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Turn your Garage into a Multi-Purpose Space

March 2020

Traditionally our garages have only been a place where we store our cars, but as the need for multipurpose spaces within our homes increases, we are turning to our garages to play host to a range of different activities. 

Having your garage set up as a multipurpose space can not only be extremely useful in your day-to-day life, but it also has the potential to add to the value of your home.

So what are the different ways people are using their garages, and how can you transform your garage into a versatile space?

Storage

Traditionally used to store our cars and other items such as bikes, garden tools, excess furniture and plenty more, our garages can be transformed from ‘dump zone’ to ‘storage heaven’ with some simple accessories. Shelving, hooks and baskets are simple accessories you can use to sort and store your belongings to create a tidy space. If you’re stuck for creative ideas, Pinterest has you sorted with 1000’s!

Home Gym

If you’ve got a busy schedule, are on a budget or prefer to workout away from the crowds, then a home gym might be the perfect use for your garage! With fairly cheap exercise equipment available from stores like Kmart, setting up a home gym in your garage has never been easier.

But what about airflow? 

Merlin’s automatic garage door openers allow you to open your door up part way. So depending on whether you like to work out in private or would like to let a little airflow through, you can open up the garage door as much or as little as you like. 

If airflow and privacy are both just as important, you might consider something like a Delta Custom Flush Fit Panel Door with 40mm Pacific Teak Vertical Battens. This door allows natural light and air to enter the garage while maintaining privacy and security.

Extra Living Room

Need an extra room to send the kids to watch tv, or to even escape to yourself? Adding a few homely touches like a rug, thick wall drapes and a couch will turn your garage into a more liveable space. 

To make the room even cosier, consider installing an Insulated Garage Door. They will help to block out the heat in summer and keep your garage warm in the winter. Plus, their sleek design looks great on any contemporary home.

Spare Bedroom

Got family visiting for the weekend and not sure where they’re going to sleep? If you’re not fortunate enough to have a spare bedroom, the thought of having visitors can be quite daunting. If you’ve already converted your garage into an extra living room, simply swap the ordinary couch for a futon or fold-out and voila, you have a spare bedroom!

Sleeping in a garage still doesn’t sound too appealing?

To block out all of the nasty bugs, dust, pollen or cold draughts sneaking through the gaps around your garage door, consider a Cleverseal Brush System. This system is installed around your garage door and closes the gaps, keeping you safe from unwanted guests or pests.

If your garage has windows, Security Shutters are also a great way to block out sound and light!

Work Space

Many Australians are now choosing to work from home. Although this provides great convenience, it can make it hard to draw a distinct line between your personal and work life, especially if your desk is close to your living space. A great way to separate your work and personal life, or if you simply don’t have space inside your home, is to set up your garage as a home workspace! 

Natural light is so important in a workspace, and this is often something your garage lacks. But, no longer! Introducing the Clearlite Panel Door! With translucent panels, this door allows natural light into the garage whilst the door is down. Similar doors are also available with glass panels!

If you would like to chat to us about how you can maximise the potential of your garage, please get in touch!

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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