August 26, 2020

The Grafton Correctional Centre is a heritage-listed medium security prison located in Grafton, New South Wales. The correctional facilities were first established in 1862 under the supervision of the Office of the Sheriff accommodating up to 48 inmates. It is one of the few public buildings designed by competition in the late nineteenth century.

Today the correctional centre houses up to 134 minimum security inmates and up to 148 who come into custody or need to attend court in the Northern Rivers region.

To address the critical shortage of correctional centre beds and facilities within NSW, the state government in partnership with the Northern Pathways consortium consisting of John Holland, Serco, John Laing and Macquarie Capital, and build a new prison in Lavadia (approximately 12.5 kms southeast of Grafton).

The new correctional centre features state of the art security and surveillance and focuses on rehabilitation to help reduce the rate of reoffending. It is Australia’s largest prison project, eventually holding up to 1,700 inmates. For the next 20 years, the prison will inject more than $560 million into the local economy with 1,100 jobs created during construction and about 600 permanent jobs once operational.

To meet the project’s high security standards, ARCO manufactured and installed over 100 Steel Roller shutters and Stadium Grilles. These doors had a steel box bottom rail with the ends filled to avoid objects being hidden. The bolts on the doors were welded off to prevent removal.

ARCO’s employees and sub-contractors carried a can-do attitude and put in extra effect to overcome the unexpected challenges through the project. They have earned the respect and trust of the client with their dedication and professionalism.

ARCO’s access solution provides the new Grafton Correctional Centre with superior quality, strength and security. All requests were met with ARCO on going past the client’s expectation.

Bigger is better!

June 22, 2020

Precise coordination was required for this installation!

This 22 metre A5000 Counterweight door was installed at

St Margaret's Anglican Girls School this month.  Fronting the gymnasium this will be a state of the art feature. 

ARCO Architectural are pleased to be working with Tomkins Commercial on this sports project

No Plastic Blinds!

February 03, 2020

6 A3000 Counterweight Doors make this commercial outdoor eating area secluded but allow air flow. These doors are motorised so can be closed in poor weather conditions. 

Located at Kawana Shopping World on the Sunshine Coast using Clear Perspex for light and Powder Coated frame. 

In the bush!

February 25, 2019

Domestic Garage Door

This door blends beautifully into its bush surroundings. ARCO can compliment your home design with a stunning garage door. 

Carpark Alternative!

October 09, 2018

Newstead Series


This A3000 COUNTERWEIGHT DOOR is aesthetically pleasing. Great looking alternative to your standard Grille look. 

Big and Beautiful

August 31, 2018

East Pilbara Arts Centre, Newman, Western Australia

ARCO manufactured and installed 12 large Counterweight doors at the East Pilbara Arts Centre in WA.

Reaching to a height of nearly 9 metres these Counterweight Doors blend with the look and are fully functional for the climate conditions whilst also giving security

Footy Season is back

June 30, 2018

Brisbane Broncos


Second season for the Brisbane Broncos new training facility. ARCO counterweight doors not only look great but make the training ground functional connecting the internal gymnasium to the footy ground. 

December 11, 2017

iPlay - Pacific Fair Gold Coast


This bi folding stacking door is a real eye catcher. At 17 metres long, it is light and easy to handle. Powder Coated in Satin Black, with staggered horizontal trusses giving it a classy finish.

Our client was definitely satisfied with the final product. 

Arco can design and manufacture to your specifications.

Sacred Heart College


These fully recessed A5000 Counterweight Doors are definitely a winner!

Measuring over 9 metres wide each and weighing 1 Tonne, they are worth their weight in gold.

Constructed of Duragal Steel and Powder Coated in DULUX Powder Coat makes these doors appealing and functional.

Installed at the Sacred Heart College in Perth Western Australia, these doors allow extra light into the Centre.

See our range of other Counterweight Doors

Choice As Bro

Good old favourite!

Choice Discount Store Australia Fair.  Two single stacking Mikado doors one at 7 metres and one at 5 metres. This suits the wide opening and being light makes for easy manual operation. Now with a newly engineered locking system.

MIKADO Folding Doors are available in Single and Bi-Parting openings. For increased flexibility a curved track allows the multiple hinge panels to move around the curve.

Great for Retail, Commercial Premises, Hospitality, Medical, Social and Sports sectors.

Not So Plain

Browns Plains Mazda


This 6.6m x 3.3m A3000 Motorised Counterweight Door is aesthetically pleasing and functional. Allowing access for vehicles it suits this dealership perfectly. 

Made from RHS/SHS Steel and Powder Coated from the DULUX range of colours. Fitted with 6.38mm Laminated Safety Glass. Designed to accept a wide variety of cladding and glazing materials. 

All ARCO’s (Qld) counterweight doors are designed to withstand site specific wind loading in accordance to AS1170.2-2002.

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