage door manually or with electric operator. For bigger size doors and everyday use we recommend electric operation. In fact side sliding garage doors have any counterbalance systems as sectional door do. As a result you will have to apply enough force to set in motion big 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.

Frames & Fascias – Aluminium frames, fascia panels and profiles.

Video Academy – installation & servicing videos.