The Integr8 180V is a shutter design that is unique to Charter. The shutter rises vertically from a concealed base-mounted housing, providing unobtrusive security where integrated or surface fixing is not possible. The system is especially suitable for conservatories and full height glazed architectural features.
The system can be used for vertical or angled applications and is electrically operated via concealed stainless steel cables. The housing can be placed beneath external paved areas (external shutters) or beneath the floor or windows cill (internal installations).
A new IT suite at Sheffield's Notre Dame High School is protected by the unique Integr8 180V security shutters, which close by rising up from the ground. "These are the only vertically rising shutters available in the UK and truly have to be seen to be believed!" exclaims Sales Manager for Charter Specialist Security, which manufactures and installs the shutters. "The lintel is hidden beneath a decked walkway, and just like the rest of our range, when the shutters are open they are totally concealed, with no visual impact on the building."
The mint green shutters exactly match the building's painted façade and complementing its timber structure. Notre Dame is an active participant in the 'Generation Green' scheme, to bring schools and families together to create a greener future, so environmental sustainability was high on the agenda. Charter's aluminium shutters, manufactured in the UK, were in line with the low-carbon objectives of the project.