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Project: David Turnbull Music School

Location: Solihull

Product: Axis Patterned Aluminium Sheets

Finish: Matt (Anodised)

Specifier: Malcolm Payne Group

Project Background

Solihull School opened the doors of the David Turnbull Music School in Spring 2010. The £3 million self-contained building on the Warwick Road campus offers pupils one of the most comprehensively equipped and technologically advanced music facilities in the region.

As a result, the independent school’s capacity has increased to involve many more of its 1,000 pupils in learning, practising and performing music.

Patterned aluminium

Axis Patterned Aluminium sheets – Protective Facing Panels

Lead specifiers, Malcolm Payne Group (Birmingham) provided architectural excellence in the creation of the integrated music centre for teaching, study and performance. The David Turnbull Music School – named after a former head of music at Solihull School – includes a spacious 100-seat recital room and a recording studio with direct audio and video links to the main performance spaces.

The practice, teaching and ensemble rooms are grouped around a central atrium, together with a computer suite designed to encourage a new generation of young composers.

Project Solutions

Gooding Aluminium’s Axis patterned sheets have received a chorus of approval since being utilised as decorative and protective facing panels to the recital room entrance doors at the school.

Patterned aluminium sheet

The clean cut lines of the matt anodised Axis pattern deliver a crisp contemporary look and by minimising undesirable reflections, deliver high levels of optical performance.

Axis patterned aluminium sheet

Patterned aluminium sheets are available from GA in a wide selection of patterns and finishes.

For more project and product details you can visit www.goodingalum.com

About Patterned Aluminium Sheet

You can read more about the desirable performance characteristics and qualities of patterned aluminium sheet in our news blog article:

http://bespoke-ready-made-aluminium-products.co.uk/category/aluminium-patterned-sheet/

Aluminium Awareness information:

Key Facts:

• Aluminium is great for incorporating into environmentally sensitive applications, such as this one.
• Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own re-cycling costs!
• Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it.
• All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.
• Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.
• Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.

Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and ‘made to order’ aluminium products with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, visit our website at www.goodingalum.com


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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


Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and ‘made to order’ aluminium products with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, subscribe by RSS, or by Email or visit our main site at www.goodingalum.com

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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.

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Since our formation in 1979 continuous growth and innovation has seen GA become an established and respected national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles , aluminium channels, aluminium angles, and stair nosings.

Column Casings

Column Casings

We are dedicated to providing a highly responsive service to match the requirements of each ‘made to order’ customer and alternatively in providing a quick and easy on-line facility for those wishing to purchase aluminium stock materials and products for immediate dispatch.

Testimonial:

‘I thought it would be quite a problem ordering aluminium sheet from overseas but your Company has been on the ball this whole time.’

Megan McDevitt, Obayashi Corp. (USA)

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GA samples are supplied in attractive presentation sleeves and binders and are normally dispatched within 24 hours.

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Project: Noodle Street Restaurant

Location: Docklands, London

Product: Ver-T-Fix panel system – Anodised Aluminium Panels

Finish: Smooth Matt

Project Background

Noodle Street restaurant, based in the popular Docklands area, London went through a refurbishment earlier this year which resulted in a brand new seating and bar area. Gooding Aluminium’s anodised Ver-T-Fix panel system was used to clad the bar/counter feature in this contemporary eating establishment. The restaurant has taken on a heady gastronomic challenge: to expand the principally Chinese-based menu, now speckled with speciality dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan and Malaysia.

Noodle Street Restaurant

Noodle Street Restaurant - Anodised Ver-T-Fix Panel System

The restaurant’s owner explained that he has found his way through this Asian maze by employing several chefs with strengths in each area.

Project Solutions

Anodised Ver-T-Fix panel

The relatively neutral appearance of the new bar counter marries entirely with the surrounding seating area. The secret fixed silky smooth minimalist style matt anodised aluminium panels have been used to offset some of the stronger colours and decorative features within the eatery.

Bar/Counter fascias are just one of the many aluminium products that Gooding Aluminium fabricates for the interiors sector.

Natural Anodised Aluminium provides an attractive matt metallic easy to maintain effect that will normally last for many years. The anodic film is extremely durable, corrosion resistant and light-fast. The anodising process interacts with the surface of the aluminium. For this reason it is important that a suitable aluminium alloy is selected, together with the surface finish being in good condition.Noodle Street Restaurant

About Anodised Aluminium

Most of our aluminium is kept in anodising grade suitable for processing, and we also stock pre-anodised ‘GA Ano-Sil’ items, ready for immediate dispatch.
Further information can be obtained from visiting our website: www.goodingalum.com

Aluminium awareness information

Key Facts:

  • Aluminium is great for incorporating into environmentally sensitive applications, such as this one.
  • Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own re-cycling costs!
  • Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it.
  • All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.
  • Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.
  • Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.

The Noodle Street Restaurant Case Study is available to download below:

For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, subscribe by RSS, or by Email or visit our main site at www.goodingalum.com

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