Ashtons Garage Doors Blogs

Merry Christmas From Ashton Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on December 22, 2016

Ashton Garage Doors North Harbour, Canterbury, Mid Canterbury and Central Otago wish you all a very happy Christmas.  We shut down for Christmas at midday, Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopen at 8.00am on Monday 9th January 2017.


Exclude-A-Seal

Posted by Marketing on June 29, 2016

Exclude-A-Seal is now available in New Zealand.  This seal is designed to keep driving rain, Autumn leaves, rodents and other nasties from entering your garage.  It can be attached to your existing or new garage door. For further information, give 0800 Ashtons a call.


Garage Door Remotes

Posted by Marketing on April 27, 2016

Has your garage door remote stopped working?  Has it been run over or lost by your teenage children? Does the other driver in the household need their own remote?  Give Ashton Garage Doors a call to discuss what garage door remote might suit you best.

 

For North Harbour and Auckland, call 09 427 6250.

For Canterbury and Mid Canterbury, call 03 341 3331.

For Central Otago, call 03 448 9048.


Ashton Garage Doors at Christchurch Home Show

Posted by Marketing on March 31, 2016

Check out the Garador Stand at the Christchurch Home Show this Saturday (2nd April 2016) from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  Entry to the Homeshow is free, courtesy of Build Back Smarter.


Ashton Garage Doors Mid-Canterbury

Posted by Marketing on February 12, 2016

The Ashton Garage Doors Group has opened a new branch in Ashburton.  Ashton Garage Doors Mid-Canterbury is being run by local rugby and water skiing representative, Mark MacGregor.  Mark has excellent knowledge and experience of all things garage doors - from choosing the correct profile and colour, to advising on repairs and installation.

 

Ashton's has a full range of architectural garage doors as well as being New Zealand's largest distributor of Garador garage doors - one of the most recognisable and oldest brand of garage doors in the country.

 

The new branch is located at 87 Glassworks Road, Ashburton.  The office is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.  Mark can be contacted on 0274 508 363 or mark@ashtondoors.co.nz


Ashton Garage Doors Canterbury New Location

Posted by Marketing on February 12, 2016

Ashton Garage Doors Canterbury have moved to larger premises - from Unit 9 to Unit 2, 21 Michelle Road. The move to this new unit provides Ashton's with a much larger manufacturing facility, as well as larger showroom space. The showroom is being upgraded to include two working garage doors as well as plenty of garage door samples. Should you be looking to repair, upgrade or purchase a new garage door, pop in to see us in our new digs.

 

 

 


Merry Christmas From Ashton Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on December 18, 2015

The Ashton Garage Doors teams from North Harbour, Canterbury and Central Otago would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016.  We look forward to assisting you with any of your Garage Door requirements when we return on Monday 11th January 2016.


Merry Christmas

Posted by Marketing on December 4, 2015

Ashton Garage Doors would like to thank our customers for their continued support during 2015.  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016.  Our branches will closed as follows over the Christmas break:

 

Ashton Garage Doors North Harbour:

Closes at midday on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 and reopens at 8.00am on Monday 11th January 2016.

 

Ashton Garage Doors Canterbury:

Closes at 5.00pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2015 and reopens at 8.00am on Monday 11th January 2016.

 

Ashton Garage Doors Central Otago:

Closes at midday on Wednesday 23rd December 2015 and reopens at 8.00am on Monday 11th January 2016.

 

If you wish to get in contact with us while our branches are closed, please leave a message or send an enquiry and we will get in contact as soon as we return.


What needs protecting in your garage?

Posted by Marketing on November 18, 2015

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Ashtons Garage Doors Central Otago Winners

Posted by Marketing on August 11, 2015

Congratulations to Steve Rusbatch and his team at Ashtons Garage Doors Central Otago for winning the Garador Medium Dealer of the Year 2015.  Steve's commitment to sales and customer service has been outstanding.  This award is recognition of the enormous amount of work that Steve puts into this garage door business.

 

Should you require any information regarding garage doors in Central Otago, or if you would like to arrange for a free measure and quote, do not hesitate to contact Steve on 03 448 9048 or steve@ashtondoors.co.nz.


Protect the Toys in Your Garage

Posted by Marketing on July 28, 2015

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Protect the Toys in Your Garage

Posted by Marketing on June 30, 2015

Ashtons are New Zealand's largest dealer of Garador Garage Doors. Garador has been protecting those toys in your garage since the 1960's.  Whether it is your Harley Davidson or your Britten; your Masport or your Victa; your Torana or your Cortina - Garador continues to provide safe and secure options for garage doors.  

 

 

 


COLORSTEEL Colours

Posted by Marketing on March 22, 2015

When it comes to your exterior colour scheme, just like the front door, a garage door can complement or contrast. With a selection of nineteen popular COLORSTEEL® colours available off the coil and an extensive Dulux® Powders colour palette, you have all the tools to make a garage door statement that works with your individual taste.


Rebuild & Renovate Home Show Christchurch

Posted by Marketing on March 19, 2015

We know your family and possessions are important and their security is paramount, but some garage door styles do a better job than others.  We can help you make the right choice in door and explain why our 128-Bit encrypted openers are simply the best.

 

Come and see Ashtons Garage Doors at Stand 44 of the Renovate & Rebuild Homeshow, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch on Saturday 21st March 2015.  Alternatively call us on 0800 ASHTONS.


Rebuild & Renovate Christchurch Home Show

Posted by Marketing on March 18, 2015

If you are looking at rebuilding or renovating in the near future, head to Horncastle Arena for the Rebuild & Renovate Home Show this weekend in Christchurch.

 

Ashtons Garage Doors will be at the Home Show this Saturday 21st March 2015.  Come and check out our insulated sectional garage door options available for this winter, as well as many other garage door ideas for when rebuilding or renovating your home.


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on February 2, 2015

Te Kupu o te wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 2 o Hui-tanguru, 2015, is manuhiri.

 

Manuhiri - Visitors


Merry Christmas from Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas from the team at Ashtons Garage Doors.  Wishing you all the very best for 2015.


Our offices will be closed from 4.30pm on Tuesday 23rd December and will reopen on Monday 12th January.


Insulated Camden Garage Door by Garador

Posted by Marketing on December 17, 2014

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The Garador Camden Insulated Sectional Garage Door - As seen on The Block 2014.


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on December 15, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 15 o Hakihea, 2014 is kaukau.

 

kaukau : to bathe, to swim


Te kupu o te wiki

Posted by Marketing on December 8, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 8 o Hakihea, 2014 is whare hākinakina.

 

whare hākinakina: gym


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on December 1, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 1 o Hakihea, 2014 is rā whānau.

 

rā whānau : birthday


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on November 24, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 24 Whiringa-ā-rangi, 2014 is pāremata.

 

Pāremata : Parliament


Te kupu o te wiki

Posted by Marketing on November 18, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 17 o Whiringa-ā-rangi, 2014 is āporo.

 

āporo : apple


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on November 11, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki starting Rāhina, te 10 o Whiringa-ā-rangi 2014, is Ōtautahi.

 

Ōtautahi : Christchurch


Te Kupu o te Wiki at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on November 7, 2014

Te kupu o te wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 27 o Whiringa-ā-nuku, 2014 is homai.

 

Homai: pass / give (to me)

 

Te kupu o te wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 3 o Whiringa-ā-rangi, 2014 is inu(mia).

 

Inu(mia): to drink


Te kupu o te wiki

Posted by Marketing on October 21, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 20 o Whiringa-ā-nuku, 2014 is marama.

 

Marama: moon / month


Canterbury Home Show October 2014

Posted by Marketing on October 16, 2014

Don't forget to come and visit us at the Garador Stand at this weekend's Canterbury Home Show at Horncastle Arena.  Doors open from 10.00am this Friday!  We will have qualified garage door specialists available to answer all your garage door questions.


Te kupu o te wiki

Posted by Marketing on October 14, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 13 o Whiringa-ā-nuku, 2014 is:

 

Tāwhirimātea: God of the wind and storms


Canterbury Home Show October 2014

Posted by Marketing on October 10, 2014

Renovating or building in Christchurch?
 

Come and visit us at the Canterbury Home Show on Friday 17th October and Saturday 18th October from 10.00am to 6.00pm.  Our garage door specialists will be on hand to answer any queries you may have on garage doors.  Bring along your plans, photos and ideas and our team will sort you out with the latest in garage door design.

The Canterbury Home Show is being held at the Horncastle Arena in Addington (formerly CBS Canterbury Arena). 


Te kupu o te wiki

Posted by Marketing on October 10, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 6 o Whiringa-ā-nuku, 2014 is wahine / wāhine.

 

Wahine / Wāhine: woman, wife / women


Ashtons Garage Doors Displays

Posted by Marketing on September 25, 2014

If you would like to look at garage door options prior to renovating, rebuilding or planning a new home, come and check out our displays at the following locations:

 

Ashtons Garage Doors Showroom

Unit 9, 21 Michelle Street, Wigram

Christchurch


Home Ideas Centre, Site 62

37 Mandeville Street, Riccarton

Christchurch


Ashtons Garage Doors Showroom

20b Peters Way, Silverdale

North Auckland


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on September 25, 2014

Te kupu o te wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 22 o Mahuru, 2014 is awa.


Awa: River


Garage Door Photo Gallery

Posted by Marketing on September 19, 2014

New Garador Nevada Negative Detail Garage Door 

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Tilt and Flex-a-Doors

Posted by Marketing on September 19, 2014

There are many options for updating an old tilt door.  Ashtons manufacture a large number of tilt doors designed to fit any garage space.  Ashtons also stock the entire Garador range of tilt doors.  

Alternatively, for those projects where there is restricted head room, a Flex-a-Door is the perfect alternative. This door utilises a special curtain that is fitted on to a curved track, allowing the door to be lifted from a vertical to horizontal position very close to the ceiling.  This results in a very clean looking, weather-tight garage door. 
 


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on September 19, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki starting Rāhina, te 8 o Māhuru, 2014 is niho.


Niho: tooth / teeth


Te Kupu o te Wiki starting Rāhina, te 15 o Māhuru, 2014 is pahi.


Pahi: bus


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on September 4, 2014

Rangi: Sky


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on August 28, 2014

Waea: phone


Customer Feedback

Posted by Marketing on August 19, 2014

Ashtons Garage Doors received the following comments about one of our tradesman who completed a job on behalf of IAG Insurance:

Yes, we are very happy with the results.  The chap who came out was lovely and I felt totally safe having him work on our house.  In fact my sister was so impressed I think the company may have got another job after she chatted to him.

Also he was very helpful with advice to get our door working properly again.  (What to use to clean and lubicrate the chain.)
 
 


Te kupu o te wiki

Posted by Marketing on August 19, 2014

Engari: but


Kei te hiakai au, engari, kore kau he kai!

I am starving, but, there is absolutely no food!


Nevada Negative Detail Sectional Door by Garador

Posted by Marketing on August 14, 2014

Designed with current trends in mind, Garador has just introduced the Nevada, a refined flat-folded negative detail sectional garage door.  

Created from heavy gauge steel, the new door is well proportioned and strong.  The Nevada is an ideal choice for contemporary home designs that demand simplicity.  The Nevada is also ideal for larger garage openings.

 


Te Reo Lives Here at Ashtons Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on August 13, 2014

Te Kupu o te Wiki for the week starting Rāhina, te 11 o Here-turi-kōkā, 2014, is nau mai: welcome

   


Te kupu o te wiki

Posted by Marketing on July 28, 2014

Te kupu o te wiki (the word of the week) - heihei: chicken


Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

Posted by Marketing on July 25, 2014

Celebrate Māori Language Week 2014 (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori)!  The aim this year is to learn one new word (kupu) each week.

 

This week's word is āpōpō - this means "tomorrow".


Garador Insulated Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on July 21, 2014

The garage door plays an important part in making your house look its best.  Building with quality materials is obviously very important and the garage door is no exception.  With New Zealand made COLOURSTEEL® at their core, Garador garage doors are built to last, providing the good looks and security you expect.


We know every home is different and every garage is used differently, so Garador have created their Insulated Series should you wish to insulate your garage.  These insulated garage doors help regulate temperature and noise in your garage so you can use the extra space the way that you want to.


Architectural Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on May 29, 2014

Ashtons Garage Doors have years of experience in creating bespoke Architectural Garage Doors to fit with any design or style of home.  If you are in the process of rebuilding or renovating your home, or if you are embarking on a new build, it might be worth contacting Ashtons to discuss what we can create for you.


Retro Insulation of Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on May 21, 2014

The leaves have well and truly started to fall and so have the temperatures.  Now is the time to insulate your garage door against the elements.  Ashtons Garage Doors specialises in retrospectively fitting insulation to your existing garage door.  This can be done quickly and efficiently on-site without having to remove the garage door. Because our technicians are experts in their field, your garage door warranty won't become void when insulation work is carried out.  Beware of cowboy operators who install insulation without checking garage door weight ratios first!


Homeshow Cancelled

Posted by Marketing on March 21, 2014

After a very busy opening day last Friday, the Christchurch Rebuild and Renovate Home Show had to be cancelled due to fire and subsequent water damage early on Saturday morning.  Our thoughts go out to fellow exhibitors who suffered damage.

 

If you wish to see what Ashtons Garage Doors had on offer at the Home Show, you might like to visit our Show Room at 21 Michelle Road (Unit 9), Wigram. We have a working example of an insulated garage door on display as well as many sample panels for you to check out.

 

Altneratively, visit our site at the Home Ideas Centre at 37 Mandeville Street, Riccarton.  Here you can view out all your home ideas, including garage doors, in one spot!


Rebuild & Renovate Christchurch Home Show

Posted by Marketing on February 21, 2014

Come and view the latest garage door designs by Garador at the Ashtons stand at the Rebuild & Renovate Christchurch Home Show.  This will be one of the biggest building and renovation expo's that Christchurch has ever seen.

The show is being held at CBS Canterbury Arena in Addington from Friday 14th March until Sunday 16th March 2014. 


Upgrade Your Old Tilt Door

Posted by Marketing on December 4, 2013

For a limited time, Ashtons Garage Doors are offering a $250 trade in for your old tilt door when upgrading to a new insulated flat panel garage door from Garador.

 

 


Runner Up - Subbie of the Year Award

Posted by Marketing on December 4, 2013

Edwin Richards of Ashtons Garage Doors North Harbour was recently named Runner Up Subbie of the Year by Platinum Homes (Ridgeway Construction Ltd).  Chris Averill, Managing Director of Ashtons Garage Doors said the award is evidence of the hard work put in by the North Harbour team.


Canterbury Home Show Thank You

Posted by Marketing on October 22, 2013

Managing Director of Ashtons Garage Doors, Chris Averill, was thrilled with the numbers of people attending our stand at the Canterbury Home Show last weekend.  It was a good opportunity for people who are renovating or rebuilding to see a working example of an insulated garage door as well as being able to talk face to face with experienced garage door technicians.


Canterbury Home Show

Posted by Marketing on October 17, 2013

If you are looking at renovating or rebuilding, this is the show for you!  Come and see us at Stand No. 160.
 

Canterbury's No.1 Building & Renovation Expo, the Canterbury Home Show is being held from tomorrow (18th October) until Sunday (20th October) at the CBS Canterbury Arena in Addington.  The show is open from 10.00am to 6.00pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Sunday.


Winners

Posted by Marketing on October 4, 2013

Managing Director of Ashtons Garage Doors Canterbury, Chris Averill was thrilled to win the Supreme Garage Door Dealer of the Year Award at the recent awards ceremony held in Queenstown.  He said that his team of Michelle, Dave, Brian and Nicky had worked incredibly hard during the year and it was good to see this hard work being recognised.


Ashtons Garage Doors are very pleased to offer the latest in Insulated Sectional Garage Doors from Garador. Chris Averill, Managing Director of Ashtons Garage Doors, said that Garador's innovative approach to insulating garage doors means that garages no longer need to be the weakest link in an insulated home. Garador has taken their standard steel sectional doors and added premium insulation to provide insulated sectional garage doors at very competitive prices.


Life Membership of Red Beach Surf Club

Posted by Marketing on August 27, 2013

Congratulations to our Ashtons Garage Doors North Habour Manager, Edwin Richards who has been awarded life membership of the Red Beach Surf Club.

Edwin began his surf life saving career at 14 years of age for the South Brighton Club in Christchurch, moving North to Red Beach in 1978.  He has patrolled Red Beach for well over 20 years and has been part of the club's management team for five years.  As well as having a very successful career in surf competitions, Edwin has also been a selector for Surf Live Saving New Zealand and coach of the New Zealand Development Squad.


Home Ideas Centre Christchurch

Posted by Marketing on August 20, 2013

Ashtons Garage Doors Canterbury recently set up a display at Stand # 62 in the Home Ideas Centre in Christchurch.  A very successful Home Show was held at the Centre on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 2013.  Chris Averill, Managing Director of Ashtons Garage Doors said that visitors were particularly impressed with the working example of a sectional insulated garage door and the new Flex-a-Door.  

 

He said that the Flex-a-Door is a fantastic option for those who have a lack of headroom in their garage or car port.

 

The Home Ideas Centre in Christchurch is located at 37 Mandeville Street, Riccarton.  The opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm. 


Flex-a-Door Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on July 13, 2013

Lack of headroom in your garage?

 

Customers often come to Ashtons Garage Doors when they have been told they have no room in their garage for anything other than a Tilt door.  This is absolutely not the case.  The Garador Flex-a-Door is the perfect alternative when you are looking to either replace your existing Tilt door with something a little more modern, or where you have restricted headroom in your garage.

 

The Flex-a-Door garage door has a modern, clean profile and is available in an extensive range of colours which complement most home designs, old or new. Smarten up your garage! Get a garage door you can be a proud of!

 

Another wonderful feature of the Flex-A-Door is that you won't have to think twice about how close you have parked to the door.  You can even open the door from outside and it won't swing into your car - ever!

 

For further information on this product, please contact Ashtons Garage Doors on 0800 ASHTONS or via this website.


NatureSteel Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on July 10, 2013

Fabulous new product from New Zealand's Leading Garage Door Manufacturer:

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NatureSteel designer garage doors provide the warmth and beauty of steel with the practicality and strength of timber.  Give your sectional garage door all the good looks of timber without the concerns of warping, rotting, splitting, swelling or high maintenance.

 

For more information on this product, contact Ashtons Garage Doors on 0800 ASHTONS or via this website.


Insulated Garage Doors

Posted by Marketing on July 10, 2013

Don't lose heat through your garage door this winter!

Ashtons Garage Doors are pleased to be able to offer the very latest in garage door design from Garador.  If you are planning on upgrading your existing door or require a new one, take a look at the new Garador Sectional Insulated Series of garage doors, made in Christchurch.  With an R-Value of 1.25, these 40mm graphite-infused insulated garage doors have a rating over 4x that of a standard clear double glazed aluminium joinery window.  Your garage door panels need no longer be the weakest link in your insulated home.


Testimonial

Posted by Marketing on July 10, 2013

"My garage is now the warmest room in our house!  I cannot believe the difference an insulated garage door has made."

 

This is a comment Ashtons Garage Doors received recently from a customer who has had a Garador Insulated Sectional Garage Door installed.

 

If you would like more information on the Garador Insulated Series or any other garage door matter, please contact us on 0800 ASHTONS or via this website.