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Designer Townhouses, Altona VIC

By incorporating our stylish glazing solutions, these townhouses have a contemporary edge which sits comfortably within the existing established neighbourhood.

A pair of new townhouses in Melbourne’s southwest have used clever design and attractive window and door framing products to deliver contemporary, sunlit, spacious living spaces on a compact site. With a pitched roof that enables high ceilings, and the combination of Alspec and Carinya window and door framing products, the townhouses in Maidstone Street, Altona, have been able to provide the best in urban living while maintaining compatibility with the existing streetscape.

Designed to maximise light and space within the small site, the pair of units include passive design principles and a photovoltaic energy system to make sunlight the primary energy provider. The recycled red brick façade and dark grey Colourbond standing steam cladding are complemented by the Alspec and Carinya window and door framing products which have been powder coated in the popular and on trend finish of Dulux Electro Black Ace.

Carinya’s Classic 92mm Awning Windows also contribute to the high-end look of the finished build. The awning windows provide a distinctly clean finish thanks to their bevelled edge frame and integrated hinge design. The wide 50mm sill provides a stable base for a chain winder, which can be either standard or restricted, depending on building requirements. The strong and durable windows can be teamed with a wide range of screening options and are also available in a slim line 50mm profile.

Carinya’s Classic Sliding Doors were used to provide access to the outdoor decked areas. Developed for the residential high rise apartment environment, Carinya sliding doors are incredibly durable while exhibiting a sleek, elegant appearance. With internally concealed weather flaps, concealed cavities and choice of sill configurations, the sliding doors ensure performance in all weather extremes. Carinya Classic Doors also feature Alspec’s proprietary commercial roller system, which ensures smooth operation and the ability to cope with larger glazing loads.

The key Alspec product employed was ecoFRAMEplus 101.6mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing. Selected for its superior energy efficiency properties, the ecoFRAMEplus is versatile and features sharp unbroken lines, adding to the building’s modern feel. While 101.6mm depth framing was used for this build, it is also available in 150mm, with either depth able to accommodate single glazing between 4-12mm or double glazing up to 28mm. The robust frames deliver exceptional weathering properties and easily adapt to the Carinya range of awning windows and doors.

With the combination of design excellence and the selection of high performance window and door framing products, the new occupants are set to enjoy the many functional and light-filled living spaces of their sophisticated urban townhouses.

Designer: Drew Building Design
Builder: Mancini Made - Mancini Made has been shortlisted for an MBA Award for this project.
Alspec Fabricator: AAA Advanced Windows
Powdercoat Finish: Dulux Electro Black Ace

Alspec & Carinya Products Used:
Carinya Classic 92mm Awning Window
Carinya Classic Sliding Door
ecoFRAMEplus 101.6mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing