Kingfisher provides support to main contractors, sub-contractors and façade specialists at every stage of a louvre project. Our dedicated Sales and Technical teams are on hand to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible from initial enquiry through to project completion. Don’t just take our word for it, read of some of our testimonials here.
Our full range of support includes reviewing take-offs, providing quotes (within 2-3 days in most cases), order scheduling and installation guidance. We can also provide a range of standard drawing details, product literature, case studies, specification clauses and, if required, product training and guided factory tours. Our in-house Engineer can also support with non-standard requests and both the Sales and Technical teams are happy to attend meetings to discuss any site or project requirements.
Kingfisher also has several supply and fit partners who will provide full sub-contract packages. All these companies are experienced in the installation of our louvre systems and will liaise directly with Kingfisher for manufacturing support and technical advice. They will also provide schedules and drawings for sign off prior to manufacture.
Now more than ever, specifiers require reassurance and peace of mind when specifying building products for their construction projects. With a track record of over 20 years in providing louvre solutions across all sectors Kingfisher will ensure you receive outstanding design stage support, dedicated account management and a quality product manufactured to the highest standards under ISO 9001.
Our highly trained and experienced sales and technical teams work closely with architects and consultants to ensure the best possible louvre solution is specified. They are always on hand to add extra value to your project providing early design stage support and standard drawing details which can be easily integrated into your projects. Our in-house Engineer can also offer a review of non-standard requests as a premium service and produce drawings to confirm special details prior to manufacture.
From retail outlets and offices to factories and shipping ports, Kingfisher’s products can be found in a vast array of commercial projects requiring a quality louvre solution. Such applications range from shopping centres, such as the Derbion, where rooftop plant screening and ventilation for the car park was required, to research facilities such as the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where the louvres formed part of a living wall feature. At Birmingham City Council’s offices, the Kingfisher range provided ventilation, weather protection and screening of plant equipment and a recent large-scale development at a plasterboard plant saw Kingfisher products utilised for ventilation and weather protection within the elevations of the building.
Kingfisher’s louvre products have been widely used in the hospitality and leisure sectors and there are numerous examples of such projects. Several hotel chains, including the iconic track-side Hilton at Silverstone benefit from the ventilation, weather protection and screening performance provided by our louvres. Kingfisher’s louvres have also been installed within the envelope of one of the largest entertainment venues in the UK, the Co-op Live arena. In addition to these examples Kingfisher has supplied products to the North Sea Observatory in Chapel-St-Leonards, an eye-catching building on the sea front which includes a café, art space and community gathering point plus we have supplied a bespoke manufactured circular louvre panel for the Padstow RNLI station.
Kingfisher louvres are not only used in the commercial sector, they have also formed part of the façade for a number of residential projects and mostly provide a ventilation and screening function. The main applications within this sector are residential blocks in city areas which often house mixed-use developments at lower levels. An example of this is the Edmonton Green project, which includes residential dwellings surrounded by various retail and leisure spaces. Kingfisher have also previously supplied screening louvres for communal bin stores or bike stores, as well as louvred doors for maintenance access.
From medical centres to hospitals, a range of Kingfisher products have been used to provide ventilation, weather protection and screening of plant equipment in healthcare facilities across the UK. This includes 5* facilities such as the Circle Health Group’s hospital in Reading, where the ventilation, weather protection and screening of plant equipment was required and the Midland Metropolitan Hospital where louvres in a bespoke orange colour were installed to compliment the aesthetics of the building.
Whether it’s a school, college, university or community centre, Kingfisher’s louvres can be found in a wide variety of educational and community facilities. Predominantly the products supplied within this sector have been used for screening plant equipment, particularly on the rooftops of buildings such as the Science, Engineering and Environmental building at The University of Salford. There have also been installations of bespoke circular louvres and angled louvred roofs on projects such as the Woolwich Creative District and Kingfisher’s glazed-in louvres have been used across a number of education projects over the years, providing ventilation within glazed facades.