HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES

8 CHARTER GATE
CLAYFIELD CLOSE
MOULTON PARK
NORTHAMPTON
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE NN3 6QF

Tel: 01604 648229
Fax: 01604 212863

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Suppliers of: Luxalon Cladding aluminium Cladding Sun Louvres External Cladding Facade systems

Hunter Douglas manufactures and supplies high quality, integrated sun control and façade systems. More than 90% of the Hunter Douglas products are made from recycled aluminium.

Products include a wide range of sliding shutters, motorised shutters and louvres, as well as the architecturally versatile QuadroClad ventilated (rainscreen) facade, insulated sandwich wall cladding and MPF single-skin rainscreen systems.

The international Hunter Douglas group comprises more than 160 manufacturing and assembly operations across 100 countries. Hunter Douglas systems are CWCT and LPCB approved and hold relevant British Standard certifications.

QuadroClad is an open jointed, ventilated rainscreen facade system, which offers integrated, fast-track construction for large projects with a repetetive design element. The natural ventilation of the open joints allows rainwater and condensation to escape, preventing the build-up of damaging micro-climates behind the facade.

QuadroClad is based on honeycomb composite technology that originates from the aircraft industry. It has excellent long-term weathering properties and low-maintenance characteristics, combined with superior thermal performance. QuadroClad comes in many colours, sizes and shapes and can be curved or folded. The unique frame and fixing structure enables the incorporation of other panel materials such as timber, stone and glass, as well as fully integrated windows, doors and louvres.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Extremely flat panel surfaces
  • Large panel modules (up to 1500 x 6000mm as standard)
  • Longer bespoke panels (up to 10m) can be ordered
  • Choice of skin materials
  • Low weight per m2
  • "Total" facades system including windows, doors and louvres
  • Open joints for natural ventilation
  • Minimal fixings for fewer "cold bridges"
  • For new build and over-cladding projects

Sandwich Wall HP+ cladding. Hunter Douglas Sandwich Wall is a bi-modular, insulated facade system. Designed to have an extremely flat surface, the made-to-measure panels comprise two skins of metal surrounding an insulated core of either HCFC-free foam or high density mineral wool.

Panels can be cranked and curved in almost any angle or radius, providing exceptional aesthetic possibilities for architects. A total facade system can be created through integration with windows, doors and sun control. Panels are tested for air leakage, water penetration and fire resistance, and are certified by organisations including Factory Mutual, LPCB and CWCT. Sandwich Wall panels are available in a variety of coated or anodised finishes or colours, and can be plain or embossed.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Extreme panel flatness
  • Choice of skin materials (e.g. aluminium, stainless steel, zinc, copper)
  • Standard widths but any panel module up to 1500mm can be produced.
  • Panels can be supplied up to 12m in length for both horizontal and vertical installation
  • Superior thermal performance (U-value) properties
  • "Total" facades system including windows, doors and louvres
  • For new-build and over-cladding projects

MPF (Multiple Panel Facade) external cladding panels are designed primarily to provide architects with a cost-effective cladding and soffit solution for the highest and longest elevations of new buildings as well as for shop fronts, fuel station canopies and over-cladding on existing buildings.

Operating on the principles of ventilated rainscreen facades, MPF is a fully integrated single-skinned system which is available in plank, tile and cassette formats. MPF has been proven to be a highly flexible system, with the 1-1.4mm panels available in a huge variety of colours, size and finishes. Panels can be easily cranked or curved and can be fully integrated with Hunter Douglas doors, windows and sun control.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Panel flatness
  • Standard modules 200/300/400/500/600mm
  • Choice of coatings: Luxacote® , PVF2 or anodised aluminium
  • Choice of skin materials (e.g. aluminium, stainless, steel, copper)
  • Choice of carrier systems for fixing to various sub-structures
  • Can be laid flat or in variable curved format
  • For new-build and over-cladding projects
  • Can be used internally, externally and in soffit positions and canopies/covered ways

Hunter Douglas Sun Control. Hunter Douglas is the world market leader in daylight regulation and solar heat control solutions. The company provides architects with the knowledge and expertise to integrate sun control systems into any building to gain optimum performance and superior aesthetics.

A full range of sun control products are available, from louvres (e.g. Aerofins, Aerowings, Aerofoils) to folding and sliding shutters (either manual or motorised). All sun control products can be fully integrated with any Hunter Douglas facade system and manufactured to bespoke requirements.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Fixed or adjustable systems with manual or motorised controls
  • Aluminium or Western Red Cedar timber louvres
  • Powder-coated or anodised aluminium finishes
  • Variety of shutter screen infills, including reflective fibreglass fabric

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

1. Hunter Douglas Sun Control Brochure
sun control, External Venetian blinds and Roller blinds

Published [25/07/17]File size [8901 KB]

2. Hunter Douglas Panel Systems UK Brochure
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES Panel Systems for Sun Control offer solar shading with multifunctional louvre systems.

Published [06/03/18]File size [3402 KB]

3. Hunter Douglas Open Linear 84 r Facade UK
Luxalon® 84R Facade System

Published [11/01/16]File size [1323 KB]

4. Hunter Multiple Panel Façade Brochure
Hunter Douglas Multiple Panel Façade

Published [17/12/15]File size [4225 KB]

5. Hunter Douglas QuadroClad Façades Technical Brochure
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES a coil-coated aluminium skin that can be applied in straight, curved or cranked forms. Materials and finishes such as stainless steel, anodized aluminium and glass external cladding panels.

Published [06/04/18]File size [30174 KB]

5. Hunter Douglas Quadroclad UK
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES a coil-coated aluminium skin that can be applied in straight, curved or cranked forms. Materials and finishes such as stainless steel, anodized aluminium and glass external cladding panels.

Published [11/01/16]File size [4144 KB]

6. Hunter Douglas Façade Systems Brochure
Hunter Douglas Multiple Panel Façade

Published [27/09/16]File size [4929 KB]

Brochure Aerofins Sun Control
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES External Solar control

Published [27/01/11]File size [3812 KB]

Brochure Dynamic Sun Control
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES patented Tilt n Stack technology provides solar shading control for large louvre spans. From clear view to a fully adjustable.

Published [28/11/13]File size [1673 KB]

Brochure EOS Pro Control System

Published [01/12/14]File size [3661 KB]

Brochure Facade Linear Wood EN
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES External Timber Cladding Panels

Published [28/11/13]File size [2360 KB]

Brochure Guide To Suncontrol UK
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES External Solar shading and lourves

Published [01/12/14]File size [6670 KB]

Brochure NBK Terracotta Facade
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES External Cladding Panels

Published [27/01/11]File size [7331 KB]

Brochure Sandwich Wall Facade System
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES Insulated External Cladding Panels

Published [28/11/13]File size [2782 KB]

Brochure Shutters Sliding Screen UK
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES External Shutters

Published [28/11/13]File size [3787 KB]

Brochure Shutters Sliding UK
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES External Shutters

Published [01/12/14]File size [2456 KB]

Brochure Single Skin Cassette
HUNTER DOUGLAS SUN CONTROL & FACADES External Cladding Panels

Published [09/02/12]File size [1280 KB]

Hunter Douglas Exterior Colours

Published [01/12/14]File size [1139 KB]

Hunter Douglas Guide to Façades UK
facades, cladding

Published [06/04/18]File size [13579 KB]

Hunter Douglas Luxacote
Luxacote Exterior Aluminium Products

Published [06/03/18]File size [3477 KB]

Hunter Douglas Perforated Sliding Shutter Leaflet

Published [01/12/14]File size [1644 KB]

Hunter Douglas Solar Screen Shading

Published [01/12/14]File size [8162 KB]

AEROFOILS Computerised Aerofins
AEROFOILS External Shading Aerofins
AEROFOILS Fixed Blade Aerofins
AEROFOILS Fixed To Curtain Walling Aerofins
AEROFOILS Fixed To Structure Aerofins
AEROFOILS Movable Blade Aerofins
AEROFOILS Solar Shading Aerofins
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings Metal
ARCHITECTURAL Facade Systems .
ARCHITECTURAL Shading Products .
ARCHITECTURAL Solar Shading Systems .
BLIND Controls .
BLIND Controls Automatic
BLIND Controls Central Automatic Control
BLINDS Commercial .
BLINDS External .
BLINDS Roller Solar Shading Large Area
BLINDS Solar Control .
BLINDS Solar Control Metallised Screen Fabric
BLINDS Solar Control Metallised Screen Fabric External Applications
BLINDS Solar Control Solar Screen Shading External Applications
BLINDS Solar Control Solar Screen Shading Internal Applications
BLINDS Sun Control .
BLINDS Venetian: .
BLINDS Venetian: External
BRISE SOLEIL See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS: .
BUILDING PANELS .See Also PANELS: .
CANOPIES Solar Shades Shading .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS ACM Facades (Aluminium Composite Material) .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Aluminium Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rainscreen Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Timber Facades .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Anodised
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Coil Coated EN 1396
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Colourcoated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Colourcoated RAL Colours
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Curved
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Custom Colours and Special Effect Finishes
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Foldable
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Insulated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Integral Drainage
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Purpose Made
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Purpose Made Cassettes
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Aluminium Sheet
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Cedar .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Colourcoated .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Colourcoated Metal
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Composite Panels .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Composite Panels Aluminium Faced
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Composite Panels Coloured
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Composite Panels Curved
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Composite Panels Purpose Made
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Copper .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Copper Pre-Patinated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Corten (Weathering Steel) .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Curved .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Extreme Technical Requirements (Windload) .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Facade Cassettes .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Resistant .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Highrise Buildings / Skyscapers .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Aluminium
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Colourcoated Steel
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Mineral Wool Core
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Polyurethane Foam Core (PU)
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Steel
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Metal .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Metal Open Joint System
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Metal Purpose Made
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Metallic Finish .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Mineral Wool .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Natural Wood Finish .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Perforated Metal Sheet .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Pre-Finished Colourcoated Systems .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Rainscreen Systems .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL RAL Colours .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Refurbishment .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Rockwool Panels .Rockfibre Stone Mineral Wool
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Sandwich Double Skin
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Solar Control Sun Louvres and Screens .See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS:
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stainless Steel .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stainless Steel Coloured
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta Panel .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber FSC Certified
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Fully Finished
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Timber Finish .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL UV Resistant .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Ventilated .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Wood .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Zinc .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Zinc Coloured Finish
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Zinc Engraved Zinc Matt Finish
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Zinc Pre-Weathered Panels
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Aluminium .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Aluminium Colourcoated
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Aluminium Purpose Made
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Aluminium Purpose Made Cassettes
CURTAIN WALLING Sunshading Canopies .
FACADE SYSTEMS Cassettes .
FACADE SYSTEMS Component Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Dome Shaped Buildings .
FACADE SYSTEMS Extreme Technical Requirements (Windload) .
FACADE SYSTEMS Highrise Buildings / Skyscapers .
FACADE SYSTEMS Insulated Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Open Structure .
FACADE SYSTEMS Rainscreen Systems See Also RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS:
FACADE SYSTEMS Refurbishment / Renovation .
FACADE SYSTEMS Sandwich Wall Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Self-Supporting Roofs .
FACADE SYSTEMS Unitised Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Ventilated and Drained Systems .
FACADES ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) .
FACADES Aluminium .
FACADES Aluminium Custom Colours and Special Effect Finishes
FACADES Aluminium Powder Coated
FACADES Aluminium Stainless Steel Appearance
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels .
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels ACM Faced (Aluminium Composite Material)
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels Aluminium Faced
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels Cassette Systems
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels FIREsafe Approved LPCB to LPS 1181
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels Steel Faced
FACADES Composite .
FACADES Copper .
FACADES Copper Pre-Patinated
FACADES Corten (Weathering Steel) .
FACADES Fire Resistant .
FACADES Frameless Glass Panel .
FACADES Integrated Natural Ventilation .
FACADES Integrated Solar Shading .
FACADES Linear .
FACADES Multiple Panel .
FACADES Open Structure .
FACADES Purpose Made .
FACADES Stainless Steel .
FACADES Stainless Steel Coloured
FACADES Steel .
FACADES Sun Control Applications .
FACADES Timber Clad .
FACADES Wood Veneered Panels Movable Louvres
FACADES Zinc .
FACADES Zinc Pre-Weathered Panels
FACADES Zinc Panels .
LOUVRE Assemblies .
LOUVRE Blades .
LOUVRE Panels .
LOUVRE Panels Aluminium
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Purpose Made, Bespoke
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Cladding
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Fixed
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Louvre Systems
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Purpose Made,Bespoke
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Electric Controls .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Motorised Stackable
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Purpose Made .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Shutters .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Solar Control .See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS:
OVERCLADDING Systems .
PANELS Building Panels Composite
PANELS Composite .
PANELS Composite ACM Aluminium Composite Material
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS ACM Aluminium Composite Material .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Aluminium .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Cassettes .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Metals .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Overcladding .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels Coloured
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta Glazed Ceramic Colours .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Timber Wood
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Ventilated .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Weatherboard .
SHUTTERS Folding .
SHUTTERS Folding Purpose Made
SHUTTERS Folding/Sliding .
SHUTTERS Louvre .
SHUTTERS Purpose Made .
SHUTTERS Solar Control .
SHUTTERS Vertical Folding .
SHUTTERS Vertical Sliding .
SHUTTERS Window .
SOFFIT BOARDS . .
SOFFIT LININGS Liners .
SOLAR CONTROL Blinds .
SOLAR CONTROL Blinds Opaque
SOLAR CONTROL Blinds Semi Transparent
SOLAR CONTROL Sun Tracking Systems .
SOLAR SCREENING .
SOLAR SHADING Controls .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Automatic .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Automatic Controls .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Blinds .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Curtain Walling .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS External Blinds .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Roller Blinds .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Screen Fabrics External Applications
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Screen Fabrics Internal Applications
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Sliding Shutters External
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Sun Louvres .See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS:
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Window .
SUN CANOPIES Louvre Blade .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aerofoil .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Aerofoil
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Computerised
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium External Shading
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Fixed Blade
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Fixed to Structure
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Movable Blade
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Automatic Controls .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Computerised .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Controllable Motor Drives Electric Operation .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Electric .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Ellipsoid .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS External Shading .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Fixed Blade .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Fixed to Curtain Walling .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Fixed To Structure .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Motorised Blades Automatic
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Movable Blade .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Purpose Made .
VENTILATION LOUVRES . .
VENTILATION LOUVRES Adjustable .
VENTILATION LOUVRES Fixed Industrial .
VENTILATION LOUVRES Weather Resistant .
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Natural .
VENTILATION SYSTEMS Natural Louvred
WALL Claddings External .
WINDOW BLINDS See Also BLINDS: .
WINDOW SHUTTER Control Systems .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Commercial .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Folding Automatic
WINDOW SHUTTERS Folding Internal
WINDOW SHUTTERS Folding Metal
WINDOW SHUTTERS Folding Purpose Made
WINDOW SHUTTERS Folding Sliding
WINDOW SHUTTERS Folding Solar Control
WINDOW SHUTTERS Folding Wooden Timber
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Adjustable
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Aluminium Blades Fins
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Custom Blades Fins
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Heavy Duty
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Motorised
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Perforated Aluminium Panels
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Purpose Made
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Slimline
WINDOW SHUTTERS Horizontal Sliding Wooden Blades Fins
WINDOW SHUTTERS Internal .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Louvre .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Metal Copper Stretch
WINDOW SHUTTERS Metal Custom Laser Cut Patterns
WINDOW SHUTTERS Printed Glass .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Purpose Made .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Sliding Gear .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Vertical Folding .
WINDOW SHUTTERS Vertical Sliding .
AEROFIN Sun Louvres
AEROFOIL Sun Louvres
AEROSCREEN Sun Louvres
AEROWING Sun Louvres
AURAWEAVE Facade Systems
EOS PRO Sun Control Systems
LINEARCLAD Facade Systems
LUXACOTE Coil Coating
LUXALON Facade Systems
MPF CASSETTE Cladding
MPF TILE Cladding
PROSCREEN External Roller Blinds
PYROPANEL Cladding
QUADROCLAD Facade Systems
QUADROCLAD BASIC Cladding Panels
QUADROCLAD COMPLETE Cladding Panels
QUADROCLAD EASY Cladding Panels
QUADROCLAD FLEX FINS Facade Systems
QUADROCLAD RENOVATION Facade Systems
QUADROCLAD ULTIMATE Cladding Panels
SI-CLAD Facade Systems
SINGLE SKIN CASSETTE SSC Rainscreen Cladding
TERRART Architectural Terracotta/Faience
ULTIMATE SCREEN ZIP External Roller Blinds

HUNTER DOUGLAS WHITE PAPER: WHY SUN CONTROL IS SO IMPORTANT FOR ARCHITECTS

July 2017

Striking the right balance of sunlight and daylight in a building is crucial to people’s wellbeing, according to a new white paper by architectural products company Hunter Douglas.

It’s down to architects and designers to factor in solar and light glare control when they work on building projects because doing this successfully can improve the interior comfort and energy performance of the premises.

However, including blinds at the earliest stage of a building design process can make a huge difference.

While sunlight and daylight are important sources of light and warmth, they can also cause specific problems for workers – for example, an annoying glare on a computer screen or an overheated building.

The challenge for building designers, therefore, is to ensure there is plenty of natural sunlight that does not cause discomfort.

It’s why blinds offer the ideal solution, subject to a building's location, its façade orientation and the end user's profile being taken into consideration.

A study by the European Solar Shading Organization (ES-SO) estimates the energy-saving potential of dynamic sun systems could be as much as 30% for cooling and 14% for heating.

Installing blinds is an effective way to prevent glare and ensure visual comfort, with functional roller blinds reducing heat entry by 50-60% cent and light to less than 5%.

There’s no doubt that we want to work in environments that have natural sunlight, and studies have shown that it has a positive effect. In one survey, office workers sitting close to a window received 173% more sunlight than their colleagues sitting further away. Conversely, a lack of daylight and outside views are two of the main contributors to dissatisfaction in the workplace.

Nevertheless, there are times when sunlight has to be shut out and blinds are the most effective way of doing that. In addition to providing a more comfortable working environment, reducing light glare can also help a business to reduce its air conditioning costs, particularly if the building has large east- or west-facing glass surfaces.

you can download the whitepaper PDF at: http://hunterdouglasblog.co.uk/brochures/hun0003-whitepaper-lichtwering-v7-uk.pdf

Sun Control system enhances London development

September 2016

Sun Control system enhances London development

Bartlett Park

Customers at a café that was built as part of a plush canalside residential development in East London can enjoy a comfortable atmosphere in which to sip their flat white, thanks to a bespoke Hunter Douglas motorised Sun Control system.

The international leader in architectural building products was commissioned by London-based architects Jestico + Whiles to provide a 147m2 Sun Control System with horizontal sliding-folding shutters because it was the only company that could produce the kind of motorised shutters required.

The stylish café on the ground floor of the Telford Homes Boathouse development in Cotall Lane, close to the Limehouse Cut canal, needed a smart-looking and well-designed, robust sun control system to enhance the façade while providing highly effective sun protection.

Hunter Douglas manufactured and supplied a tailor-made folding shutter system that comprises individual panels that are interconnected by hinges.

Set in a 40mm x 60mm frame and constructed using extruded aluminium profiles, the individual shutters are connected to each other to create either V or W folding elements. The advanced motorised mechanism allows the shutters to fold completely flat when they are closed.

Juliette Halliday, National Sales Manager for Hunter Douglas Architectural Products, said the design of the shutters means that they cleverly slide in the top and bottom rails, while folding or unfolding at the same time.

The shutter was supplied with an infill of laser-cut aluminium sheet, which was fixed mechanically by pop rivets, providing the necessary stability and strength.

“Thanks to the incredible versatility of the motorised system, we can provide architects and designers with a huge range of sun control options for their buildings, giving them the opportunity to fulfill myriad projects,” she said.

“The quality of engineering means that clients can rely on a flexible and highly effective system that enables them to quickly and easily maintain the optimum levels of light to ensure a comfortable environment.

“We worked very closely with the architects to ensure that the Sun Control element of the build – from the mechanism to the pattern – was designed and manufactured to the exact specification.”

Architect Eoin Keating, of Jestico + Whiles, said: “The shutters were fitted to the windows of the café where they face onto the park and across Cotall Street to the Limehouse Cut canal. Research showed that Hunter Douglas were capable of producing the sort of motorised shutters we required.”

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