CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES - LOUVRES

1010 WESTCOTT VENTURE PARK
WESTCOTT
AYLESBURY
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HP18 0XB

Tel: 01296 652800
Fax: 01296 652888

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Suppliers of: Louvres and screens

Construction Specialties (UK) Ltd is the leading manufacturer of specialist building products for the healthcare, education, commercial, retail, leisure and industrial sectors. The company works closely with architects, interior designers, contactors and end users, offering comprehensive project support and in-house installation service.

CS product ranges include wall protection, impact resistant doors, entrance matting, performance coatings, expansion joint covers, cubicle curtain track, solar shading systems, natural ventilation louvres and explosion venting.

CS Louvres

Louvre systems are an effective way of improving a building’s energy efficiency, providing natural ventilation and airflow to building systems.

CS have been manufacturing and selling louvres globally for over 60 years and bring a wealth of experience, design and performance to the UK range of louvre systems.

The company has its own research and development facility to ensure that all our louvres are fully tested and compliant with global building codes.

The range includes:

CS Rain Defence Louvres

Performance louvres allow the passage of air, whilst providing the area beyond with protection from rain penetration. They are typically used when high levels of ventilation and maximum protection from the rain is needed, for instance when sensitive equipment such as HVAC plant is behind the louvre.

CS Rain Defence Louvres are available in vertical and horizontal blade arrangements, with hidden or visible mullions and in a range of depths.

RSH-5700 & RSV-5700 models are some of the best performing products available in the market, offering good airflow and excellent weather protection.

CS Ventilation Louvres

Standard drainable louvres have simple blade shapes, which allow good airflow but give limited defence against rain. They tend to be preferred for projects where high free area is important and occasional water penetration is not a major concern.

CS Screening Louvres

Screening louvres are generally used in locations where rain penetration will not cause significant problems, or the location is sheltered from adverse weather conditions, and economy is the primary consideration, such as screening of rooftop plant or a multi-storey car park.

CS Acoustic Louvres

A range of louvres suitable for applications where both noise control and airflow are required. CS Acoustic Louvres can be installed as standalone screens, or can be integrated into building facades. They can also be used in conjunction with any of the rain defence, ventilation or screening options, if required.

Other Products Available from Construction Specialties:

CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES - ENTRANCE MATTING

CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES - EXPANSION JOINT COVERS

CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES - EXPLOSION VENTING

CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES - SOLAR SHADING

CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES - WALL PROTECTION

CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES - WALLGLAZE

 

LOUVRES AND SCREENS Acoustic .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Anodised BS 1615
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Powder Coated
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium Purpose Made, Bespoke
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Aluminium PVC Blades
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Fixed
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Louvre Systems
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Purpose Made,Bespoke
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Screening
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Drainable .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Metal .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Rain Defence .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Storm .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Ventilating / Ventilation .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Weather Resisting .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Weather Tested BS EN 13030:2001

CS LOUVRES ARE A CLASS APART AT NEW UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

April 2022

The University of Northampton’s stunning new £330 million Waterside Campus is set to be a template for sustainability having been built to low carbon, BREEAM Excellent-rated construction standards. Central to the natural ventilation strategy, Construction Specialties’ (CS) architectural louvres will provide excellent airflow and long-lasting protection from wind-driven rain.

As part of the Energy Centre’s natural ventilation strategy, CS’ RSH-5700 rain defence louvres fitted with bird screens were installed at the ground floor level of the South and East elevations forming an air intake area and at the upper mezzanine level of the West elevation which serves as an air exhaust area. The LA-600C acoustic louvres were specified to be fitted behind RSH-5700 louvres in both locations to help achieve noise emission limits stipulated in BREEAM and local planning authority requirements.

Fabricated and delivered to site as modules for efficient installation, RSH-5700 louves were powder coated in RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey, in keeping with the colour of surrounding cladding.

CS louvres were also specified for the campus’s Learning Hub. Fitted to two opposite sides of the building’s 5th floor rooftop plant room, they provide air intake and exhaust functions. On this building, the preference was for a louvre model with vertical blade orientation that blended with the overall building design. RSV-5700 rain defence louvres powdercoated in RAL 9018 Papyrus White, complete with bird guards or blanked off with single skin blanking panels in non-active areas, were installed flush with the polycarbonate walling system.

Solution

Featuring a complex, extruded aluminium blade profile with multiple draining channels, RSH-5700 and its vertical blade version RSV-5700 are high-performance louvre systems designed to provide maximum defence against water penetration whilst maintaining good airflow characteristics. Both systems have been third party tested to EN 13030 standard and achieved Class A rain defence up to 3.0m/s and Class A up to 3.5m/s respectively.

With a class 3 ‘good’ airflow rating, the two louvre models allow the passage of air, whilst providing the area beyond the boiler and plant equipment on both the Energy Centre and Learning Hub with highly efficient protection from rain penetration.

For further project information visit: https://www.c-sgroup.co.uk/blog/northampton-university-campus-northampton-uk/

Construction Specialties’ (CS) high performance rain defence louvres

December 2021

Construction Specialties’ (CS) high performance rain defence louvres are providing maximum airflow and rain defence as part of an innovative cooling and power system at two energy efficient data centres in Germany.

Controlling the temperature and humidity of the air within critical infrastructure such as data centres is an important consideration. It’s why the Noris Network’s two new state-of-the-art data centres in Nuremberg and Munich have adopted an innovative Combined Energy & Cooling Cells (CECC) offering 70% less energy consumption for cooling and operation compared to more traditional solutions.

In order to provide optimum airflow and maximum protection from wind-driven rain within the space-efficient design, the specification for both centres saw the installation of pre-fabricated CS RSV-5700 Rain Defence Louvres.

Featuring a complex, extruded aluminium blade profile, the RSV-5700 is a 129mm deep, single bank louvre with excellent performance characteristics. Its unique blade shape is designed to effectively separate rain droplets from the flow of air and to collect them in multiple blade channels. The vertical orientation of the blades utilises gravity to allow rain water to drain away easily, helping achieve Class A rain defence up to 3.5 m/s, combined with Class 3 airflow and spacial efficiency. The system is supplied pre-fabricated in sizes meeting project requirements for fast and easy installation.

With data centres a critical element of our global economy, their functionality and design must never be compromised. The installation of CS Rain Defence Louvres at the Noris Network’s data centres has ensured efficient airflow and reliable weather protection for the long term.

For further project details visit: https://www.c-sgroup.co.uk/blog/noris-network-data-centres-nuremberg-munich-germany/

For further information on CS RSV-5700 Rain Defence Louvre visit: https://www.c-sgroup.co.uk/products/architectural-louvres/rain-defence-louvres/rsv5700/

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