The Elevate Aluminium commercial range of windows and doors from Architectural Window Systems was selected for a new home built on a spectacular rural property in the picturesque hamlet of Willow Vale, NSW.

Located at the foothills of the NSW Southern Highlands, the property, formerly the site of a 100-year-old dairy farm, delivers stunning views alongside a homely country atmosphere. Designed by The Pole Home Center and built by Quine Building, the 207-square-metre home is surrounded by elegant landscaped gardens and also has beautiful ocean views. Seeking to maintain the character and history of the site, the owners worked closely with the architects on the design and build process. The dairy farm was carefully dismantled brick by brick and the historic bricks re-laid as an upcycled foyer and feature walls within the home.

The owners also wanted to maximise views of the rural landscape gardens and the ocean; since privacy was not an issue, the property being a rural site, the owners opted for the inclusion of large bold fixed windows throughout the home to make the most of their ocean views and beautiful landscaped countryside.

Quine Building leveraged their longstanding relationship with local window and door fabricator Hanlon Windows to achieve a superb glazing outcome for the project. Having worked with Hanlon Windows as well as the Vantage and Elevate product ranges for many years, Stuart Quine from Quine Building was confident about the selection from the Elevate commercial platform to make the windows a feature of the home.

The Elevate Aluminium commercial range of windows and doors incorporates strong bold frames and heavy duty commercial grade rollers, hinges and hardware, ensuring smooth operation as well as long term durability. Commercial frame profiles allow for wider windows and doors, a perfect solution for this project where maximising views was a priority. With the flexibility to accept a range of glazing platforms, Stuart worked closely with the team at Hanlon Windows to determine the right glass and frame combination for each elevation of the home.

AWS windows ensured excellent energy efficiency and thermal performance, allowing the home to meet all BASIX energy requirements.

AWS products used in the project included CentreGLAZED framing, large SlideMASTER sliding doors, double hung windows, louvres and commercial hinged doors, all fitted with a variety of Viridian high performance glass combinations. The windows and doors are powder coated in white, creating a lovely and timeless country feel against the grey weatherboard cladding of the home.

Photographer: Red Berry Photography