MICROLOUVRE™ SCREENS

Intentionally designed to be installed passively to the building’s facade, MicroLouvre™ absorbs and dissipates solar heat, rather than inefficiently reflecting sunlight like many current forms of solar control. MicroLouvre™ screens also provide protection and privacy from the outside whilst maintaining perfect vision out, providing 100% pure, full colour rendered (CRI), unfiltered daylight for the occupants.

KEY INFORMATION

Metal Fabric  

Bronze

Screen Frame

Aircraft grade Aluminium (or other material to suit application)

Frame dimensions (maximum standard screen sizes)

1200mm (w) x 1800mm (h)

1400mm (w) x 2400mm (h) 

1600mm (w) x 2000mm (h) 

1800mm (w) x 3000mm (h)

Screen weights (nominal)

5.2kg

8.2kg

7.8kg

13.0kg

Reaction to Fire

A1/A2-s1,d0 : BS EN 13501-1:2007 +A1:2009

Clear Open Area by volume

80%

Openness Factor

0.67

EASY TO INTEGRATE AND RETRO-FIT

The standard framing is anodised or polyester powder coated aircraft grade aluminium. The corners of the frames have concealed internal reinforcing members inserted so as to secure all corners neatly and firmly together. Top and bottom frames are pre-bowed as required to reduce deflection to a minimum due to screen tension. All fasteners, anchors and hardware are comprised of robust, corrosion resistant materials. The frames are designed to receive continuous anti-vibration wedge in each side, all correctly assembled to ensure tautness and to maintain panel integrity, even at wind speeds in excess of 100mph.

THE ANATOMY OF MICROLOUVRE SCREENS

CAPABILITIES

MicroLouvre™ frames can also be custom made from a wide range of materials to suit any shape or size.

Control Solar

Heat Gain

Beam Control and 

Light Direction

Bespoke

Configuration

Unobscured Outward Visibility

Lightweight and Easy to Install or Retro-Fit

Insect and Pest

Control

HVAC Savings

LED Glare Control

Fire Proof and Non 

Combustible

No Maintenance/Easy To Service

Hurricane and Wind Proof

Directional

Privacy

FIRE PERFORMANCE

MicroLouvre™ Screens achieve A1 / A2-s1,d0 Reaction to Fire to BSEN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009. They are one of very few external solar shading options and the only whole full window covering to meet the existing and incoming legislations for external products on high rise buildings, plus are now used extensively in bush fire areas.

LIGHTWEIGHT

MicroLouvre™ Metal Fabric only weighs just over 1 kg (2.43lbs) per square metre and the complete screen can weigh as little as 2.4 kgs (5.3 lbs) a fraction of the weight of traditional external systems. Because they are so light, MicroLouvre™ screens can be easily fitted to any application with minimal intrusion which does not necessarily compromise the building envelope.

HURRICANE PROOF

The very light weight combined with a Clear Open Area (COA) of 80% means that there is very little surface area resistance which is why MicroLouvre™ screens can withstand Cat 2 Hurricane / 100+ mph winds making it suitable for any form of external screening for sun, light, privacy and security, lighting glare, signs etc.

External roller or Venetian blind systems have to be retracted to avoid damage in even moderate winds - which is a major problem especially in high rise buildings - leaving the building unprotected from solar heat and glare. Fortunately, passive MicroLouvre™ screens remain permanently in situ providing effective solar protection in all winds and weather.

Mechanical fixings can be kept to a minimum or if non penetrative fixings are required, with the famous 3M VHB® tape or Dual-Lock® velcro.

DURABLE

MicroLouvre Screens are still in full use on low and high-rise buildings over 40 years after they were first installed. They are maintenance free and require minimal servicing. 

Smartlouvre manufactures high quality louvred metal fabrics for multiple commercial applications. Precise engineering for optimum performance is at the heart of what we do.

Smartlouvre Technology Ltd
18 The Tanneries
Brockhampton Lane
Havant, Hampshire

PO9 1JB

United Kingdom

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