Modern door and window framing solutions from Alspec were selected for their acoustic credentials in the apartments at 101 Maling, Canterbury VIC, enabling residents to live in peace in the middle of a bustling urban environment.

Located in Canterbury, just 20 minutes east of Melbourne CBD, the development designed by Kavellaris Urban Design offers a modern suite of contemporary apartments behind the heritage styled street-facing façade, which is inspired by the architectural heritage of the neighbourhood.

101 Maling is a three-level mixed use development offering 30 boutique residences as well as ground floor commercial premises, which integrate with the existing popular Maling Road shopping village. Given the property’s close proximity to the shopping village and Canterbury train station, acoustic requirements formed an important part of the project specifications.

Window and door frames were chosen from across the Alspec range to enhance acoustic performance and maximise dwelling comfort.

For noise sensitive locations, Hunter Evo 150mm acoustic framing and ecoFRAMEplus 101.6mm centre pocket double glazed framing offer sound reduction properties, enabling residents to enjoy their urban location without distractions. Hunter Evo 150mm acoustic framing features dual 19mm glazing pockets with a 100mm airspace to help minimise sound transmission, while ecoFRAMEplus contributes to both sound reduction and energy efficiency of the building.

ProGlide high performance sliding doors were added for easy access to the courtyard or balcony areas in each apartment. Though developed for the commercial environment, ProGlide doors are popular for high-end residential builds thanks to their performance credentials and ability to span large openings.

For the commercial premises and locations requiring hinged doors, Swan Evo 45mm commercial doors were specified. These centre pocket glazed doors are an attractive aluminium door solution, and come with security benefits as well as durability to suit the commercial environment.

Photography: Peter Bennetts