Silvelox

Silvelox is an Italian company specialising in high quality garage, entrance and internal doors. The import of doors to the UK was commenced only recently with only one UK importer and distributor operating. This has now changed with several new distributors being appointed in 2014 including Lakes Garage Doors. History The history of Silvelox is almost romantic with humble beginnings over 100 years ago. The story began in the 19th century when an engineer, Giacomo Tamanini who was at that time Director of the Imperial Regia Industrial School, Cortina d’Ampezzo, advised his nephew Guilio Rizzi to study timber craft in Vienna. Guilio, after completing his training chose Pergine Valsugana, Trento, to open an artisan’s workshop, employing many local young people. They learnt how to work, treat, and carve timber and soon established a reputation for expert craftsmanship. Guilio Rizzi became an outstanding citizen and held prestigious posts in the local community. Guilio died in 1955 leaving two daughters one of whom was married to an accountant Mario Taddie. Through Mario’s endeavours the company remained in business employing the same workers whilst waiting for his elder son Silvio Taddei (Guilio Rizzi’s grandson) to complete his education and training in Germany. The company was handed over to Silvio Taddei in 1960. A year later Silvio accepted a proposal by two German companies to set up a parallel business called Prefabricatti Velox. This company developed a prefabricated building using timber cement panels for building and a revolutionary garage door. This garage door was designed and then patented by one of the German partners, Jacob Vogt. Silvio then sold the original business and with the proceeds bought out his German partners’ shares. This buy-out included the valuable patent for the garage door. In 1979 the company became Silvelox S.p.a. and the factory was extended to 4000sqm. The Silvelox up & over garage door became well established and in great demand due to the technical improvements constantly taking place and the various aesthetic features of the door. It was soon found that the factory at Pergrine was becoming too small for the expansion in production that was necessary to satisfy demand. In 1983 another factory annex was opened as a temporary measure in the town of Cavaion Veronese. The opportunity was taken by Silvio Taddei in the early 1990’s to purchase an industrial area in Castelnuovo Valsugana complete with sawmill, lofts, and offices. This area was then used for the production of raw material semi finishing and timber components for garage doors. This facility provided the material and parts for the other two factories. In 1993/4 the company was able to concentrate the entire production facilities at the site at Castelnouvo Valsugana. This had meant the reluctant leaving of the historical headquarters at Pergrine. The Products The Overlap Garage Door The Overlap is unique in being a sectional door without tracks extending into the garage. Insulated, it has 75mm thick sections of which there are just two. The door is available in a wide range of patterns and finishes in wood and metal. Bespoke styles are also available. Entrance Doors Entrance doors with high security and insulation can be matched to the garage doors or ordered separately to any of the numerous patterns and finishes. These are also available bespoke. Domina Internal Doors As with all Silvelox products these are high end doors with many patterns, finishes and features. ...More

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Silvelox Overlap ARA

ARA is part of the Overlap range of garage doors from Silvelox. The ARA design is made up of...

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Silvelox Overlap TAU

Silvelox are at the absolute pinnacle of garage door design in both terms of aesthetics and functionality

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Silvelox Overlap SPI

Silvelox Overlap SPI uses a classic wide boarded chevron design to great effect. For a garage...

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Silvelox Overlap SLOT

The distinctive bas relief design of the Silvelox Overlap SLOT brings modernism to garage doors. A...

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Silvelox Overlap SIX

Silvelox Overlap SIX gives the look of a traditional sectional with the high performance of...

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Silvelox Overlap GEO

Silvelox Overlap GEO is a luxury hardwood garage door. The contemporary cross hatch grooves...

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Silvelox Overlap EMI

Silvelox Overlap EMI is the door which looks like a traditional sectional garage doors but...

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Silvelox Overlap DUO

Silvelox Overlap DUO is made up of two flush fitting panels made from Okoume hardwood to give...

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Silvelox OLD Front Door

The traditional shiplap style grooves of the Silvelox OLD front door create the perfect entrance...

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