Large fixed double-glazed windows on the beach side of the building follows the high roof line and allow for most gorgeous views. Often battered by very strong winds and salt spray, they must be sturdy and durable.
Double glazed doors and tilt & turn windows are featured on all other elevations of the beach house. A glazed atrium opens through bi-fold doors into a sheltered internal courtyard with decking, and feature an extra low threshold for ease of use.
All windows and doors are made by Paarhammer in Victoria from locally grown Victorian Ash timber, factory spray-painted with water-based low-VOC paint to suit the style of the building and make them maintenance free for many years. Hardware is Siegenia E-Look, whose coastal surface finish conforms to the highest corrosion protection standard ‘Class 5’ lasting an extensive 1500 hours of salt spray test.
The tilting function of the tilt & turn windows means that the windows tilt in from the top like a hopper window for excellent ventilation and can be restricted to less than 125mm, making them child proof. Featuring metal-to-metal multi-point locking, after a key is used to unlock the windows, they can be opened sideways to the inside for easy cleaning.