A guesthouse built by real estate professional Hana Biber on her beachfront property in Vanuatu was able to survive a deadly cyclone thanks to her clever choice of durable building materials. The guesthouse, which featured glass and aluminium louvres from Safetyline Jalousie, remained dry and watertight with the louvre windows holding tight against severe cyclonic conditions.

Hana Biber purchased louvre windows from Safetyline Jalousie in 2009 for the guesthouse she was building on her beachfront property. Though she was immediately impressed with the louvres, it wasn’t until after Cyclone Pam in March 2015 that she realised how well they performed as well.

The second most intense tropical cyclone of the South Pacific Ocean, Cyclone Pam was also one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Vanuatu. However, Hana’s house was able to withstand the destruction.

According to Hana, the destruction was horrendous but the guesthouse was intact, without a drop of water inside thanks to the louvre windows, which were able to withstand the strong winds.

Since then, Hana has not only ordered more Safetyline Jalousie louvres for several projects, but also continues to endorse the product to friends and family.