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Solar Shading

Solar Shading

Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)
Normally fitted above windows with either horizontal or sloping supports  where
the blades are horizontally stacked and set at the optimum position to suit each
building. Systems can be supplied in continuous or modular formats and blade
variety choices available.

Vertical Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)
Normally fitted to vertical posts in front of windows where the blades are vertically
stacked and set at the optimum position to suit each building.  Systems can be
supplied in continuous or modular formats and blade variety choices available.

Fin Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)
Fins normally fitted either above windows horizontally or vertically adjacent to the
window. The fins are often a bespoke design to reach specific architectural
requirement.

Bespoke Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)
Tailor made solar shading around any architecturally unique design to suit the
application. Systems range from purely aesthetical to fully practical, functioning
systems allowing for design requirements to be met.
 

What is a Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)?
“Solar Shading”, also know as “Brise Soleil”, can be an important part for any building as it prevents direct sun glare thus reducing over-heating which makes a building more energy efficient - reducing the energy requirements of the building by up to 15%. Solar shading can also reduce solar glare by letting in natural light at the same time as reducing the contrast ratios. This increases visual comfort that can often lead to an increase in worker satisfaction and productivity.

“Solar Shading” systems always provide an aesthetically pleasing addition to the building. They are often used solely for their aesthetic properties as they offer the opportunity of differentiating one building façade from another. 

The Zefyr Group offers a unique bespoke design service to suit special design requirements. Full in-house solar engineering, structural and aerodynamic services are employed to achieve the optimum aesthetic and economic solution.

Our “Solar Shading” systems can be produced in a wide variety of materials including timber, aluminium, steel, stainless steel, copper and others which allows for all design scenarios to be catered for. This integration of recyclable, sustainably-sourced materials into Industrial design is helping to reduce the environmental impact caused by the ever-increasing human world.


Zefyr Materials
  • Metal: Aluminium, Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper
  • Timber: Western Red Cedar, Thermally Stabilised Softwood, Siberian Larch, Oak - European, Sweet Chestnut Finger Jointed, Accoya
  • Other: Glass, Plastic, Stone

Zefyr Finishes
  • Aluminium: Mill Finish, Polyester Powder Coating, Zefyr Anodising
  • Steel: Mill Finish, Coil Coating, Prisma Coating, Dobel Coating, HP Coating, Pvf2 Coating, Spectrum Coating 
  • Stainless Steel: Mill Finish, Polyester Powder Coating,
  • Copper: Mill Finish, Polyester Powder Coating
  • Timber: No treatment, Fire retardant treated cladding

Zefyr Blades
  • Standard: The “Standard” blade is a louvre blade with sharp profile which provides a clean, crisp effect.
  • Smoothflow: The “Smoothflow” blade is a Louvre blade with curved profiles and offers a distinctive smooth appearance.
  • Perforated: The “Perforated” blade can be administered to most blade shapes. The perforations can be designed in any size, form or pattern.
  • Aero-X: The “Aero-X” blade is an aerofoil (or ellipse) blade made by extruding aluminium or stainless steel, as an option this blade can be perforated.
  • Aero-P: The “Aero-P” blade is an aerofoil (or ellipse) blade made by press forming aluminium or stainless steel, as an option this blade can be perforated.
  • Aero-T: The “Aero-T” blade is an aerofoil blade made from timber with a wide variety of options available.
  • Aero-X-SE: The “Aero-X-SE” blade is a semi-ellipse blade made by extruding aluminium or stainless steel, as an option this blade can be perforated.
  • Aero-P-SE: The “Aero-P-SE” blade is a semi-ellipse blade made by press forming aluminium or stainless steel, as an option this blade can be perforated.
  • Z-Box: The “Z-Box” blade is a box shaped blade mainly used for fin solar shades, as an option this blade can be perforated.
  • Delta-X: The Delta-X blade is a triangular shaped blade mainly used for fin solar shading.
  • Bespoke: Zefyr also offer a “Bespoke” service to reach requirements that differ from, or may be more specialised than, our standard solar shading systems.
Data Sheets
Technical Data for Zefyr Solar Shading products - Louvre and Elliptical Solar Shading; Measurements, Configurations, Finishes and Structural Suppport.
Case Studies
Job 672 - Accommodation
Expanded Mesh Screening / Horizontal Louvred Screening / Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil) 
 
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Job 823 - School
Vertical Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 478 - Accommodation
Vertical Solar Shading (Brise Soleil) / Balconies / Windows / Doors / Merlin Ventilators

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Job 717 - School
Vertical Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 719 - Office
Bespoke Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 731 - School
Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 773 - School
Bespoke Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 900 - Office
Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 901 - Car Garage
Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 902 - Airport
Architectural Interlocking Weather Louvres / Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 903 - Football Stadium
Bespoke Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 905 - Visitor Centre
Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 907 - Bank
Bespoke Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 911 - Accommodation
Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil) 

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Job 912 - Shopping Centre
Architectural Weather Louvre / Solar Shading / Smoke Ventilation

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Job 914 - Train Station
Horizontal Solar Shading

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Job 915 - Office
Horizontal Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 916 - Office
Vertical Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 921 - Office
Vertical Solar Shading (Brise Soleil)

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Job 825 - School
Bespoke Solar Shading

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Job 826 - School
Vertical Solar Shading (Brise Soleil) / Bespoke Solar Shading (Brise Soleil) / Roof Access Hatches / Ground Access Hatches

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Brochures
Zefyr's product brochure catalogues the comprehensive range of products that Zefyr have to offer, giving a brief desiccation of each product with visuals.