A new, modular design of weather louvres is giving specifiers a simple way to help accelerate the build process, enhance aesthetics and ensure appropriate levels of ventilation in any commercial environment.

Kingfisher Louvre Systems, one of the UK's leading manufacturers and suppliers of aluminium weather, ventilation and solar shading solutions for the construction industry, is producing its range of robust yet discreet framed weather louvres to provide a cost-effective solution for extract and intake air, that can be quickly and easily incorporated into the building as and where required, inside or out.

Each frame of louvres is specifically designed with the 45° blades set at 30mm pitch, thus achieving a 98.6% rejection of rain (Class B/ BS EN 13030: 2002), yet achieve an airflow discharge coefficient of Cd0.3.

The louvres comprise a choice of integral surrounding flanges for wall-mounted fixing, or a recessed version which enables multiple panels to be used together. For optimum flexibility, Kingfisher can supply the units in sizes from 300mm x 300mm up to 2000mm x 1500mm.To further optimize aesthetics, both versions are available in mill finish, satin anodized or powder coated to the full range of RAL colours.

Explains David Black, Kingfisher product manager, "Construction/ on-site time becomes increasingly under pressure, as clients want the building operational as soon as possible, solutions such as framed louvres are growing in popularity, as they help meet any relevant regulations, can be quickly and easily fixed compared to bespoke louvre systems, and still make play a role in the finished aesthetics, be it as an architectural feature, or discreetly blending in with the overall finish."

The framed weather louvres are just part of the range of architectural aluminium louvre solutions manufactured by Kingfisher Louvres Systems, which includes ventilation, weather protection and visual screening systems. Kingfisher, part of the Building Product Design Group, invests in a continuous programme of research and development, to bring to market innovative yet practical solutions to changing industry requirements.