LouvreShield, a louvre system which provides tilturn windows with fall protection and added ventilation has been launched by KAWNEER to give specifiers and contractors a one-stop-shop of aluminium glazing systems and louvres from one manufacturer.
Designed to suite with Kawneer’s AA720 and AA543 open-in windows, the system is surface mounted onto the outer frame of the window to allow free air movement into the room when the windows are operated in either the tilt or turn modes. It also acts as a safety barrier when the windows are operated in the turn mode in instances where fall protection is required.
Manufactured at Kawneer’s production facility in Cheshire, the system comprises a cleated and pinned perimeter frame to which the louvre blades are screw splined, with all fixings concealed by clip covers. A wide range of PPC finishes are available with up to 30 years’ guarantee and anodised finishes with up to 25 years.
When installed to Kawneer specifications, LouvreShield is tested in accordance with BS 6180 (barrier loading) to 1.5 kN/m line load and to BS EN 13049 (impact resistance) Class 5.