Grand design puts Kent house in the shade

Published:  01 December, 2011

Ruskin Air Management, Naco, louvre
Providing privacy and solar shading for this unusual home in Kent are bespoke louvres from Naco.

Naco, part of the Ruskin Air Management Group, has supplied bespoke louvres to a stunning new home featured on Channel 4’s ‘Grand designs’ programme. Sylvan Glade is a highly unusual home in Kent. Aesthetics and design considerations were key to the specification, so Naco’s products has to meet exacting standards of form and shape determined by the architect.

Sylvan Glade was constructed by Innovate Space for Modillion homes and has a very high percentage of its structure made up of glass.

Naco’s louvres provide an attractive screen and solar shading for a bedroom balcony at the back of the building.

Stephen Smithers of Innovate Space, explains, ‘Apart from shielding the back bedroom from the Sun’s glare, Naco’s louvre system was chosen for its aesthetic merits. Most louvre blades available are flat, but Naco’s are shaped like an aerofoil wing, perfectly complimenting the look of the property.

‘Much to the dismay of the architect, Building Regulations stipulated that some kind of screening from the neighbours had to be installed, affecting the clean lines of Sylvan Glade’s design. Thanks to the high-end spec and appearance of Naco’s louvres, the architect was kept happy, and the building’s design wasn’t compromised.’

For more information on this story, click here: December 2011, 123

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