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The Royce, NSW

09 Nov 2021 by Safetyline Jalousie

The Royce, NSW

Meeting the health and safety needs of aging citizens are among the key objectives in the design of aged care facilities. For this reason, Sydney based architects Calder Flower chose Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows in their thoughtfully considered design of the Royce. The luxurious development of 145 independent living units and a 126 bed aged care facility forms part of the Penrith Panthers master plan in western Sydney and offers a new standard in retirement living.

The Royce, NSW

Having successfully used Safetyline Jalousie on previous projects, Calder Flower were confident that Safetyline Jalousie could offer a ventilation solution that would assist in reducing the reliance on mechanical forms of ventilation as well as meet the health and well-being of those inhabiting the facility.

A total of 260 louvre windows were specified throughout the project. The majority were installed from floor to ceiling on the extra-large balconies of the independent living units providing an abundance of light, ventilation and an indoor/outdoor feel. Others were incorporated in the common dining and living areas.

Natural ventilation promotes passive cooling and provides an effective relief path for carbon dioxide and other airborne contaminants to be removed from the building. Preventing the spread of infection is particularly important in aged care facilities so the window choice and placement was carefully planned to ensure adequate ventilation and humidity controls

The Royce, NSW

Unlike sealed buildings which maintain constant temperatures, thermal comfort and a greater level of satisfaction can also be achieved when occupants have a degree of control over their environment. Louvres were preferable in this case for their ability to adjust their openings and the amount of airflow using a simple and easy to operate lever mechanism.

In addition to the health benefits associated with natural ventilation using louvres, the safety features offered by Safetyline Jalousie exceeded those of other window options. The systems unique impenetrable security system allows the windows to be kept open at any time, day or night, with complete peace of mind.

The Royce, NSW

There is also no danger of falls though Safetyline Jalousie louvres windows or risk of injury from exposed glass edges, another critical factor that was considered by the architect. Each blade is framed on 3 sides and pivots from the back edge with openings of just 106mm between each blade.

When choosing windows or louvres for ground floor or high above ground level, the Royce demonstrates that specifiers can be confident that Safetyline Jalousie will meet all of their performance, health, security and safety criteria for aged care facilities.

Project Specifications

Quantity Supplied 260

Height 1754mm

Width 800mm

Colour/Finish Powder Coat Citi Pearl Matt YY245A

Louvres 6mm Clear Toughened glass

Operation Standard Levers

Architect Calder Flower Architects

Safetyline Jalousie
Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are well known for challenging and overcoming the design, safety and security limitations of conventional louvre windows.Designed and developed exclusively by Technal, a division of the European giant Hydro, Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows have a long history of superior performance in commercial and residential buildings across the globe. They have been manufactured in Australia since 2009 by SMR Designs.Safetyline Jalousie’s unique louvre windows bring added value to your projects and offer unrivalled flexibility in your design options through unmatched performance ratings, strength, reliability and versatility. Advantages and benefits of Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows include:- Spans of 1400mm wide (Larger windows reduce perimeter framing and install time)- Seals are air and water tight, with a Water Penetration Resistance of 800pa – ideal for air-conditioned environments and strong wind load requirements such as high rise buildings- Acoustic benefits are some of the highest ratings available: Tested and confirmed sound reduction of 33Rw achieved with 6.38mm laminate and 6mm toughened glass and sound reduction of 35Rw achieved with Viridian 6.5mm VLam Hush glass- Security through the louvre bearer with a pull out force in excess of 200kgs – Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows can be left open with complete peace of mind- Balustrade compliant, perfect for floor-to-ceiling, multi-story, high-rise and balcony enclosures and winter gardens- Screening is provided internally and is easily removed for cleaning, eliminating the use of a permanent boxed out section, allowing greater cross flow ventilation, free flow air infiltration and natural light


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