Wind Barriers

Wind Barriers

Aluminium Louvres & Posts

OBEX provides a specialist design and manufacture service in the delivery of Aluminium Louvres and bespoke designed Wind Posts to offer project specific solutions for Wind Barriers. Aluminium Louvres are formed by extruding Aluminium Alloy to form a C-shaped profile to a specific width/ depth ratio to suit the project design. OBEX engineers specialist connections to support Louvres so that there is provision made for movement and oscillation associated with wind load at the interface with posts and anchorage systems. OBEX will fabricate bespoke posts with appropriate design features to accommodate specialist connections, dampers, aesthetic treatments and finishes to meet the highest durability requirements.

Acrylic Louvres

OBEX also can provide a range of transparent or translucent Louvres for wind barriers formed with acrylic. The material is more commonly known as Plexiglass ® and is primarily used as a robust and durable material to deflect the energy associated with wind loads to suit project specific requirements. The material is embedded with polyamide threads so in the event of breakage due to an accident, these threads retain any sheet fragments and prevent them from falling on traffic. Other features include a provision to embed heavy dark stripes into transparent sheets to prevent birds colliding with the panels.