Vertical Brise Soleil – Chinnor, Oxfordshire
NLC supplied and installed the Louvre Screen and Brise Soleil shown below at The Sanderum Centre in Oxfordshire. The Brise Soleil brackets were installed directly onto the face of the window frames so that panels came down vertically approximately 200mm in front of the window. The shading was designed to wrap around all three sizes of the glazed entrance area with the use of welded corners. 100mm Z pofile Louvre Screen blades were used for the screen and they were fixed back to a box section support frame via. mullions and slotted fixings cleats. All louvre screen components including the box section support frame were fabricated and installed by NLC.
Vertical Brise Soleil – Gloucester
Vertical box section blades were used for the Brise Soleil panels at this residential development in Gloucester. The architect on this project used the rectangular shaped panels as a feature above the entrance way to the properties. Although the panels were built into the design as a feature they did provide shading to the windows of the hallway and staircase on each building.
Aluminium Brise Soleil – Exeter
NLC recently completed the installation of the Brise Soleil shown in the images below for an extension to a residential property in Lympstone. The shading panels were supplied with powder coated aluminium frames and bracketry to match the black finish on the charred wooden panels that clad the outside of the building. The blades were 120mm wide elliptical shaped aluminium with a wood effect finish which offered a nice contrast to the rest of the building.
Screening Louvre – Derbyshire
The latest louvre screen to be installed by NLC was for Bailey Construction at a factory in Derbyshire. The vertical support mullions were fixed directly onto the steel rails on approximately 1 meter centres. The screen was supplied complete with 1 No. double door on the front elevation to allow access to the plant inside the screen.
Solar Shading – London
NLC recently installed the Brise Soleil on a private residential property in Putney, London. The brackets were fixed directly onto the face of the building with the panels projecting 1000mm from the wall. The panels provided shading to a large living area at the rear of the property. All aluminium components that were supplied by NLC were powder coated white to match the windows and render on the building.
Tapering Solar Shading – Southampton
The job shown in the images below is one of NLC’s latest projects. Two vertical brise soleil panels that contain a series of blades that step down equal amounts each time to follow the line of a roof. The blades are supported by two horizontal box section rails that were pre-loaded with fixed angle brackets at NLC’s factory. The blades were supplied with laser profiled end caps which were polyester powder coated to match the blades and supports.
Timber Shading – Lifestyle Centre, Oxford
Another one of NLC’s recent installations came in the form of a vertical shading panel to the entrance of a new Lifestyle / Fitness Centre in Oxford. The panel consisted of western red cedar vertical fins fixed to horizontal powder coated aluminium rails. All fixing details were kept to a minimum on this project so when viewed from the external face no fixing points were visible for the supports or the blades themselves. The horizontal box sections were supported directly off of the windows with the used of half hidden curtain walling brackets. The curtain walling brackets were installed prior to the capping so that all five fixings per bracket were hidden. The blades were then secured to the box section with folded angle cleats to the rear, again giving a very clean looking appearance when viewed from outside.