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Thuringowa RSL, Townsville, QLD

The exciting product partnership combining Alspec aluminium window framing with Breezway dual-glazed louvre systems is highlighted in this redevelopment of an RSL club in North Queensland.

A market-leading product partnership which combines Alspec aluminium window framing with Breezway dual-glazed louvre systems has been a standout feature of the major redevelopment of an RSL club in North Queensland.

The Thuringowa RSL, located 25km southwest of Townsville, underwent a major redevelopment to inject new life into the popular local community venue. The $4 million upgrade involved substantial renovations to the existing club including new bar, kitchen and restaurant areas, refurbished entertainment areas and the addition of an extended, covered deck area.

A significant component of the redevelopment was the installation of Alspec’s McArthur Evo framing in conjunction with Breezway Dualair dual-glazed louvres. The products work together to deliver an integrated secondary glazed unit which is well suited for venues such as this Club. Louvre systems are a practical solution in warmer climates as they maximise natural cooling and ventilation without compromising light or views.

The Dualair louvres have been custom designed to work exclusively with two key Alspec window framing systems: the McArthur Evo 150mm Centre Pocket frame and the Hunter Evo Acoustic 150mm frame. Within the system, blades can be constructed from clear glass, patterned glass or aluminium and delivered in window frames with bay widths up to 50mm and heights up to 2.6m.

This type of dual-glazed louvre system within a window framing unit offers many benefits such as maximum ventilation, reduced installation costs (secondary glazing within a single frame means a single installation event), acoustic insulation to reduce outdoor noise and thermal insulation performance comparable to double glazed windows with thermally broken frames. Any shading or privacy concerns can be addressed by selecting the aluminium or patterned glass options.

While the McArthur Evo framing has self-draining sub sills, the Dualair louvres also feature drainage channel and hinge designs which work together to ensure superior water performance in the tropical environment. The louvres can be operated manually or automatically via a touch-sensitive switch.

Like all windows and glazed doors located on the external walls of buildings, Dualair louvres and McArthur Evo frames both meet the AS2047 Australian standard and associated testing requirements to provide the Club with peace of mind they have installed high quality fittings which will exceed performance expectations.

Project Name: Thuringowa RSL
Project Address: 13 Kelso Drive, Kelso QLD 4815
Architect: Ken Tippet Architects
Builder: Breezeway Australia
Fabricator: Well Hung Glass and Aluminium
Applied Finish: Dune Satin D1000 (GP152A)

Alspec Products Used:
McArthur Evo 150mm Centre Pocket Framing
Dualair®