Aluminium Shutter Doors In The Work Truck Market

Diamond Roll Up Door, Inc. has received a purchase order to start providing aluminum shutter doors for basic utility bodies used on numerous different types of work trucks in the USA. The body manufacturer currently makes several different types of vehicle bodies out of aluminum. They are going to start manufacturing aluminum utility bodies and plan on using only aluminum shutter doors, no swing doors.

Aluminum shutter doors are used on nearly 80% of the compartments found on fire and emergency vehicles because the manufacturers have determined that it is less expensive, easier to manufacture, easier to access vehicle compartments, and most of all safer for the end user.

With the work truck industry trying to reduce weights and make vehicles safer, the aluminum shutter doors make the most sense.
The work truck market dwarfs the fire and emergency market in the USA. Once the aluminum shutter doors prove themselves in the work truck market, the opportunities should be endless. Diamond’s Dover brand shutters are the leader in the USA work truck market and will prove to be a great all around solution for compartment access in the future.

The pictured display shows on side of a basic utility body.

Harbour Town Melbourne – Docklands

Enjoy the open-air spaces and laneways of Harbour Town Melbourne – home to a range of specialty stores and outlets, foodies, restaurants and entertainment. Located in the Docklands, Harbour Town Melbourne is easily accessible and is located right next to the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and O’Brien Group Arena.

Harbour Town Melbourne has commenced it’s $150 million re-development to reinvigorate the Centre. The Centre has already undergone a significant ambient and aesthetic refurbishment to create a comfortable, all-weather retail and entertainment precinct. This has seen the addition of bluestone and timber floors, a weatherproof roof structure and the incorporation of planting and laneway-style greening. The ambience works continue with the Docklands Drive entrances currently seeing significant works to extend the weatherproof roof and add grand entrance doors.

Mirage Doors were chosen to supply and install two 6.7M x 4.4M glazed S3000 Bifold counter weight doors as the main entrance doors to the newly developed precinct.

Harden and Coolamon Ambulance Stations – Regional NSW

Building company Zauner Constructions recently completed the building of two regional Ambulance stations at Coolamon and Harden, located in the southern regional areas of NSW.

The Ambulance station fitouts included:

  • Parking bays with automatic Bifold doors for up to three ambulance vehicles to ensure our infrastructure is ready to meet projected patient demand increases over the next decade and beyond
  • Administration, office area and amenities
  • On site staff parking
  • Relief accommodation for paramedics
  • A logistics and storage area.

Ansa Doors supplied and installed two Bifold Doors for each station. The fully automatic doors were designed and built to adhere to the NSW functional brief for operation.

Lighthouse Tower Project

The Lighthouse Tower project is located in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. The residential tower comprises of 67 levels and includes tenancies, car stacker parking, recreational facilities, pools and gym and 627 apartments.

The innovative building features a sleek tower that is a ‘three dimensional kaleidoscope”, creating a façade that appears to be moving. The metallic purple-tinted angular façade panels change colour in the sun, increasing the reflectivity and creating a coloured mosaic.
The recently completed Residential Tower was built by construction company Multiplex Constructions.

Airport Doors supplied and installed 2x bespoke carpark doors on this project. The main entry carpark door is a fully glazed Twin –Leaf vertical lift counterbalance doors including a fixed top panel to match. The door is rated for high cycle usage and is fully automatic in operation.

The second door is a fully Internal Glide up Door which also incorporates an in-built swing door for pedestrian access. The door is also fully automated and was supplied with bespoke perforated panels.

Retail Activation District – Melbourne

The retail precinct offers a diverse, urban food and beverage experience for students, staff and the general public with a tenant mix that’s progressive, forward-thinking, innovative and boutique.

Mirage Doors were approached by Lend Lease to provide a solution for a pop up kitchen in the new RMIT area. Mirage proposed and supplied 3 fully external counter weighted Bifold doors to meet the architectural cladding requirements and open servery area.

Lakelands Shopping Centre – Western Australia

The new Lakelands Shopping Centre opened its doors to hundreds of waiting shoppers and is now the largest shopping centre between Mandurah and Rockingham south of Perth.

The 20,000sqm centre is anchored by Coles, K-Mart and ALDI and boasts more than 40 specialty stores. It is also much more than a shopping centre – it’s a community space providing a wide range of services with a childcare centre, library, a range of medical professionals, travel agency, restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets, beauty salons and even a 24/7 gym.

Mirage Doors was the majority supplier of shop front doors for this development working closely with Focus Buiding to deliver 21 doors on time to support the opening of this store. Doors supplied included Series 3 perforated Roller Shutters, Series 2 Aluminium Roller Shutters, SD300 side closing Doors, and Steel Roller Shutters for loading docks.

More Doors on Trailers

Diamond Roll Up Door, Inc. has supplied the 7.5mm composite doors to another pull behind trailer manufacturer. While it is more common to see swing or ramp doors on pull behind trailers, manufacturers are beginning to see advantages to roll up doors.

Roll up doors provide easy access in confined spaces, are better in windy environments, and are easy and more economical to install. If a ramp is not needed to access the trailer, roll up doors are the most realistic solution.

Several pull behind trailer manufacturers have recently started using roll up doors. Diamond has provided the 7.5mm composite door, the aluminum air cargo door, and the coiling 2EB rolling shutter doors. Having several different products, Diamond is able to provide the best solution to the customer.

Narellan Town Centre

Located 60km south-west of Sydney, Narellan is part of the growing western Sydney hub. To service this fast growing area Narellan Town Centre has embarked upon on a $200 million redevelopment, increasing the retail space from 36,000sqm to 72,000sqm. The development incorporates more than 100 new retailers including stunning new boutiques and top national fashion brands.

In this latest stage of the development, Mirage Doors was proud to partner with various shop fitting companies to supply range of SD Folding Closures to various icon brand retail stores.

EQ Towers – Melbourne

EQ Tower is a 63 level development that includes 633 apartments, a ground level retail precinct and residents lobby, six levels of car parking and showcases a spectacular 360 degree view of Melbourne CBD.
EQ has many ecologically sustainable development features including photovoltaic solar panels, rainwater harvesting and re-use, water efficient fixtures and appliances and high performance double glazing throughout.
Mirage Doors was engaged by Multiplex to supply two counterweight doors for the car park entrances to the building. The series 1500 Fully Recessed doors were designed to provide maximum clear opening height and zero external protrusion for the building, to reduce set back of the doors. These doors were custom clad to match the building cladding.

CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut

CMV Truck & Bus have officially moved into their new major premises in Derrimut Victoria. Construction company Qanstruct successfully handed over the new facility in August 2017.

The building showcases various Ansa Doors products with over 120x industrial roller shutters installed to the workshop, parts and showroom areas. The heavy duty H13 roller shutters provide high levels of reliability, security and functionality for the new facility.

The showroom area also features 4x large and bespoke AB100 series motorised Bifold doors. The glazed doors were purpose designed to match the glazed external building facade.