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Quality Assurance

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:

Gooding Aluminium…I would like to thank you for these aluminium materials and the help offered’
Naomi Wooten-Pineles, Huddersfield University


Gooding AluminiumSo once again thank you for your service and commitment to good workmanship.
Kevin Lomax, Lomax Joinery


Gooding Aluminium…The final result has been very well received by our customer. A first class job…
Peter Stewart, The Map Group


If you are new to the Gooding Aluminium range, you may also be unaware of our sample service.

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.

We have recently expanded our already comprehensive high quality stock range of aluminium profiles with a natural anodised surface finish.

Even more aluminium angles, aluminium channels and various architectural profiles, shapes and mouldings have been added to the ‘off the shelf’ surface finish options at Gooding Aluminium.One of the advantages of architectural anodising is that it adds both protective and aesthetic features to aluminium. The electrolytic process thickens, seals and hardens the protective film that is already present on the aluminium surface.

Anodic films are not simply coatings but are integrated with the metal’s surface structure and are therefore less likely to crack and peel.

It is also good to know that one of the wonders of anodising is that it produces superb metallic translucent effects. This is something that cannot be achieved with other surface treatments.

With an ever increasing emphasis being placed on service longevity and ease of maintenance etc., anodised aluminium is coming up trumps being durable, easy to clean, environmentally safe and economically viable to recycle, while looking great into the bargain!

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More and more professional specifiers’ are selecting silky smooth anodised aluminium as a finish of choice for a wide variety of internal and external applications.

Our ever increasing choice of anodised aluminium now extends to aluminium angle, aluminium channel, aluminium flat bar, aluminium tee, glazing channels, stair nosings, wall board sections and a multitude of aluminium mouldings and profiles.

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Comprehensive changes are being implemented in the way schools are designed and built. Building cost reduction is driving the new schools building agenda. However it has also been recognised that inexpensive, short-term solutions do not necessarily produce cost savings over longer periods.

There will need to be an increased emphasis on assessing the life-cycle costs of interior design materials. Careful consideration will be given to select materials that are durable, easy to clean, environmentally safe and are economically viable to recycle.

Perforated & Anodised Wall Cladding: Pimlico Academy

Perforated & Anodised Wall Cladding: Pimlico Academy

You should know that anodised aluminium’s credentials are impeccable in all these respects.

Architectural anodising both compliments and enhances aluminium’s natural qualities. The electrolytic process seals, thickens and hardens the protective oxide film that is present on its surface.

Anodised Balustrade Panels: Christ Church School

Anodised Balustrade Panels: Christ Church School

Anodic films are integrated with the metal’s structure and are therefore less likely to crack and peel.

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‘Spoilt for choice’ would seem to be the case for the diversity of materials available to the Café and Restaurant designer.

It is widely recognised that material selection is one of the defining moments in the ultimate success of any commercial eatery venture.

Anodised aluminium is one of those materials that have consistently proved its worth over many years to the specifier market, both in terms of visual appearance and service longevity.

Anodised bar fascia: Wagamama

Anodised bar fascia: Wagamama

One of the great things about the anodising process is that it’s a fusion of science and nature. Yes anodised aluminium is a finish but also a product!

During anodising the natural oxide film on aluminium’s surface is thickened by an electrolytic reaction resulting in a hardened light fast finish with excellent adhesion properties. It will not chip or peel.

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Before extolling the virtues of anodised aluminium let’s clarify the anodising process itself.

Anodising is an electrolytic process which has been established in the architectural sector for the past seventy years.

Aluminium naturally possesses an oxide film on its surface. This oxide film acts as a barrier to corrosion and is the one of the main reasons aluminium is considered a low maintenance and therefore cost effective metal.

During the anodising process, the natural oxide film present on the metal’s surface is thickened by an electrolytic treatment into a hard abrasion resistant finish.

Perforated aluminium in anodised finish
Perforated aluminium in anodised finish

The thickened aluminium surface has a number of advantageous properties as compared with aluminium in its raw state. These significant advantages include the development of a silky smooth satin finish and a surface which is also more resistant to knocks and scratches and general wear and tear.

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