The brief for this Best Renovation Award Winner at the Regional Master Builders Association Awards, designed by I Architecture and built by C & D Moffat Builders, included modifying the original 1900’s farmhouse to become the bedroom wing of the house and adding extensions to bring a modernised look to this dated and run down block.
Included in the brief was that the house was to provide a modern sustainable family home that had ideal access to sunlight, views to the local and distant farmlands and a focus on selected established trees. This was well and truly helped by the selected choice of glazing used throughout the home. The use of the Vantage residential frame maximised the glass space allowing for the access to sunlight as well as taking advantage of the surrounding views.
Central to the renovations success was taking advantage of the natural aspects that this area gave to us. The use of louvres all throughout the home meant that there was great cross ventilation and therefore no need for air conditioning throughout the home. With the benefit of the Low E glass used in this project it meant that there was increased insulation, which takes advantage of the sun in winter and allows for natural heating. The Low E glass also meant that the glare would be reduced off the glass due to the exposed location of the house.
The VANTAGE window systems supplied in the project are able to withstand an extremely high level of water resistance which is good for the area of this home having to cope with the seasonal high wind and rain.
The strength, durability and energy efficiency of Hanlon Windows’s high performance windows and doors has afforded a perfect solution for this open weathered renovation and will provide safety and protection well into the future.