Designing a new home is the perfect opportunity to include purpose-built spaces which reflect how the owners like to live, while taking advantage of the location and climate. For this home in Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW, the proximity to the ocean proved to be a key factor in coming up with the ideal outdoor living space.
Building in a coastal location means considering how to embrace the best of the climate, while being shielded from negative elements such as insects and using materials which will withstand the corrosive impacts of salty air. For this home, Ausiport, specialists in Invisi-Gard screened enclosures, worked with the client to design the ultimate indoor-outdoor living space. The brief was to create a space where they could dine and relax which had that “outdoor feel”, but where they felt protected and secure.
Constructing an Invisi-Gard Stainless Steel Security Screen Enclosure around the living area instead of using glass was a solution which was functional, practical, and a visually attractive addition to the overall home’s appearance. The floor-to-ceiling Invisi-Gard screens are a high visibility product which maximise light, views and airflow while providing secure protection.
Made from 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh, Invisi-Gard screens are highly corrosion resistant, making them ideal for this type of coastal location and all types of weather conditions. The easy maintenance program involves cleaning with a soft brush, mild detergent and rinsing with mains water, at the recommended frequency. These simple steps keep the screens in great condition and maintain the impressive 15 year warranty.
Invisi-Gard’s corrosion resistance has been proven under stringent Australia Standards testing. The key test is the Neutral Salt Spray Test, which requires mesh to show no signs of corrosion after 240 hours exposure to salt spray. As proof of Invisi-Gard’s superior quality, the mesh surpassed over 2000 hours of testing with no signs of corrosion, compared with some competitor’s products which failed as early as 500 hours.
As well as corrosion resistance, the advantage of using Invisi-Gard screens for an outdoor enclosure is their ability to retain maximum visual clarity, while allowing natural breezes to cool the space. The security credentials of Invisi-Gard screens keeps the home protected from intruders, as the mesh is impact and knife shear resistant. The Invisi-Gard Hinged Access Door, which connects the room to the garden, utilises a three-point locking system, ensuring the home is securely protected at all times.
Location: Terrigal NSW
Invisi-Gard Dealer: Ausiports Pty Ltd Home Improvements
Invisi-Gard Stainless Steel Security Screen Enclosure
Invisi-Gard Hinged Access Door