Forest Lodge ECO House is a testament to green design and sustainability. It was designed and built by Chris Knierim, owner of Designer Construction Group, and his wife Belinda Mason. The house is essentially a two storey, three bedroom terrace, but in contrast to the surrounding stone and timber cottages, uses modern materials such as concrete, aluminium and glass to create a sleek, minimal urban dwelling.
Glass is an important feature of this contemporary home and is a catalyst for creating a spacious, light filled interior on a narrow and challenging block. High impact horizontal glass folding doors open to the courtyard and a floating staircase with glass railings leads to the upstairs bedrooms, bathroom and rooftop garden. Natural heating and cooling has been gained by incorporating double glazed windows. Glass skylights and opaque glass inserts in all the doors were added to increase the natural flow of light. The bathroom has a minimalistic glass shower screen; the integrated kitchen includes a glass splashback; and the rear garden features a dramatic centrepiece – a suspended glass table waterfall.
One of the finishing touches to this house’s eco-friendly performance was the incorporation of EnduroShield’s state-of-the-art nanotechnology surface treatment for the glass surfaces. EnduroShield protects glass surfaces against staining and etching, reducing cleaning time. Its easy clean surface treatment is suitable for all glass surfaces; can be used on new and existing glass; and is also available for tiles, grout, stainless steel and chrome. EnduroShield is available in easy-to-use DIY kits, as a professional service by a certified applicator, or pre-applied in-factory by the supplier.
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