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.
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
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.
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.
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As the most recent addition to the Safetyline Jalousie family, Ali is still coming to terms with the fact that a typical telephone conversation will often be answered with “You’re calling from Safety what”? followed by having to sound out and spell the name “ja-lou-sie” (it happens to us all). Born in Lebanon, Ali has moved around a lot over the years, living in Cyprus, Sydney for most of his Schooling, as well as China and Hong Kong. He currently resides in Melbourne where he spends a lot of time in his garden or doing some sort of work around the house. (Not too dissimilar to many other Melburnians following the onset of Covid). With a very obvious cultured background, Ali is warm and talkative and he’ll get you talking too.
Adam is our strategist and big ideas generator whose somewhat reserved nature could have some mistake him as a bit of an introvert. But that’s only until this quiet thinker is given a whiteboard and a marker – and then there’s no stopping the dialogue! 7 Years in at Safetyline Jalousie, Adam is continually expanding on his knowledge of the construction industry and is incredibly driven in his pursuit to help create better buildings via the use of better products. When Adam’s not on his quest to improve Australia’s built environment he’s spending most weekends escorting one of his 4 young kids to birthday parties, sometimes multiple parties. He has some stealth survival tips for other parents currently in the same predicament.
Michael has become recognised at Safetyline Jalousie for his continually changing hairstyles (facial hair included). Buzz cut, undercut, dreadlocks, even a mullet. We’ve see it all. His current man bun could even be gone before we finish this sentence. Always up for a laugh, friends and colleagues love a chat with Michael, and his easy-going and approachable nature has earned him the respect of all staff. In fact, he even has a cohort of followers on the factory floor sporting his same hairstyles. Outside of work Michael has recently turned his attention to mountain bike riding. His very first ride ended with a pretty serious accident resulting in a deep puncture wound to his leg– it’s been a sore topic for his leg and his ego.
Mandy has been with Safetyline jalousie since day one so would technically be considered a geriatric in “Jalousie years”. Whilst her role has changed and evolved over her time with the business, one thing that hasn’t is the happy and fun, team culture that she says “continues to make each day at work a joy”. As a mum of two little ones, Mandy thrives on new challenges and a little bit of chaos. Although, as a self-proclaimed clean freak, she ensures that all forms of chaos are kept in a very neat and tidy manner. We’ve also observed that Mandy appears to have an inherent fear of colour and will almost only ever be seen in black or white (or sometimes grey if she is being really out there).
As a busy mother of 4, Lisa is highly skilled in organising, delegating, and troubleshooting – the proficiencies which she also demonstrates in her daily management of the Safetyline Jalousie office. Lisa tells us that she lives by the saying “What doesn’t break you makes you stronger”. (No doubt she’s had to use this little piece or personal encouragement from time to time to deal with our infinite requests)! Always on the go, Lisa has a very active lifestyle and starts every day with a walk to the beach with her husband and two dogs. Of an evening she still has the energy to spare for star jumps and squats in her makeshift gym/ (our office) before heading home to her other full-time job as “mum”.
Leigh aka “Wolfpack” is one-half of the driving force behind Safetyline Jalousie and comes with two decades of experience within the Australian manufacturing and construction industry. The multi-award-winning entrepreneur and father of three youngsters is a passionate advocate for supporting Australian-made goods and improving the built environment for future generations to come. Always up for a challenge, Leigh never sits still and is constantly pushing himself to test his physical and mental endurance. He’s given just about everything a go. From amateur MMA fights, triathlons, or personal development endeavours, Leigh stands by the motto, ‘I never lose, either I win or I learn’.