The client’s requirement for huge glazed areas to capture the views was fulfilled using extremely large fixed and operable panels. The requirement for thermal efficiency was also carefully considered in selecting the products used.
This amazing property sits on the outskirts of Sydney, nestled amongst 5 acres with a bush land setting to the rear of the property.
The design brief from the owners was simple but demanding, "We want seriously large pieces of glass to encapsulate the view and bushland, but it has to perform Thermally efficient!"
We set about specifying the correct framing that could perform under these heavy loads, we combined that with a thermal assessment from Viridian. This would allow us to come up with a combination of high end quality performing products that would not only meet but exceed the requirements and expectations brilliantly. Some of these fixed glass panels were over 300kg each and would be craned into openings. The photos won't do the detailed work justice, with flush floor to sill finishes & buried channel glazing to minimise frame so glass was the only view. The results were been spectacular, with the house recently appearing on an episode of World's Greatest Homes on Channel 9.
A brilliant courtyard with 8 bedrooms, cross flow ventilation and a view to an amazing swimming pool/entertaining area. This is definitely a house to be lived in.
With thermal comfort and product performance high on the list, this large home would require the best products available. The use of high performance window and door systems, combined with the latest technology from Viridian's range of Lightbridge IGU's, the owners felt satisfied they had contributed to the sustainability of this grand project.
The builder has a reputation for minimising their carbon footprint and was keen to instil this to all suppliers to this building. They promoted the correct collection of all waste for recycling during our time on site, some of these practises have been implemented into our business as well.