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Dura Louvre Solar Shading Cladding

Composite timber brise soleil can be fitted horizontally and vertically to new and refurbished buildings

Why choose composite timber louvres?

Today’s building regulations recognise the need to balance the impact of additional daylight from large windows against the risk of internal overheating and glare, and as such, solar protection in both residential and non-residential buildings is front of mind for today’s architects and developers. Wood has traditionally been used for solar shading thanks to its versatility, but the use of wood has many drawbacks in terms of its ongoing maintenance requirements and its tendency to bleach in sunlight. In answer to these challenges, Dura Composites has engineered a composite timber fin alternative known as Dura Louvre which is UV stable, easy to install and which removes the need for painting, treating or other costly maintenance. Made from a highly engineered combination of recycled wood and plastic, Dura’s external timber louvre can be used for screening and solar shading to moderate the effect of the sun’s rays on the internal environment of a building.


  • Solar Shading for Offices & Commercial Buildings
  • Screenings of Unsightly Areas
  • Protective Wall Covering
  • Ventilation
  • New Finish for Existing Buildings


  • UV Colour Stable
  • Rot, Splinter, Warp Resistant
  • Easy Installation
  • Weather Resistant
  • Fire Resistant
  • FSC® Certified


  • Easy Handling
  • No Painting And Staining
  • No Specialist Skills Required
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Looks Good Through Lifespan
  • Eco Friendly

Dura Louvre wood plastic composite timber fins can be fitted horizontally or vertically and offers contractors a cost effective, easy to install product that can adapt to any building design. External timber louvre profiles are fitted using envelope support brackets which provide versatile support system for all types of solar shading cladding layout – whatever the application.

Dura Louvre has been designed and tested to withstand extreme weather conditions and temperature ranges and when installed greatly improves the personal working environment and helps to reduce the building energy costs by minimising the air conditioning requirements. As well as saving both time and money through easy installation and low maintenance, Dura’s external timber louvre is also an eco-friendly curtain walling option. Made from an innovative blend of up recycled hardwood and plastics, Dura Louvre helps to conserve the earth’s resources whilst reducing the amount of waste sent to refill. Dura Louvre is also available as FSC ® 100% certified, further positioning us as a global pioneer in the world of composite timber.

Dura Louvre Products

Dura Louvre brise soleil cladding systems are highly adaptable. They are available in three attractive colours – Cedar, Teak and Charcoal – to meet the requirements of almost any project. Our standard external timber louvre profile is 140/40mm, but other profiles are available as special order on request. Support brackets can be powder coated to complementary RAL colours to enable them to blend seamlessly with your building façade.

Low maintenance, easy to work with and UV stable, Dura Composites solar shading cladding can be incorporated with the curtain wall or building envelope to become a striking architectural feature of the finished building. Dura Louvre can also be used as visual screening grilles to ensure privacy of key areas or to effectively screen areas of industrial or commercial buildings whilst maintaining ventilation.

Dura Louvre solar shading cladding is available to buy from Dura Composites and our Overseas distribution partners. Our helpful team is available from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, for pre-sales support and technical queries. Please do not hesitate to get in touch on +44 1255 440294 if you need advice about Dura Louvre.

Dura Louvre Cladding has a traditional wood appearance, long lifespan and is available as FSC® certified

Our external timber louvre cladding planks, made from wood and plastic composites, has been developed to provide the very best of both worlds; an attractive wood appearance with the longevity of a composite.  Dura Louvre Cladding provides an aesthetic design solution, and has low maintenance costs when compared to natural wood. This makes it suitable for a range of  solar shading, screening and ventilation, brise soleil and external wall cladding applications.

Dura Louvre Cladding, from Dura Composites, is a low maintenance timber composite alternative to traditional wood cladding. Ideal for new build and refurbishment projects, Dura Louvre Cladding looks and feels like timber and its unique formula provides lightweight yet durable cladding that will not splinter, warp, rot or fade throughout its 50 years design life expectancy. This introduction and 'how to' guide highlights the features and benefits of using Dura Louvre Cladding to transform the exterior of any building.

Dura Louvre Cladding is available in Cedar and Charcoal in 140/40mm profiles. This video allows you to learn more about Dura Louvre Cladding.

Dura Louvre Cladding is available in Cedar and Charcoal in 140/40mm profiles. This video allows you to learn more about Dura Louvre Cladding.

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