Comprehensive changes are being implemented in the way schools are designed and built. Building cost reduction is driving the new schools building agenda. However it has also been recognised that inexpensive, short-term solutions do not necessarily produce cost savings over longer periods.
There will need to be an increased emphasis on assessing the life-cycle costs of interior design materials. Careful consideration will be given to select materials that are durable, easy to clean, environmentally safe and are economically viable to recycle.
Perforated & Anodised Wall Cladding: Pimlico Academy
You should know that anodised aluminium’s credentials are impeccable in all these respects.
Architectural anodising both compliments and enhances aluminium’s natural qualities. The electrolytic process seals, thickens and hardens the protective oxide film that is present on its surface.
Anodised Balustrade Panels: Christ Church School
Anodic films are integrated with the metal’s structure and are therefore less likely to crack and peel.
It is also intended that newly built schools will have interior spaces that are on average 15% smaller than at present. Consequently it is likely that with reduced room sizes wider use will be made of neutral colour schemes. More emphasis will be placed on textural differences for visual stimulation.
Anodised Door Plate: Solihull School
It is therefore good to know that one of the wonders of anodising is that it produces superb translucent films. Design features in the metal’s surface are therefore distinctly enhanced. This makes for exciting possibilities when combining anodising with the wide range of aluminium patterns and textures that Gooding Aluminium provide.
Our aluminium flat sheets are available in mill, anodised and satin brushed finishes. You can also select from a wide range of mill and anodised finish geometric patterns, including finely embossed ribs and pyramids, upraised domes and squares , corrugations and tread plate lozenges. All of these designs, as well as perforated sheet, can be ordered online from us for overnight dispatch.
GA’s 5 Star fabrication service produces high quality architectural metalwork helping to create contemporary and cost effective school building interiors. These fabrications include balustrade panels, column casings, radiator & vent covers, suspended ceilings and wall cladding.
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