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Old High Court Building, Wellington

Built in the 1860's, the Old High Court Building on Stout Street in central Wellington is listed as a building of Heritage Significance. So when it underwent extensive refurbishments, great attention was paid to safeguarding this historic structure's original design integrity.

In accordance with precise guidelines from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and the Wellington City Council's Manager of Urban Design Policy, all materials and finishes were colour matched and restored to as close to the original specifications as possible. Where modifications were required, they had to be completely unobtrusive.

Luxaflex® were contracted to produce all the blinds for the building and its courtrooms to these exacting specifications. They were all made from a subtle translucent fabric specially sourced for this project. Spring roll up Roller Blinds was created for the building's two levels. Gold ring pulls accentuated the plain pocket style blinds and all brackets were powder-coated and painted to perfectly match the paint colour on the window reveals. In keeping with the period, the pocket battens were made of Victorian Ash.

Automated Luxaflex Roller Blinds were a modern solution to address the high windows in Courtroom No. 2 which were five meters above floor level. As with these blinds, all the control mechanisms for the blinds installed throughout the Old High Court were entirely concealed so they wouldn't detract from this majestic old building's historic authenticity.

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Location: Wellington, New Zealand
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