New Home with Sustainable Design Objectives

South Coast, New South Wales, Australia

The purpose of this project was to construct a home that incorporated the latest in sustainable principles and to create something dramatic that reflected nature whilst maximising breath-taking views. However, this proved to be quite challenging due to its steep escarpment.

The clients loved the idea of installing Louvre Windows into their home to allow fresh, natural air to flow in while reducing the need to consume electricity through unsustainable heating or cooling methods.

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows (supplied by Hanlon Windows) in aluminium frames with low profile handles, glass blades and insect mesh provided the perfect solution and were therefore used extensively throughout the project to meet the client’s needs. Altair Louvres enabled the inside entertaining environment to be enhanced by the magnificent views of the mountains. However, due to the large amounts of glass installed, energy efficiency became a major concern. As a result, low e glass blades were installed to maximise the glazing potential by creating transparency and high performance solar control with minimal reflection.

Project Date: September 2010

Architect – BHI Architects
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Fabricator – Hanlon Windows
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Builder – Jamie Strong
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Photography – Supplied by Ross Pulsford