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Our 5 Star Service brings together the entire GA stock range of contemporary aluminium materials, patterns, and products, with a high quality ‘made to measure’ fabrication facility.

The GA 5 Star Service fulfils the fundamental need for top quality light gauge aluminium materials, accurately and rapidly made into purpose made products, to suit your precise design and delivery requirements.

It’s so easy and convenient to order aluminium stock online from our extensive selection of aluminium and aluminium alloy extrusions and sheets.

You can discover many different perforated, plain, patterned and textured sheets, fixing profiles, mouldings, trims and general-purpose angles, channels, etc., to satisfy a wide variety of architectural, and general design applications.

Stair nosings – Regulations to consider for architects and specifiers

According to building regulations stairs, ladders and ramps have to be designed, constructed and installed in a way that is safe for people moving between different levels in or about the building. Gooding Aluminium therefore takes a deeper look at regulations to help ensure specifiers are compliant when installing aluminium stair nosings.

Stair nosings Size

According to Building Regulations (K&M), BS8300 and BS9266, the recommended dimension of a stair nosing should measure between 50-65mm and the riser 30-55mm. This ensures there is a large enough ‘band’ on the nose of the step.

Colour

Building Regs (K&M), BS8300 and BS9266 explain that the colour of the Stair Nosing is required to differ from that of the floor covering.

Every colour has a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of between 0 (Black) and 100 (White). The documents indicate that there should be at least 30 points difference between the Stair Nosing LRV and that of the floor covering, e.g. If the floor covering has a LRV of 50, then the Stair Nosing should have a LRV of between 0-20 or 80-100. This helps create the ‘ladder effect’.

Slip resistance

The tread material used in a Stair Nosing is important for the safety and performance of a stairway. There are two recommended tests that can be carried out to determine the slip resistance of a flooring material.

The pendulum test (PTV) and a surface micro roughness measurement (Rz). Either of these can be used to give an indication of the slip resistance of a material, although the Pendulum method is limited in so far as it cannot be used to test material on site.

Coverage of the tread material

Looking at the guidance provided for the coverage of the tread material on the top surface of the Stair Nosing, it explains that the tread is the surface of the Stair Nosing which receives ascending or descending footfall. The IP 15/06 states that the Stair Nosing tread material should extend to the front edge to the point at which it meets the vertical face in order to minimise the risk of a slip in descent.

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A guide to specifying bespoke aluminium

Aluminium is a highly versatile, lightweight and strong material and can be worked using a variety of metalworking techniques.

An increasing number of architectural projects involve the specification of worked aluminium. To assist with this process and to ensure the product realisation meets your expectation we would like to share with you some important design considerations.

Bespoke working involves making items to specifier requirement on a one-off type basis. Job specific – quantities, sizes, shapes, radii, fixing details etc., are all incorporated into the finished item.

With each unique specification there is a first time for everything. It is always possible that unexpected developments can arise.

Practical consideration in terms of material performance and / or machine capabilities can therefore cause some variation to the originally specified requirements. Tolerances with specially made items are generally looser than those for manufactured parts.

Component size can have a critical bearing on overall job cost effectiveness. Closely compare preferred size requirements to standard stock configurations. Small dimensional adjustments are often possible and can achieve significant financial savings.

Corner radii on bent / formed items are determined by a combination of material thickness and alloy grade. A radius on the outside corner, of up to twice the metal thickness, is possible.

Countersunk holes cannot be provided on material thinner than 1.2mm.

Crazing of anodic coatings will occur due to mechanical influences such as forming or bending. Anodic crazing by cold deformations of all kinds can be avoided by ensuring that these precede the anodising process.

Dimensional tolerances apply to all bespoke products.

Grain structure on brushed surfaces is best designed to run vertically, this minimises dirt entrapment and eases cleaning. Mill and anodised surface finishes can clearly show the metal grain and it is therefore preferable to avoid adjacent component surfaces with conflicting grain direction.

Insulate at connections with other metals, for maximum durability.

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Aluminium Louvres in Leisure Facilities – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

GoodiAluminium Louvresng Aluminium’s Performance Series 5000 Aluminium Louvres deliver both outstanding good looks and service longevity. These custom made ‘cool performers’ certainly line up with the highest expectations!

Almost anything is possible and Gooding Aluminium will allow design flexibility. You can select from numerous options; framed or frameless configurations, rectangular, square, triangular or round shapes, single unit or continuous runs, anodised, mill or powder coated finish.

There are many benefits of using Gooding Aluminium’s Louvres, including:

 

  • Aluminium LouvreExtruded aluminium profiles – Added blade rigidity
  • Set blade spacing – Significant cost savings
  • Angled edges – Clean lines and good detailing
  • Thickened profile flanges – Tough, durable, long lasting
  • Framed or frameless – Different fixing options
  • High quality alloy – Suitable for anodising
  • Straights and curves – Greater installation flexibility
  • Round & triangular shapes – Fit almost any size opening
  • Invisible jointing of frameless panels – ‘Continuous’ runs
  • Optional rear fixed mesh – Insect protection

Gooding Aluminium’s Aluminium Louvres were used at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff:

 

 

Specially Perforated Aluminium Ceiling Panels for Slough Project

Product: Specially perforated aluminium ceiling panels for exterior canopy & Special perforated aluminium wall (façade) panels

Surface Finish: Gold Anodised

Client: Segro

Main Contractor: Overbury Ltd.

Sub-Contractor: Leyton Group Ltd.

perforated aluminium ceiling panels

Gooding Aluminium provided specially perforated aluminium ceiling (soffit) panels for exterior canopy and special perforated aluminium wall (façade) panels in a gold anodised finish for a project based in Slough, Berkshire.

Our modern 5 Star Processing Service accurately and rapidly fabricated the Aluminium Ceiling Panels & Trays to meet the precise specification for the project.

Each (perforated) panel is designed with specific size holes and once fixed to the sub-frame at 2 separate layers it gives a ‘honeycomb’ effect when viewed from below.

The Gooding Aluminum service also efficiently fabricates other widely used architectural elements to the highest quality standards. Products include; Balustrade Panels, Perforated Sheet and Wall Cladding.

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Perforated Ceiling Panels used for High-tech architecture

Gooding Aluminium provided perforated ceiling panels for a project carried out in Bonhill Street, London.

High-tech architecture, also known as Late Modernism or Structural Expressionism, is an architectural style that emerged in the 1970s, incorporating elements of high-tech industry and technology into building design. High-tech architecture appeared as a revamped modernism, an extension of those previous ideas helped by even more technological advances.

Perforated Ceiling Panels Perforated Ceiling Panels

Our modern 5 Star Processing Service accurately and rapidly fabricated the Aluminium Ceiling Panels & Trays to meet the precise specification for the project.

We provided CP2 Perforated Ceiling Panels  in a untreated Mill finish for the project.

To find out more about our ceiling panels, click here.

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