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Tricare Ashgrove Aged Care Residence

Ashgrove, Queensland is best known for its gorgeous, pre-war homes, family-friendly atmosphere, and stunning parklands

It’s the perfect place for the suburb’s newest, premier aged care residence, TriCare Ashgrove.

Set in luxurious surrounds, the aged-care residence offers outstanding views of Ithaca Creek and Brisbane City and is just a hop, skip and jump away from the Broncos Leagues Club.

The brief for this project was to achieve a curtain wall look using expansive window wall systems. It also required a zero-transition sill as per AS1428.1 to avoid trip hazards for residents and create a sense of flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

Tweed Coast Glass were called in for their expertise on all things windows and doors. They quickly identified a significant challenge, i.e., that the mullions were unable to withstand the intended heights and spans. In addition, the sills and door thresholds needed to meet DDA Sill compliance (*PWD* Accessibility) with limited rebate (25-30 mm only).

To address these challenges, the architect designed a wind beam and dropper steel support, and Tweed Coast Glass developed a custom-made sill AD950.

The result is a stunning, light-filled living space that perfectly suits the needs of its residents and promotes the ultimate inner-city lifestyle.


Fabricator: Tweed Coast Glass

Builder: Woollam Constructions

Architect: Thomson Adsett

Photographer:  Troy Sanders

Alspec Products Used:
Hunter Evo 150mm Single Flush Glazed Framing
Hunter Evo 150mm Double Flush Glazed Framing
McArthur Evo 101.6mm Centre Pocket Framing
Swan Evo™ 45mm/70mm Commercial Shopfront Door
ProGlide UltraFlat™ Sliding Door
ecoWALL 225