New on the market is this semi detached ultra modern villa on a plot of 621m² with a living area of 692 m² located in the best area of Madliena enjoying unobstructed sea views. Property consists of a spacious kitchen/living/dining overlooking terrace and pool, surrounding garden, 4 double bedrooms, all with ensuite and walk-in, cinema room, gym and flat-let and a 6 car garage street level and served with a lift. The property is being sold highly finished and ready to move into in October.
The structure of the house has been built using double skinned hollow infilled concrete blocks with an insulation space in between. A number of external walls have an additional skin of Maltese rubble stone that was handpicked from a hard stone quarry located in the south of Malta. Prior to building the rubble walls, waterproofing membrane was applied to the hollow concrete blocks to ensure that no water ingress will ever occur.
The rubble walls were built by a highly skilled team of individuals brought purposely for the project to Malta from Puglia. The laying and building of these rubble walls is a highly skilled work of art that only specialized people can do. Some of the walls are 8m high.
All internal doors are floor to ceiling without a concrete beam and plinth at the top. This gives each floor of the villa a much grander space feeling. All internal doors have concealed hinges and are installed flush with the walls without any door jambs.
Roofing and insulation system
The roof of the villa has been treated with a specialized Austrian made system from Bauder:
• Firstly all roofs are treated with bitumen primer throughout
• A BauderFlex vapour barrier is then installed
• A base layer of carpet membrane was applied
• A specialized Bauder PIR Tapered insulation board system installed and welded together to ensure that the building is perfectly insulated from heat and cold.
• A BauderTherm waterproofing sheet is applied on top
• A final layer of textured Bauder KARAT carpet membrane is then applied on top of the insulation to ensure that a 100% water tight system is in place.
A Red Dot Award design aperture system is installed at the Villa. The state of the art, unmatched Swiss made system, Panoramah, offers many unique advantages. The modern concept of the panoramic window – one of Le Corbusier’s proposed five points for a new architecture– seeks to maximise the spans and openings of rooms to light and landscape: the window is converted into a large “screen”. panoramah!® glazing system is a culmination of this widely employed modern design concept, ensuring maximum transparency and excellent performance using the latest, most advanced technology.
Panoramah!® is a state-of-the-art sliding aluminium casement system that explores the structural properties of glass, enabling the execution of large glazed areas with the use of vertical, minimal (slender) aluminium profiles, resulting in great elegance. Unlike traditional casement systems, glass is panoramah!®’s self-supporting, main component, while the aluminium frame takes on the secondary functions of guiding its sliding motion, providing additional structural reinforcement and ensuring the window’s sealing capacity.
The mechanical and structural properties of panoramah!®’s window panes take away the need for all peripheral elements that compose traditional window systems, by embedding the casement in construction elements such as walls, floor and ceiling, thus enabling an expanded and visually unobstructed perspective. Its 20 mm vertical profiles keep a consistent, unifying and almost imperceptible connection between glass panes, simultaneously allowing for perfect weather proofing whilst fully maximising the glazed surface area.
From the system’s point of view, the panoramah!® sliding windows’ dimensions, are only constrained by the industrial production limit capacity in glass processing. Their design, assembly and fine tuned mechanical hardware allow for the perfect handling of up to 29m² sliding glass panels. These structurally bonded glass/aluminium sliding units are kept balanced and centred over a patented rail system, comprised out of a double bearing removable profile, placed inside of the external casement.
These extremely robust, 1mtr long bearing profiles support loads of up to 1800 kg/ml and are very easily maintained or replaced, making panoramah!® a highly dependable, durable and performing product.
Panoramah!®’s profiles can support an unlimited number of panes made out of up to 60mm, double glazed units, which can even be motorised. Matching even the most demanding international technical requirements, the window frame is built by means of a structural link between anodised aluminium and reinforced polyamides, avoiding thermal bridging in all components. Verified and regularly tested in accredited laboratories, panoramah!®’s triple glazed units allow for truly exceptional thermal (up to 0.8 W/m².K) and acoustic (up to 44 dB) performance.
In addition to the undoubted added value and performance of the panoramah!® window technology, the system offers the typological flexibility of opening skylights, sash, pivot and tilt-and-turn products, that also guarantee exceptional technical and aesthetic performance. This ensures the formal and architectural coherence of all opening systems in a design project.
Most Doors and Windows also have concealed insect screens.
HVAC & Other plant and Equipment
All HVAC and water tanks are installed in a specifically architectured concrete pit on the roof so as to conceal all the equipment from any line of vision. None of the external equipment installed can be seen.
Under Floor Heating
TECE floor is a complete under floor heating system and consists of heating pipes, installation accessories, manifolds and control technology.
TECE floor heating system is a water based system whereby water is heated through a heat exchanger and is guaranteed to be one of the most energy efficient systems currently available in the market doing away with high energy bills.
Each room is independently temperature controlled through an Attractive RTL box Temperature controller in real glass. The new TECE RTL Box is a visually pleasing floor heating regulator with a real glass cover and an attractive aluminium dial. Thanks to its attractive design and compact dimensions, the box doesn’t need to be hidden and can be installed in a user-friendly way at light switch height.
Conventional return temperature limiters (RTLs) are primarily purpose-designed. When developing the product, the design is often too short. Consequently, the RTLs are often placed at ground level, if possible in a concealed way, which does not exactly facilitate user-friendliness. TECE takes a different approach with the TECE floor RTL Box, which looks really good! The seven-millimetre flat real glass cover is available in a choice of black or white. The thermostat dial made of anodised aluminium lends a high-quality look and feel. At a compact size of 104 x 124 millimetres, the box is up to 60 percent smaller than most competitors’ products centralised system of building management control system, thus doing away with then need for regular adjustment of temperature
AUTOMATED HOME CONTROL SYSTEM
The villa comes complete with an automated control system that works on a Dali platform. All lighting, AV, CCTV, temperature control, and home access is controlled over a Dali system giving the owners the ability to remotely view, control and take the necessary action on all the systems that are connected to it. Switching on your AC, under floor heating, viewing your CCTV, controlling your light, sound and visual systems in and around the house can be done from an application on your phone or the digital iPads around the house.
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