Jewel Box – Heritage Windows

City of Melbourne’s heritage overlay – and the owner’s commitment of restoring the outside of this Edwardian bungalow – required special considerations with renovation and extension. Redesigned using Passive House principles, a major component are Paarhammer double glazed windows and doors with low-E glass: Heritage Range for the existing part of the building and Architectural Range for the extension.

A new entrance door featuring leadlight glass inserts together with energy efficient tilt & turn windows made to look like a double hung style, ensures the owners can enjoy the look of yester-year with the comfort of new technology in the original part of the home.

A new addition has been built over the existing brick garage and cleverly linked by a two-story glass structure hidden behind timber slats. This area features fixed glazing whereas openable dormer windows were added to a new mezzanine floor.

Affectionately called the ‘Jewel Box’ by the owners, this building is now spacious and unfolds as one walks through, providing space for the family while returning the exterior to its original with its Arts & Crafts detailing.

Architects: Lovell Chen

Photographer Entrance door – Internal: Trevor Mein

Other photos during installation and adjustments by Paarhammer staff

Green Credentials

Paarhammer windows & doors are double or triple glazed for the highest energy efficiency, and all timber finishes are low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound). Deeply committed to a sustainable future, Paarhammer only uses AFS and PEFC timbers and we have been FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Chain-of-Custody certified since 2008. Our products are made in sustainable manufacturing facilities powered by the sun, with light, water, and waste management systems in use.