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We Won!: The 2022 Victorian AGWA Design Awards


What a weekend.

Last Friday we took home the Victorian AGWA (Australian Glass & Window Association) Design Award for Best Use of Windows and Doors, Glass, Glazing Residential/Domestic in the over $80,000 category.

About the AGWA Design Awards 

Presented at their annual Gala Dinner at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, AGWA’s Design Awards showcase outstanding innovation and design across our industry and celebrate the hard work of the people within it.

With some sizeable competition, we are humbled and overjoyed to have won in the $80,000+ category. 

'Chipchase' - Our Winning Entrant

‘Chipchase’ is a stunning, 2-story, ‘Arts-and-crafts' style mansion located in the heart of Geelong. Originally built in 1930 for a local surgeon who would eventually become the Mayor of Geelong, Chipchase features timber double-hung sash windows with extensive leadlighting throughout.

By 2017 Chipchase was in dire need of renovation. The owner, a prominent Geelong businessman, commissioned a restoration project that would faithfully restore the mansion to its original glory while using advances in its Cantebury Timber windows, doors and glazing to make the home more comfortable for modern life.

For example, the original single-glazed windows were replaced with 6.5 VLam Hush double-glazing with Aquamax Seals to cut down 40% of the exterior sound while improving the efficiency of internal heating and cooling.  

On To The National Awards

‘Chipchase’ is now a finalist in the National AGWA Design Awards – the winners of which will be announced on the 28th of October at the AGWA National Awards Night in New South Wales.

We’ll be there with bells on!

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