Aluminium Shading Fins with Timber Effect Finish – London
The latest project to be completed by Nationwide Louvres is the supply, delivery and installation of Timber Effect Brise Soleil to a new residential development in North London. The shading panels were fabricated using rectangular box section support rails & 210mm elliptical blades. Prior to installation the blades were sent to a specialist powder coating company who applied a dark wood effect finish to the blades which gave the aesthetics of wood with the durability of aluminium. The blades stepped down in size to follow the line of the roof and covered one half of the large triangular windows that were the main feature to the living spaces of the new houses. The panels were installed as non-vision panels more so than Brise Soleil but they will still offer a certain of shading in the summer months to that section of window.
Horizontal Solar Shading – New Office Space, Cannock
The images below show the latest work NLC have completed at a brand new office development in Cannock. This is the fourth installation on this project, directly beneath the original installation. NLC were asked to design the shading so that it would cover the entrance / doorway which meant it had to be fixed to the curtain walling system. Clear plastic sheets were bolted to the top of the two panels directly above the doors to prevent rainwater dropping from the panels onto visitors and staff as they enter the building. Stainless steel cantilever arms have been used for additional support.
Vertical Shading Fins – St Georges School, Gravesend
Nationwide Louvres recently completed the third phase of Brise Soleil installation at St Georges School in Gravesend. The third phase of installation included two complete sections of Brise Soleil to the brand new extension of the school and also an additional 6 blades to one of the existing runs. New sections of Brise Soleil were manufactured and installed exactly as previous phase, horizontal box section rails were fixed to the face of the rendered wall via small support stubs to the rear. 300mm elliptical blades were then secured to the front face of the box section into fixed angle brackets set at 0 degrees.
Vertical Solar Shading – Commercial / Industrial Unit, Dawlish
NLC installed this vertical Brise Soleil to a Commercial / Industrial Unit in Dawlish. The bracketry was installed directly into the nosecone of the curtain walling. The panels then sat vertically in front of the windows to provide shading to the top 2.5 meters of window. Making a big difference to how much light / heat gets into the building, especially during the warmer summer months.
Horizontal Brise Soleil – Residential Property, Kent
Nationwide Louvre installed the Brise Soleil shown in the images below to a residential property in Kent. The Brise Soleil provided a high level of shading performance for the upstairs bedroom / bathroom. This is down to the panels projection from the building and also the overhang at either end of the run. This frame-less design on the ends of the run reduces the amount of support bracketry on show and just a simple elliptical shaped end cap has been used to cover the end of each blade. All aluminium components were polyester powder coated to match the cladding.
Horizontal Solar Shading – White Hart Lane, London
One of Nationwide Louvre Company’s latest projects has been the design, manufacture and installation of 4 No. runs of Solar Shading which have been fitted to a new building for a school in London. The primary brackets on this project were installed prior to the rendering being completed which meant that only a small stub was left to secure the panels to, hiding the majority of the brackets / fixings. There were five individual runs in total consisting of 3-5 panels in each.
Vertical Brise Soleil – Romsey Sports Facility
NLC recently completed the installation of these runs of Vertical Brise Soleil to a brand new Sports Facility. The primary brackets were installed prior to the cladding so there is minimal bracketry on show giving a nice neat finish to the building.
Horizontal Brise Soleil with Stainless Steel Feature Wires – Prologis Business Park, Coventry
The project shown below consisted of NLC’s horizontal Brise Soleil panels fixed to primary support bracketry which is mostly hidden behind the cladding. Vertical stainless steel feature wires were used to join the ground floor brise soleil to the first floor brise soleil.
Vertical Brise Soleil Blades – St Georges School
NLC’s latest project came in the form of our 300mm elliptical blade system being used vertically with each blade being individually fixed to horizontal linear rail supports. There were 6 separate runs on this particular project all varying in length with the biggest run being 25 meters long. The large blades provided excellent shading results for the classrooms on the ground floor and first floor of this modular building. On completion the customer was so pleased that the planned extension was brought forward and work started immediately.
Vertical Aluminium Solar Shading
The images below show a project NLC has recently completed on a luxury residential apartment complex in Shepherds bush.
These vertical aluminium solar shading panels were fabricated using our SOL300 elliptical blades. The blade pitch was originally set at 45 degrees however these particular blades were fitted using a rotating socket allowing for up to 90 degrees rotating meaning the residents can rotate the blades to follow the sun throughout the day to keep solar gain to a minimum and block the windows for privacy.