A seamless combination of heritage and modern elegance sums up this two story Northcote home extension which is certainly easy on the eyes. And we are chuffed to see how well LoE-i89 has brightened it up – while still maintaining superior insulation.
In fact it has been built using 80m2 of LoE-i89 glass and despite opting for toughened 6mm single glazed, it has been awarded a 6-star energy rating. This is because LoE-i89 is the only soft coat low-e glass of its kind able to achieve such performance, even as a single glazed unit.
Installed by glaziers Aztec Windows, the LoE-i89 glass is super clear and haze free other like other likeminded low-e products and looks even better with the black aliminium frames which slot in beautifully with the other materials selected.
This extension is collaboration between Bellemo & Cat architects, Build Her Collective and Beirin Projects and respects the existing heritage building with spectacular soaring pitched ceilings and floor to ceiling windows which flood the space with light.
Other materials employed include polished concrete and engineered oak floors as well as marble, oak and black steel completing the bespoke kitchen which connects to the open plan living and private garden with a pool – all of which can be admired from inside and out.
While this energy efficient residence features zoned air conditioning and slab heating, we predict it won’t be overly used as the LoE-i89 works to keep the internal glass surface temperature and thus inside air temperature near constant year round.
Glass | LoE-i89 supplied by Glassworks and installed by Aztec Windows
Builder | Build Her Collective, Beirin Projects
Architect | Bellemo & Cat