The owner of a stylish home in Hawthorn, Victoria chose a flush mount garage door from B&D Garage Doors and Openers for his four-car garage to ensure seamless integration with the facade.

Designed by Victorian architectural firm Herbert and Howes, this luxury home is built over three levels and features five bedrooms, a rooftop terrace and an alfresco entertaining area with a pool. Keeping in mind the demographics of Hawthorn where many people have more than two cars, owner-builder Tim Dugdale chose to put in a four-car garage with a six-metre wide opening.

The scale of the larger than usual garage was befitting of this luxury home, he explained. Additionally, a garage of this size offered future owners the flexibility to convert the extra space into a home cinema, gym or office.

To complement the architectural aesthetic and clean lines, Dugdale needed a garage door frame that could be clad in the timber used throughout the home’s facade.

Dugdale consulted with B&D’s mobile showroom consultant, Stephen Wallace on his garage door requirements.

“It became clear to me that B&D’s unique Panelift Flush Mount garage door system would be the ideal solution for this home,” Wallace said. This on-trend approach mounts a garage door so that the door cladding is flush with the surrounding facade instead of setback, seamlessly integrating into the home and maximising street appeal.

For his garage, Dugdale chose the Biowood Castellated door in Black Japan. Made from a sustainable resin/wood composite, the garage door was durable and strong, and resistant to termites, fire, water, mould and mildew.

Conventional tilt garage doors can only take very lightweight cladding, limiting their practicality. Therefore, B&D’s door in a Flush Mount format provided the perfect alternative to the Hawthorn home application.

“I’m very pleased with the look we were able to achieve using B&D’s Flush Mount Biowood doors. We even bought additional Biowood to use on the ceiling in the entertaining area next to the pool, creating an integrated look, front and back,” Dugdale added.