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Tathra Hotel Renovation, NSW

This historic hotel on the NSW south coast has undergone an extensive renovation bringing together the old with the new to make it ready for the next hundred years.

Perched on a headland and commanding stunning ocean views, the historic Tathra Hotel has undergone an extensive renovation which preserves the previous century’s heritage and makes it ready for the next.

Located on the Sapphire Coast of southern NSW, the iconic hotel was originally built in 1888 and has a long association with the nearby historic wharf and travellers along the coast. While it has undergone many renovations over the years, this latest project has significantly enlarged the property, adding new facilities to the heritage components.

A key part of the development involved constructing a new building and joining it to the historic hotel. To facilitate the transition between the two, a section of overhead windows was constructed using Alspec’s Hastings 550 Plant On Front Glazed framing. The Hastings Plant On system is designed to enable glazing adaptors and covers to be easily fitted to other structures such as aluminium, steel or timber. The overhead glazing forms the connection between the old and new buildings, creating a space filled with natural light in the process, while significantly expanded the bar area and ensuring ocean views from nearly every location.

With the client’s brief for the new building to include environmental initiatives such as reuse of building materials, rainwater tanks, solar panels and low energy lighting, it was natural that the window glazing and framing products would also need the right credentials. Alspec’s energy efficient ecoFRAMEplus aluminium framing range was able to deliver to those specifications. EcoFRAMEplus 101.6mm and 150mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing was used to enclose the double-height facades of the new dining space. This product will ensure excellent energy performance as well as providing a high level of protection against the elements in this seaside environment.

With its expanded bar and dining areas, new microbrewery and boutique accommodation, the Tathra Hotel is now set to thrive as a popular destination for locals and visitors for the next 100 years to come.

Project Name: Tathra Hotel Renovation
Architect: Sue Connor Architects
Builder: CM Briggs Pty Ltd
Fabricator: Dynamic Windows
Finish: Dulux Electro Dark Bronze
Photographer: Chris Erikson. The historic photo is courtesy of the Tathra Hotel webste.

Alspec Products Used:
Hastings 550 Front Glazed Plant On Sections
ecoFRAMEplus 101.6mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing
ecoFRAMEplus 150mm Centre Pocket Double Glazed Framing