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CANOPY SYSTEMS

Hunter Douglas Canopy Systems blend design and functionality, bringing a distinct look to a building's exterior while providing shade and comfort to the people inside. As a timeless architectural element projecting canopy systems connect the building volume with the space around it.

General Information

Why Canopy Systems?

Canopy systems have had their place in the architect's toolbox for centuries. Shading from high sun angles, reducing glare and incurring heat, they leave the outward view unhindered. As an architectural element they reach from the building volume into the outside world. Hunter Douglas offers a variety of canopy systems in different shapes and materials; all produced in high quality materials and designed for sleek appearance and easy installation.

Characteristics

  • Panels in roll formed or extruded aluminum for highest weather resistance
  • Matching support structures in aluminum make a complete and highly durable system
  • Variable modules for best shading efficiency
  • Continuous linear appearance of panels
  • Virtually maintenance free

Application

Canopy systems are typically specified on larger building projects, for example offices or public utility buildings. For shading functionality canopy systems work best on South facing facades where the sun is at a high angle for most of the day.

Hunter Douglas offers rollformed or extruded aluminium panels for canopy systems. Rollformed panels are coil coated with the superior UV and scratch resistant Luxacote® paint system available in a wide rang of colours. Luxacote(R) is a powerful 3-layered system consisting of an Anorcoat pretreatment, a PU-based colour coating and a transparent top coat for superior durability. The inside of the panels can be white for best light reflection or have the same colour as the outside. Extruded panels can be anodized in a natural silver colour or a range of alternative colours and shades. Anodization is an electrolytical process that turns the top layer of the aluminium itself in a strong protective surface resistant to all conditions. For an even wider choice in colours extruded panels can be powdercoated in any available RAL colour or even colours prepared to specification.

Material characteristics

Hunter Douglas supplies roll formed or extruded aluminium panels for canopy systems. Roll formed panels are available as C-shaped or Z-shaped profiles. Their typical span capacity is around 1.2 meter (at 1 kN/m2 wind load). The panels are easily clipped to their aluminium brackets that in turn slide into the matching aluminium support profile. Extruded panels are available in two different C-shapes and fixed to their support structure with glass-reinforced plastic brackets. Their typical span capacity is around 2.0 metre (at 1 kN/m2 wind load). 

The choice of the correct support structure will depend on the location of the project, the panel span and the building structure. The aluminium support profiles have been designed to be an integral part of the system and enable easy and fast installation.
 

More product details

More detailed information can be found at the downloads section below.

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Sun Louvres Type 70S

Sun Louvres Type 84R SLR

Sun Louvres Type 84R SL2

Sun Louvres Type 84R SL3

Sun Louvres Type 84R SL4

Sun Louvres Type 84R SL5

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Sun Louvres Type 70S

Sun Louvres Type 84R SL2

Sun Louvres Type 84R SLR

Sun Louvres Type 84R SL3

Sun Louvres Type 84R SL4

Sun Louvres Type 84R SL5

Health and wellbeing

Hunter Douglas contributes to sustainable buildings through aesthetic solutions that enhance comfort and save energy. Promoting health and wellbeing of their occupants is arguably the most important function of buildings. Buildings are not constructed just to be energy efficient. Our shading solutions promote the use of healthy daylight without the hindrances of glare and thermal discomfort. Our acoustic ceilings are a key element in the provision of acoustic comfort.

Sound materials

Environmentally sound materials are key to sustainable buildings. Our strategy is to pick materials that have good environmental properties to start with. Many of our products are made of aluminum produced in our own smelters. We’ve optimized our processes to use up to 99% of recycled content to produce the right alloy for our products. Our wood is FSC certified and we embrace the Cradle to Cradle principle in our product development.

Energy savings

Reducing the energy use of the total building stock is key to the prevention of global warming. Most modern office buildings use more energy for cooling than heating. Effectively managing the solar energy that passes through the transparent part of the façade is a key strategy in the prevention of overheating in both old and new buildings. Our high performance shading solutions bring substantial energy savings, while at the same time promoting health and wellbeing.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Keen on Green is an important company-wide initiative to reduce energy consumption, water usage and our overall carbon-footprint. We embrace the ISO 14001 framework to actively manage our Keen on Green objectives. Hunter Douglas and its employees actively support the communities in which we live and work, as well as those on a more global scale. Business is people. We pride ourselves on our worldwide network of experienced, intelligent, passionate and creative people that have consciously chosen Hunter Douglas as their employer.

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Brochure Panel Systems UK

Brochure Luxacote® coating system

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Installation Instruction 100R Panel System

Installation Instruction 70S Panel System

Installation Instruction 84R Panel System

Installation Instruction 110HC Panel System

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Technical Specification 84R Panel System

Technical Specification 70S Panel System

Technical Specification 100R Panel System

Technical Specification 110HC Panel System