Magnetite provided a noise insulation solution for a heritage building in Sydney, which has been shortlisted for the 2014 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

The Claremont House Apartment, designed by TKD Architects has made the shortlist of 2014 IDEA in the Residential Multi category. The IDEA design awards promote the best of Australian interior and product design across different categories.

Previously a Cadbury Fry warehouse built in 1924, the heritage building called the Lawson Menzies House, was transformed into four unique apartments by TKD Architects. The heritage structure contributes to the historic and aesthetic values of the prominent Sydney precinct, The Rocks.

Magnetite was commissioned to provide noise insulation in the heritage listed property to increase the comfort factor. Magnetite retrofitted 10mm thickness glass panels to the existing west facing timber windows on level 2 and 3. The glazing retrofit by Magnetite helped TKD Architects retain the aesthetic and preserve the character of the heritage building.