Watch How MicroLouvre™ Works
MicroLouvre™ is a fine architectural fabric, woven from commercial bronze wire, with a formed louvre only two times thicker than a human hair. This fabric is then transformed into our unique Solar Screens, which shades 100% of all direct sun above 50° and blocks up to 100% of the heat, reduces temperatures, eliminates glare and drastically increases Energy Savings, whilst maintaining almost perfect ventilation and outward visibility. MicroLouvre™ is the perfect solution to combat the Greenhouse Effect.
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There are up to 700 micro louvres, each only 0.3mm thick x 1.2mm wide, in every metre of fabric, normally coated in protective black polyester for a durable, light absorbing finish, almost eliminating re-reflected sun and light. However, MicroLouvre™ is available in a wide range of colours to suit any application.
Why is it Black?
MicroLouvre™ can be produced in any colour, but there are several reasons for having external screens in black (frames can be any colour). Light and the sun’s energy have to be absorbed and not re-reflected into the building. Black acts as a ‘sponge’ absorbing and the energy which is then dissipated externally.
How much does MicroLouvre™ really improve typical glazing?
MicroLouvre with Double Clear Glazing
MicroLouvre with Low-E Glazing
MicroLouvre with Solar Control Glazing
Can MicroLouvre™ be installed anywhere?
Yes! MicroLouvre™ is one of the only solar shading products on the market today that can meet the strict, newly introduced, building regulations in the UK.
MicroLouvre™ Fire & Heat Attenuation (FHA) Screen
The new England Building (Amendment) Regulation 2018, which came into force on December 21, 2018, for relevant buildings requires that any ‘specified attachment’ is A1 or A2-s1, d0
MicroLouvre™ FHA is a passive, easily installed and movable whole window solar shading system made entirely from materials listed in the Annex of the Commission of the European Communities , Commission Decision of 26 September 2000 (2000/605/EC) which states
MicroLouvre™ FHA Screens are therefore ideally suited for flats and apartment buildings, hospitals, halls of residence etc., where relevant buildings means ‘a building with a storey (not including roof-top plant areas or any storey consisting exclusively of plant rooms) at least 18 metres above ground level and which— (i) contains one or more dwellings; (ii) contains an institution; or (iii) contains a room for residential purposes (excluding any room in a hostel, hotel or boarding house); and (b) “above ground level” in relation to a storey means above ground level when measured from the lowest ground level adjoining the outside of a building to the top of the floor surface of the storey.”
MicroLouvre™ is unique, embracing the three R’s of conservation, ‘Reduce, Re-use and Recycle’ and is exclusively manufactured in the UK by Smartlouvre® Technology Ltd, where the environmentally friendly and efficiently recyclable raw copper & aluminium alloy wires are formed, woven and coated for durability and long life.
Smartlouvre® Technology Ltd supplies MicroLouvre™ throughout the world for a wide variety of applications ranging from one of the most effective and long lasting external sun screens, to making traffic lights and signs visible in strong sun light, to model makers faithfully re-producing VFX models of Hollywood blockbuster movies.