The supreme renovation award for a project over $1m in value showcased Metro Series ThermalHEART products in an earthquake rebuild at Merivale, in Christchurch, while the second home, at Millbrook Resort, near Queenstown, won the Show Home award.
ThermalHEART technology, by APL Window Solutions, uses a thermal break in all aluminium profiles to maximise energy efficiency and reduce hot and cold transfer. When combined with high performance, low-E double glazing, the Metro Series ThermalHEART range achieves an R-value of .537, a level of insulation effectiveness that earns 5 ½ stars out of a possible 6 under the Window Energy Efficiency Rating System.
The Christchurch renovation project, which was supplied by First Windows and Doors manufacturer, Kennedy Aluminium, saw the original 1990’s structure totally revamped by MAP Architects and prize-winning builder Takahe Construction while retaining the elegance and classic style of the original home. Metro Series ThermalHEART was used in most of the 6-bedroom dwelling, with APL Architectural Series sliding doors installed in an alfresco entertainment pergola that won the Outdoor Living Award.
The National Show Home award was earned by builder, A.J. Saville, for an energy-efficient home that featured a wide variety of Metro Series ThermalHEART products in Matt Ironsand powdercoat supplied by Vantage manufacturer Aitken Joinery. A large living and dining pavilion included large, raking custom-designed fixed lights, 2.4m-high sliding doors, and sliding and awning windows.
The Metro Series ThermalHEART range includes APL’s signature ‘flush sill’ sliding doors in its product portfolio, and an over-the-wall sliding door application is also available.