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    Case Study: Louvres installed at Sekisui House project for natural ventilation and smoke relief

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    Louvres from Safetyline Jalousie were installed at the Taiga Apartments in Wentworth Point, NSW to provide natural ventilation as well as smoke control to the residents.

    The Sekisui House project ‘Taiga Apartments’ at Wentworth Point is a multi-residential development featuring 990 luxury apartments across one 26-storey tower and two 8-storey low rise buildings.

    Safetyline Jalousie louvres have been installed on each level to provide the required natural ventilation into the common areas. For architecture firm Turner Studio, the decision to install the louvres was also based on their ability to function as a smoke relief solution that was compliant with Australian Standards.

    Each louvre window is fitted with fire-rated actuators that interface with the fire indicator panel and building management system. During a fire, smoke sensors will trigger the louvres to open and allow smoke to exit the building, enabling residents to have better visibility in the fire stairs along with lower risk of smoke inhalation.

    Safetyline Jalousie louvres not only meet the Australian Standards for smoke/fire relief but also further protect the residents by complying with the regulatory safety requirements for windows installed above ground level. The louvres at Taiga Apartments are fitted with laminate glass, providing additional safety and security to the high-rise buildings. Laminated glass is held together by an interlayer, reducing the safety hazard associated with shattered glass fragments.

    Safetyline Jalousie supplied 96 louvre windows, each measuring 1009mm (H) x 1100mm (W) in Zeus Matt Black, and featuring 6.38mm Clear Laminate glass as well as motorised LDF100 drives for operation.

    Safetyline Jalousie louvres were also incorporated in the earlier build of the 21-storey Savannah Apartments complex at Wentworth Point.

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