New slimline louvre
Ikon Aluminium Systems has launched its IKL300 series, a new aluminium louvre system designed for slimline applications requiring 50% physical free area.
It can be glazed into either a standard PVCU window or a slim sightline aluminium window, door or any aperture that demands ventilation but doesn’t have the space for a larger depth product.
The IKL300 PFA50 meets the requirements of 50% physical free air flow without having to use a 50mm deep louvre. It is a cost-effective alternative to the 50mm, being around 14% cheaper. With a frame depth of just 36.2mm, the new louvre system can be glazed in 24mm, 28mm and 32mm, as standard.
As a specified product, the new louvre will suit residential properties, educational facilities, healthcare, retail and local authority buildings.
The blade centres are 30mm with a blade angle of 59º. The new louvre achieves a visual free area of 58% and physical free area of 50%. It has been tested in accordance with BS EN 13030:2002 (BSRIA).
Ikon managing director John Park-Davies said: “Traditionally, the larger the physical free area demanded, the bigger the blade required. This has meant that architects, specifiers and installers have had limited options and aesthetics have been compromised. Our new system is both more economical to procure than a 50mm product and far more versatile for our clients. There are few, if any sub 50mm louvres in the marketplace that offer 50% physical free area which can provide such adaptable benefits to the built environment.”