Louvre windows from Safetyline Jalousie met the architect’s objective to create a comfortable environment throughout the year at the Penrith Baptist Church in NSW without relying on air conditioning.

Several aspects about Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows appealed to architecture firm MSK Architects. For instance, the cross ventilation achieved by the louvre windows complemented the other sustainable design features of the building including a concrete slab with underfloor heating and slow velocity high volume fans. The in-built security feature allowed the windows to be safely left open during the evenings.

Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were specified by the architect in 1200mm widths, creating an impressive look that blended with the overall design. Additionally, the superior waterproof seals in the windows eliminated infiltration of cold air and escape of hot air in winter. Though the in-built security feature added an extra horizontal line between the individual louvres, the architect was comfortable with this aesthetic because the extra width delivered a more expansive view with fewer vertical mullions.

Though there was pressure to substitute Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows with a cheaper alternative, the architect firmly stood by their selection. The value delivered by the additional features and superior quality of Safetyline Jalousie far outweighed any cost savings that could have been achieved by the cheaper alternative.

Safetyline Jalousie supplied 13 louvre windows in 15-blade and 20-blade configurations and a Surfmist powdercoated finish. Viridian ComfortPlus grey glass 6.38mm in thickness was used for the louvres.