New louvre hardware

Shutter Slide – PC Henderson’s new louvre hardware – will be launched at the Architect at Work event in Berlin on November 7 and 8.

The company has put together a core product offering for external sliding louvre panels weighing up to 120kg.

“With climates changing and an ever-increasing demand for environmental and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited specifications we’ve seen a huge rise in demand for this type of hardware,” Andrew Royle, sales and marketing director said.

“Louvre systems offer many benefits such as harvesting energy from the sun to heat a building as well as being used to trap heat within a building when used with the correct insulation panels. The system can also aid towards light reduction, sound insulation, flexible privacy options as well as the ability to enhance a facades architectural aesthetic appearance.”

The system is available in single panel, bi-parting and telescopic panel variants, as well as being available in either manual or electric operation. The low voltage, energy efficient electric motors can be wired into the central control panel of a building, allowing the louvre panels to be opened and closed via a central reception area or alternatively by individual switches.

The system has already been specified for a high rise hotel with a number of projects also at planning stage.

The system is manufactured using marine grade 316 stainless steel, hard wearing polymers and anodised aluminium.