LoE-i89® Project

Residential build, Northcote Victoria

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PRODUCTLoE-i89® low-E clear single glazed
SPECS80m2 of 6mm LoE-i89 clear
ARCHITECT Bellemo & Cat
BUILDERBuildher Collective
GLAZIERAztec Windows

A seamless combination of heritage and modern elegance sums up this two story Northcote home extension which is certainly easy on the eyes.

We were certainly thrilled to see how well LoE-i89 brightened it up – while still maintaining superior insulation. In fact it has been built using 80m2 of LoE-i89® glass and despite opting for toughened 6mm single glazed, it has been awarded a 6-star energy rating. This is because LoE-i89® is the only soft coat low-e glass of its kind able to achieve such performance, even as a single glazed unit.

​Installed by Aztec Windows, the LoE-i89® glass is super clear and haze free other like other likeminded low-e products and looks even better with the black aliminium frames which slot in beautifully with the other materials selected.

​This extension is collaboration between Bellemo & Cat architects, Build Her Collective and Beirin Projects and respects the existing heritage building with spectacular soaring pitched ceilings and floor to ceiling windows which flood the space with light.

Other materials employed include polished concrete and engineered oak floors as well as marble, oak and black steel completing the bespoke kitchen which connects to the open plan living and private garden with a pool – all of which can be admired from inside and out.

​While this energy efficient residence features zoned air conditioning and slab heating, we predict it won’t be overly used as the LoE-i89® works to keep the internal glass surface temperature and thus inside air temperature near constant year round.

​Learn more about LoE-i89® low-E glass