Perforated Folding Shutters
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PERFORATED FOLDING SHUTTERS
For many years Hunter Douglas have successfully built manual and motorised folding shutter systems for projects requiring a sun control solution. Folding shutters give a strong dynamic effect to a building by radically changing the facade from a closed, monolithic volume to an open, transparent envelope. The panels fold away from the façade, literally creating an extra dimension that makes this transformation even more dramatic.
Why Perforated Folding Shutters?
Folding Shutters offer a perfect solution to regulate light and heat and at the same time bring a dramatic architectural element to the facade. The application of perforated aluminium sheet provides the required shading and allows a view to the outside even when the shutters are closed. By choosing a specific perforation or even designing a custom pattern for the building the architectural possibilities are endless.
- Folding shutters change the facade appearance instantly from closed to open
- Manually operated or motorised; both closing completely flat
- Available as single pair (V) or double pair (W, manual only)
- Perforated aluminium sheet filters direct sunlight, allows outward view and reduces up to 90% of solar radiation
- Totally weather resistant and low in maintenance
- Custom perforation designs or alternative materials possible
Perforated Folding Shutters are the ideal sun control solution for buildings that call for a combination of functionality and architectural effect. They offer shading and privacy and are resistant to all weather conditions and wind loads.
Design & Inspiration
Perforated folding shutters dramatically change the appearance of a facade every time they open or close. By choosing a specific perforation or even designing a project specific pattern the architect can achieve functionality as well as a unique signature to the building. By integrating the folding shutter in the surrounding facade the visual effect can be even more striking; when closed they draw no attention, but when the shutter is open the façade appears to opened itself.
Colours & Finishes
The aluminium sheets and profiles used in the Folding Shutter system are typically powder coated with a durable polyester powder coating and is available in any RAL colour. As an alternative they can be anodised in a range of colours and shades including natural silver. Anodisation is an electrolytic process that turns the top layer of the aluminium into a strong protective surface resistant to all conditions.
Health and wellbeing
The Hunter Douglas Architectural range of ceiling products contribute to sustainable buildings through aesthetic solutions that enhance comfort and save energy. Promoting the health and well being of their occupants is arguably the most important function of building. Our shading solutions promote the use of healthy daylight without the hindrances of glare and thermal discomfort. Our acoustic ceilings are a key element in the provision of acoustic comfort.
Environmentally sound materials are the key to a sustainable building. Our strategy is to pick materials that have good environmental properties to start with. Many of our products are made of aluminum produced in our own smelters. We have optimised our processes to use up to 99% of recycled content to produce the right alloy for our products. Our wood is FSC certified and we embrace the Cradle to Cradle principle in our product development.
Reducing the energy use of the total building stock is key to the prevention of global warming. Most modern office buildings use more energy for cooling than heating. Effective management of the solar energy that passes through the transparent part of the façade is a key strategy in the prevention of overheating in both old and new buildings. Our high performance shading solutions bring substantial energy savings, while at the same time promoting health and wellbeing.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Keen on Green is an important company-wide initiative to reduce energy consumption, water usage and our overall carbon-footprint. We embrace the ISO 14001 framework to actively manage our Keen on Green objectives. Hunter Douglas and its employees actively support the communities in which we live and work, as well as those on a more global scale. Business is people. We pride ourselves on our worldwide network of experienced, intelligent, passionate and creative people who have consciously chosen Hunter Douglas as their employer.