Louvre windows from Safetyline Jalousie were installed in a refurbished Public Housing apartment project located in Camperdown, NSW.

Safety and security were key priorities in the refurbishment of Johanna O’Dea Court, a landmark multi-storey NSW Department of Public Housing apartment block that had fallen into a serious state of disrepair. The building recently underwent a complete refurbishment to upgrade the facilities to provide a safe, secure and amenable place for residents.

A key objective for the architect was achieving natural ventilation in the residential building without compromising safety and security.

Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were the obvious choice to meet this challenge. These louvre windows are compliant with recent changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) without any modification or additional hardware. In addition to the safety and security aspects, they also delivered an aesthetic element to complement the existing building features.

The modified National Construction Code (NCC) requires openable windows in bedrooms of residential buildings (where the floor beneath the window is more than two metres above the surface beneath) to be fitted with a screen or device to restrict the window opening so that a 125mm sphere cannot pass through.

Safetyline Jalousie supplied 200 louvre windows each measuring 1144mm height x 700 width, featuring a clear anodised finish for frames and internal insect screens. The louvres used 6.38mm Comfortplus glass.