CASE STUDY: No Wall, No Awning, No Problem
This home was a great job as we had to match a solution to a home with beautiful views in an exposed location with a mix of bright light and afternoon shade on the Eastern beaches.
The challenge was that while it's a fantastic space to have an awning, it's somewhat limited by an inability to fix the traditional ceiling or wall brackets to anything in order to actually allow the customer to have one. However, with a keen eye and a bit of ingenuity, we were able to have a bracket in the roof itself which allowed the bracket to sit over the roof without impeding the gutter and ensuring there were no opportunities for water to get into the roof.
In the end, this rooftop space got a wonderful awning without compromising the effectiveness of the roof or requiring any major adjustments to its design.
If you're looking for a solution to an exposed scenic location or some shade without a wall to use as a foundation, give us a call on (02) 9327 5500 and we can find a way!
CASE STUDY: Aluminium Louvres
Aluminium Louvres are a less common choice of product than external shutters or fabric awnings in residential areas, however they can lend a distinctive and very modern look to a residence while providing external shading.
They can be fixed at an angle or adjustable, so owners can have some control for the light being allowed in. Aluminium Awnings can be powdercoated to match with the customer's tastes.
If you'd like to know more, call us on (02) 9327 5500
CASE STUDY: Shade From Your Skylights
With this order, our customer had quite thin and long skylights in his ceiling. Both the light and the heat were coming in too strong and he wanted to reduce both. Mark quoted him for LUXAFLEX Duette Skylights.
This job was tricky as the ceiling was very high and the window was too long for one skylight to cover. We arranged the order so that the oversized windows had two skylights that met in the middle without the standard baserail so that they would close in a tight manner. The end result looks very smart and serves to provide shade on a window that other products could not cover.
If you'd like to know how you can make your skylights more energy efficient and your room more comfortable in both winter and summer, call us on (02) 9327 5500.
CASE STUDY: Solutions for Custom Shaped Windows ?
These two customers had some lovely windows in architecturally pleasing but challenging designs that required covers and due to the flexibility in the LUXAFLEX range of products we were able to deliver.
The Duette is in a study/reading room and they wanted some privacy while they worked without losing all light. Rather than fit an ill-suited standard Duette to cover the whole area or just leave the top of the window exposed, we fitted an adjustable arch-shaped Duette over a standard Duette to provide full cover to the window. The translucent material still allows for natural light while assuring that no one can see into the room.
The shutters we installed in a lounge area where a triangular window and the client's desire to have a lot of flexibility in her window coverings severely limited the range of products to choose from. Shutters were a standout choice as the louvres give you complete control over the light and are also available in non-standard shapes. Since shapes from Luxaflex take a little longer to deliver than standard shutters we measured the job together but ordered them separately so that we could fit the standard shutters as soon as possible for our client's comfort. The triangle section was larger than most shaped shutters are made and proved to be a tricky installation but the end result was worth the extra work.
If you'd like us to give you some options on windows that look impossible to get shading from, call us on (02) 9327 5500.
CASE STUDY: When Your Room Becomes An Oven
We don't shy away from the tough jobs, even the custom-made & fitted projects that have very high ceilings!
A nursing home near us had a problem - the glass enclosed atrium that would heat up when getting direct sunlight causing the tenants to be reluctant to use it. To remedy this we chose LUXAFLEX Duette skylight blinds in Architella Panache Fabric with a Translucent opacity for the best blend of insulation while still allowing the atrium to be quite a light-filled space.
Due to the structure of the atrium, there were a number of special shaped duettes that required us to head out and make templates for the factory to make. Installing these took some time and care to ensure safety was maintained and to not break the custom-sized pieces. Thankfully all went well, with the finish looking very stylish and the atrium getting much more use.
If you're suffering from direct sunlight heating your room like an oven, give us a call to find out how we can help on (02) 9327 5500.
CASE STUDY: Sunrain Awnings
The Sunrain Awning installed here was to increase the utility of a courtyard area so that it could be used on extremely sunny days and even rainy days. The awning accomplishes this with a stylish look in keeping with the sophisticated decor of both the exterior and interior.
The customer was initially worried that the awning wouldn't be feasible since they lived in a high wind area, but adding a Wind Protection System to the awning allows it to withstand some pretty intense wind speeds. The awning is therefore safe and provides the customer with exactly what they were hoping - an outdoor area to be used at any stage of the year and that suits their lovely stylish home.
If you'd like to find out more about how we can help your indoor-outdoor flow, contact us on (02) 9327 5500.
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Contact us today. Our Luxaflex dealers are trained to deliver the best advice, helping you select the best solution for your needs - in every area from fabrics to fit-outs.
Once you’ve selected your Luxaflex® Window Fashions product, your order will be sent to our factory to be custom-made. We will set you up with an installer who’ll come to you and furnish your home with your new window covering. Check out our video of The Home Team explaining the benefits of using a professional blind installer.