The GTV9 studio located in the inner city Melbourne suburb of Richmond was redeveloped into residential dwellings and retail spaces, demonstrating the adaptive re-use of a listed heritage building. Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects for Lend Lease, the development maintains the original character of the building while also meeting stringent building codes.

Glazed aluminium windows fitted with Safetyline Jalousie louvres were incorporated throughout the brick building to provide ventilation and air flow in the living spaces and main foyer. The frames of the louvre windows needed to match the other glazing and were also required to span up to a width of 1300mm to fit the existing openings.

Safetyline Jalousie louvres not only met the design requirements but also provided a motorised solution for simple operation of windows installed at height.

In addition to superior sealing capabilities, Safetyline Jalousie louvres also offer thermal efficiency with the use of Low E glass on the external louvre windows reducing heat loss from the apartments in winter.

Safetyline Jalousie supplied 88 louvre windows measuring 1114mm (8 blades) and 1904mm (16 blades) in height, and a width range of 500mm – 1300mm. Key features include Duratec X15 Zeus Lunar Eclipse colour/finish; 6.38mm Clear/ Translucent Laminate and 6.38mm Comfortplus Clear for the louvres; and motorised operation with  LDF100 drives.