Fire Protection Screens and Ember Mesh using MicroLouvre® are efficient and effective.
MicroLouvre® fulfils two essential, life-saving fire protection functions, as well as the unbeatable solar control functions.
Fire Attenuation Screens
MicroLouvre® Fire-Safe Screens (fire attenuation screens) are the only whole window covering to combine A1/A2 Fire Rating (legally required for all residential buildings such as apartments, hotels, and hospitals over 18 meters / 4 floors high).
UK Fire Regulations
Fires in high rise buildings are tragically becoming more commonplace, and England Building (Amendment) Regulation 2018 requires that any attachment to an external wall is A1 or A2-s1, d0.
MicroLouvre® is the only all-in-one, multi-function window covering system to meet these changes.
MicroLouvre® FHA Metal Fabric and MicroLouvre FHA Screens and fittings are made from EuroClass A1 (the fabric) and EuroClass A1/A2-s1,d0 : BS EN 13501 (the screens) components.
Wildfire and Bushfire Screens and Ember Mesh
MicroLouvre® Wildfire Screens and Bushfire Screens and ember mesh protect life and property from flying burning ember attack whilst also providing the highest heat attenuation performance. Bushfires in Australia and Wildfires in the US cause huge amounts of damage and our screens can be very effective in mitigating this.
The specially angled, bronze louvres are the perfect solution for absorbing and dissipating heat, shown by the industry leading 49.4% attenuation achieved when tested by CSIRO. Whilst MicroLouvre® Screens provide the highest performance for heat attenuation and burning flying ember attack, the unique paper-thin louvres provide twice the open area vision out compared to other Bush and Wildfire screens.
Bushfire Screens (BAL-40)
MicroLouvre® Wildfire and Bushfire screens incorporate a micro fine louvred metal fabric that is only 1.55mm thick. The innovative angled louvre design prevents flame penetration from ember attacks and burning debris.
Testing was performed with industry leading results at the CSIRO. As the louvres are spaced 1.2mm apart, the MicroLouvre® FHA bushfire system provides protection to AS3959 up to BAL-FZ, plus complete solar shading and fire protection of a whole window up to BAL-40.
Heat block and solar shading
MicroLouvre® Koolshade® blocks up to 100% solar heat gain and up to 100% solar glare.
Uninterrupted vision out and balanced daylighting
Our Solar shading screens provide unobstructed views and access to natural light, improving the thermal, visual and environmental comfort of a building's occupants, proven to have real psychological and productivity benefits.
MicroLouvre® Koolshade® allows pure, natural daylight in, whilst still allowing you to easily open the windows so that the directional louvres create upward laminar air circulation - proven to combat viruses and stagnant air.
MicroLouvre® Koolshade® is tried and tested in withstanding Hurricane Force 12 and Category 2 Hurricane winds.
MicroLouvre® Koolshade® has been tested and proven to reduce air conditioning by up to 68%, saving energy costs and hugely reducing the need for air conditioning equipment.
Easily outperforms solar glass
With ordinary clear double glazing, MicroLouvre® Koolshade® blocks solar heat better than any solar glass in the summer sun, with a 100% heat block (0.0 gtot), perfect daylight quality and clear outward vision for occupants.
60+ years of maintenance free performance is proven by the Indianapolis City County Building, Peckham Police Station and many other installations worldwide.
How it works
How does MicroLouvre® Koolshade® work?
MicroLouvre™ Koolshade® invisibly neutralises solar heat gain and glare before they even reach the window. MicroLouvre® uniquely works non-stop providing dynamic g-value (heat blocking) performance to continually dissipate the sun’s heat and energy into the atmosphere but not blocking vision out, natural daylight or natural ventilation; solar shading using our products is efficient and effective. When it comes to fire protection MicroLouvre™ uses the same angled louvres that work so well in preventing solar gain so prevent heat from fires. The metal mesh itself also protects from ember attack while not impairing external views.