Decolite Window Shading Bosmans

Decolite Sun shading

Sun Shading with Decolite

 Bosmans Business Centre, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, was the perfect project for Decolite sun shading profiles. The newly completed commercial project, by TV3 architects, featured Decolite window details which offered sun shading as well as relief to the various elevations.   In this instance, Decolite custom made window shading elements where  specified as an alternative to concrete on a non-structural application. 

Window shading in Decolite
Decolite Sun  Shading

Custom Made Window Shading

Decolite window shading profiles are custom made to suit to aesthetic and functional requirements of each project. There is no mouldings process as each profile is wire cut to specification allowing for complete design freedom. With Decolite there is no minimum size or radius, and there is no panel size. Window shading takes on many forms, and the final design is based on the elevation orientation and the height of the sun. All the calculations are found in various papers where you would design such an element with the assistance of a sun path diagram. Go to the link to find out more about sun path diagrams for window shading

Decolite Sun shading

Hard wearing and waterproof sun shading

The hard-wearing external casing on the Decolite profiles is completely weather proof and impervious to water ingress. The proprietary casing completely encases the profile, allowing for longevity of product. Decolite profiles have a been manufactured and installed for a period of over 19 years, not only in South Africa, but in to sub-Saharan Africa as well. We have a long history of successful projects with sun shading across all market sectors, including hotels . 

Easy to install window shading.

We have completed many projects with Decolite Window surrounds and window shading where the original detail asked for concrete. Due to Decolite's lightweight nature, we are able to install any element with the minimum of fuss. The installation of the window shading elements is quick and requires no cranage, and the installation may done from a mobile scaffold or cherry picker.

The profiles are installed by inserting threaded bars in to the Decolite at the time of manufacturing. When on site we simple drill in to the substrate, fill with a chemical anchor and insert the threaded bar fitted to the Decolite window shading.

 

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Concrete Replacement

On the One and Only Hotel project in Cape Town, Decolite lightweight profiles were designed to replace concrete elements intended for the external detailing. The Sun International flagship in the V and A Waterfront, Cape Town is a well-known landmark and tourist destination. The aesthetics of the elevations were enhanced by making use of Decolite to simulate the non-structural requirements of the concrete elements.

Decolite lightweight profiles used as concrete replacement

External elements replaced concrete

The external detailing required a large concrete overhang which ran the length of the elevation. Originally designed in concrete, this element would have created an incredible point load on the supporting columns and would have been time-consuming to cast. However, the lightweight Decolite elements, which are manufactured of size off-site, are easy and light to install which making the installation far less time-consuming and alleviating pressure on the main contractor's programme.

Concrete replacement

Concrete Replacement with Decolite

The 3m pieces were installed with an undercoat, ready for decoration by others, in this case, WBHO.

Concrete replacement with Decolite lightweight profiles

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Decolite SA exterior detailing

External Fins

Exterior Detailing - Vertical Fins

The Decolite vertical fins to the Virgin Active in Menlyn Maine Precinct Pretoria,  where a perfect application of external detailing. The massive 10m elements, in a simulated concrete finish, where chamfered in 2 directions in accordance with the architect’s requirements. Due to the fact that there are no limitations with regards to panel sizes, we are able to create the illusion that the elements are fabricated from large pieces of concrete. With Decolite, it is easy to imitate chamfered edges and Ferrel holes, as you would find in standard concrete external detailing.

Vertical external Fins used at Virgin Active in Pretoria as Exterior Detailing

External Fins Easy to Install

The Decolite external fins were fixed to a lightweight steel structure by means of a chemical and mechanical fixing system. Due to the ease of installation, we are able to minimise our time on-site thus enabling the whole programme to be accelerated.

Decolite external fins used as exterior detailing

Decolite is the perfect material for an external application due to its extremely hard external casing, making it the architects product of choice when considering unusual or large external elements.

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EXTERNAL CEILINGS

For this project, we were required to design supply and install external ceilings in the form of eaves closures. The architect required a lightweight custom made closure element to the space between the roof and facade. Due to fact that Decolite elements are all custom made,  allows non-standard panels and for each elevation to have equal size panels regardless of the length of the elevation.

External Ceiling in the form of eaves closure Monte Circle
External Ceiling Monte Circle

The ceiling panels were then individually detailed, cut with a hot wire, and then coated with our hard-wearing external coating. We have currently completed 3 of the 8 phases currently planned for Monte Circle. Monte Circle office park forms part of the Monte Casino precinct in Fourways Johannesburg.

External ceiling Eaves Closure Monte Circle
Monte Circle

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I BEAM IN DECOLITE

I-beam formed from Decolite

The Eastgate 20 development on the corner of Katherine Street and Grayston Drive in Sandton, was completed in 2012. Paragon architects considered the position of the property in creating the AAA offices which are now home to PPC Johannesburg.

As an integral part of the functionality of the office space, the designers considered the parking for not only vehicles, but for bicycles too.

Simulated I-beam in Decolite offers form and function

Due to the fact that the bike shed required some form of roof structure, the architects decided to make use of  Decolite as a material. The vertical steel posts provided the basic structure which allowed for the design and support of a light weight non structural element. The horizontal I beam, manufactured, from high density  EPS  and coated with our hard wearing external material, formed a frame to the external ceiling while allowing a roof type element to the bus shelter.

 


EXTERNAL COPING

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FASCIA CLADDING

External Fascia Cladding

Stoneridge Mall in Modderfontein, Johannesburg, built in 2003, was due for a refurbishment in order to bring the premises in line with the growing development in the area. Designing a elegant curved fascia, added to the new improved aesthetic.

Part of the renovation was to up upgrade to the external fascia’s bordering the general open food court. The curved external fascia also had to tie in with the external ceiling in order to create a new functional aesthetic, which all tied in with the new canvas shading.

Due to the flexibility of design when making use of Decolite as a material, the architect was able to design a curved vertical fascia which was light weight with no restriction to the radius.

The curved element, was designed with additional decorative elements to further enhance the aesthetic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decollate Simulated Concrete Columns

SIMULATED CONCRETE COLUMNS

The Decolite fins to the Virgin Active in Menlyn Maine Precinct, where a perfect application of concrete replacement. The massive 10m elements, in a simulated concrete finish, where chamfered in 2 directions in accordance with the architects requirements.

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Lightweight fins

The use of Decolite as a lightweight material made the fins easy to install while reducing the amount of structure required for support. The flexibility of design makes Decolite the perfect product for external simulated concrete fins

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