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We will be operating with a reduced workforce in the office.

- Repairs, Installations and Surveys will be carried out professionally and in accordance with Covid-19 Safety Guidelines.

- Our showroom is Open by Appointment Only - this is to allow control of numbers and social distancing. Face masks will be mandatory.

Our Office has been arranged to ensure good social distancing practices can be maintained for our staff.

All staff will follow Government guidelines for Social Distancing between each other and customers. Hand Sanitiser and Anti-Bacterial wipes have been made available to everybody within the company.

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Professional & Cost Effective Garage Door Repairs

1st Choice Garage Doors offer a quick, efficient and reliable maintenance and repairs service to all makes of domestic and commercial garage doors.

Garage door repair for domestic property

Our garage door repair engineers are well located across the South East region and carry out speedy garage doors and shutter repair services throughout the counties of Kent and Sussex as well as parts of Surrey and Essex. From shutter and roller doors to up and over garage doors; we offer a variety of installation, maintenance and repair services for industrial, commercial and domestic clients. We employ a specialist team that bring all the required spare parts and tools needed for your shutter or garage door repair so it is back up and running in no time. 

Our variety of garage door and shutter repair services ensure that we have the solution that best suits your door. Our team quickly go through everything that needs to be done in order to get your door or shutter back up and running. Even if it is just to replace a few broken parts; our shutter and garage door repair services ensure that you have a secure and operating door. The size of the project doesn't matter. We ensure that no matter the size of the project, you receive only the very best in garage door and shutter repairs.

If you have a door or shutter that is broken or has been damaged, contact us today and speak to our experts. We will provide a comprehensive shutter and garage door repair service that gets your doors and shutters up and running. With a specialist team of garage door fitters that provide cost effective and high quality installation and repair services; we are assured to find the solution that best suits you.


We carry comprehensive stocks of most spare parts for garage doors, such as cables, wires, locks, handles, springs, coils and cones which enables us to carry out full garage door and shutter repairs in one site visit - saving you time and money. From a new garage door installation to a complete door or shutter repair; we offer our clients with high quality, durable and efficient security shutters and garage door solutions.

1st Choice offer regular maintenance service calls to check the smooth and safe operation of any shutter or automated garage door; and we supply a range of products and accessories for new and existing garage doors. Your security shutters and roller doors will get damaged over time which is why we make sure that we spot any issues before they escalate too far and so they are resolved. An issue with a garage door or security shutter should be fixed immediately to ensure that it doesn't end up requiring you to pay out for a replacement door.

We are confident that you will not find a better service anywhere else in Kent or Sussex. Our garage door fitters arrive at your property with all the necessary tools and parts needed to repair your security shutters and garage doors. We offer a wide range of installation services, alongside a variety of shutter maintenance and garage door repair services. You can put your trust in our expert garage door fitters to get the job done professionally.

Our range of spare parts also includes everything we use in our shutter and garage door repairs. 

Extra security locking options available

Security is always a major consideration and here at 1st Choice we offer a range of additional locking mechanisms for new and existing garage doors and security shutters. Our range of extra security locking systems are perfect for most garage doors so no matter if its for your domestic or commercial property; we have exactly what you need.

We offer: 

  • Garage Door Defenders are a physical deterrent that fixes to the ground immediately in front a garage door, preventing the door mechanism from being opened, even if the garage door lock fails.
  • Squire Garage Guard - To fit over an existing T handle locking system giving additional security over the basic T handle
  • Mortice Deadlocks are similar to locks that are fitted to front doors and are 'morticed' into the sides of the garage door panel itself. These provide an excellently robust and secure locking system that is very difficult to tamper with.
  • Padbolts or Hasp & Staple systems are basic mechanisms but are proven to be good security measures and are fitted directly to the garage door panel and secured by padlocks.


Garage doors can suffer from draughts and debris being blown into the garage because of gaps underneath the door panels. To prevent this, we offer a selection of extra weatherstrips, such as rubber and brush strips that can be fixed to the bottom edge of the garage door fixture. We also offer a rubber floor strip which is glued to the floor so that the garage door or security shutter can then close securely against the strip.

Fascia boards and cladding

1st Choice offer a range of cladding and fascias in timber or uPVC, which can be fitted over existing frames or to new frames. These will complement a new garage door and can finish the entire security shutter or door installation completely so that there is minimal maintenance to worry about. No matter the design or dimensions of your roller doors; we make sure that you have access to the repairs, fascia boards and cladding systems that keep your garage door at the highest quality.

Specialist garage and roller door installations

With over 25 years in the garage door industry, 1st Choice offer a whole host of specialist services, such as:

  • Brickwork and structural modifications - for example; removing centre brick piers on double garage doors and then installing a larger double garage door system
  • Specialist wood work- structural woodwork and protective cladding for weather protection, insulation and enhanced security
  • Bepoke custom built doors - we have installed doors that have been purpose built for customers, such as solid oak doors which we have fitted with suitable heavy duty lifting gear. We have also produced purpose designed security doors from architects' drawings, ranging from elaborate bespoke timber doors, right through to functional vented doors for underground car parks.

Security shutter and garage door repair and replacement throughout the South East

Based just outside Sevenoaks, our experienced garage door fitters and shutter repair engineers carry out garage door repair, maintenance and replacement services for domestic and commercial customers in Medway, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, London and the wider South East. Our work regularly involves us visiting Reigate, Chislehurst, Crawley, Sidcup, West Kingsdown, Leatherhead, Epsom, Folkestone, Haywards Heath, Swanley, Bromley, Bexleyheath, Gravesend, East Grinstead, Medway, Dartford, West Kingsdown, Maidstone, Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield, Lewes, East Malling, Uckfield, Eastbourne, Hythe, Seaford, Polegate, Burgess Hill, Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, Orpington, South East London, Tonbridge, Dover, Caterham, Ashford, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Strood, Gillingham, Larkfield, Basildon, Aylesford, Stanford Le Hope, West Malling, Brentwood, Lewes, Rochester and Chatham.

For more information about our garage door repairs and maintenance services, please do not hesitate to contact one of our helpful and highly experienced team. They will be more than happy to discuss any security concerns, questions or specific installation requirements you may have and provide honest and impartial advice. Please view our FAQ's by clicking this link.

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