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Rothesay Bay Clifftop

Fabricator Rylock Auckland

Location Rothesay Bay, Auckland

Systems Atlantic48™ system & Pacific Architectural system

Products EuroStacker™ doors, Smoothtech™ Chevron Track, Malta™ Hardware

Industry Sector Residential

Architect / Designer Jones Architects

When you own land located on a clifftop in a high-wind zone, the conditions certainly present significant challenges for construction. Standard building materials won't suffice; you certainly need windows and doors that can properly withstand the elements. Rylock™ Auckland armed with Altus products rose to the occasion to deliver a stunning high-end home overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. 

The Brief: Materials to withstand the elements

Local, Kevin Young had lived on a block of land in Rothesay Bay for 25 years. He decided to subdivide his property and pull down his old plaster house and put two new luxurious townhouses in its place. As the site is located by the coast, Kevin needed building materials that would withstand some pretty extreme weather conditions: 

"It's a high wind zone where we are, being on the clifftop, so I had to get decent aluminium windows," he explained. Kevin Young | Home Owner

Kevin got several window and door quotes, but eventually went with Rylock™ as they met the requirements specified in the plans, something that was crucial to him. Darren Saunders of Rylock™ recommended systems and products that precisely matched the plans, following what was specified. 

"Kevin's main concern with these windows was that the property sits in a very high wind zone, it's really very exposed. He needed to have windows that would suit the conditions, so his brief was mainly about specifying windows and doors fit for purpose." recalls Darren. "However with other quality materials like cedar and stone being used and 270 degree outlook to Rangitoto Island the windows needed to look sleek and make the most of framing the views." says Darren.

The Atlantic48™ system significantly exceeds the extreme wind zone requirement, being able to withstand wind pressure above 3000 pa. This is why it made the perfect choice for these Rothesay Bay properties. The system is ideal for grand homes, particularly those in extreme locations or with unique specifications. 

Darren found that the Pacific Architectural system perfectly worked alongside the Atlantic48™ system. All of our window and door systems are designed to complement each other, so that you can mix and match to adapt to different project requirements. This allows builders and architects to cater for varying different budget requirements. While budget wasn't a primary concern for this project, Darren points out that "Pacific Architectural is a great system to use with the Atlantic48™ system as together they offer consistent uniformity through many shared features. From 25mm facing cover and square edge profiles to Eurostacker™ doors, Smoothtech™ chevron tracks and seismic frames. So the benefit is you get the desired aesthetic but more importantly the necessary performance where you need it, and cost savings everywhere else."

Everything according to plan

Overall, the construction of these two properties went according to plan. Kevin was delighted with the outcome and Rylock™ were happy with the installation process. Unlike some other residential construction projects, Rylock™ managed the entire process, from Fabrication, supply through to installation of all the windows and doors.

"That was all part of Kevin's brief. He'll choose the windows and get them installed by one company," Darren remembers. This allows for greater efficiency and a single point of contact for the homeowner, which simplifies the entire construction process. 

The project's location did present a challenge, but this was easily addressed by using the highest quality products designed specifically to withstand the elements and look sensational. This showcase project clearly met the brief and more when looking at the masterful outcome.

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