Exclusively distributed by Austaron Surfaces throughout Australia, Kaynemaile’s award-winning exterior architectural mesh screens bring together contemporary design and expert engineering. Established in 2003, Austaron Surfaces provide high quality materials which are trusted by architects, designers, retailers, builders and consumers. Their product range, including Kaynemaile exterior screens, is utilised across diverse industry sectors to elevate retail, healthcare, entertainment and residential spaces.
Kaynemaile architectural mesh is composed of polycarbonate rings that seamlessly interlink to form a modern chainmail material. Its resulting strength, durability and flexibility offer high functionality and unlimited design potential for residential solar shading.
Their exterior application solutions provide energy-efficient solar shading to reduce the amount of direct sunlight that enters a home, while maintaining a high level of privacy throughout the build.
Unlike metal mesh products which are highly thermally conductive, Kaynemaile’s innovative polycarbonate material is an insulator; Kaynemaile mesh remains at an ambient temperature, despite the radiating heat of Australian summers. As a result, the Kaynemaile mesh system can deflect up to 70% of visible and infrared light waves, which are linked to overheating.
Stewart House (aka ‘Chain Mail’) | Adam Taylor Architecture | Mount Maunganui, New Zealand | Photography: Marshall Masters
Due to its three-dimensional structure, this unique product adds textural variation within residences and its 80% open area permits the unique ability of the architectural mesh to let daylight in while managing the solar gain, moderating the thermal environment and creating a comfortable space.
Pioneers in material innovation, Kaynemaile team works closely with its Australian distributor, Austaron Surfaces, and clients to collaborate on design concepts and create custom features. Designed by SAOTA Architects in association with TKD Architects is a contemporary home located in Sydney’s eastern suburb of Double Bay. The residence used automated solar screens by Kaynemaile, operated by a solar management system that detects the sun and moves the screen positions automatically, resulting in a unique and transformative facade solution.
Design versatility and innovation is showcased in the Uno Duo Apartments in Auckland as Kaynemaile screens, fitted within a movable steel subframe designed by Form Architects, provide both privacy and solar protection. The choice of Bronze mesh creates a warm radiance that seems reminiscent of bamboo — a beautiful juxtaposition with the building’s light, cooler-coloured timber.
Designed to elevate the art of residential living, Kaynemaile mesh creates a new narrative for energy-efficient solar shading with superior levels of privacy, protection and exemplary functionality.
Kaynemaile architectural mesh is exclusively distributed in Australia via Austaron Surfaces.
Header Image: Solar and Privacy Screening KaynemaileDouble Bay Residence II | SAOTA Architects in association with TKD Architects | Photography Adam Letch