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How a Durban couple gets the most out of their location

 How a Durban couple gets the most out of their location

The last thing these Durban residents wanted when they moved into their new home was to destroy the panoramic view with security barriers. Take a look at how they achieved this and more with their Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters.

Our mission: to photograph roller shutters put to good use

We visited this lovely home high up on one of Durban’s rolling hills because we needed to photograph their Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters. The homeowners are customers of the Trellidor North Durban franchise owned by Laird Anderson, who had brought the installation to our attention, plus the fact that the home looks over the beautiful Moses Mabhida Stadium.

It was lunchtime when we arrived there and I really should have known better than to schedule a shoot for midday! Having lived in Jo’burg for several years now after gladly leaving the Durban humidity behind, I’d forgotten how awful it was to work outdoors in the middle of the day.

Once we moved onto the verandas to take pictures of the shutters looking from the inside outwards, I realised one of the reasons the homeowners had picked Rollerstyle: they help to block out the heat and searing sunlight. Very clever.

The homeowners were extremely gracious. We know how irritating it is to have strangers in your home taking pictures but they were very kind and helpful to our crew. They also explained why they’d picked Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters for their deep upstairs and downstairs verandas.

Here is their list:

Why we chose Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters for our home:

  • Durban homes need protection from driving rain and wind – we bring down the shutters when the weather is awful and can stay on the veranda protected from the worst of it.
  • The shutters work independently from each other so we can open and close them to suit our needs. We usually keep the downstairs ones closed for security purposes and the upstairs ones open when we’re sitting there, which is often!
  • When the shutters are up they are completely hidden in the shutter boxes and we have a full view of the coast. The view is the main reason we bought the house so we definitely didn’t want it blocked.
  • We chose perforated shutters so that we can still allow some light and air through the perforations if we want it.
  • The fully closed shutters keep out monkeys, mosquitoes and home invaders, all problematic in this area.

Take a look at more homes that we’ve photographed for their outdoor living security solutions.

Find a Trellidor franchise near you to help you secure your own veranda.

Contributor: Lindy Barry

Closed Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters block out weather, mozzies, monkeys and robbers.


 Tucked away inside their shutter boxes, Trellidor Rollerstyle shutters open up the view completely.


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