Homebase, a global homebuilding company, has announced that it will be producing its own plastic-to-metal and glass-to -metal glazing for the first time in Australia.
The company is expected to launch its new glazing in the next two years.
Homebase’s new glass-and-metal glazed home is designed to withstand temperatures of up to 150 degrees Celsius, which is more than a year higher than the current Australian average.
“This is an important milestone for Homebase as we continue to advance our vision of an innovative home that offers our customers a safe, secure and beautiful home,” said CEO Steve Williams.
“The future is bright for Homea, and we’re working hard to ensure that it is in every one of our homes.”
‘An interesting experiment’ Homebase also announced it would be developing a new polymer-to metal glazing product for use in homes.
The polymer glazing will have a high-density, soft-wicking material and a high density of polymer that will be more than 20 times stronger than glass-glass glazing.
“While we’ve been looking at using plastics for glazing over the last several years, the technology is evolving,” said Mr Williams.
“[Polymer-to glass-metal is] one of the things that’s most exciting to us.”
The company’s glass-based glass glazing is a common feature in the homes of many of the world’s top luxury brands.
The latest in the range is the new, $3.5 million home, which will be manufactured in Germany and the Netherlands.
“Homea is proud to be collaborating with Homebase to bring a range of high-quality glazing to the market,” said Michael Jansen, President of Homea Australia.
We are confident this is a unique experiment for the industry and our customers that will help us achieve the most innovative home building solutions in the future.”