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Our Sun Control system enhances London canal development

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Customers at a café in East London, built as part of a smart canalside residential development, can now enjoy a relaxing atmosphere thanks to a tailored Hunter Douglas powered Sun Control system. Commissioned by London-based architects Jestico + Whiles the international leaders in architectural building products provided a 147m2 Sun Control System with horizontal sliding-folding shutters because it was the only company that can manufacture the kind of motorised shutters that was required. The stylish café situated on the ground floor of the Telford Homes Boathouse development in Cotall Lane, near to the Limehouse Cut canal, needed a well designed and smart-looking, tough sun control systems to improve the façade while providing a extremely effective sun protection. Hunter Douglas manufactured and supplied a made to measure folding shutter system that comprises individual panels at are unified by hinges. Made in a 40mm x 60mm frame and built using extruded aluminium profiles, he individual shutters are joined to one another to create either a W or V folding elements. The highly developed motorised mechanism enables the shutters to fold entirely flat when they are shut. National Sales Manager, Juliette Halliday for Hunter Douglas Architectural Products said, the design of the shutters means that the smartly slide in the bottom and top rails, while unfolding or folding at the same time. The Shutters were supplied with an infill of laser-cut aluminium sheet, which was set mechanically by pop rivets, ensuring the necessary stability and strength.

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