SBI Ltd supplied and installed this bespoke Carport and Solar Garage Door in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Our client needed a company that could install a custom-made end carport combined with shiplap cladding and a solar garage door to create a garage for his car.

Our team of installers, installed the new Solar Garage Door in Ipswich, Suffolk onto the carport to create an enclosed garage space.

Mr Baskaran rates SBI Ltd 5 Stars on Google and left this review:

“Fantastic job the installers were very professional nothing was too much. A brilliant job thank you”

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Simplicity 16 Carport Technical Information

The Simplicity 16 is a cost-effective aluminium and polycarbonate shade and shelter system. The frame is completely manufactured from aluminium with stainless steel fixings and it is covered with 16mm structured polycarbonate that is vandal and shatter resistant making it perfect for use as a carport.


Projection: Up to 4m Length: Unlimited

Post Spacing: 3m Maximum


Main Frame: Aluminium
Roof Bars: Aluminium
Posts: Aluminium
Guttering: Aluminium
Roof Sheets: 16mm Structured Polycarbonate. Available in Clear, Opal, and Bronze.

Colour Options:

The mainframe, roof bars, guttering & posts are supplied in a choice of White (Semi-Gloss) (RAL 9016) or Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016) as standard. They can be powder coated to any RAL colour to suit your needs.

Features and benefits:

All Aluminium System:

The Simplicity 16 is only manufactured from aluminium to offer exceptional longevity and ease of maintenance.

16mm Structured Polycarbonate Panels:

Available in Clear, Bronze & Opal.

Available Sizes:

Up to 4m projection and Unlimited length.

Victorian Upgrade:

The Simplicity 16 is available with the Victorian Upgrade. This enhances your structure with a decorative design, perfect for traditional buildings.

Integral Aluminium Guttering:

Creates a sleek, modern design that is stronger than external guttering systems and saves time on installation.

Low Profile:

The Simplicity 16 can be fitted in height-restricted areas due to our low required minimum pitch of 2.5 degrees (up to 4m Projection, beyond 3.2m changing to 5 degrees pitch).

Low Maintenance:

No need for repainting throughout the life of the canopy, a simple clean and removal of debris from the integral gutter is all that’s required.

Additional Upgrades:

You can enhance the use of the Simplicity 16 by adding heating, lighting, and even sound, permitting for all-year-round use. The LED lighting option provides a soothing glow allowing for use of the system in the darker hours of the day. With a choice

of Infrared or Relax heaters, you will never be cold under the system again. Enhance the ambiance with our Relax Sound Outdoor Speakers, with easy connection through Bluetooth anyone can be the DJ.

Full 10 Year Guarantee:

The Simplicity 16 comes with a full 10-year guarantee and a 25-year life expectancy for complete peace of mind that your carport structure will last for many years to come.

Carport and Solar Garage Door Details:


  • Customer: Mr Baskaran
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • SBI 16 Carport
  • Sizes 6000mm wide x 3650mm projection
  • Frame colour white – semi-gloss finish
  • 16mm clear polycarbonate glazing
  • 4 x Standard posts concreted into the ground
  • Front and sides clad in white UPVC shiplap cladding to form a garage
  • Supplied and installed

Solar Garage Door:

  • Width 3000mm
  • Height 2200mm
  • 2 x Remote Controls
  • Colour white

Solar Garage Door Technical Info:

Made to measure any size up to 3000mm wide x 2672mm high including the cassette.

The larger shutters over 1500mm high have a compact cassette 165mm high x 182mm deep

The smaller shutters under 1500mm high have a compact cassette 130mm high x 147mm deep

Aluminium slats 36mm high x 8mm deep with foam insulated filling.

Guide channels 45mm wide x 26mm deep face or side fixing available.

Our range of solar garage doors and shutters is 100% solar and 100% independent from the grid.

They work night or day due to the energy created in the daylight being stored in a battery.

7-Year warranty as standard on the motor!

Whisper-quiet motor with remote control hand sender.

Choice of colours white, pearl white RAL 1013, anthracite RAL 7016, sepia brown RAL 8014, golden oak, metallic aluminium, light grey RAL 7035, and sandblasted black (AKZO Nobel).

0 Watt: autonomous up to 30 days without sun

Developed with scientific partners (INES, CEA), the solar collector and the battery of the shutter have been designed to guarantee you an exceptional operating range: by temperature between -15 ° C and + 60 ° C, even on the north facade and for large shutters.

7-year warranty

This is the only solar shutter with a 7-year warranty, including on the battery and on the sensor. The battery life, increased by an optimised charging technique, is aligned with that of the shutter.

Our client had no electricity running to his en-bloc garage so the solar-powered garage door provided the perfect solution.

No power no problem!

SBI Ltd has been trading since 1998 and is a full member of the BBSA British Blinds and Shutters Association.

We provide quality carports and solar-powered garage doors, quick turnaround times, and affordable prices!

We cover London, Home Counties, England and Wales.

SBI repair and replace many makes of garage doors and carports from leading manufacturers