TOP GRADES AT WOODLAND GRANGE May 2008
The solution has been incorporated into a £5 million extension of Woodland Grange, in Leamington Spa. It is one of the UK’s leading conference venues and a centre of excellence for health and safety training and management development.
The Levolux Solar Shading system consisted of horizontal Timber Fins fitted into 42 sliding panels. The system reduces solar heat gain through large glazed areas on three elevations, thereby reducing the need for energy-sapping air conditioning.
As a bespoke requirement, each frame of timber fins can be manoeuvred along a sliding rail to maintain optimum shading and a comfortable, cool environment.
Western Red Cedar was chosen as it is stable, relatively light in weight and may be installed without the application of any finish. Over time the wood remains highly weather resistant and adopts an attractive silver-grey patina. The system is fitted with stainless steel fixings and is corrosion-resistant and virtually maintenance free.