A three-storey classroom block, a new library and hall are currently in the works in the Artarmon Public School redevelopment which will see 190 bays of Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows installed throughout. The upgrade aims to deal with the school’s security and current overcrowding concern. It is a common problem for many schools, particularly in Sydney, where there are new apartment blocks going up all the time and the population across the suburbs is growing. The NSW State Government acknowledges that it is facing an unprecedented level of student enrolments and is allocating funding for 120 schools to be either built or redeveloped.
Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are becoming an increasingly popular choice in the design of these new learning spaces following their approval from the NSW Department of Education. The department was impressed with their ability to maximize cross ventilation with 1.4m spans but they also found that Safetyline Jalousie overcame all of their concerns regarding safety and security. Unlike other louvre windows, they could be glazed with laminate glass, reducing the potential safety hazard of shattered glass fragments. Security is also inbuilt via the louvre bearer, and with a pull-out force in excess of 550kgs, the louvres can be left open, even beyond school hours, with complete peace of mind.
The Artarmon Public School redevelopment is anticipated to be completed early next year. It is just one of many school projects that Safetyline Jalousie will be involved in over the coming months as the NSW Government’s school rollout gains pace.