Project: Douglas House
Client: Keendale Construction Ltd
Architect: Jeffrey Douglas Chartered Architect
Product: 145 Elliptical Louvre System
Two Point Seven Facades Ltd provided the full turn-key package. We performed the design, manufacture and installation of aluminium brise soleil Canopy system. Providing shading to the high end new build, reducing passive solar heat gains.
The primary function as to reduce light spill from the new dwelling. The land which was being built on belonged South Downs National Park, a conservation area, such that, to meet the requirements of the 'Dark Night Skies' policy applied to this area, the environment surrounding the site required adequate protection from light pollution produced by the building.
A new four bedroom dwelling, complete with open plan living, kitchen and dinning spaces. The dwelling boast a large 10 acre garden, with a courtyard containing a variety of planters with an array of plants in vast quantities, exceeding 100,000 plants. The theme of the local area was maintained by cladding the building completely in Siberian Larch, shipped from Europe, and a standing seam zinc clad roof.
Two Point Seven Facades Ltd specified the use of a 145mm extruded aluminium elliptical aerofoil. The aerofoil was connected to an extruded aluminium box section directly fixed to soffit and aluminium pressing. Box section carrying aerofoils using an aluminium winged end-plate providing solar shading to the large glass facade.