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Design trends for your Garage Door

Jan 2020

As we enter a new decade, the functionality and design of our homes continue to evolve. Our homes reflect our lifestyles, and as we try to minimise our impact on the environment, live busy, complex lives and seek health and wellness, these influences are incorporated into the design of our homes…All while maintaining an ‘Instagramable’ aesthetic, of course.

Sustainability, multipurpose spaces, automation and natural colours and textures are key trends we’re seeing for 2020. Don’t get left in the last decade! Here’s how you can embrace the latest house trends and styles, all in your garage door!

Chat to Macquarie Garage Doors Newcastle about your garage door needs and a free quote today.

Sustainability

The incorporation of sustainability in design and construction is more important now than ever. As we continue trying to minimise our impact on the earth and create spaces that are environmentally friendly, design, style and functionality have not been compromised in the slightest! 

Insulated Garage Doors are now being widely used to increase energy efficiency and are a great addition if you use your garage as a multi-purpose space, helping to block out the elements and external noise.

Read more about the Danmar Thermopanel Range here.

Window Security Shutters are also a great way to block out the summer heat or keep the warmth in during the cooler months. They are also perfect for shift workers who need to block out light and sound during the day.

Multi-purpose Spaces

Whether you’re a growing family, a hobby enthusiast, running a business from home or simply in need of a man-cave, your garage can be a great temporary or permanent extra room for your home. More and more people are also using their garages as a spare bedroom, kids playroom, home gym or parents hideaway. 

Combine an Insulated Garage Door with the Cleverseal Brush System and your garage becomes just as safe, comfortable and secure as any other room in the house! The brush system blocks nasty bugs, dust and other elements from entering through the gaps around your garage door. Cleverseal also provides a fire-rated brush seal product called Cinderseal, which is a great addition to your bushfire protection plan, blocking embers and ash from entering through the gaps as well.

Automation

Just as we rely on our phones for directions, to organise our calendar and basically every other function of our lives, we can now rely on our phones to operate our garage doors using the Merlin MyQ Smartphone system.

The Merlin MyQ Smartphone monitoring and operating system gives you the ability to not only open and close your door but to also monitor its open or closed status and receive notifications about the doors operation. With the option to add multiple users ,you can check the log to see who has operated the door 24/7 365 days of the year so long as wifi is connected to the Merlin MyQ Gateway at home. Another great incentive to upgrade to the Merlin MyQ motor is that it comes standard with our upgraded E960M Premium 2.0+ Remote controls and also the IR-Safety Beam Kit.

Exterior Wall Cladding

Wall cladding has once again become quite popular in Australian homes, being used both on the inside and outside of the home. Custom made Panel Garage Doors are being incorporated into a larger wall facade to create the illusion of a hidden door. 

Locally here in Newcastle, Orton Building has incorporated an MGD Custom Panel Door into their Orton Haus project. The white panels in the door align with the cladding on the wall to create a streamlined, flush look. 

You can view more of this door and the Orton Haus project on their Instagram.

At another local home, we installed a Delta Custom Flush Fit Panel Door with 40mm Pacific Teak Vertical Battens. Again, the panels on the door align with the surrounding battens, creating a ‘hidden door’ illusion. But in this case, there is no backing behind the panels, allowing for natural light to flood the room and the cool coastal breeze to flow through. 

Ready to update your home and incorporate the latest style and sustainability trends?

Contact the team at Macquarie Garage Doors here in Newcastle for a free quote on a new garage door, motor, or service for an existing door.

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Double Brick Fixing Kit for Garage Door

Double Brick Fixing Kit
DBK2

Compatible with ALL Models.

Merlin EverCharge Battery

12V EverCharge Battery Power Unit
E475M

Compatible with:

  • SilentDrive

  • OverDrive

Garage Door Accessory - Standby Unit

24V EverCharge Standby Power Unit
CM475

Compatible with:

  • MRC950

  • MR850

  • MJ3800, MJ3800R

Merlin Integrated Battery Backup

Integrated Battery Backup
041A6357-2

Compatible with:

  • MT3850

  • MT3850EVO

Merlin Key Operated Manual Release

Key Operated Manual Release
E1702M

Compatible with ALL Models.

Keyed Cable Release - Garage Door Accessory

Keyed Cable Release - Steel Fix
CM1702

Compatible with ALL Models.

Keyed Cable Release

Keyed Cable Release - Brick Fix
DMK1

Compatible with ALL Models.

Merlin M802 Remote

Two Button Remote Control
M802

Compatible with:

  • 430R (1994 – 2001)

  • 230T (1994 – 2001)

Steel-Line HT3 Remote

Steel-Line HT3 Remote
30-900-0705

Compatible with:

  • Steel-Line OL4
  • Steel-Line OL6
  • Steel-Line OL6.5
  • Steel-Line RD11
Steel-Line HT4 Remote

Steel-Line HT4 Remote
30-900-6000

Compatible with:

  • Steel-Line OL4
  • Steel-Line OL6
  • Steel-Line RD9
FAAC XT2 Remote

FAAC XT2 Remote
XT2 433 SLH LR

Compatible with:

  • C720

  • C721

  • C740

  • 390

  • 391

  • 413

  • 415

FAAC XT4 Remote

FAAC XT4 Remote
XT4 433 RC

Compatible with:

  • C720

  • C721

  • C740

  • 390

  • 391

  • 413

  • 415

ATA PTX6 Remote

ATA PTX6
61229/61228

Compatible with:

  • TrioCode 128 Garage Door Opener (Grey antenna wire)
  • TrioCode Garage Door Opener (Blue or Green Antenna wire)
ATA PTX5 Remote

ATA PTX5
19555

Compatible with:

  • TrioCode 128 Garage Door Opener (Grey antenna wire)
  • TrioCode Garage Door Opener (Blue or Green Antenna wire)
Merlin M842S Remote

Two Button Keyring Remote Control
M842S

Compatible with:

  • 430R (2001-2007)

  • 230T (2001-2007)

Merlin M832S Remote

Two Button Remote Control
M832S

Compatible with:

  • 430R (2001-2007)

  • 230T (2001-2007)

TM390+ Gliderol Remote

Gliderol TM-390+ Remote

Compatible with:

  • Glidermatic GRD+
  • Glidermatic GTS+
  • Glidermatic GTS+ Optima
Merlin Four Button Remote E950M

Four Button Slider Remote Control
E950M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)

  • Commander MyQ / WhisperDrive

  • TiltMaster / PowerAce / CyclonePro

  • OverDrive / SilentDrive Elite MyQ

  • SilentDrive BBU / SilentDrive Pro

  • QuietDrive Pro / WeatherDrive

Merlin Wireless Wall Button

Two Button Wireless Wall Button
E138M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)

  • Commander MyQ / WhisperDrive

  • TiltMaster / PowerAce / CyclonePro

  • OverDrive / SilentDrive Elite MyQ

  • SilentDrive BBU / SilentDrive Pro

  • QuietDrive Pro / WeatherDrive

Merlin MyQ Bundle

MYQ Connectivity Bundle
M828AU774

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)**

Merlin MyQ LED Light

MYQ Remote LED Light
827AU

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)**

Merlin Battery Backup

Battery Backup 24V
M-BBU24V

Compatible with:

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

Protector System

Protector System (Safety IR Beams)
774ANZ

Compatible with ALL Models.

Merlin Outdoor Protector System

Outdoor Protector System (Safety IR Beams)
771ANZ

Compatible with ALL Models.

E945M Merlin Remote Control

Three Button Mini Remote Control
E945M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)

  • Commander MyQ / WhisperDrive

  • TiltMaster / PowerAce / CyclonePro

  • OverDrive / SilentDrive Elite MyQ

  • SilentDrive BBU / SilentDrive Pro

  • QuietDrive Pro / WeatherDrive

Wireless Wall Button - Merlin

Wireless Wall Button (Security+)
CM128

Compatible with:

  • MJ3800BBU / MT800 / MT600

  • MT1000 / MT3850 / MT5580P

  • MT60P / MT60 / MT230

  • RollerAce (MR60)

  • MR600 / MR800 / MR1000

  • MJ3800 / MJ3800R

Merlin Three Button Remote Control E943M

Three Button Remote Control with Car Visor Clip
E943M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

Merlin Remote Control with Car Clip E940M

Single Button Remote Control with Car Visor Clip
E940M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)

  • Commander MyQ / WhisperDrive

  • TiltMaster / PowerAce / CyclonePro

  • OverDrive / SilentDrive Elite MyQ

  • SilentDrive BBU / SilentDrive Pro

  • QuietDrive Pro / WeatherDrive

Wireless Security Keypad

Wireless Security Keypad (Security+ 2.0)
E840M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)

  • Commander MyQ / WhisperDrive

  • TiltMaster / PowerAce / CyclonePro

  • OverDrive / SilentDrive Elite MyQ

  • SilentDrive BBU / SilentDrive Pro

  • QuietDrive Pro / WeatherDrive

Three Button Remote Control C945

Three Button Mini Remote Control (Security+)
C945

Compatible with:

  • MJ3800BBU / MT800 / MT600

  • MT1000 / MT3850 / MT5580P

  • MT60P / MT60 / MT230

  • RollerAce (MR60)

  • MR600 / MR800 / MR1000

  • MJ3800 / MJ3800R

Merlin Wireless Keypad

Wireless Security Keypad (Security+)
C840

Compatible with:

  • MJ3800BBU / MT800 / MT600

  • MT1000 / MT3850 / MT5580P

  • MT60P / MT60 / MT230

  • RollerAce (MR60)

  • MR600 / MR800 / MR1000

  • MJ3800 / MJ3800R

Merlin Remote - Car Clip

Three Button Remote Control with Car Visor Clip
C943

Compatible with:

  • MJ3800BBU / MT800 / MT600

  • MT1000 / MT3850 / MT5580P

  • MT60P / MT60 / MT230

  • RollerAce (MR60)

  • MR600 / MR800 / MR1000

  • MJ3800 / MJ3800R

ATA PTX4 Remote

ATA PTX4
19550/19551

Compatible with:

  • GDO-2 V6
  • GDO-2 V7
  • GDO-4 V3
TM305C Gliderol Remote

Gliderol TM-305C Remote

Compatible with:

  • Glidermatic GRD
  • Glidermatic GTS
  • Glidermatic GTS 2000
  • Glidermatic GTS Optima
  • Gliderol Stand Alone Receiver

Swing Gate Stop (Bolted)
002A2334

Compatible with:

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

Slide Gate Stop
002A2332

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

Gate myQ Connectivity Bundle
M828AU772

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

Battery Backup
MGBBU

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

Wireless Security Keypad
E850G

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

E-Lock
600024

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

Mag-Lock
MG1300AU

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

1m Rack
MGSRACK

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

Merlin Four Button Remote with Car Visor
(Security+ 2.0 & Security+) E964M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)

  • Commander MyQ / WhisperDrive

  • TiltMaster / PowerAce / CyclonePro

  • OverDrive / SilentDrive Elite MyQ

  • SilentDrive BBU / SilentDrive Pro

  • QuietDrive Pro / WeatherDrive

Monitored Safety Beams
GPS15

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

Four Button Remote Control
E960G

Compatible with:

  • Grifco LG Drive

Merlin Four Button Remote Control
E970M

Compatible with:

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

Four Button Car Visor Remote Control
E964M

Compatible with:

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

Merlin Wireless Security Keypad
E850M

Compatible with:

  • Merlin Slide 600 MGS

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

Swing Gate Stop (Centre)
002A2333

Compatible with:

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGADK

  • Merlin Swing A 200 MGASK 

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXDK

  • Merlin Swing L 300 MGLXSK

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Merlin Four Button Wireless Wall Mount Remote
(Security+ 2.0 & Security+) E148M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)

  • Commander MyQ / WhisperDrive

  • TiltMaster / PowerAce / CyclonePro

  • OverDrive / SilentDrive Elite MyQ

  • SilentDrive BBU / SilentDrive Pro

  • QuietDrive Pro / WeatherDrive

B&D Garage Door TB6 Remote

B&D TB6 Remote

Compatible with:

  • Control-A-Door S SDO-3V2
  • Control-A-Door Advance SDO-2V2
  • Control-A-Door P Diamond SDO-2V2
  • Control-A-Door Prodigy SDO-2V3
Grifco Monitored Safety Beams

Monitored Safety Beams
GPS15

Compatible with:

  • S-Drive
  • eDrive +2.0
Wurth Lubricant

Wurth HHS 2000 Adhesive Lubricant

Adhesive lubricant to be used on springs of panel doors only. To be applied once every six months.

Wurth Silicone Spray

Wurth Silicone Spray

Silicone spray is recommended to be used 3-4 times per year on garage door hinges, wheels and roller door tracks.

Transmitter Management

Transmitter Management Packs
GTM-E960G-50 / Star1000EVO / E8003

Compatible with:

  • S-Drive

  • LS-Drive

  • eDrive +2.0

E Drive Expansion Board

E-Drive Expansion Board
EB1 / EB1-G / EB11-GL

Compatible with E-Drive.

E Drive Main Control Board

E-Drive Main Control Board
MCB6ED

Compatible with E-Drive.

Monitored Light Curtain

Monitored Light Curtain
GLCPS

Compatible with S-Drive.

Grifco Wall Controls

E-Drive Wall Controls

Compatible with E-Drive

Merlin Four Button Remote Control
(Security+ 2.0 & Security+) E970M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)

  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)

  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)

  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)

  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)

  • Commander MyQ / WhisperDrive

  • TiltMaster / PowerAce / CyclonePro

  • OverDrive / SilentDrive Elite MyQ

  • SilentDrive BBU / SilentDrive Pro

  • QuietDrive Pro / WeatherDrive

Key Switches

Key Switches & Push Buttons

Compatible with E-Drive +2.0

Garage Door Mounting Kits

Mounting Kits

Compatible with E-Drive +2.0

Transmission Hardware

Transmission Hardware

Compatible with E-Drive +2.0

Flashing Light & Sounders Accessories

Flashing Lights & Sounders

Compatible with E-Drive.

LED Traffic Lights - Commercial Use

LED Traffic Signal
TL24

Compatible with:

  • S-Drive
  • eDrive +2.0 Operators with expansion board

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Merlin Premium Remote E960M

Premium+ Four Button Remote Control
E960M

Compatible with:

  • Commander Essential (MS65MYQ)
  • Commander Elite (MS105MYQ)
  • Commander Extreme (MS125MYQ)
  • SilentDrive™ Essential (MR655MYQ)
  • SilentDrive™ Elite (MR855MYQ)
  • Commander Ultimate (MJ3800MYQ)
  • Commander MyQ
  • WhisperDrive / TiltMaster / PowerAce
  • CyclonePro / OverDrive
  • SilentDrive Elite MyQ / SilentDrive BBU
  • SilentDrive Pro / QuietDrive Pro
  • WeatherDrive / MJ3800BBU
  • MT800 / MT600 / MT1000 / MT3850
  • MT5580P / MT60P / MT60 / MT230
  • RollerAce (MR60)
  • MR600 / MR800 / MR1000
  • MJ3800 / MJ3800R