The Nicholson, East Coburg, Victoria

‘The Nicholson’ Apartments

Located on the former East Coburg Train Depot, The Nicholson apartments is a unique addition to an already diverse community. Developer, VicUrban’s has a long standing commitment to creating vibrant and affordable communities. The Nicholson is a new village style development comprised of both private and affordable community rental apartments.

The core of the development is sustainability, with every apartment achieving an average 6-star energy rating. It was this sustainable goal that led to the appointment of Unitised Building (UB) as the contractor of choice. Established in 2008, UB burst into the Australian construction industry with the revolutionary ‘UB system’ of modular high density residential construction. Through a carefully executed blend of onsite and offsite construction programs, UB can deliver higher quality buildings in less than half the time of traditional concrete methods of construction.

Fletcher Insulation Products
Pink® Partition 24Walls
Permastop® Building BlanketRoof
Sisalation® Metal Roof SarkingWalls
Environmental Benefits:

Fletcher Insulation’s range of glasswool insulation products provide significant benefits to the environment. By adopting the proven performance of glasswool insulation, you can be sure that the energy savings that are expected will be achieved, and by using less energy our buildings will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Fletcher Insulation glasswool is made using superior clean technology which represents a new era in green manufacturing. In addition, rainwater is captured and used in our manufacturing process and is then recycled. Our raw materials consist of approximately 80% recycled glass – much of which cannot be used in other processes and would otherwise go into landfill. Our plants are committed to operating in an environmentally sustainable fashion and have received accreditation to the environmental standard ISO 14000. All Fletcher Insulation glasswool and reflective foil products meet the GreenStar insulant ODP emissions credit requirement are low in VOC and safe to use in recommended applications.

The Result:

The Nicholson Apartments sets a standard in green design and construction. The development will provide exceptional thermal comfort and acoustic control to building inhabitants. Furthermore, the energy efficient considerations employed will continue to deliver significant benefits to the building’s owners including energy cost savings.


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