The MicroLouvre ember screen incorporates specially angled paper thin bronze louvres. The innovative louvre design prevents flame penetration from ember attack and burning debris. Testing was performed with industry leading results at the CSIRO.
This system has been tested to AS1530.8.1 and can provide complete bushfire protection up to BAL-40. As the louvres are spaced 1.49mm apart, the MicroLouvre provides ember protection in accordance to AS3959-2018 for use up to BAL-FZ. Microlouvre can additionally be used for Heat Attenuation, Solar Shading and Light Control. For more information about these applications please click on the button below.
We have 3 standard colours available as seen below. However, we can powder coat the MicroLouvre Ember Screen system to any desired DULUX colour at a premium cost.
- Compliant to AS3959-2018
- 86% reduction of solar heat gain
- 100% shading at sun angle of more than 40º
- Reduces the internal temperature near windows by up to 10ºC
- Save up to 60% on air conditioning costs
- 80% open area allowing natural light and ventilation
- Highly durable and weatherproof
- Capable of withstanding wind speeds of 190km/hr
- 50% noise reduction
- Insect and pest protection
- Powder coated frame to any colour
- Light weight & easy to install/retro fit
FAQ's - MicroLouvre Ember Screen
According to AS3959-2018 an ember mesh is required to cover openable portions of windows to prevent ember penetration in the case windows are left open during a fire. This is a requirement for BAL-29, BAL-40 and BAL-FZ. An ember mesh is not required if you have installed a bushfire shutter.
An ember mesh can be used as the only bushfire safety measure up to BAL-19.
The Microlouvre Ember Screen is a bronze mesh with an aperture of less than 2mm. The MicroLouvre Ember Screen can be used as the only bushfire protection system up to BAL-40. The MicroLouvre Ember Screen is compliant to AS3959-2018 and can provide BAL-FZ protection when combined with BAL-FZ glazing.
Please See image below for exact sizing.
MicroLouvre is the smallest and most efficient solar shading screen at only 1.2mm depth. Outstanding reduction in solar heat gain of 86%.
MicroLouvre is a fine mesh, woven from miniature woven bronze Louvre, only two times thicker than a human hair, angled to block and control sun, glare and light, which can be easily and inconspicuously installed externally on buildings.
As the sun rises the specifically angled louvres reduce the glare with 100% of glare blocked when the sun is at 40° in height. While the glare is blocked, natural light and outward vision is not impacted creating a comfortable and natural space.
The MicroLouvre Ember Screen is simply installed utilising metal fixings. It is essential that when installed the entire system does not allow more than a 2mm gap, meaning that a fixed screen is the most ideal solution. when installing onto brickwork we will need to apply a fire rated sealant to ensure no gaps are created.
Supply only is available, however certification will only be provided when commissioned and witness by our trained technicians after installation.
As this is a bronze screen it can be quite flexible. We utilise a unique framing system which tensions the screen creating a more robust solution which enables the screen to achieve heat attenuation properties.
We have 2 Frame sizes available, these are used based on the size of the screen.
- 38mm frame – For systems below 1500mm in width
- 51mm frame – For Systems above 1500mm and up to 1800mm in width