With sweeping views over Foveaux Strait, the central focus of this home design was always going to be the panoramic vista. A roomy deck beside the living area is front and centre for the view, but clever design means the homeowners can also lie in their bed and enjoy the vista through large windows.
Including large opening windows in the master bedroom is usually a reasonably simple design process, but the first-floor location meant an additional complication, the windows required a barrier for safety from falling. Designed for the ultimate lie in, a glass balustrade (barrier), was the obvious solution for unobstructed views, but a rail on top would have been directly in their line of sight. On the front deck, the view at seat level would have had exactly the same problem, detracting from an incredible vista opening out in front of the homeowner.
So the designers chose a frameless glass balustrade with a specially designed laminated glass (SentryGlas), eliminating the need for a top rail. SentryGlas is constructed from two layers of glass and a special 1.52mm laminated glass interlayer which bonds the two layers together. Any breakage is contained by the bond between the glasses and interlayer (so the glass doesn’t shatter into lots of pieces) and continues to stand upright, preventing any falls.
Edgetec Infinity Balustrade was the ideal choice for its continuous channel finish, which was powder coated in a colour to match the joinery and blend into the home's finish. Installed by one of HomePlus' most experienced installers, Brendan Walker from HomePlus Southland, this home ticks all the boxes for the homeowner.