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Article Date: 1st August 2016

Gilberts (Blackpool) - Giving Vent to Artistic Flair

Air Movement - Ventilation Grilles - Ventilation Diffusers - Ventilation Louvres

Gilberts - Hydro-plate (Wood)

Designers and specifiers can give full vent to their artistic flair in commercial interiors through developments at Gilberts Blackpool Ltd.

Britain’s leading independent air movement specialist is now offering the capability to hydro-plate its ventilation grilles, diffusers and louvres. The innovative printing technique enables any of Gilberts’ aluminium grille and diffuser profiles for interior air distribution to be finished in whatever colour or finish required.

“The process gives a thorough, true three-dimensional coating to the component,” explains Gilberts’ sales director Ian Rogers. "The only limitation is one’s imagination - you could have gloss, matt, grilles that look like marble, wood, stone... there are even options that change colour with the temperature. It means that the ventilation components can play a more aesthetic role in prestige commercial interiors, enhancing the overall décor."

The hydro-plating facility compliments Gilberts’ powder-coating service, which enables its products to be supplied in any solid colour required, and, innovatively now, ‘ chrome’ powder to provide a polished chrome diffuser effect.

Gilberts is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of grilles and louvres, and a growing force in the design and supply of ventilation solutions for the public and commercial sectors. Founded more than 60 years ago, it is still family-owned and run.

Its Blackpool head office includes an 85000ft² manufacturing facility, and a state-of-the-art air distribution test laboratory. Gilberts is unique in manufacturing every component in house- even as far as designing and engineering its own tools and dies in its own tool making facility.

Its 400m³ test centre is also unique among in-house facilities at UK air movement manufacturers; the centre enables thorough, accurate testing of air distribution grilles, diffusers and natural ventilation terminals to establish their full aerodynamic performance including throw, temperature, pressure and acoustic data.

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