Magnetite manufactures and installs a retrofit double glazing system that is designed to reduce noise, increase thermal comfort and create energy efficiency.
Magnetite’s system is an innovative technology that attaches an optical grade acrylic panel to your existing window using magnetic seals. It was first developed by an energy physicist, Kenneth Foster, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Centre for Innovation in 1981, as an alternative to traditional double glazing. The Managing Directors of Magnetite, Ben Lafleur and Adrian Lafleur, took up the Australian operations in 1998 and started delivering it to homes throughout Sydney.
Since then we have continued to expand. We now operate a network of twelve franchises across Australia and New Zealand. Our extensive residential experience had led to many homeowners now enjoying comfortable and quality living since installing Magnetite. We also manage a broad commercial client base that includes corporate, industry and government organisations.
Our approach to a commercially successful and responsible company is demonstrated by recent business awards
• 2009 Australian Business Awards: Awarded Best Value Product & Service Excellence
• 2008 Australia’s Smart 50 Companies: Magnetite was ranked 38th
As an organisation with a large number of male staff members, Magnetite participates in charity month Movember to help raise awareness for men's health issues such as depression and prostate cancer. During the month of November for every client that donated $50 to the Magnetite Sydney team we matched it.
We are committed to the green building industry and participate in Ecospecifier and Green Smart. We have an internal recycling plan for our materials which we extend to our clients to ensure that our windows are recycled rather than added to landfill.
Magnetite is accredited and a member of Window Energy Ratings System (WERS), Australian Windows Association (AWA) and the Institute of Strata Title Management (ISTM)
Proven and Tested
Our product has been independently tested by the National Acoustic Laboratories and the Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) in line with National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) regulations.