The owner of this penthouse apartment, which boasts 360 degree views of Glenelg, approached us to provide new weather tight windows and doors for the full living area and bedrooms. The existing single glazed aluminium doors and windows were leaking and offered no protection from the winter storms or high summer temperatures.
Having already provided windows and doors for other apartments in the tower, our tilt and slide door and tilt and turn windows were pre-approved by the strata committee. This style of door is perfect for high rise, exposed locations due to the very tight compression achieved between the sliding sash and the frame. It also has great flexibility, giving the home owner the option to tilt it in for day to day ventilation or slide it open to give access to the balconies.
The glass chosen was high performance double glazed units with grey tint on the outside pane to help reduce the damaging uv rays from direct sunlight and a low-e coated inside pane to keep the heat out in summer and in during winter.
Designing the best performing product was just stage one, getting that product up to the top of a 12 storey building in one piece was another! Thanks to some fine coordination skills between our glass supplier Chevron, the DoubleGlazed office and the Crane Services team we were able to get all the frames and glass up safely and the job completed in only 4 days.
The transformation of the apartment was stunning, the client was delighted firstly with the modernised look but they also noted how quiet it is in high winds. When installing projects in extreme locations like this extra weather proofing measures are taken, this is one of the benefits of choosing a company who have been installing at esplanade properties for over 14 years.