“Agile” screening makes specification easy as ABC

The choice of screening and ventilation louvres is now as easy as ABC, claims Gilberts Blackpool.

The company’s new Series WK Kitform Screening Louvre represents a completely new approach to screening systems, that pulls together in one all the best features and benefits currently available on the market. Thus, one core system can form the basis of all screening design and specification.

“The system has been thoroughly thought about. It’s been developed completely from scratch rather than being an evolution of an existing system,” explains Ian Rogers, Gilberts Sales Director. “We have purpose-designed it to be as agile as possible in its scope to combine performance and aesthetics, whilst delivering best value for the installation contractor.”

Central to the system is a unique design of mullion, which enables screen sections up to 3m high to be created without the need for intermediate support.

A range of 50,75 and 100mm blade profiles brings an infinite choice of solidity, transparency, weather protection and ventilation to the screen as required, as blades can be set at variable points within the common mullion. This means different performance or aesthetic requirements can be catered for within one screen.

A range of accessories- eliminator blades, insect screens, bird guards, non-combustible insulation and acoustic blanking panels- enables each screen section to be tailored to specific weather and performance requirements, future-proofing the building interior for subsequent alteration of layout and/or usage.

Panel depths are optimised- the 50mm blade can form a panel as slim as 46mm- to allow maximum flexibility in screen integration with façade systems and structures.

A new design of access panel provides a continuous, seamless appearance.

Utilising Gilberts advanced in-house powder coating plant means the louvre components can be finished in whatever colour is desired.

Gilberts has designed and engineered the Series WK system in-house, and fully tested the system’s performance to ensure it meets, or surpasses, current Regulatory requirements in its state-of-the-art facility.

“The Series WK Kitform Screening Louvre System is a bold step in the advancement of building design,” adds Ian Rogers. “It means specifiers have a ‘go to’, site assembled solution that they know performs, and can accommodate almost any variation they need.”

The louvre system is the latest innovation from Gilberts, which has a heritage of pioneering commercial ventilation solutions that stretches back 60 years. Family owned, the company is the UK’s leading independent air movement specialist, operating from a 95,000 sq ft facility in the Northern Powerhouse of Lancashire.