Safetyline Jalousie louvred windows were specified for the Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century at Canberra Grammar School, ACT. The Canberra based architectural firm Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn chose the louvre windows after engineering consultant NDY recommended Safetyline Jalousie, having specified the brand on previous projects.
Introduced to Safetyline Jalousie for the first time, the architects were extremely impressed with the unique features of this louvre window system.
Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows met two key requirements for the school building by ensuring maximum natural ventilation without sacrificing security. Designed securely with internal stainless steel rods, the louvre windows would continue to provide building security even if the glass broke, eliminating the need for a secondary security system.
One particular feature the architects were unable to find in other louvre window systems but had relevance to the Canberra climate was the fully sealed nature of the louvres that kept cold air out and warm air inside throughout the winter months and cold air in and warm air out during summer.
Automation ensured Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows could be integrated with the building management system, allowing the windows to be easily opened and closed automatically.
The architects chose Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows in 1400mm width, the widest option available in the range, helping increase the transparency of the building while the slimline nature of the framing contributed to the desired aesthetics.
Safetyline Jalousie supplied 62 louvre windows measuring 604mm in height and 1000mm-1400mm in width. The louvres were made from 6mm EVantage SuperBlue toughened glass and the system was motorised using LDF100 drives.