Indiabulls Blu residences Window hardware specialist, Securistyle, has specified and installed a range of heavy-duty products to India’s first major parallel window project at Indiabulls Blu residences. Spread over 10 acres of land, Indiabulls Blu is one of the largest, luxury residential builds in Worli, South Mumbai. The project comprises of four residential towers that rise above the city and overlook the Arabian Sea. As part of the development, Securistyle specified and installed its Parallel Plus and Storm window hinges on all four tower blocks, helping provide natural ventilation into the buildings. Deepak Chugh, Managing Director of main contractor LGF, commented: “We have distributed Securistyle hardware in India for the past 20 years and have always been very satisfied with the quality of the products and standard of service. The team are always on hand during both the specification and installation process to advise and offer their expertise.” In total, over 8,000 Securistyle hinges were installed across the four towers. Parallel Plus offers the ultimate solution in natural ventilation by providing a balanced air flow around the entire opening. These hinges offer double the performance of traditional top hung solutions and complement the buildings modern aesthetic thanks to its slim sightlines. To meet the strict weather requirements of the building, self-balancing Storm hinges were specified to achieve a high gust loading performance on the projecting top and side hung windows. To ensure occupant safety, each Storm hinge has a small opening gap of 40mm. Due to the coastal location of the towers, the hardware needed to withstand exposure to the elements. Both the Parallel Plus and Storm hinges are made from austenitic stainless steel, providing a high level of corrosion resistance from the salty sea air. Richard Gurmin, Head of Commercial Business Development at Securistyle, said: “Indiabulls Blu is a very exciting project for us as it’s the first major parallel window project in India. We have successfully specified our Parallel Plus hinge across a range of developments in other markets, such as Europe and America, so it’s good to see recognition within this new and emerging region. “We worked closely with the architect, contractor and end-user throughout the duration of the project and even flew John Mayes, Customer Services Engineer from Securistyle, to India to oversee the mock testing for wind and weather durability to ensure all requirements were met.” With 40 years’ experience in the window hardware industry, Securistyle is dedicated to delivering high quality products and excellent customer service to its customers. Securistyle’s Parallel Plus and Storm window hinges are both fully supported by a 12 year guarantee.