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CASE STUDY: SOMERVILLE HOUSE

Enhancing Heritage with efficiency at SOMERVILLE HOUSE

Somerville House, a distinguished Queenslander home in Bardon, represents a flawless fusion of classic aesthetics and modern energy efficiency. Tasked with upgrading the home while preserving its architectural integrity, EE Windows stepped in to install high-performance double-glazed windows that align with the Passive House standards for energy efficiency.

Challenges:

The primary challenge in this project was integrating cutting-edge window technology into a traditional Queenslander structure without compromising its historical charm. The home features distinctive verandas, intricate timber work, and an elevated structure that required meticulous attention to detail to maintain its character.

Solutions:

EE Windows provided custom double-glazed windows designed to enhance thermal performance and reduce energy consumption. The windows were crafted to complement the traditional design elements, ensuring that they blend seamlessly with the intricate timber details and overall aesthetics of the home.

Results:

The installation of double-glazed windows significantly improved the home’s insulation, leading to a marked decrease in energy costs and enhanced comfort for the inhabitants. The project demonstrated a successful balance between maintaining the heritage of a classic Queenslander and achieving contemporary sustainability goals. Somerville House now stands as a model for integrating energy efficiency into historic homes without sacrificing style or comfort.

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