The owners of House Marcus in Langebaan on the RSA West Coast have relocated to the area from Switzerland. Their objective was to be on the beach to indulge their love of kite surfing. They built an off-the-grid home that is self-sustaining in terms of water and electricity. They imported enormous triple glazed glass doors to take advantage of the 180˚ sea view from the upper storey of the house and to prevent passers-by from being able to see into their living area.
The lower floor of this house has no privacy from curious beach-goers tempted to peer into the home as they walk past. Architect Antony Martinez worked closely with Trellidor West Coast franchise owner Hein Prodehl to find a solution that would provide security as well as privacy. It was also important that the product selected fitted into the modern style of this state-of-the-art home.
A Trellidor Solution
Trellidor Security Shutter bi-fold louvre doors were specified during the design stage of the home for the lower floor. The louvres can be adjusted to control light, heat and cold and also provide privacy from those passing by on their way to the beach. The shutters can be folded neatly to the side for easy access to the patio area. The homeowners particularly liked the clean, linear lines of the shutters as they reflect the décor style within the home.
The Trellidor Security Shutter louvres provide the homeowners with:
- Security from intruders when the shutters are closed and locked.
- The ability to adjust the louvres to control light, heat and cold.
- A product that can be stacked to the side when not required or to clean windows.
- A product that suits the clean, modern lines of this unique home.
- A window solution in one product with no need for blinds, curtains or burglar bars.
The successful completion of this project was as a result of close co-operation between the various stakeholders, including the architect and Trellidor West Coast. Regardless of the nature of the project, Trellidor has the capacity to work with architects and designers throughout the entire life cycle of the project. Trellidor security barrier solutions are available in a wide range of designs, all made-to-measure and fitted by qualified Trellidor technicians. To find your nearest franchise visit www.trellidor.co.za. Alternatively, call Trellidor head office on 031 508 0800.