Self-Supporting External Venetian Blinds

The slats of self-supporting external venetian blinds run in a structural guide rail that supports the pelmet and eliminates the need for a pelmet fixing point. A range of rail profiles and pelmet designs provide different visual effects and serve to express the blind as a bold façade element. It is therefore often used to add depth and color to a facade. The self-supporting type can be utilized with all blade profiles and drive types.

Key Features

  • Highly rigid guide rails minimize fixing points to facade.
  • Suitable for all blade profiles.
  • Easy planning and installation.
  • Bold façade elements.
  • Choice of pelmet designs.
  • Daylight guidance feature available.

Applications

  • Projects where the blind pelmet is situated in front of the glass.
  • Vertically framed curtain facades.
  • Designs where guide rails and pelmet are to be expressed.
  • Designs where only end fixing of guide rails is possible.
  • Guide railed applications set at a greater distance from the façade.

Warema EVB Slat Profiles Flat

Warema EVB Slat Profiles Rolled Edge

Warema EVB Slat Profiles Dim Out

Warema EVB Slat Profiles Cedar

Wall Integrated External Venetian Blinds

This specialized form of external Venetian blind is designed to be incorporated within the wall structure during construction. The module is encapsulated in a sealed cfc free polystyrene case to minimize heat transfer and is an ideal solution for buildings in alpine and cooler climates. For warmer climates experienced in most of Australasia a standard Venetian type using a soffit recess created on site is the normal solution.

The facade integrated modules feature also an extremely low stacking depth when the offset head rail version is used. A roller insect screen can be integrated.

Key Features

  • Concealment in the soffit or head of window reveal.
  • Minimal heat loss through housing.
  • All slat profiles are available.

Applications

  • Energy efficient buildings for colder climates.
  • Insulated timber framed buildings with sheet cladding.
  • European style concrete inner shell buildings.
  • Alpine projects.
  • Applications where minimal stacking depth is available.

Blade Profiles & Information

Rolled Edge Blade

Rolled edge profile is the most popular style due to its concave-convex blade with the advantage of a rolled over edge for extra wind stability. The blade rotates through 160 degrees.

Key Features

  • Suitable for most applications.
  • 60 or 80mm wide blades.
  • Extensive color selection available.
  • Special colors can be manufactured for large projects.
  • Highly wind-stable (12-15 m/s).
  • Daylight guidance feature available.
  • Ladder locked slats.
  • Extensive customizable features.
  • Wide span between support cables.
  • Guide rails or guide cables.

Applications

  • Residential and commercial sun shading of vertical glass.
  • Office environments.
  • Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) buildings for Green Star compliance.
  • “Off the glass” applications (with reduced wind threshold settings).
  • Self-supporting version available.