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Project: David Turnbull Music School

Location: Solihull

Product: Axis Patterned Aluminium Sheets

Finish: Matt (Anodised)

Specifier: Malcolm Payne Group

Project Background

Solihull School opened the doors of the David Turnbull Music School in Spring 2010. The £3 million self-contained building on the Warwick Road campus offers pupils one of the most comprehensively equipped and technologically advanced music facilities in the region.

As a result, the independent school’s capacity has increased to involve many more of its 1,000 pupils in learning, practising and performing music.

Patterned aluminium

Axis Patterned Aluminium sheets – Protective Facing Panels

Lead specifiers, Malcolm Payne Group (Birmingham) provided architectural excellence in the creation of the integrated music centre for teaching, study and performance. The David Turnbull Music School – named after a former head of music at Solihull School – includes a spacious 100-seat recital room and a recording studio with direct audio and video links to the main performance spaces.

The practice, teaching and ensemble rooms are grouped around a central atrium, together with a computer suite designed to encourage a new generation of young composers.

Project Solutions

Gooding Aluminium’s Axis patterned sheets have received a chorus of approval since being utilised as decorative and protective facing panels to the recital room entrance doors at the school.

Patterned aluminium sheet

The clean cut lines of the matt anodised Axis pattern deliver a crisp contemporary look and by minimising undesirable reflections, deliver high levels of optical performance.

Axis patterned aluminium sheet

Patterned aluminium sheets are available from GA in a wide selection of patterns and finishes.

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About Patterned Aluminium Sheet

You can read more about the desirable performance characteristics and qualities of patterned aluminium sheet in our news blog article:

http://bespoke-ready-made-aluminium-products.co.uk/category/aluminium-patterned-sheet/

Aluminium Awareness information:

Key Facts:

• Aluminium is great for incorporating into environmentally sensitive applications, such as this one.
• Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own re-cycling costs!
• Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it.
• All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.
• Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.
• Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.

Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and ‘made to order’ aluminium products with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, visit our website at www.goodingalum.com


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You might like to know that we are able to produce specially sized/formed pressed aluminium sheet panels with plain borders. These items can also be processed to anodised, mill and powder coated finishes. Please contact us with your requirements.

These square shape Impressional patterns are kept in Ano-Sil anodised and mill finish. (Ano-Sil Anodised is a smooth matt satin finish and Mill is the untreated option).

Standard stock sizes of Impressional aluminium sheet can be ordered online today for prompt dispatch.

Pressed Aluminium Sheet was used at the National Probation Service: Merthyr Tydfil

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Being both lightweight and ductile, aluminium readily lends itself to fabrication.

However the un-initiated should tread carefully as there is no substitute for experience in specifying fabricated aluminium. It might, therefore, prove helpful if I share some key pointers with you, and these are;

ProductionTolerances: How long is a piece of string? There is no such thing in aluminium fabrication as an exact dimension. Every measurement is subject to a production tolerance. If sizing is critical, make sure you agree specifics with us before fabrication commences. If requested and to ensure a satisfactory ‘fit’, we can normally provide measurements that are ‘no greater than’ or ‘no less than’.

Aesthetics: To quote from Shakespeare ‘Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye’. Workshop processes will literally leave their mark on all metal surfaces. If aesthetics are important, and they often are, consider the intended location of the fabricated items. Lighting conditions, viewing distance and angle, etc., are among the elements that need to be taken into account.

Working from the premise that ‘prevention is better than cure’, sheet materials can be covered with a peelable protective film prior to production. This best practice precaution certainly assists in reducing, but not necessarily completely eliminating, surface marking.  Sheets are normally supplied with one good side (unless otherwise specified). It is also sometimes possible to ‘hide’ surfaces liable to workshop abrasions, as long as the visible faces are identified to us prior to fabrication.

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Gooding Aluminium’s textured aluminium sheet was supplied to John Cullen Lighting for door protection at their London showroom.

Products used in this project

Axis: Mill finish textured sheet
Product code: GA AXM21
Panel Size: 2000 x 1000 Thickness: 1mm
Finish: Mill
Hole Diameter: mm
Open Area: %

 

These textured/embossed aluminium sheets are available from stock in satin anodised and mill finish. We are also able to provide these sheets cut/formed to individual sizes and shapes. Please contact us with your requirements.

Axis sheet pattern is available in either ‘Ano-Sil’ satin anodised or mill finish. (Ano-Sil Anodised is a smooth matt satin finish and Mill is the untreated option). Our standard size aluminium sheets can be ordered online today for prompt dispatch.

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Our modern 5 Star Processing Service accurately and rapidly fabricates Aluminium Suspended Ceiling Panels & Trays to meet your precise specification.

For your preferred pattern choose from our diverse range of perforated sheets in mill, satin brush or powder coated finishes.

Specially perforated aluminium panels were used at a Cafe in University of Northumbria, Newcastle:

You might like to know that we are able to produce specially sized and shaped perforated panels with plain borders. These items can also be processed to anodised, powder coated and satin brushed finishes. Please contact us with your requirements.

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