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Perfect Balance of Modern Functionality & Historic Respect

The Ashfield Polish Club’s recent $72 million renovation is a testament to the club’s commitment to providing top-tier facilities while preserving its rich heritage.

Opening its doors to the public in June 2023, the club’s transformation is remarkable, featuring an expansion to 1,800m2 and the addition of 80 residential apartments.

This renovation also introduced new restaurants, a café and deli, function rooms, pokies, and a reception area, making it a comprehensive upgrade. The project was led by Deicorp, a renowned developer who also recently upgraded the Petersham RSL.

For such a significant project, selecting the right window and door systems was crucial. Style Windows & Doors, the appointed fabricator, chose Darley Aluminium’s commercial framing and CityView window and door systems to meet the multi-functional needs of the club. These systems provided the perfect balance of modern aesthetics and respect for the club’s Polish heritage.

Darley Aluminium, an Australian-owned family business, has been at the forefront of the aluminium industry for over 26 years. Known for their wide range of aluminium extrusions, Darley has built a reputation for delivering high-quality solutions across various sectors, including residential, commercial, aged-care, and education. Their extensive experience and commitment to excellence make them a trusted partner for large-scale projects like the Ashfield Polish Club.

The renovation required a comprehensive solution that could cater to diverse areas within the club, including the main restaurant, dining area, café, and outdoor courtyard.

The choice of Darley’s 100mm x 50mm Front Glazed commercial framing system and 45mm commercial hinged doors ensured that each space is highly functional and durable and gave the outdoor courtyard area a chic Parisian feel.

In the main restaurant, dining, and café areas, the commercial framing system provided panoramic views and an abundance of natural light, enhancing the overall ambiance. The CityView 45mm commercial hinged doors, installed in a French door configuration, allowed for easy sectioning of spaces for privacy and were ideal for high-traffic areas due to their durability and ability to withstand frequent use.

Automatic sliding doors and 45mm commercial doors were installed at the club’s front entrance. These door systems were not only functional but also enhanced the building’s overall modern and contemporary appearance.

Darley Aluminium’s involvement in the Ashfield Polish Club project is a reflection of their versatility and capability to handle
large-scale projects across various sectors.

Their products are not only compliant with the latest Australian standards but also designed to integrate seamlessly into both contemporary and heritage settings. This flexibility makes Darley a popular choice for RSLs and social clubs, among other sectors.

The aluminium framing systems installed at the Ashfield Polish Club have been tested to meet and exceed the latest Australian Standard AS2047: Windows and external glazed doors in buildings. This ensures that the installations are robust, weather-resistant, and built to last. High-quality commercial hardware, including Briton door closer and Austral stainless steel Verta door handles, were used throughout the club to ensure longevity and reliability.

Ashfield Polish Club Upgrade

Fabricator: Style Windows & Doors

Darley Systems Installed:

  • 100m x 50mm Front Double Glazed Commercial Framing
  • 45mm Commercial Hinged Doors
  • 45mm Commercial Sliding Doors
  • Cityview Sliding Windows
  • Cityview Apartment Doors
  • 100mm x 50mm Centre Commercial Glazed Framing

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