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Hunter Douglas Architectural facade and wall materials

01 of July '21

Hunter Douglas Architectural finishing products.
From the series "Modern facade and wall materials - trends 2021".

Hunter Douglas Architectural, known for its innovative coating and surface finish solutions, offers a large selection of interesting façade solutions and for use inside developments. Hunter Douglas engineers strive to create products that are environmentally friendly, allow flexibility in design, and are quick and easy to install and maintain.

The special features of Hunter Douglas Architectural solutions, such as durability, environmental friendliness, ease of maintenance, fire resistance, acoustic properties, ease of installation, or accessibility and simplicity of integration, have been confirmed by appropriate tests. Hunter Douglas moldings and panels, used as coating and finishing materials, meet the requirements of European standard EN 13501-1. The processing is carried out in accordance with KOMO guidelines and periodically inspected by the SKH certification body, so that the required CE mark can be applied.

Many Hunter Douglas finishing products are Cradle-to-Cradle certified - they can be easily disposed of without further processing. Hunter Douglas meets green building requirements through aesthetic solutions that take advantage of the natural characteristics of the materials used, improve comfort and save energy. The company has embarked on an environmentally friendly Keen on Green initiative to reduce energy and water consumption and reduce its overall carbon footprint. It has also implemented ISO 14001 standards to actively pursue the goals of the initiative.

Hunter Douglas Architectural façade materials

NBK TERRACOTA® ceramic facades have opened up a whole new dimension in facade design and have been recognized by architects around the world for their exceptional versatility, design flexibility and performance characteristics.

Granaria Apartment Building on Granary Island in Gdansk: ceramic terracotta architectural facade.

Photo: Hunter Douglas Architectural

The84R® Open Facade System gives architects the opportunity to design a cladding that creates a streamlined, elegant and dynamic finish to a building's facade. Open systems typically made of linear panels allow light and air to pass through. The 84R façade system from Hunter Douglas consists of 84 mm wide roll-formed aluminum panels. The slats are easily mounted on system support rails to create eye-catching horizontal or vertical lines. Depending on the system, there is an open gap of varying widths between the panels, which can be filled with either inverted 84R panels or a filler insert to create a closed facade.The open facade system is particularly suitable for self-supporting roofs, dome-shaped buildings, interior walls, ceilings and balconies, exterior ceilings, and renovations of existing buildings.

The Ster Shopping Center in Szczecin: an example of an 84R open facade.

Photo: Hunter Douglas Architectural

Hunter Douglas Architectural interior wall materials

HeartFelt® slatted wall system, with excellent acoustic properties, is ideal for covering walls. Felt, is a very soft sound-absorbing material, providing the designer with exceptional flexibility. The acoustic properties of the panels can be affected by modulating them and installing acoustic mats behind them. The 40×55 mm panels can be combined in patterns in five shades of gray or five earth tones. Such a wide selection allows to create attractive color combinations, or to use the same color for a calm surface of uniform color.

Coca-Cola Center in Oberhausen, Germany: the HeartFelt® slatted wall system.

Photo: Hunter Douglas Architectural

The Hunter DouglasSolid Wood Linear Wall System provides architects with complete freedom and allows for creativity during design. It is an excellent solution because of its natural beauty, good acoustic performance and ability to create a welcoming atmosphere. Combining a wood wall system with other textures, such as concrete or felt, in an architectural design enhances the aesthetic value of the interior. These systems are characterized by quick and easy installation. Thanks to the ingenious design of the fasteners, it is possible to combine different widths and thicknesses of slats and different connection distances between them in one system. It is adaptable to different budget requirements, and its modular design makes it perfect for prefabricated buildings.

A wide range of different wood species is available, all of which have unique natural properties. Linear solid wood wall systems are particularly desirable in public spaces, as they guarantee the acoustic comfort of the rooms (sound absorption coefficient value αw of between 0.55 and 0.85, depending on the width of the panels and the joints between them). Good acoustic conditions benefit health, communication efficiency, safety, and productivity in work and study.

Solid Wood Grill's solid wood wall system is an environmentally friendly product made of natural wood, the only building material that is 100%CO2 neutral and fully recyclable. Solid wood has its own distinct natural characteristics, such as color, grain, texture, knots and size tolerance. Wooden grill wall systems can be used as interior walls and ceilings. The Hunter Douglas barbecue wall system makes it possible to create truly natural walls, is easy to install and features excellent fire resistance. By using additional mineral wool on the wall, we can achieve increased acoustic performance in the room. The wooden barbecue wall system fits into almost any project involving other building materials and is used in all types of buildings: retail, leisure, hospitality, catering, health care facilities, offices, public transportation (airports, subway stations and bus and train stations), residential buildings and educational facilities, and public spaces.

Leon Airport in Spain: use of Solid Wood Grill

photo by Hunter Douglas Architectural

Hunter Douglas Architectural combined cement with MDF to create Concrete Veneer®, a product that combines the best of both materials used. With the new Concrete Veneer solution, it is now possible to create a beautiful industrial look for walls and ceilings without compromising acoustics. Concrete Veneer is an innovative product that combines a perforated MDF board as its core, with a smooth or finely perforated 1.5 mm top layer of cement. From the outside, this surface looks like ordinary concrete, but unlike it, it absorbs sound perfectly. Without the use of additional sound-absorbing materials, its NRC value is 0.65, making it particularly suitable for large public buildings such as conference and theater halls, offices, airports or train stations. Concrete Veneer is available in three different textures, varying in texture, and in five different colors: from natural white to dark graphite. Thanks to a combination of MDF board and a thin layer of cement, Concrete Veneer is relatively lightweight and easy to fix.

Interior finishing with Concrete Veneer® product.

Photo: Hunter Douglas Architectural

Topline Veneered Wood wall panels are environmentally friendly, stable, attractive and open up new creative possibilities for architects. With removable clips, the wall panels can be easily installed and removed. The system serves as a ceiling and wall solution. Excellent acoustic performance is achieved through an open joint system, covered with sound-absorbing fleece or HPF tape. The natural look of the wooden wall panels helps create an atmosphere of calm. The veneer clearly shows the natural grain of each tree, bringing the product even closer to nature.

Hunter Douglas offers 40 different shades of light and dark veneer to create the perfect atmosphere and character for the interior. The panels are finished with a clear varnish as standard, but if a specific effect is required, a variety of special varnishes, stains and paints are offered.

For more information, visit the company's Hunter Douglas Polska Sp. z o.o. page on the A&B portal.

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