Clifftop house with extra-large sliders and windows to maximise great sea views

Fairview architectural series sliders and windows wrap around award-winning clifftop house with lap pool, stainless steel soffits

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In this clifftop house, each glass panel is 2.4m long by 2.1m high. Design detailing by MD Aluminium included the exterior stainless steel soffit with surface sliding tracks. The house was built by Peter Dyer.

Capturing the spectacular views was a priority for the owners of this new clifftop home in Muriwai, west of Auckland.

The brief they gave to Brett Dethier Design and Brendon Nott Architects specified large windows with minimal frames so the outlook would not be blocked. The house also needed to be low maintenance.

MD Aluminium was contracted to supply door and window joinery from the Fairview Architectural range, and also to design the rebate detailing for the floors and ceilings to provide a seamless look.


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Sliders and windows from the Fairview Architectural series wrap around three sides of this clifftop house. These supplied by MD Aluminium and installed by JG Spice Installations. The project won the Best Use of Glass Award in the Fairview Conference Awards 2015 and a regional Gold Award in the Placemakers New Homes $400,000 $500,000 build category in the Registered Master Builders of the Year Awards.

The director of MD Aluminium, Mark Holland, says the benefits of the Fairview Architectural system include the ability to manufacture extra large panels here, the panels are 2.4m long. As double glazing is not an option at this size, these windows have Solect 12.38 laminate for insulation.

"The sliders and windows run the full length of the 22m-long house and wrap around the 2.4m wing walls," he says. "We used heavy duty box mullions and couplers for the frames to withstand the strong winds."

A specially folded flashing over the outside face of the frame allows for thermal expansion.

For further information on Fairview windows and doors, phone (09) 574 2900.

To contact MD Aluminium, phone (09) 832 1736, fax (09) 832 1738. Email: sales@mdaluminium.co.nz. Or visit the website: www.fairviewwindows.co.nz

Sep 25, 2015
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