Welcome to AGDA
The AGDA is the industry voice of the Australian Garage Door Industry set up to promote professionalism, safety and compliance for all the products and installation involved in the largest and heaviest moving part of a building being the Garage Door. The AGDA is made up of the key garage door & automation Manufacturers and Dealers (including Installers) based within Australian and represent the interests of all members.
For more information on AGDA please view the About page
Dealer Locator Tool
AGDA is pleased to announce it has activated a new tool for its website www.agda.org.au.
The new dealer locator tool allows for consumers to connect consumers with our dealer members and find the closest dealer member.
This tool has been built out to feature a stand- alone page for each dealer member which links through to their website or allows consumers to call or email directly.
The map is simple with easy to use zoom functionality and clear stacking of icons. On mobiles, the map is removed and consumers are guided to search by postcode. Dealer members will then show up by order of proximity with click through's to their stand-alone page.
Content on each dealer member’s stand-alone page has been taken from their own website. This content can be updated.
Tilt Doors Place in the Market?
Depending on to whom you talk Tilt doors now make up less than 5% of the Australian market.
A little time ago we received a disturbing report that a building certifier had advised a Victorian Dealer that tilt doors were being banned.
Building Certifier organisations were contacted with the response that they were not aware of any such “ban” in Australia as were sources within the industry.
The Rigid Overhead door type exists in many configurations around the world and balance systems for these doors come in various forms.
· System similar to a sectional door
· Multiple Tension spring each side
· Counter weight system
· As above + cable and/or spring failure devices
· Spring restrained at both ends so it cannot detach
All responsible Australian and New Zealand manufacturers and suppliers of these products ensure the systems are suitable as to safe operation in the Australian market.
Closure Safety for Gates
As at September 2016, in USA 32 fatalities involving automated gates occurred in a 16-year period, 20 of which involved children – with a massive 25,000 serious injuries estimated in a similar time frame.
In the UK they are on track to register an unacceptable 500 serious accidents a year, which could include fatalities,
Six adults and three children have been killed in accidents caused by badly installed and poorly maintained powered gates and barriers in the UK and Ireland in recent years. It is estimated that only 30% of the 500,000 automated gates in service in the UK are safe to use.
In Australia the issue of Safe gate closures has arisen as a result of a child’s death. The Coroner has asked the fence industry association, AWIA, to undertake Standard and/ or Guidelines Development for Gates (sliding, swing, commercial priority, possibly residential) and AGDA is willing to assist.