Project Summary

Laverton, Melbourne
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Type of Property:
Optional Extras:
Wind Sensors, Motorisation

The Brief

For 12 years the client had over 10 companies try without success to effectively shade the window. We were able to think outside the box and provide the perfect solution – vertical louvres.

The Details

Due to the 15 degree angle of the roof our client had struggled for over 12 years to get an effective shading solution for their large exterior window. This window was not just on a raked angle on the roof, but also on the right hand side the window return was on a downward angle.

This provided us with a challenging and unique application for the Sunbreaker 210 motorised louvres, solved by the vertical application of the louvre.

An engineer was engaged to calculate the technical requirements for the steel beam structure that was needed to take the overall weight for the SB210 structure. The beam on the right hand side was also unique, hanging in mid-air, extending past the window by 1.4 meters.

To accommodate the 15 degree angle we needed to produce special stainless steel angled pin ends, as well as cut each blade to size on site. Each blade was installed individually to ensure they were vertical. Two motors were used to enable the louvres to be operated in two sections, e.g. one half open with the other half closed. Additionally, automated wind sensors were added.

This project required a lot of planning but we achieved an excellent result.