Shadegrate™ and Shadetread™

Product Description

Shadetread™ - Thermosash Shadetread™ is an engineered open grate aluminium flooring system, originally designed as a maintenance and light weight trafficable access floor. Other practical uses include platforms to the exterior façade allowing a safe access system for cleaning - doubling as an effective shading device. This product has been predominantly specified into our Thermosash twin-wall curtainwall systems, allowing safe light weight access through the cavity zone, whilst allowing maximum convective air flow in these passive ventilated building designs.

Shadegrate™ - Thermosash Shadegrate™ is a versatile aluminium shading element engineered as a non-trafficable screen that can vary in grid pattern to suit your project's needs (within the constraints of the tooling). It can be installed vertically or horizontally to provide very effective shading to the exterior of the building, whilst enabling a good degree of direct visual sight-line. It can also be incorporated into code compliant architectural balcony balustrades.

Where traditionally the specification of 'webforge' or 'webgrate' systems are proposed, we offer a locally manufactured architectural solution to balustrades, solar shade or light weight heavy duty aluminium access walkways.

Thermosash developed these webbed aluminium screen systems as a shading device to integrate into our façade suites. It is common knowledge that by shading the building façade from the exterior, heating loads imposed on the building fabric, and therefore the transference of heat, is greatly reduced - potentially lowering the cooling requirements of the building's mechanical plant and increasing occupant comfort. These systems have since been used extensively for screening and access floors over a wide range of building projects - old and new. The screen system is specifically engineered and constructed from the most appropriate sized sections to meet your performance needs and site specific requirements, including being able to be powder coated or anodised to suit your project's durability needs.

Uses of these systems may include:

  • Sun screens (horizontal or vertical)
  • Feature fins
  • Trafficable sunscreens (for window cleaning / maintenance etc)
  • Access floors
  • Mechanical plant screen
  • Safe roof access systems
  • Balustrades

Sizing:

  • Panel size is limited only by Anodise bath / Powdercoating or transporting limitations - call us to discuss your project
  • Can be powder coated or anodised to any available colour.

 

ShadegrateTM

ITEM

SIZE

NOTES

Max Width

1230mm

1200mm preferable*

Max Width

1230mm

1200mm preferable*

Max Length

3200mm

Could do 3600mm but harder to handle. Shorter the better.

Bar Size

40 x 3mm

Square* or round edge

Slot

50 x 30

Centre to centre

 

50 x 60

Centre to centre

 

50 x 90

Centre to centre

 

100 x 30*

Centre to centre

 

100 x60

Centre to centre

* Items are standard or preferred

 

Sizing: ShadetreadTM

ITEM

SIZE

NOTES

Max Width

1230mm

1200mm preferable*

Max Length

3200mm

Could do 3600mm but harder to handle. Shorter the better.

Bar Size

40 x 3mm

Square* or round edge

 

50 x 3mm

Square* or round edge

Slot

50 x 30

Centre to centre

 

50 x 60

Centre to centre

 

50 x 90

Centre to centre

 

100 x 30*

Centre to centre

* Items are standard or preferred



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Key Features

  • New Zealand engineered and manufactured.
  • Made from lightweight aluminium engineered and manufactured to your requirements.
  • Variability to grate grid sizes (within engineering tolerances).
  • Integrated bracket systems - can connect to Thermosash systems without penetrating beyond 'wet-zone' of curtainwalling or unitised system.

Specification

When specifying the screens the following factors need to be considered. Our in-house engineers then undertake analysis to provide the most structurally economic solution:

  • Screen use - vertical or horizontal shade device / human traffic / ventilation
  • Shade requirement
  • Wind loading
  • Seismic loading back to the structure
  • Fixing locations

CAD Downloads

Shadegrate™ - Aluminium Grill Panels

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Shadetread™ - Aluminium Grill Panels

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Relevant Projects

ASB - North Wharf

ASB - North Wharf

Auckland

Jasmax, BVN

Fletcher Construction

2013

Telecom Tower - Willis Street

Telecom Tower - Willis Street

Wellington

Architecture Plus

Hawkins Construction

2012

Lysaght Building

Lysaght Building

Auckland

Warren & Mahoney

Canam Construction

2015

Warren & Mahoney Christchurch

Warren & Mahoney Christchurch

Christchurch

Warren & Mahoney Architects

2015