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Solar C fixed brise soleil solar shading system

Solar C is a simple and effective fixed aluminium C-section brise soleil solar shading system designed to reduce heat gains and glare. It is positioned around or above windows.

It offers architects and contractors a versatile and practical solution to managing solar radiation, whilst adding a modern architectural aesthetic.

Fixed brise soleil devices such as Solar C are most effective on facades where it is possible both to reduce the amount of high angle sun in the summer, but also to allow low angle sun in the winter, which can then provide some passive solar heating.

System types:

  • Cantilevered rafter
  • Panellised
  • Outrigger

Configuration

  • Horizontal projection
  • Inclined projection
  • Vertical projection
  • Horizontal and vertical projection
  • Inclined and vertical projection

Louvre types

  • Type C100: 100 mm wide plain louvre. Maximum span: 1650 mm.
  • Type C100p: 100 mm wide perforated louvre. Maximum span: 1550 mm.
  • Type C110: 110 mm wide plain louvre with chamfer drip extension to one side. Maximum span: 1700 mm.
  • Type C140: 140 mm wide plain louvre with chamfer drip extension to one side. Maximum span: 1800 mm.
  • Type C150: 150 mm wide plain louvre with curved drip extension to one side. Maximum span: 1850 mm.
  • Type C150g: 150 mm wide plain louvre with curved drip extension, returned to main ‘C’ section, to one side. Maximum span: 2000 mm.

All spans subject to wind load calculations.

Louvre angles

  • 30°
  • 45°
  • 60°
  • 135°
  • Variable (in 15° increments)

Fascia panels

  • Type FP180r - Attaches to louvre clip
  • Type FP180 - Attaches to rafter
  • Type: FP90 N - Attaches to rafter

Support rafters

Five rafter sections are available, together with a bracing strut - their use depends on the fixing method and the loadings on the structure.

  • Type TR 15/30: 15 x 30 mm channel section fixing to steelwork
  • Type TR 23/30: 23 x 30 mm double channel floating intermediate section
  • Type TR 45/30: 45 x 30 mm ‘T’ shaped channel section, cantilevered
  • Type TR 50/30: 50 x 30 mm extended double channel section
  • Type TR 90/30: 90 x 30 mm extended double channel section

Rafter selection subject to system design

  • Bracing Strut 20/20: 20 x 20 mm rectangular box section

Maintenance walkways with kick plates and handrails can be attached to the rafter to enable access for cleaning.

Support clips

Fixed and adjustable plastic support clips are available, grey or translucent. The plastic clip allows for thermal expansion of the blade.

  • Adjustable clips: Allow complete flexibility of louvre and rafter angle. For visual and thermal performance the louvre angle can be changed on the rafter. The louvre clip is adjustable in increments of 15°. The action of attaching the louvre blade fixes the angle.
  • Fixed clips: Available in 30, 45, 60 and 135° to set the louvre angle.

Colours / finishes options

  • Mill finish
  • Polyester powder paint to a RAL colour, list of colours upon request
  • Anodised

Accessories

  • Bracing struts
  • Side support arms

Materials

Louvre blades, side support arms, mounting brackets and support struts are made from aluminium.

Please contact us for more information relating to the application, specification, installation and servicing of this product.

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