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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.

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 for Aluminium Column Casing

These instructions tell you about installing GA Column Casing Type CC1.

Please read these instructions before using this product. If there is anything you do not understand or if you want to know more about this item, please contact GA.

GA column casings must be installed by suitably qualified contractors with the required knowledge and expertise. Current standard construction methods must be used. The contractor has the responsibility and duty to ensure proper safety so that during and after completion of the installation the column casing remains firmly fixed in situ.

Before beginning installation also refer to GA Sitework Data Sheet for guidance on Off-loading, Site Storage and Installation.

Column Casings

Download the instructions here.

Step 1: Carefully unpack the column casing panels.
Step 2: Inspect the column casing panels to ensure these are undamaged.
Step 3: Position and fit continuous fixing brackets ‘A’ to the existing structure (fixings supplied by others).
Step 4: Position pre-drilled flange ‘B’ over non-drilled flange ‘C’ and offer both panels up to continuous bracket ‘A’. Using the pre-drilled holes as a guide, drill 3mm dia. pilot holes.
Step 5: Screw-fix the column casing to the continuous brackets ‘A’ using the provided csk. self tapping screws ‘D’.
Step 6: Bond the optional cover fillet ‘E’ into position with a suitable cartridge adhesive (supplied by others).

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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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