The inspiration for this beach house began with a 300 year old Moonah tree, a slightly sloping block,
and a home that could take the clients well into the future. And it became known as 'The Forever House'.
Located among vegetated sand dunes, house and nature are closely entwined. With a BAL-40 rating on the Moonah tree side of the house, the building needed to be not only high performing but also provide a fire-shield. Paarhammer Bushfire Safe windows and doors, combined with Viridian PyroGuard 40 double glazed units, provide peace of mind and enable the house and tree to coexist so closely.
A folded ceiling serves as a light-catcher in the main living/family room, and gives a pavilion feel of openness along both main elevations. Ample light combined with the easily adjusted flow of sea breezes gives a relaxed holiday vibe.
In addition to highly energy efficient windows and doors, the home has many sustainable features, including solar panels, a solar hydronic heat system, heat pumps for water, water tanks and fans. Featuring bluestone floors and concrete block walls, the house maintains a comfortable 22 deg c – no cooling needed.
The efficiency values of the windows from Paarhammer are very impressive, their least efficient product is more efficient than most other suppliers best performing products
For over 25 years, Paarhammer windows and doors have been setting the benchmark in energy efficiency in Australia. Outstanding quality, security and design flexibility ensures architects, developers and home-owners achieve superior results and energy ratings.