Several products from Architectural Window Systems (AWS) were specified for a new residential build located in the inner south of Canberra.

A knock-down rebuild, Schlich House was designed by architect Turco & Associates, and constructed by Monarch Building Solutions Pty Ltd. AWS ThermalHEART with low-E glass was chosen to ensure thermal efficiency throughout the year and meet the required energy ratings without compromising on design.

Excellent thermal performance has been achieved in the home by incorporating a thermal break into the sliding door that separates the inside and outside elements of the frame, providing an insulator to minimise the transfer of heat or cold between the elements.

The clients also sought views of the pool from various rooms in the house. To meet this requirement, the home was designed to wrap around a central pool in a U-shape, adding spatial drama to the layout.

AWS fabricator Castle Glazing decided to use commercial frames in the residential home to achieve the large window heights and widths. The fabricator specified Series 852 top-hung sliding doors with commercial frames, enabling the doors to the outdoor entertaining area to be functional with effortless sliding.

AWS products used in the build included thermally broken top-hung sliding doors running on E3 quad rollers, offering ease of opening and closing, holding panels weighing up to 250kg and installed with a flush threshold; Series 824 FrontGLAZE ceiling to floor windows to increase entry of light into the home, and deliver excellent thermal performance; and a large master bedroom window with fixed panels overlooking the front of the street to provide a bonus view out of the window.

Powder coat colour Mannex black was chosen for the window frame finish to complement the interior of the house.

Image: Schlich House (Photographer: Adam H Creations)