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Architectural Screening, Solar Shading & Balconies Overview

  • Nature of business

    • Design and supply of solar shading, architectural screening and balcony & balustrading systems
    • Installation of certain systems in the UK only
  • Growth drivers

    • Architectural specification
    • Building regulations relating to energy management
  • Opportunities and potential

    • Business development opportunities arising from the new Alumasc Building Envelope specification sales approach together with Alumasc Roofing
    • Development of embryonic UK balconies & balustrading business
    • Development of North American export business
    • Growth in operating margins through operational efficiencies and increasing the proportion of design and supply only; versus design, supply and install project work
  • Stage of construction cycle

    • Mid to late cycle
  • Routes to market

    • Direct to main building contractors in the UK
    • Via general contractors and installing sub-contractors in North America
  • Operations and supply chain

    • Partial UK manufacture providing fabrication, assembly and finishing operations
    • Diversified specialist supply chain of mainly UK and European based suppliers

Case Study

Architectural Screening, Solar Shading & Balconies

San Antonio multi-storey car park - external screening solution

The Village at San Antonio Center in California replaces a 50-year-old shopping centre with a new mixed-use development, including a large multi-storey car park which benefits from a distinctive Levolux External Screening Solution.
A bespoke screening structure was required to soften the visual impact of the building by concealing unsightly structures under a veil of curved or twisted fins. The client selected their preferred design as one that resembles fabric draped across the building.

The custom screening solution supplied by Levolux comprises more than 1,800 vertical fins, each formed from 15mm thick, extruded aluminium plate.  The fins, which have a maximum width of 600mm and a length of up to 3.1 metres, are individually water jet cut along their length to create the required curved profile. Working to very small tolerances, Levolux ensured all vertical fins were aligned perfectly, set at 510mm centres.

To enhance the overall aesthetic, Levolux supplied all vertical fins for the project in a highly durable and attractive silver-grey powder coating.