Louvre windows from Safetyline Jalousie were installed at several cyclone shelters across Queensland as part of a $60-million Queensland Government cyclone shelter program.

The devastation caused by cyclones in North Queensland is invariably followed by rebuilding of homes and businesses. It’s important for property owners to ensure that they use the rebuilding opportunity to specify only those building materials and products that can withstand the pressures of future cyclonic conditions.

Louvre windows have traditionally been a standard design feature in Queenslander homes, and are relied upon to provide cross ventilation and maximise breezes in the tropical climate. However, there are very few louvre windows on the market that can match the high performance standards of the Safetyline Jalousie brand.

The glass louvre blades in Safetyline Jalousie’s louvre windows have been tested for ‘debris type B’ for cyclonic regions. The testing is performed using 8mm steel ball missiles. The windows passed the standards test at 45 metres per second, and even exceeded the standard. Additionally the windows passed the test at 60 metres per second with five 8mm stainless steel balls.

Thanks to the impressive performance standards and cyclone ratings achieved, Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are specified for many Queensland Government cyclone shelters. The shelters are designed to provide protection from wind speeds up to 306km per hour experienced in a Category 5 cyclone.