T I M B E R F I N S
Levolux Timber Fins provide
a green, natural and attractive
method of solar shading.
A natural solution
Flexibility of use
Features and benefits of Levolux’s timber systems: Providing a green, exciting, attractive
and natural alternative to aluminium,
Virtually Maintenance-free – Stainless steel fixings provide a Levolux Timber Fins offer the
advantages and efficiencies of a
virtually maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant system. conventional solar shading system,
while dramatically enhancing the
Accessibility – Can be integrated into a complete façade system building’s outer envelope.
incorporating walkways, handrail and latch-way systems. Levolux Timber Fins can be used
externally or internally and:
Flexibility – Can be installed on new buildings or as part of
Are available in a range of widths
a refurbishment. and bespoke profiles.
Are produced to meet specific
Comfortable Environment – Wide spacing allows good natural requirements.
daylight to be filtered as well as outward visibility with less clutter Frameworks and supports can
be in extruded aluminium sections,
to the sight-line.
Environmentally Friendly – A fully automated Levolux Timber Fin It is generally possible to
design solutions to meet specific
system can reduce solar heat gain through the shaded area by up requirements.
to 95%, greatly reducing the need for air-conditioning. Can be installed on vertical,
horizontal or inclined glazing.
They can be installed in a fixed
position, or can be adjusted
manually, by motor, or by a fully
automated control system.
A Natural Product
When required, the timber we use
comes from sustainable resources
with a confirmed ‘‘chain of custody’’
through the CSA (Canadian
Standards Association)/FSC (Forest
Sedley Place, London Eland House, London
(Sustainable Forestry Initiative).
Kew Gardens Levolux generally recommends
Western Red Cedar, air-dried vertical
grain No.2 clear and better only for
external applications, as it is:
Stable and durable.
Relatively light weight.
Able to be installed without the
application of any surface finish
(And over time, it takes on an
attractive silvery grey colour).
Other species of timber can be
considered - including Siberian Larch,
European Oak and most recently
Aluminium: in mill, anodised, or
polyester powder coated finish.
Steel: as stainless steel or mild steel
with a galvanised and/or multi-pack
CEME Innovation Centre, Essex
The main components of the
Levolux Fin System are:
First fix bracket, support arms, and
suppor t structure - in steel or
Timber Fins - one-piece solid timber
sections up to a maximum width of
300mm. Laminated, wider Fins can
be produced following discussion.
In all cases, the option exists to join
Fins edge to edge to achieve large
widths or to combine them with
steel or aluminium creating a visually
less dense construction.
Walkway (optional) - extruded
aluminium ‘J’ sections for maintenance.
Controls (optional) - various types
The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in
are available to provide manual,
Rainham, Essex has been fitted with a total of 600 Levolux timber Fins.
motorised or a fully automated
system. The Western Red Cedar Fins, which were 290mm x 44mm were used in
Below are some of the Timber
3 metre bays along the 153 metre length of the curved façade.
Fin profiles we have previously
Other shapes can be supplied
or fabricated depending on the
need of the project.
China Shipping’s HQ at Felixstowe has 300mm wide x 600mm long elliptical
Western Red Cedar Fins, mounted horizontally between bespoke one-piece
tapered columns which measure10m in height, as well as 4 levels of 300mm
vertically mounted Fins on its curved façade.
The Visage building at Swiss Cottage has 4 levels of 390mm vertically stacked
140mm timber Fins fitted to 3 elevations. A total of 165 Levolux timber panels were
also installed at roof level in widths of up to 4.8m.
T I M B E R F I N S
THREE -YEAR WARRANTY
All Levolux systems are made with
a high-grade material to exacting
specifications. This enables us to
provide a guarantee providing free
of charge replacement parts
should any system prove defective
within three years of installation.
This guarantee is conditional on
the manufacturers recommended
fitting and operating instructions
having been followed.
Brunel Care Home, Bristol St. Mathias Surgery
Typical Timber construction to projecting support
Fins drilled to accept
support pins Support pins – aluminium
or stainless steel
SPECIFICATIONS For further information on Levolux
Solar Shading Systems and effective
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