Built-in roller shutters - airtight

Are you about to construct your own house? Than there is no getting around anymore! Every year, the building regulations become stricter. Hence why building airtight has become so important.

To choose is to lose

Do you go for traditional built-in roller or built-on roller shutters which are beautifully integrated but which may impact your house’s energy level? Or do you go for surface-mounted roller shutters which are better in terms of energy level, but which are visible from the outside?

With WILMS, you no longer need to face this dilemma! Our ShutterX® combines the best of both worlds. This new type of built-in roller shutters is absolutely invisible indoors and outdoors. In order to install built-in roller shutters, part of the insulation material needs to be removed which causes a thermal bridge. We invested heavily in the development of the ShutterX® precisely to avoid this problem. Discover WILMS’ innovative techniques below.

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Built-in roller shutters - airtight
Built-in roller shutters - airtight
  • Roller shutters - Hidden from view 1
  • Composite profile - Replacing the insulation material in the cavity wall 2
  • Airtight - Equipped with an airtight film 3
  • Insulating construction plates - Avoid condensation 4
  • Guide-rails - No visible screws 5
  • Fly screens - Keep insects out 6
  • Composite profile - Avoid humidity and cold window-sills 7
  • Window-sills - Aluminium or stone 8

1. Roller shutters - Hidden from view

Roller shutters - Hidden from view

ShutterX® is the first roller shutter that can be integrated in a cavity wall, completely airtight. Indeed, the roller shutter box is nicely tucked away behind the façade. Even the roller shutter’s bottom lath disappears into the box. Therefore, when rolled up, ShutterX® remains totally invisible, both inside and outside. In case repairs would be needed, these can easily be done from the outside, without the need for heavy work.

2. Composite profile - Replacing the insulation material in the cavity wall

Composite profile - Replacing the insulation material in the cavity wall

In order to build the ShutterX® box into the cavity wall, part of the insulation material needs to be removed. WILMS has developed a composite profile to compensate for this.

3. Airtight - Equipped with an airtight film

Airtight - Equipped with an airtight film

WILMS always equips the composite profile with an airtight film at the top and the bottom of the window. This film is then perfectly finished against the outside of the inner wall.

4. Insulating construction plates - Avoid condensation

Insulating construction plates - Avoid condensation

Forget poorly-insulating plywood and the problems it causes. WILMS’ solution takes away the risk of condensation.

5. Guide-rails - No visible screws

Guide-rails - No visible screws

The ShutterX® guide-rails are nicely integrated in the wall and will not be noticed by anyone looking straight at the window. Also, we can paint the guide-rails in our own paint shop in any RAL colour you wish. That way, the guide-rails and the window are visually one. As the entire guide-rail is clicked together, you will not see any screws. The guide-rail consists of three parts, which facilitates installation. Central guide-rails are available, too, of course.

6. Fly screens - Keep insects out

Fly screens - Keep insects out

There is a 15 mm space between the roller shutter and the window. This leaves enough space for a fly screen. Fly screen doors, plain, sliding or pleated, can be fitted, too, in front of the roller shutter.

7. Composite profile - Avoid humidity and cold window-sills

Composite profile - Avoid humidity and cold window-sills

Cold and humidity always try to find their way into the house via the window-sills. WILMS has developed a special drainage profile which, in combination with the drainage film, keeps humidity at bay.

8. Window-sills - Aluminium or stone

Window-sills - Aluminium or stone

For the window-sills, you can choose between aluminium and stone. You can order WILMS’ insulated aluminium window-sills in a RAL colour to your liking.