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There are many factors that decide the choices of building materials for public buildings.

The design issues of form and function are usually taken equally into account. It was Frank Lloyd Wright, the American architect who said, “Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union”.

Suitable materials for public buildings and spaces would need to comply with the following criteria;

  • Cost effective and good value
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Hygienic
  • Fit for purpose
  • Good and appropriate appearance

Perforated Sheet

There are many instances, where aluminium has shown its metal in meeting all of the above considerations.

Aluminium is an incredibly good looking lightweight material (1/3rd weight of steel) with an excellent strength to weight ratio.

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These contemporary textured aluminium sheet patterns (Axis and Vertex) have a certain ‘must touch’ quality about them. With superior impact resistance and the ability to mask scratches and blemishes these highly decorative and practical aluminium sheet designs are widely used on doors and other vertical cladding applications.


Features – Benefits:

  • Textured surface – Avoidance of undesirable reflections
  • Impressed designs – Increased torsional strength and rigidity
  • Close pattern spacing – Masking of scratches and blemishes
  • Tactile quality – Good for the visually impaired
  • Pattern one side only – Easily bonded to flat surfaces
  • Anodised option – Matt finish with high optical performance
  • Mill and Anodised from stock – Immediate availability

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It was James Joyce the Irish novelist who wrote; “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” However errors when buying aluminium profiles and aluminium sheets online can be expensive and are best avoided!

The intended use of the aluminium you are purchasing will determine to a large extent the importance of the care taken in making the right choices.

Stair Nosing: mill profile with anodised tread

 

If the visual appearance of the aluminium is an important element in the decision making process, then please read on.

There are several different factors to take into account, depending on the type of aluminium being purchased. Aluminium angle, channel, flat bars, stair nosings, glazing channels, wallboard trims etc. all come within the aluminium profiles and extrusions category. It is these aluminium products that we are discussing today.

Here at Gooding Aluminium we specialise in supplying aluminium products for the architectural and interiors market. If your aluminium requirements include the look and feel of the metal then consider these points.

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Our modern 5 Star Processing Service accurately and rapidly fabricates Aluminium Reception Desk Fascias to meet your precise specification.

For your panels choose from our diverse range of aluminium sheets that can be supplied in anodised, mill, satin brush or powder coated finishes.

Getting quotes for Reception Desk Fascias is so easy!

You can browse our fabricated aluminium products by clicking here.

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Our modern 5 Star Processing Service accurately and rapidly fabricates Aluminium Reception Desk Fascias to meet your precise specification.


For your panels choose from our diverse range of aluminium sheets that can be supplied in anodised, mill, satin brush or powder coated finishes.

Getting quotes for Reception Desk Fascias is so easy!

You can browse our fabricated aluminium products by clicking here.

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