Nov 20, 2018 Written by 
The National Hotel was a branch of the National Bank of Australasia in the early 1880s before it demolished and rebuilt in 1903. In 2007, this iconic landmark was destroyed by a fire and only the building outer shell survived.
Freemantle’s iconic hotel Magnetite its heritage windows
Five years later, the Carnegie group bought the building and went to a great length to restore this heritage building to its former glory. This 12-room boutique hotel with a 360-degree rooftop bar will no doubt become one of Freemantle’s new favourite.

Included in this $7m refurbishment project was window retrofit in the 12 new hotel rooms, to ensure absolute comfort for the guest. Preserving the character of the original heritage windows was a priority. The Carnegie group appointed Magnetite Perth to double glaze the existing heritage windows for soundproofing and thermal insulation, ensuring comfortable stay for the guest.

Magnetite Perth installed retrofit double glazing to all 12 rooms in level two and three facing High and Market Street. A 10mm optical grade acrylic was installed with a maximum air cavity to maximise noise reduction. Magnetite’s slim line frame allows the secondary double glazing system to blend in and retain the building’s façade while providing all year round comfort for the hotel guest.
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