Last week one of our installers went above and beyond the call of duty. Located at 135 South Terrace in the Adelaide CBD, Graham abseiled an apartment building five stories high in order to seal and waterproof four panels of full satin wolke glass blocks. The Architecture Award winning Alta Apartments consist of 14 apartments, three luxury penthouses and a roof deck with stunning views of the city. The Alta Apartments were completed in 2012 and have 23 panels of wolke glass blocks featured in each apartment’s main bathroom, fire rated up to 90/90/-. Though the panels are small by usual standards, the glass blocks complement the clean lines and modern design of these luxury apartments, letting natural light into an otherwise artificially lit room.
Due to the difficulty in accessing different sides of the building during construction, four of the 23 panels were left unsealed. With no fear of heights to deter him, our super installer Graham Marshall scaled the face of the building, sealing the panels with our silicon based compound to seal and waterproof each panel. According to Graham, the experience of dangling in the air was slightly unnerving at first but overall it was fantastic – the view of the city was simply unbeatable!