In recent years, louvred doors/panels have been reborn. We would typically see louvres made from timber and installed in internal residential settings such as wardrobes and airing cupboards. However, louvred doors have become increasingly popular in industrial and commercial settings. Manufactured from steel, ROBUST doors offer better strength and durability than timber, whilst still maintaining maximum ventilation.
Used both internally and externally, louvred doors provide continuous airflow while securing a room. This is essential for plant rooms, boiler rooms and server rooms that may house important machinery. Without a continuous airflow, this equipment may overheat and malfunction. It may also be liable to vandalism/tampering, so louvred doors allow a continuous airflow whilst ensuring limited access. Externally, they have become a customer favourite for use on bin stores. This allows air to circulate and potential dangerous fumes to escape, while keeping bins securely locked away.
Our fully louvred doors offer a free area of around 50% (with no bird and vermin mesh), meaning continuous ventilation and security for machinery. We manufacture these using steel, making them far stronger than traditional lightweight aluminium louvres. We do also supply aluminium louvred doors, however these are more suitable for installations in lower risk areas.
Alongside this, we also manufacture TUFF-VENT – our louvred security option. TUFF-VENT is PAS 24 certified, meaning it meets enhanced security requirements and is recognised and approved by Secured By Design. The improved design of TUFF-VENT uses a standard steel louvre vane throughout, welded at every junction for additional strength. This product is more suited to higher risk locations, where machinery is more likely to be vandalised or tampered with. To ensure enhanced security features, TUFF-VENT comes fitted with a multi bolt hooply locks as standard, ensuring no ease of unauthorised access.
Our doors are also available with louvred side panels, over panels and panels fitted into the door leaf itself. Where an opening is too large for just a door, side and over panels are available to fill the space and still allow maximum airflow. All panels are available as TUFF-VENT, to provide extra security whilst maintaining continuous ventilation.
We supply a wide variety of hardware with our louvred products that makes them available for use in fire rated panels. This is possible through the use of a fire block louvre vent, manufactured using an intumescent block grill. This allows continuous ventilation until the point of a fire. In the event of a fire, the intumescent strips will expand from the heat and prevent the spread of smoke and flames. Also available is bird/vermin mesh that prevents animals from entering through the gaps in the louvres. As mentioned earlier, TUFF-VENT is supplied with a multi-bolt Hooply lock as standard.