Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were specified by architect Max Sgammotta for the Kingsford Boarding House, an 8-storey student accommodation block located on the busy Gardeners Road in Kingsford, NSW.
Installed floor to ceiling, the curtain of louvres on the balconies creates a unique and versatile indoor-outdoor space for residents, while offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding area.
The architect chose Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows because he was impressed by the robust, inbuilt security feature that provided a safe and secure living space for the students. Conventional louvre windows have these security bars externally fitted to the windows, making them more prone to damage and less aesthetically pleasing.
Key features and benefits of Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows include excellent control of airflow to the apartments, allowing cool breezes in during the warmer months, and keeping cold air out in winter; and window seals on all four sides of each louvre blade providing an effective acoustic barrier from the peak hour traffic noise below and protection from the southerly winds.
Mr Sgammotta was particularly impressed with the nice detail for the floating glass attached to the framing mechanism as well as the clean and tidy window finishes. He has recommended Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows on several other projects.
Safetyline Jalousie supplied 60 louvre windows in 17-blade and 20-blade configurations. The anodised finish windows also featured 6mm clear toughened glass louvres.