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Protective facing panels for David Turnbull Music School

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/2017//2017//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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Aluminium Column Casings

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)

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

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Aluminium Panels Case Study – Noodle Street Restaurant

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.Aluminium panels

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.

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

 

Case Study – South Marsh Community Hub Hackney

Project: South Marsh Community Hub

Location: Hackney Marshes

Product: Perforated Aluminium Ceiling Trays

Finish: Mill Finish

Specifier: Stanton Williams

Project Background

Hackney Marshes are famous for being the ‘grassroots’ in amateur football. The site holds the record for the largest number of pitches in one place, with forty matches played simultaneously on Sundays. However, by the start of the twenty-first century, the facilities provided for the hundreds of players who come with their supporters each week, were in urgent need of an overhaul. The London Borough of Hackney developed an ambitious vision for the site, recognising its community value and pivotal location adjacent to the Olympic Park.

The multi-million pound project is key part of the investment programme which is using the London 2012 Games as an opportunity to give residents world-class sports facilities alongside the new venues being built at the Olympic Park

Features of the new building include community and spectator facilities on the first floor, with changing rooms located at ground-floor level with provision for disabled players.

Project Solutions

Aluminium Ceiling PanelsWorking with Stanton William’s Architects, Gooding Aluminium manufactured and supplied mill finish single and double folded perforated aluminium ceiling trays throughout the corridors of the South Marsh Community Hub building project. The perforated ceiling trays consist of plain borders to each side with slotted punched fixing holes (for simple on-site adjustment) along the short edges.

Aluminium Ceiling TraysThe aluminium trays are attached to specially produced aluminium angle with rivet nut fixings. The rivet nut fixings provide an excellent solution where components are jointed together to form a solid anchor, providing a clean finish and without damaging the material’s surface.

Aluminium Ceiling PanelsBeing used to screen the M & E services the ceiling trays were installed throughout the corridors that connect the 27 changing rooms in the hub.

With its excellent corrosion resistance, mill aluminium (untreated) was selected as being the most suitable and cost-effective finish to this publically funded project.

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.

Aluminium Ceiling Panels

Gooding Aluminium was established in 1979, continuous growth and innovation has led GA to become an established and respected 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. 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.

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 – Follow us on Twitter @Gooding_Alum

Download the South Marsh Community Hub Case Study here:

Aluminium Balustrade Panels – Client Testimonials

Answering the needs of todays fast moving contracts environment GAs modern 5 Star Processing Service accurately and rapidly manufactures custom made aluminium balustrade panels to realise design intentions.

Aluminium Balustrade PanelsThe full range of GAs perforated sheet patterns are available for incorporation into specially detailed and sized panels.

Feelings of confidence are inspired by GAs flexible and well organised production methodologies. These proven techniques are effectively combined to deliver fast and cost effective service solutions.

GA can do this for you!

  • Manufacture aluminium perforated sheets
  • Specialise in made to measure components
  • Produce panels for balustrade infils
  • Surface finish in satin brush or powder coat
  • Incorporate fixing holes

Aluminium Balustrade PanelsMade to Measure Panels: It’s so easy, you only need to provide the email checklist information for Aluminium Balustrade Panels and we’ll do the rest!

Testimonials:

…Our client was delighted. Once again please accept our thanks for all of your efforts‘  Bill Quinan, A G Brown Ltd

‘Thanks for your help at all stages and look forward to working with you again’ Davie Ross, A J Engineering & Construction Services Ltd

These images demonstrate a small selection of the projects that we have worked on. To see more images of Gooding Aluminium Balustrade Panels, visit our Flickr Photstream by clicking here.

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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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