2010 was a bumper year for tourism in South Africa. The brand new Aviator hotel looked set to open with a bang. It was fully booked out for the FIFA Soccer World Cup season. Set just 3km from the OR Tambo International Airport, the 3-star hotel offered premium convenience and a funky 70’s atmosphere. For any hotel near an airport, soundproofing is a top priority.
As the staff prepared for a very full house, they heard planes overhead. The Aviator was not soundproof enough for their guests. They called in Pieter Malherbe, MD of Teva Windows, a small start-up offering a big solution. With 3 years under his belt supplying energy efficient windows and doors to high-end clientele, Pieter was well aware that uPVC windows with double-glazing would provide the necessary sound-proofing. He advised the owners to arrange for acoustic ceilings and personally assisted them with the design of their conference facility, including the installation of uPVC French doors.
The use of Teva windows and doors improved the security of the hotel, a major concern for many visitors to Gauteng.
8 years later, Teva Windows is now the leading uPVC window and door supplier in South Africa. Pieter and his team continue to provide the same personal attention. Teva offers advice and customisations to meet the lifestyle, design, energy efficiency and compliance requirements of every project.
The windows and doors installed at the Aviator have required minimal maintenance and continue to provide optimum insulation, sound-proofing and security. The hotel consistently achieves high ratings on numerous online booking sites. Business is good at the Aviator Hotel.