New Tamworth Depot for Transgrid

Group company Austral Monsoon has recently completed the supply and installation of eighteen 100mm steel roller shutters at the new Transgrid Tamworth Area Centre Depot in regional NSW.

Working with Richard Crookes Constructions, the project involved a major redevelopment of the facility including the addition of two large workshops, car park and loading areas. The build was staged to maintain staff usage throughout construction. The new facility can accommodate more than 60 staff as well as 14 drive in workshops and loading bays; a sophisticated oil treatment and storage facility; a large battery recharge bay and indoor vehicle wash down facilities.

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Mirage Doors at Pacific Fair Broadbeach

Group company Mirage Doors has recently completed the supply and installation of numerous doors at Pacific Fair, Broadbeach as a part of the centre’s $670m revamp.

Rebel Sports were supplied with two custom designed Fiesta stacking doors incorporating laser cut aluminium infills. The doors were powder coated to match the shopfront facade, and the end result was outstanding.

Specsavers and Vans also opted for the Fiesta Stacking Door, but with a more traditional fully glazed design.

Two Series 3000 Bifold Counterweight Doors were chosen for City Beach, incorporating glazing and louvres for ventilation.

Wild Cards also opted for a Series 3000 Bifold Counterweight Door, but finished with customised timber cladding.

Event Cinemas were supplied our SD300 Folding Closure to suit it’s 16 metre wide opening. This SD300 was supplied with the Multivent perforated infills, which provide 51% ventilation.

The Pacific Fair project again reflects Mirage’s market leading position in the shopfitting industry, supplying the largest range of quality products incorporating innovative designs.

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Mirage Doors Completes new Yatala Warehouse

Group company Mirage doors has recently completed the supply and installation of 54 roller shutters to the new Cope Sensitive Freight  warehouse in Yatala on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Working with the builder CIP constructions, the doors were manufactured with very little lead time, delivering on the client’s deadline.

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Garage door Transformation at Coogee

Group company Austral Monsoon Door Services recently completed the supply and installation of an Austral Monsoon E85 “Panorama” roller shutter at a private residence in the beach side suburb of Coogee.

Working with AB and P Constructions, the transformation was remarkable, going from two old domestic roller doors to a full width commercial grade shutter.

This high end roller shutter was supplied with a whisper quite Gfa motor and matching safety “light curtain”. The light curtain provides significantly greater obstruction detection compared with traditional PE beams, thereby providing added safety.

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Porsche Doncaster Showroom Opens


Further to our earlier post, Porsche Doncaster has now opened their state of the art dealer facility in the Melbourne suburb of Doncaster.

After posting record sales last year of 2813 new registrations through its 12-dealer network, the German sportscar brand has expanded its retail presence with “strategic openings” in Doncaster in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs – to be run by the Preston Motors Group.

The Doncaster dealership has joined Porsche Centre Brighton, also owned by Preston Motors Group, and the Porsche Centre Melbourne in Collingwood.

Group company Ansa Doors has supplied and installed a range of robust and reliable Bi-folding doors and Roller Shutters for the new Doncaster facility. The AB100 series Bi-folding doors are clad with fully glazed panels and are located in the dealerships new car delivery area.

Having previously supplied door solutions for multiple other Preston Motor Group dealerships, including the Mitsubishi dealership in Somerton and the Ford dealership in Oakleigh, Ansa Doors was the logical choice for door supply with a guaranteed supply and service history.

Preston Motors Group is one of the largest automotive retailers in Victoria, having been in business for more than 100 years.

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Ansa Doors Engineered Truck Shutters

Group company Ansa Doors recently re-furbished a truck for a customer with special requirements for their ever growing business.

All Road Transport approached Ansa Doors to help find a solution for their range of delivery trucks. The truck bodies were originally supplied with swing type doors which presented issues with swinging clearances at their customers pick up points.

Ansa Doors designed, supplied and installed their range of heavy duty 50mm steel truck rolling shutters which resolved the existing door issues.

Ansa Doors prides itself on engineering a working solution for any particular door application.

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Series 2000 Counterweight Door for St Columba’s Catholic School

Group company Mirage Doors have recently completed the supply and installation of a Series 2000 counterweight door for St Columba’s Catholic School in the inner Western Sydney suburb of Leichhardt.

The S2000 counter weight door features an offset folding leaf. This particular door was designed with 75% of the external leaf swinging outwards and 25% swinging inwards. The design can be modified to suit specific client or building requirements.

With the frame finished in a Dulux Anotec XT Mid Bronze Powder coat and full glazing, the S2000 will be a feature in the new school hall building.


Mirage Doors Dominates Eastland Shopping Centre Refurbishment

Group company Mirage Doors has recently been involved in the $655 million redevelopment of Eastland Shopping Centre in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood. The project has increased the size of Eastland by 55 per cent, up to 131,000 square metres. The number of shops has increased by 120 to a total of 350.

Japanese store Uniqlo, Swedish retailer H&M and Gorman were just some of the retailers new to the centre.

Mirage Doors were instrumental in providing at least 50% of the shopfront doors in the centre.

With a deadline of 29 October, most of the doors required detail, manufacture and installation within 3 weeks.

The final stage is ongoing and expected to open in June 2016.

High Security Door Leaves for Margaret Tobin Centre at Flinders Medical Centre

Due to policy changes regarding the observation of patients at the Margaret Tobin Centre in Adelaide’s South the building’s existing door leaves were deemed unsuitable.

Group company Lietzke Australia, having a wealth of experience in manufacturing and designing high security doors, was called upon to develop a door suitable for the new observation requirements of patients in a Seclusion Room setup.

The door leaves, which are over 1200mm wide had to include an uninterrupted, large viewing area, integrated pass through hatch, be flush with the walls so as meet anti-harm requirements on the patient side, be light and easy to operate for the staff, all whilst maintaining a high security level.

The final door leaf design incorporates the following:

  • Steel sub-frames to support all features on the door
  • A composite ply and balsa blockboard core filler
  • F17 stress grade Hoop Pine ply lockblocks
  • Welded steel hinge support integral into the sub-frame
  • Welded double pan 2mm galvanised steel cladding
  • 12.7mm Lexan MR10 Marguard glazed vision panel with 2mm pressed stainless steel glazing bea

The door leaves were installed to existing door frames which were modified with additional lock strike strengthening plates.

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