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.
Our modern 5 Star Processing Service accuratley and rapidly fabricates Aluminium Kick Plates & Push Plates to meet your precise specification.
For your plates choose from our diverse range of aluminium sheets that can be supplied in anodised, mill, satin brush or powder coated finishes.
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Project: Metro Video
Product: Aluminium Stair Nosings
Material: Chequer Plate and Tread Plate
View the presentation below for further information about this project:
According to latest research published by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the construction industry is forecast to have an annual average growth of 2.5% from 2016-2020.
The growing construction industry is therefore set to create 232,000 new jobs over the next five years, CITB’s Construction Skills Network (CSN) report predicts sustained growth from 2016-2020, driven by infrastructure and private housing and the skills group is calling for a radical rise in apprenticeships to plug in the gap.
Steve Radley, Policy Director at the CITB said:
“All types of training, and especially apprenticeships, will be vital to delivering this pipeline of work.”
The term quality has little significance when related simply to product.
‘Quality’ to Gooding Aluminium is about delivering a complete and satisfactory standard of service from the pre-specification stage through to job completion and product performance.
To ensure consistently high quality standards are maintained we seek continuous feedback from our specifier base, this flow of information helps us to adjust policy as and when necessary:
A selection of comments from GA customers:
…I would like to thank you for these aluminium materials and the help offered’
Naomi Wooten-Pineles, Huddersfield University
‘So once again thank you for your service and commitment to good workmanship.‘
Kevin Lomax, Lomax Joinery
‘…The final result has been very well received by our customer. A first class job…‘
Peter Stewart, The Map Group
Sampling assists with the decision making process. To take advantage of our free service, simply select from the list below, click on to the product within the range that you are interested in and select ‘Get Sampling’.
GA samples are supplied in attractive presentation sleeves and binders and are normally dispatched
within 24 hours.