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Building material of the modern age – Aluminium

Modern building and construction is more than merely erecting buildings as functionally as possible. In addition to functional and economic criteria, aesthetic and design considerations together with ecological demands placed on building projects play an equally important role. This means the materials used are of major significance.

Aluminium Panels
Gooding Aluminium supply fabricated perforated aluminium panels as horizontal canopies and vertical framed fins at Baglan Energy Park

Aluminium is the second most widely specified metal in buildings after steel, and is used in all construction sectors, from commercial buildings to domestic dwellings. 40% of the UK annual production of aluminium is utilized within the construction industry, which equates to roughly 150,000 tonnes of aluminium per annum, of which approximately 65,000 tonnes is extruded products, and 25,000 tonnes sheet materials.

The main market sectors are windows, roofing, cladding, curtain walling and structural glazing, prefabricated buildings, architectural hardware, H&V, shop fitting and partitions. Aluminium is also used extensively in plant, ladders and scaffolding.

Aluminium, the building material for the modern age, established itself as an important factor in the building and construction industry during the course of the 20th century. Aluminium enables every possible architectural concept to be realised – regardless of whether it is a new build or a modernization.

Possible applications range from façades and roof and wall manufacturers of Aluminium building products systems to interior decoration and the design of living are world leaders technologically – not least space, and include windows and doors, balconies because the companies have furthered the and conservatories development of modern windows and façades in the fields of surface treatment, thermal insulation and soundproofing, air conditioning and solar heating.

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UK construction growth edges higher in August

UK construction companies remained in recovery mode during August.

UK construction growth edges higher in August

Britain’s construction industry expanded at a healthy pace in August, according to the key survey of the sector, boosting hopes that economic growth remained resilient into the third quarter. The monthly purchasing manager’s index, from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, jumped to 57.3, from 57.1 in July, well above the 50 mark that signals expansion.

Data firm Markit, who carried out the survey, said:

“UK construction companies remained in recovery mode during August, with business activity and employment levels both expanding at a strong pace.”

The fastest expansion in activity was in the housebuilding sector, but the outlook for commercial building work had also improved, according to the companies surveyed.

“Survey respondents widely linked the latest upturn to improving economic conditions and strong demand from private sector clients,” Markit said.

Howard Archer, of consultancy IHS Global Insight, said:

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Aluminium in Construction – The perfect material

A building is rarely constructed, completed or refurbished without the use of aluminium these days, 20% of the world’s aluminium is used in the construction industry. The main reason for this is, because the physical properties of this metal make it the perfect low maintenance material for buildings.

Aluminium in Construction

Aluminium is a light weigh material, which means that the load on the bearing of any structure us less, and the strength makes it suitable for a variety of solutions. Its resistance to corrosion gives it the advantage of perfect use within regions exposed to severe weather. A vital reason for the use of aluminium is because its fluidity gives freedom to architects and designers.

Aluminium is becoming increasingly used in the construction industry. It is used to produce ceilings and walls, window frames, blinds, doors, stairs, roof covers, wall panel’s partitions, HVAC systems and to construct houses and shopping centres, stadiums and bridges.

Each year, millions of aluminium frames and doors are installed in new and old buildings. Durable, insulating, with a low compression and expansion ratio, they meet all modern requirements. Advanced technologies mean that solar batteries can be mounted into the frames, and it is expected that this energy-saving method will become popular in the future.

However, the application of aluminium in the construction industry not only opens opportunities for the future, but also helps to save the past. In recent years, aluminium has been increasingly applied as a main material in the restoration and reconstruction of historical buildings.

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Gooding Aluminium Publish 2015 Product Brochure

We have launched our brand new aluminium products brochure for 2015.

Brochure - gooding aluminium

The new brochure for 2015  introduces new product lines and includes a broader scope of premium aluminium products for selection by architects and other specifiers. It also demonstrates the broad range of original and high quality products, materials and services available from us, such as:

  • Extensive stock products and materials with immediate availability
  • ‘Made to Order’ products accurately and rapidly produced
  • Free samples service with 24 hour dispatch
  • Anodising and powder coating surface finishing
  • Technical support from our helpful, informed Project Managers

Our inspirational catalogue showcases the products and surface finishes available from Gooding Aluminium and also includes the latest products including:

Stair Nosing /Treads

Aluminium Glazing Channels

Our aluminium products are highly recommended by leading Architects, Specifiers, Interior Designers and Contractors having successfully been incorporated in many outstanding projects and applications.

David Gooding, Managing Director said:

“We are delighted to introduce our latest brochure to the industry and we hope that it provides new and existing customers with inspiration for future projects. We constantly strive to develop the range in line with the requirements of our customers and using the latest technologies and testing facilities, we ensure that each and every one of our products meets the highest standards.”

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We are able to provide a wide selection of aluminium stair nosings / stair treads

If you’re looking for aluminium stair nosings / stair treads that are both visually appealing and slip resistant then you’ve come to the right place!

We are able to provide a comprehensive selection of different design options for stair nosings/ stair treads.

Our recently expanded range of Premium Stair Nosings / Stair Treads now caters for a wider range of flooring surfaces including Ceramic, Marble & Stone.  These contemporary and innovative aluminium alloy products are available in both natural and black anodised surface finishes.

You really can make a big difference by stepping onto a new level with GA’s high performance aluminium Step-Up Stair Nosings. A truly original alternative to conventional aluminium stair treads and suitable for a wide variety of internal applications.

We have recently introduced a new generation of cost effective aluminium alloy ‘Economy Stair Nosings’ for interior applications. These attractive profile extrusions are available with alternative back edge designs, providing durable slip resistant solutions to a range of different floor coverings.

For details on these excitingly different stair nosings/treads please click on the images below.

Premium Stair Nosings

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Step-Up Stair Nosings

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Economy Stair Nosings

Click here for our range of Economy Stair Nosings

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