The brief for this Master Builders Association 2014 Award Winning renovation built by MS Building Construction, included modifying the original house to respond to its dramatic beachfront outlook, provide long lasting protection from the elements.

The glazing solution has transformed the original beach house with a clean, open living area taking advantage of the oceanic outlook and beauty of the environment that surrounds it. The large openings capture cooling Northeasterly breezes in summer, whilst the smart glass retains solar heat gain to reduce energy consumption in winter.

Central to the renovations success was bringing the kitchen and main living area upstairs and having an open living area being able to bring the outside in, not only in summer but also in winter with the integrated fire place on the patio. The use of the Series 410 Bifold doors allow for the living area to flow out onto the outdoor entertaining area. Between the Bifold doors is a large fixed viewing window with a double awning lowlite combination beside for adjustable ventilation.

The ELEVATE window systems supplied in the project are able to withstand the extremely high level of water resistance required and the 25um marine anodised finish with 316-grade stainless steel hardware ensures maximum corrosion resistance for this exposed environment.

VIRIDIAN ComfortPlus and Smart Glass was selected for their Grade A safety levels, superior insulation benefits, sound dampening properties and ability to reduce ocean glare.

The strength, durability and energy efficiency of Hanlon Windows’s high performance windows and doors has afforded a perfect solution for this beachfront renovation and will provide safety and protection well into the future.

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