Structure

Louvre

May 27 2021
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What is louvre? louvre can be also known as louver while it is acting as a shutter with horizontal slat, can be angled to a wall, structural or stand alone on its own that either be adjustable, fixed or retractable. Most of the market louvre is made up of wooden, aluminium, steel, composite or other special made designed materials. Louvre can be manually operated or automatic and both have their own outstanding advantages that designers will discuss attentively with owners or building developer before specifying it. The main louvre design will consist of the frame, parallel blade or horizontal one that either framed by the same material base or can be produced using other fabricated raw materials.

It is always installed and can have the role as door or window, while possibly put as another layer to keep moisture, sunlight, rain, air or just merely ventilating the room or buildings by air exchanging theory. Some louvre is also built for indoor as the interior because it can help in such function; such as the toilet or bathroom unit door. It can be put as a shutter door for industrial, commercial and residential too from the main entrance, side gate to the backdoor. Furthermore, its design can be versatile as many architectural concepts can use it to carry up the enhancement of aesthetical value, indirectly elevating the commercial and exterior (or interior) attractiveness to the owners and visitors.
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Louvre can be made up of many materials, while the popular one would be the aluminium type because it is lightweight while the strength is competitive as per its occupied area compared to other materials of the peer within the same range of option. More or less, louvre shall be evaluated with a proper controlled procedure to find out the best one in fitting all the required features. At the same time, louvre has some controversy when it is being applied as door and window without another conventional layer of the product; the security of such opening will be in danger state when it is outdoor and accessible by many tool and equipment, theft can break down the opening easily.

Louvre can also be fabricated using wooden too, one of the triggering drawbacks of using timber-based for outdoor is the need to stain it with proper sunlight UV resistance and waterproof to shield the outer layer from unnecessary potential damages. Believing it or not, the wooden product can be substituted by synthetic layer and still look like real wood, requiring lesser maintenance while enjoying the longevity in term of surface alike with the specific finishing that can be achieved by real timber. Steel is another one materials can use but due to its heaviness and cost, many people today prefer other equivalents non-structural louvre, including fibreglass, vinyl, composite panel or even replacing it with other bases of material.
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Louvre has also other alternatives, wherever it should not be neglected and can use for comparison when owners wish to select materials. For instance, louvre can definitely be replaced by the traditional windows, which some people think there are not necessary to put another layer of louvre to enjoy the ventilation and sunlight. Some might just do not want to spend time or money for investing in such structure since the value added to the property might not be justified when they need no privacy protection, ventilation, sunlight protection or any other benefits that they are keen to explore further with louvre. Louvres can bring burden to the existing structural frame of window and door at the end too.

Louvre and awning are also substitutable when coming to the practical function of certain properties. For instance, an awning is providing an aesthetic feature of what you desired to build on, while louvre can also make the same function. However, for a certain angle, louvre can also provide unobstructed views that can let you enjoy luxurious atmosphere while carrying on the privacy protection functions. Both of them can block sunlight, give good ventilation as well as blocking rainwater from that sheltered area. The awning can apply louvre leaves to manufacture and installer can usually do that with the request raised by designer, an owner can enjoy both features and appealing outlook with such fabrication.
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Louvre Application


Low Rise Home

Condominium Balcony

Outdoor Patio

Food & Beverage

Plant and Industrial Property

Entertainment and Recreational



Materials of Louvre


Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP)

Tarpaulin or Canvas


Wooden and Vinyl

uPVC or other Plastic

Steel and other Metals



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