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A sectional up-and-over door with 42mm-thick, foam-filled insulated panels to enable excellent thermal performance, you can buy this contemporarylooking design in 18 different colours, plus six timber effects. These units are priced from £747. Garador 01935 443700 www.garador.co.uk

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