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18 May 2021 by ShutterFlex
Shutterflex designs, manufactures and installs customised façades and screens, creating the perfect solution to the needs of their clients. At Parklands, Shutterflex provided their Trinidad and Tobago vertical sunblades to the façade of the buildings in the Athletes’ Village. The sunblades, in a multitude of vibrant colours, provide a striking feature that dominates the streets of Parklands.
“Grocon were looking for solutions that would meet their budget requirements and also the architectural intent; we created a new way to use the product,” explained Peter Ryan, Managing Director at Shutterflex. “We provided external, vertical sections on all the buildings in the Athletes’ Village. These were mounted vertically on the façade. The sunblades provide a little bit of sun control but they are mainly an architectural feature.” Shutterflex worked closely with the architect and builders to come up with a solution that met the project’s requirements and lowered the cost.
Shutterflex used a unique and innovative way of fixing the blades. Requiring only one fixing, the installation of the product minimised site labour and fabrication time, resulting in less cost. The patented pending design of the Shutterflex sunblades allows them to span over longer distances than their competitors, enhancing the aesthetic of the façade.
“We worked through various iterations to continually refine the design in order to meet the budget. We created new extrusions with 3D modelling. This is where we excel,” said Peter. “Grocon saw us as the preferred supplier because we have engineering expertise and can solve problems. We design the product and fixing sepcifically for the project using our propriety systems.”
Shutterflex had an installation crew of six people onsite at Parklands, who were supported by the manufacturing team and project managers at Crestmead in Brisbane.
Over the years Shutterflex has enjoyed steady growth with builders in South-east Queensland and across Australia. As well as working with established companies, Shutterflex has new clients in its growing portfolio and recently has completed work at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital providing sun control products and batten screens.
For more information contact Design Enviro Pty Ltd (trading as Shutterflex), Unit 2/74-76 Magnesium Drive, Crestmead QLD 4132, phone 07 3277 5428, email [email protected], website www.shutterflex.com.au