Solar Shading – Office Development, Great Yarmouth

Solar Shading – Great Yarmouth

The solar shading on this project provided reduction in solar gain for two new office buildings in Great Yarmouth. The two buildings had shading on both the ground and first floor. 120mm elliptical aluminium blades were used on this project and the panels were supported by 10mm thick aluminium brackets that were fixed the support steelwork prior to installation of cladding. The cladding contractor then profiled around the fins of the primary brackets and NLC returned at a later date to install the panels. Cover plates were supplied with the panels to cover the cut in the cladding and to ensure a clean finish around the bracket fins.

Vertical Brise Soleil Panels and Louvred Bin Store – Oxfordshire

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 Box Section Brise Soleil Fins – Eastgate House, Gloucester

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.

Timber Effect Aluminium Brise Soleil – Residential Development, Lympstone

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.

Louvred Plant Screen – A B Gee Factory / Offices, Derby

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.

Horizontal Solar Shading – Residential Property – Putney, London

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.

Vertical Brise Soleil with Tapering Blades – Southampton

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.

Solar Shading Feature Panel & Louvre Screening – Iconsys Factory, Telford

Vertical Feature Panel & Louvre Screening – Telford, Shropshire

The vertical shading panel on this project acted as a feature over reducing solar gain into the building. NLC’s Shading panels filled in a large empty space above the entrance to the factory / offices and instantly became one of the main focus points of the commercial unit. The large panels (approx 3 meters x 4 meters) were supplied in kit form and assembled / installed between the vertical steelwork columns on site. The Louvre Screen to the side of the building contained 5 No. single louvre doors, each giving access to certain maintenance areas on the plant behind. All items supplied by NLC were polyester powder coated RAL 7016 to match the rest of the building.

Rectangular Blade Timber Brise Soleil – Oxford

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.

Coundon Court School, Coventry

Vertical Solar Shading

NLC recently completed the installation of the green vertical shading fins and also the rectangular timber blade panels. The green shading fins were supplied in two different depths to suit two different sections of the windows. The blades with shorter depth were used at the edge of the openings which meant the longer blades were fixed in a more central position on the windows. The timber blade panels were installed along the south elevation as those windows needed the highest reduction in solar gain. 10mm Thick fully welded aluminium brackets were used to support the vertical panels in front of the windows with a drop rod installed on the largest panel to prevent deflection of the centre of the timber blade.