The use of western red cedar and aluminium window frames in this beautifully renovated former church opened up dividends for Stegbar.
eamlessly integrating classic design with contemporary architecture, the spectacularly restored Giacomo Yandoit house is the perfect example of different design aesthetics working in harmony. Located in Yandoit, Victoria, the original building was a church constructed in 1884 by Giacomo Sartori. After falling into disrepair, the property was acquired by a local builder and transformed with a major renovation and two-storey building adjoined to the original structure – resulting in a unique and stunning modern family home with a ﬁve-star building performance. The design brief focused on restoring the nave as the focal point of the home, as well as maximising the sweeping views of its rural surroundings. Stegbar windows and doors were therefore pivotal in achieving the desired look and feel. The completed renovation saw Stegbar win the Best Use of Windows and Doors in a Residential Renovation
A STRIKING FAÇADE
Award at the 2016 Australian Window Association (AWA) Design Awards. All the windows from the original church nave were restored and ﬁtted with custom Stegbar western red cedar window frames – a wood environmentally sourced from sustainable forests. Another advantage is that cedar is also naturally resistant to termites, rot and decay. In addition to the sustainable material choice and custom design choices, Stegbar aluminium awning, casement and ﬁxed windows, as well as hinged and sliding doors, were used throughout the rest of the home, creating a feeling of space and ﬂooding the home with natural light. ‘The northerly orientation of the daytime living areas, as well as the placement of the large windows on the northern side of the home, allows for the building to fully utilise passive solar heating in the winter,’ says Christine Evans, national marketing manager at Stegbar.
This renovated church achieves a visually stunning façade – using Stegbar windows and doors – and seamlessly integrates high-quality materials and a modern design sensibility with heritage ﬁnishes. For more information on Stegbar windows and doors, visit www.stegbar.com.au
Not just aesthetically appealing, the home’s windows are double-glazed, WERs rated, and are up to 62 per cent better at retaining heat than some other types of windows, Christine says – certainly ideal for the cold weather conditions of the local area. The choice of awning, ﬁxed and casement windows throughout the new two-storey wing of the property work to not only keep the home warm during the cold winters typical of rural Victoria, but also add to the energy efﬁciency of the build. As Christine explains: ‘The awning, ﬁxed and casement windows feature strong sealing sashes, helping the home to stay warm and cosy throughout the cold season.’ gs