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Compact sectional door at bespoke apartment - Port Melbourne, VIC

Products Used: Compact Sectional Door

Remax Products assisted with the Sectional Door element of an apartment building on Nott Street in Port Melbourne; incorporating the latest innovations in Sectional Door design.

Nott Street Apartments is a development site in the heart of Port Melbourne. The landmark building will deliver high-end accommodation in a prime area of Melbourne.  

The residential complex is a prime land investment for Garfield Nomiees, and was designed by Terry Harper Architects to provide state-of-the-art accomodation. Immediately noticeable is an impressive level of workmanship with attention to detail on each element.

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Client: Garfield Nominees

Location: Port Melbourne, VIC

Completion: 2017 


Consultancy and Planning

Made to Measure Components

Delivery and Installation 


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Apartments / Residential



The Compact Sectional Door design was a combined collaboration with the designers and the Remax team where the client wanted to incorporate a 3 dimensional design onto the glass panels in order to meet particular council specifications.

Council requirements stated that the developer could only install a sectional door which could be architecturally finished to meet the design brief and would not protrude through the opening when in action, encroaching on the footpath. Not only was the door limited to how much space it would need externally, when opening and closing, but with the car lift mechanisim, internally, so close to the door, there simply was no space for overhead beams for which standard sectional doors require. 

The door was installed as the access door to the dedicated car lift for the building. With the design of the glass within the door, the door is very much a part of the building design, rather than standard convenience. 

The door frame itself is powdercoated in RAL 9005 (black), and the glass is a 4mm thick safety glass, with 3 dimensional effect, to not only provide security to the carpark lift access but to allow the building design to merge together seamlessly and effectively tick off council requirements. 

The glass Compact Sectional Door measures 3080mmH x 5000mmW with fully automatic activation for the carlift. 

Since the Compact Sectional door is not your standard counter balance sectional door - the ceiling space is not impacted with unsightly (internal) overhead beams which would otherwise detract from the building design.


Compact Sectional Doors were chosen for the residential apartment building for the following reasons:

  • As a more efficient, space saving and favourable option to the standard and cumbersome folding glass door or overhead sectional door.
  • To Reduce Operational Noise. The Compact Sectional Door is a high quality alternative to standard Roller Shutters and have a number of benefits, one of them being their quiet operation. Especially noticeable in a residential / apartment block environment - noisy roller shutters can really start to annoy residents. Consider this; we recently carried out a noise assessment here onsite and found that a standard roller shutter screamed in at 77dB* whilst our Compact Sectional Door whispered in at 52dB. Read our full assessment here

    *The roller shutter which we tested onsite was relatively new (roughly a year old) and older roller shutters tend to be noisier if they are not well maintained. If you test some older roller shutters, you may find that they can come in at 85dB for example. 

  • Traditional overhead sectional doors require wall space and ceiling space to allow the door panels to run up and under the ceiling. The tracks are often supported by unsightly bracing and ceiling supports. And, the lifting shaft and springs are all exposed, adding to an unsightly look in an otherwise clean, modern environment. The Compact Sectional Doors have none of that. By contrast, they’re neat, free of any exposed springs, and compact! Their small footprint and compact design meant that the entire existing electrical and lighting infrastructure in the new facility remained undisturbed. The Compact Sectional Door panels fold together above the entrance while opening, and saves not only space but is also very easy to operate and are maintenance friendly.
  • As a smart, patterned exit / entry point for vehicles coming into / leaving the car lift.
  • The design freedom of being able to purchase the door mechanism without glass panelling and enabling a specialist glazier to incorporate architecturally finished glass, which also allow plenty of natural light into the facility from floor to ceiling.
  • Compact Sectional Doors offer not only a great look for your facility, but also convenience and usability for a range of vehicles and equipment.

Not only is the Compact Sectional Door favoured by Architects due its versatility in appearance, aesthetics, and design freedom, but it is also favoured by many builders as the roof space can be fully utilised without impacting the door both in open and closed state and also means that the compact door can be neatly recessed into the ceiling, when in a closed position, for a better showroom design. 

Project Images: 

Compact Sectional Doors at Nott Street, Port Melbourne.

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This is something we prepared earlier:


Notice how quiet this Compact Sectional Door is. This particular door, in the video, is around 4.5m x 5m - so it is fairly tall! 

The Compact Sectional Door panels fold up neatly into a tidy section above the door and sectional overhead door panels recessed into the ceiling below:

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The Compact Sectional Doors from the undercover corridor show the car servicing area and the natural light flowing into the area. Glazed, glass, full vision Compact Sectional Doors were installed throughout the redeveloped state-of-the-art car showroom facility.

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Topics: compact sectional door, glass sectional door, Apartment doors, luxury glass door, Location - Australia, VIC, P - Sectional Doors, luxury car showroom, Sector - Apartments

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