Wooden architectural home featuring Smartech facade garage door

At Smartech we understand it’s not just about garage doors. That’s why our facade garage doors blend in with your home.

Imagine… Driving up your driveway, you meet with pleasure one of the most prominent features of your cherished home. Your new facade garage doors, traditionally a necessary eyesore, now complement your home beautifully. Blending in with the cladding of your choice, they now open with a seamless welcome.

Meet Smartech’s latest edition to our range of innovative and highly functional products: the Facade Garage Doors. This exciting new development is a first for the Australian housing market now available in a ‘flat-pack’ kit form. This means that the costs are reduced, bringing the most architectural garage door to more people.

Smartech customises the design of the frame to suit different cladding options. This opens greater possibilities for the design of the entire building.

The decorative cladding industry has introduced many new, innovative finishes for buildings. People love the latest timbers or composite timbers, either as boards, battens or slats. There is imitation stone cladding for a natural look. Other options include fibre cement, aluminium, metal, imitation brick and ceramic, to name a few.

With the new Smartech Facade Garage Doors suitable to take cladding weights up to an unprecedented 400kg there is definitely a cladding that will satisfy your unique needs.

With weights up to an unprecedented 400kg you can even use hardwood!

Note: Smartech do not supply and install the cladding. The builder or project manager must take responsibility for the supply and installation of the cladding on site.

Years of evolution have culminated in the Smartech Facade Garage Door. It is designed for complete ease of assembly, with no welding involved. The Smartech Facade Garage Door door is a knockdown kit. It ships as a flat pack, thereby greatly reducing handling and transport costs and saving storage space.

As you can see from our images, flush finish means the surface of your garage door and the wall surrounding it are on the same plane. We have designed the door to finish flush, using our proprietary flush finish door jambs which are L shaped and extruded from structural grade alloy. Therefore the Facade Garage Door can be readily incorporated into the building facade (or fascia) or feature wall that faces the street.

Smartech Facade Garage Doors are made to order for you. Specify size, colour, cladding material and the type of door, i.e., Tilt or Folding. You can download Technical Datasheets to assist you with your choice at smartechdoorsystems.com.au/datasheets

Although the Smartech Facade Garage Door can be supplied hand operated, most of our garage doors are motorised and remote controlled for ease of use and convenience. The door comes standard with a Merlin MJ3800 operator kit, with optional PE safety beam, battery backup and manual release. It includes soft start/stop, learned memory technology and sensitivity adjustment on closing. These features ensure silent operation and prevent accidents in the entrapment zone.

The motor is positioned at the top of the tracks to keep the garage looking clean, while the durable full chain drive system is completely hidden by brush seals.

Covers are designed to enclose the counterweights out of harm’s way and provide a tidy aesthetic finish. Covers will wrap around, extending from the track and returning to the wall.

The Smartech Facade Garage Door is supplied in a quality assured polyester powder coat finish. The frame comes in Mannex Black powdercoat finish as standard, designed to cleverly hide surface defects to provide an interesting tactile surface. Other colours or mill finish are available upon request*. *For non-standard imapowdercoat colours, additional charges apply

smartech facade garage door cladded with beautiful wooden batons


Tilt garage door drawing


Folding garage door drawing

The exclusive range of Smartech aluminium extrusions, extruded from Structural grade aluminium, is used in framing and sealing, providing strength and durability.

All fittings, including link arms, drive ramps, link arm pins, connectors, pulley saddle pins, hinges, circlips, washers and fasteners are stainless steel.

The Smartech Facade Garage Door features the Smartech dual acoustic sealing system to seal the gap between track and door and flexes as the door opens. This is complemented with an additional nylon brush seal that seals the gap between the door and wall. The gap at the head of the door can be sealed by the Smartech lintel extrusion. As the door closes against the floor a bulb seal fitted under the door, compresses down and seals the gap.

Compliance to AS3959 BAL 12.5- BAL 40 is available in bush fire prone areas. Please note that any timber cladding used must be bushfire resisting timber in accordance with AS3959.

As an optional extra the door can feature strip lighting built into its frame transoms. Illuminating when the door is open, strip lighting provides a bright and inviting entrance for the vehicle and its passengers.

As garages today can be used as habitable spaces, our luxurious door is designed so that the internal side can be insulated using 50mm thick polystyrene panelling. A smooth flat signboard is used to line the internal face of the door so the finish is neat inside and out.

Smartech Facade Garage Door requires side room and headroom internally to accommodate the counterweight system, pulley head, and motor if included. Refer to the product technical details on the opposite page.

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