Motorised louvre screens custom-designed by OpenShutters have been installed at a townhouse project in Queenscliff, Sydney.

Featuring extra wide 250mm blades, the aluminium louvre screens are motorised to enable control of the view and privacy.

Architect Simon Vaughan approached OpenShutters to devise a customised solution that met with council requirements while ensuring complete privacy for the residents as well as the neighbours without interfering with the grand Northern Beach views.

OpenShutters designed aluminium shutters with extra wide 250mm fixed vertical fins. A similar solution was designed for the full height windows with slightly narrower blades at 200mm. All the shutters were motorised and remote-controlled to allow the resident to conveniently adjust angle, view and privacy as needed.

The extra wide blade helps maintain views with less interference in the field of vision while the straight vertical arrangement underpins the clean lines of the design.

According to Bruce Cottrill, OpenShutters Project Manager, they found the project exciting and challenging, especially with its bespoke approach

Simon Vaughan, the architect on the project said that they were impressed by the options and advice OpenShutters gave them to customise the louvres to suit their design. OpenShutters created screens of elliptical large louvre blades that were spaced specifically to optimise vision and privacy, and supplied in customised finishes to complement the architecture, with the highly resilient grade of finish suiting the ocean-side setting and salt water environment.

OpenShutters manufactured the louvre screens in their factory on the Central Coast.

OpenShutters is a leading award-winning designer and manufacturer of quality shutter solutions for Australian homes, apartments, workplaces, resorts and restaurants. The company offers expert planning, design, manufacture, home installation and commercial project management services.

OpenShutters’ solutions are sold and installed through a select network of quality independent specialists.

OpenShutters’ shutter solutions are based on a sustainable sourcing program with timber sourced from managed forests. The company also runs a comprehensive recycling program.

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