Kiama Beach Home

Hanlon Windows use Elevate Aluminium Systems to bring project to life

This home is situated on the coastline of Kiama, on the New South Wales South Coast. It was originally a large, dull grey brick home that required a renovation or rebuild to modernise its aesthetics and functionality as well as maximise beachfront views.

Once awarded the project, MS Building Constructions Pty Ltd were given 12 months to demolish the existing structure and complete the new structure to strict design and engineering specifications set out by the clients. Vince Myson and Siobhan Berkery from Myson + Berkery Architects were the driving force behind such a well-planned and stunning building.

The predominantly steel and concrete structure sat on screw piles, screwed into the hillside of beautiful Jones Beach. Every room in the dwelling provides an uninterrupted and stunning view of the coastline. This view is framed and enhanced by the use of high quality, durable aluminium systems.

With the project being situated on the coastline in such an exposed location, it was imperative to have the correct glazing products installed for maximum strength and durability but also to allow for a connection with the stunning views. The Elevate™ Aluminium Systems range provided the perfect solution, achieving the high wind and water ratings the project required whilst taking in the vista with their large formats.

Hanlon Windows were engaged to supply the range of Elevate™ Aluminium Systems to this project, due to their reputation of consistently supplying only the highest quality products. The added benefit of the Dulux Duratec powder coat and 316-grade stainless steel hardware provided excellent resistance to weathering and salt spray in the beachside application.

Elevate™ Series 466 Awning Windows were used throughout the home to ensure maximum air flow and cross ventilation. These were installed with Conel Electric Winders for ease of use in unreachable locations. Elevate™ Series 704 Sliding Doors are a beautiful addition to the house, which allows the indoors to open up onto the many outdoor living  areas. The doors glide effortlessly and provide a seamless transition to the outside of the home.

AWS 316-grade stainless steel ICON™ hardware was selected on this project to provide superior weathering performance and outstanding durability. ICON™ hardware complements the modern design and clean lines of the Elevate™ Series of aluminium systems and the large ‘D’ handle offers a comfortable grip, which is ideal for the big sliding doors in the project.

The Elevate™ Aluminium Systems range enabled the home to achieve low U-values well below the required BASIX thermal assessment of 4.2Uw. Now, every room in the home provides an uninterrupted and stunning view of the coastline.

Hanlon Windows worked closely with the architect and builder to ensure the perfect combination of aluminium windows and doors were selected for this magnificent beach front home. This home went on to win the 2012 Master Builders Association Home of the Year and MS Constructions were awarded Builder of the Year.

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