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January 23, 2017 @ 11:47 am
posted by Gooding Aluminium

The use of aluminium in building construction involves its close association with many other materials. Aluminium is compatible with most, but there are a few which require some special attention.

Metallic building materials
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.

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January 9, 2017 @ 12:43 pm
posted by Gooding Aluminium

Gooding Aluminium provide an aluminium alloy profiles and extrusions gateway on their website, ensuring that your ordering process is stress free and your products are promptly dispatched.

A wide range of standard and non-standard profiles are available from stock with the alternative surface finish options of mill and natural anodised.

Gooding Aluminium have set up a library of all their aluminium profiles and extrusions on the website. Information you can find here includes the architectural grade and different lengths of the materials, as well as providing you with finishing options.

All extrusions and profiles supplied by Gooding Aluminium are available in both natural anodised and mill finish, these can be ordered online and prompt dispatch is available.

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December 23, 2016 @ 12:24 pm
posted by Gooding Aluminium

By exploring the many exciting images within Project Gallery you will be presented with a remarkable and inspirational selection of our aluminium materials, products and surface finishes successfully combining and performing within a variety of contemporary spaces.Aluminium Project Gallery

Full credit for these inspirational applications must however be attributed to the architects and designers responsible for the often innovative and creative ways in which GA’s aluminium products have been incorporated within the overall conceptual plan.

You may concur that many of the featured projects represent excellent examples of imaginative design and will serve to help you access and utilise the creative process.

Testimonials:

‘I came across your website looking foraluminium extrusions and was very impressed.’ Matt Ayres, Campbell Scientific Ltd

‘Friendly and informative staff on the phone’ Blair Smith, Traves James Architects


‘Much impressed with the clarity of your website.’ Ron Myers, Deane & Amos


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December 21, 2016 @ 10:16 am
posted by Gooding Aluminium

Combine aluminium and its alloys with a 90 degree L shape and you have a very good example of a truly ubiquitous multi-purpose material in aluminium angle.

Aluminium angle (90 degree) can be effortlessly rolled and curved, by our dedicated ring rolling equipment, into any number of desired shapes and sizes.

Gentle curves, variations of ellipses, porthole rings, ¼ ½ & ¾ and 360 degree circles are all achievable with our fabrication facilities. Welding or mechanical joining can be employed to extend the length of these curvatures. Additionally, sudden changes of direction can be achieved with different sections being mitred and welded together.

We can also perform similar curving services with other standard geometric forms e.g. aluminium channel, aluminium flat bar and aluminium tee.

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December 16, 2016 @ 10:40 am
posted by Gooding Aluminium

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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