System 22

Aluminium Brise Soleil

Metal Technology's System 22 Brise Soleil system has been designed as a lightweight solar shading system to suit most architectural requirements. Metal Technology’s Brise Soleil is a simple system to install and is designed to reduce solar glare and therefore overheating within the building. Aerofoil blades placed between outriggers can be attached back to Metal Technology’s Curtain Walling or the structure of the building itself. Mounted in front of the building the blades can provide a continuous shade around corners and curves. This, combined with the various angles at which the system can be installed, ensures that the shade created is of maximum benefit. The option of vertical or horizontal application is also available depending on the design requirements. With a choice of both 150mm and 200mm pitched aerofoil blades it offers designers a versatile and practical solution to managing solar radiation, whilst adding a modern architectural aesthetic. Designed with fast and practical installation in mind it offers main contractors a highly cost effective solution. Metal Technology can design various other profiles which can be incorporated allowing architects to achieve flexible designs. In line with our Environmental Policy this manual is not currently being released in paper form - please go to to view and download the technical fabrication literature and AutoCAD drawings for this system. As System 22 is not currently covered by the LogiKal estimating package, should you require any help with material take-offs, please forward details to Metal Technology’s Estimating Department.


Aluminium profiles are extruded from aluminium alloy 6060T6, T5 or T4 complying with the recommendations of BS EN 12020-2 / BS EN 755 Parts 1 to 9.


System 22 Brise Soleil can be installed with a vertical or horizontal projection. The aerofoil blades are connected to outriggers which are in turn fitted directly into the curtain walling or building structure by means of specially fabricated mounting brackets. The outriggers are hooked onto prepositioned pins contained within the fixing brackets and bolted into position. Between the outriggers, Metal Technology’s aerofoil blades are square cut and fixed at a 32.5° pitch and closed off at the front with nosing blade. Metal Technology recommends that only A2 or A4 austenitic stainless steel fixing screws are used in the assembly of their products.


The range of sections can be provided in either of the following ranges of finishes:

  1. Anodised to BS 1615 or BS 3987
  2. Powder organic coated to BS 6496

Metal Technology's powder coating is produced to Qualicoat standards.

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