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Aluminium – Compatibility with other Materials

Physically, chemically and mechanically aluminium is a metal like steel, brass, copper, zinc, lead or titanium. It can be melted, cast, formed and machined much like these metals and it conducts electric current. In fact often the same equipment and fabrication methods are used as for steel. The Gooding team have put together some information on the compatibility of aluminium with other building materials whether they are metallic or not.

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Chromium plate

Providing the plating is correctly applied there is no acceleration of attack on aluminium.

Copper and copper alloys

Contact between copper and aluminium will result in severe corrosion. Where joining these metals is unavoidable always use plastic ferrules and washers. Water must not be allowed to drip from copper and its alloys onto aluminium.

Iron and steel

For relatively clean rural and urban atmospheres the contact areas of steel should be painted with a bituminous or red oxide / zinc chromate paint. Existing steelwork should have any rust removed by scratch brushing. Lead-free paint should be used on any new steelwork that will be in contact with aluminium.

In extremely corrosive environments, a nonabsorbent gasket, such as PVC or similar should be used in addition to paint.

Lead

Aluminium will not normally be corroded by contact with lead. In aggressive atmospheres however, both facing surfaces should have a bituminous paint applied.

Stainless steel

Stainless steels polarise and become inert to aluminium, and can therefore be safely used together.

Zinc

Aluminium is not corroded by contact with zinc. In polluted atmospheres it is advisable to coat both facing surfaces with bituminous paint. Please refer to page 143 for information on bi-metallic corrosion.

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Fixing Instructions – Gooding Aluminium Ceiling Panel

GA ceiling panels must be installed by suitably qualified contractors with the required knowledge and expertise. Current standard construction methods must be used.

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View our ceiling panel case studies here.

The ceiling contractor has the responsibility and duty to ensure proper safety so that during and after completion of the installation the suspended ceiling cannot fall down. Before beginning installation also refer to GA Sitework Data Sheet for guidance on Off-loading, Site Storage and Installation.

GAStep 1: Carefully unpack the ceiling panels.

Step 2: Inspect the suspension holes for signs of damage. If the suspension holes show any signs of damage, do not use the panel and immediately contact GA.

Step 3: With a minimum number of 2 persons hang each panel by means of a suitable proprietary suspension system (supplied by others) from each of the suspension holes.

Step 4: Ensure panel levels by adjusting the suspension system.

Suspended ceiling panels supplied by Gooding Aluminium are not intended to have electrical wiring installed.

Where this is a requirement the specifier and installer should ensure that all Regulations have been complied with and in particular that consideration has been given to the CENELEC HD 384 series of documents. (CENELEC HD 384 Series: Electrical Safety in Buildings (20 Parts))

If there is anything you do not understand or if you want to know more about this item, please contact GA.

For further information about Gooding Aluminium Double Folded trays, click here.

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Fixing our Double Folded Aluminium Trays

These instructions tell you about installing GA Double Folded Trays with GA Ver T Fix Type BC1.

GA Fixing InstructionsGooding Aluminium Double Folded Trays must be installed by suitably qualified contractors with the required knowledge and expertise. Current standard construction methods must be used.

The installation contractor has the responsibility and duty to ensure proper safety so that during and after completion of the installation the double folded trays remain safely secured to the fixing surface. Before beginning installation also refer to GA Sitework Data Sheet for additional guidance on Off-loading, Site Storage and Installation.

Step 1: Carefully unpack the materials.

Step 2: Inspect the folded trays and the support nibs on the GA Ver T Fix panel hanging strips to ensure items are undamaged.

Step 3: Secure the Ver T Fix panel hanging strips to the fixing surface by using suitable screws/fixings (No.6 size supplied by others). It is important that fixings are secured through all of the pre-punched holes.

Step 4: Offer the folded tray panel up to the Ver T Fix hanging strips and locate into position.

Double Folded Trays supplied by Gooding Aluminium are not intended to have electrical wiring installed. Where this is a requirement the specifier and installer should ensure that all Regulations have been complied with and in particular that consideration has been given to the CENELEC HD 384 series of documents. (CENELEC HD 384 Series: Electrical Safety in Buildings (20 Parts)).

If there is anything you do not understand or if you want to know more about this item, please contact GA.

For further information about Gooding Aluminium Double Folded trays, click here.

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Gooding Aluminium – Making a difference and being different.

Gooding Aluminium have always believed in making a difference and being different.

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Our Company stands for providing best value by providing the very highest standards of customer service linked with technically advanced production and processing methods.

We have always believed in putting ourselves in the customer’s shoes, to ensure wherever possible, that our products, services and media, both meet and exceed customer expectations.

What separates us from the rest?

Excellent service means putting your needs first. Our helpful and knowledgeable Project Managers can guide you through the aluminium specification and or ordering process, handling your enquiries quickly and efficiently.

Our work at Gooding Aluminium can range from the immediate online supply of aluminium extrusions, profiles and sheets through to the fabrication and surface finishing of architectural aluminium components.

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A growing construction industry set to create 232,000 jobs

According to latest research published by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the construction industry is forecast to have an annual average growth of 2.5% from 2016-2020.

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The growing construction industry is therefore set to create 232,000 new jobs over the next five years, CITB’s Construction Skills Network (CSN) report predicts sustained growth from 2016-2020, driven by infrastructure and private housing and the skills group is calling for a radical rise in apprenticeships to plug in the gap.

Steve Radley, Policy Director at the CITB said:

“All types of training, and especially apprenticeships, will be vital to delivering this pipeline of work.”

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