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+Approved member since 2009

Services and skills

  • Garage Doors

    7 skills

    Electric Garage Door Installation

    Electric Garage Door Repair

    Emergency Garage Door Service

    Garage Door Installation

    Garage Door Servicing / Repair

    Garage Door Supplier

    Industrial Garage Doors

  • Alarms / Security

    1 skill

    Security Shutters / Grilles

  • Builder

    1 skill

    Concrete Garages

  • Fascia / Soffits / Guttering

  • Services

    4 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates
    • Insurance Work Undertaken


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship10 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability10 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
  • Quote Accuracy100 out of 100
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145 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

  • Installing electric control to existing garage doors

    10Verified Review

    Sean did an excellent job, coming round to give a quote within 2 days and installing quickly and efficiently a few days later. One of the doors developed an occasional fault a fortnight later and he replaced the offending motor without question, even though it chose to work perfectly when he came. Highly recommended.

    Location: RH16
  • New garage door

    10Verified Review

    Sean did a great job of fitting my new garage door. From receiving the quote to fitting the door he was very professional and easy to contact. Job completely very quickly and all mess cleaned up after. Very pleased with the job and highly recommend

    Location: BN27
  • New Awning

    10Verified Review

    Can't commend them highly enough. A job that had been deemed "difficult" by other "experienced" traders was handled without fuss and at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

    Location: BN27
  • New garage door

    10Verified Review

    Had new garage door fitted by Sean recently. Really pleased with overall experience. Sean provided prompt competitive estimate. Completed the work quickly and in a friendly, professional manner. Highly recommended.

    Location: BN20
  • Replace broken cables

    10Verified Review

    Fast, reasonable price, good work

    Location: BN21
  • Fixing the mechanism on an existing electric garage door.

    10Verified Review

    Sean was simply brilliant. My 82 year old Dad was having to physically push his electric garage door closed in the last part of it's closing cycle. This left him at risk of falling. The original installers refused to help blaming everything other than themselves. Sean was happy to come and have a look at what was a tricky job and within 45 minutes had the door working perfectly. Dad is really happy, myself and my 2 sisters are over the moon as we have eliminated one more risk to our Dad's health. I'm a tradesman myself and it's very rare that you meet a tradesman as good as Sean. 11/10

    Location: BN26

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Sean Thomas
  • Member Since2009
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AccreditationsChecked
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATYes: 867 1789 68
  • Company typeSole Trader

Company info

Style, Safety, Security & Convenience.
Empire is a local family run business serving the East & West Sussex, Kent and Surrey Areas. We have fitted thousands of garage doors within the last 12 years!
Whether you're considering installing a new Garage Door or automating your existing Garage Door, Empire can offer a knowledgeable & friendly service providing a bespoke system to suit your specific needs.
With genuine after sales care.
And we now do Patio Awnings which offer a great addition to your home and garden!
No Salesmen! - No Gimmicks! - No Pressure!

  • Garage Doors in Painted Steel, UPVC, ABS, Fibreglass, Wood and Woodgrain Laminates.
  • Insulated and Un-insulated
  • Canopy, Retractable, Sectional, Side Hung and Roller door gears available.
  • German built operators.
  • Servicing and Repairs for all makes and types of Garage Doors and Operators.
  • Competitive repair rates.
  • Additional Security
  • Commercial and Industrial doors available.
  • Patio Awnings.
  • Associated building work.
  • All work Guaranteed.
  • Free Quotations for new doors and patio awnings.

Contact details

Accreditations and awards

Federation of Small Businesses

Federation of Small Businesses