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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.

Durability of Anodised Aluminium

One of the most well understood qualities of anodising aluminium is the long lasting and aesthetically satisfying metallic sheen that is produced from this finishing process.

anodised aluminium

Wagamama restaurants:    Counter panels in natural anodised aluminium

But what about the durability of anodised surfaces. How abrasion resistant is the anodic film that covers the aluminium surface?

The process of anodising aluminium thickens up the oxide film that naturally forms on its surface.

The anodic film is therefore integral with the aluminium substrate rather than being applied on top of the surface, as with powder coating and wet spray treatments. Consequently, anodised finishes cannot chip, flake or peel.

To demonstrate its abrasion resistant qualities GA commissioned tests on various aluminium alloy extrusions.

The first test subjected flat bar samples to the action of P40 grade emery paper being mechanically pulled across its surface.

For comparison purposes both mill (untreated) and anodised surfaces were tested.

The test results revealed the anodised surface being 4 times more resistant to surface marking than the untreated sample.

With the second test an anodised stair nosing with a ribbed tread surface was subjected to 1,000,000 cycles by a bio-mechanical machine that replicates the movement and pressure of a human footfall.

The final report concluded no visible damage other than slight rubber sole marking.

There are other superior performance related qualities of anodised aluminium that will be covered in future articles.

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Using aluminium sheet in club and bar refurbishment

Aluminium is a unique metal with a clean and sleek appearance that naturally appeals to the professional specifier and installer. Our products and services are continually recommended by leading Architects, Interior Designers and Contractors having successfully been incorporated in many outstanding projects and applications.

We have supplied bespoke fabricated components, aluminium sheets and extrusions for refurbishment of some of the funkiest clubs and bars in the country and we are ideally placed to supply products on time and within budget.

Due to its versatility and when combined with its alloys, aluminium can be folded, formed, machined or worked using a wide range of processes. Thanks to these excellent properties, aluminium has become widely used within an extensive variety of architectural applications.









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Aluminium cladding panels with secret fixings

At Gooding Aluminium, our range of decorative cladding panels has been developed with the adage in mind that ‘you’ve only got one chance to make a first impression’. The many desirable design properties of aluminium alloy, including its appearance and its lightweight to strength ratio, makes the material suitable for a varied selection of interior and external applications.

Our superior processing service accurately and rapidly fabricates Aluminium Counter & Desk Panels to meet your bespoke specification.

Choose from our diverse range of aluminium sheets that can be supplied in anodised, mill, satin brush or powder coated finishes.

aluminium wall cladding

Significant advances have been made in recent years with processing technologies, thereby increasing expectations of improved products and surface finishes at lower cost. For your preferred material, you can choose from our diverse range of perforated and plain aluminium sheets.



Alternative surface finishes are normally available, and these are, anodised, mill (untreated), and powder coated (RAL colours). Take a look at some examples of where these products have been used to do just that. Please note that 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.

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Dry-Fit divider strips for use with GA’s 10/12mm Shuffle-Less Glazing Channels

Now available from stock, our new slimline and transparent dividers are suitable for 10/10.8mm – 12/12.8 mm glass thicknesses.

Being UV resistant GA’s clear divider jointing and 90˚corner strips are the perfect dry-fit alternative to using liquid silicone.

These minimal profiles assist in creating a minimal contemporary look when using our 10/12mm Shuffle-Less Glazing Channels

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Premium Aluminium Alloy Stair Nosings

Elegance and robustness are qualities that can sometimes be difficult to combine into a single product.

However, GA’s elegant Premium Stair Nosings with an anodised finish have recently been subjected to a rigorous abrasion resistance assessment with excellent results.

A biomechanical walking machine subjected the tread surface to 1,000,000 abrasion footfalls (500,000 downward movements & 500,000 upwards).

The visual inspection after testing concluded: –

Slight sole marking evident on wear surface, no cracking or damage of stair nosing.

For the purposes of the test a black anodised nosing was selected because, any significant tread wear would be clearly revealed, with the aluminium surface showing through.

After 1,000,000 biomechanical footsteps the black anodised finish remained intact.

Note 1. A copy of the original test report is available upon request.

Note 2. The results can also be considered relevant to GA Premium CMS Nosings, as the modified back edge has no bearing on the wear testing.

Intended for interior applications, GA’s invisibly fixed Premium Stair Nosings/Treads are available with alternative back edge options, making them suitable for different types of flooring.

To find out more about our Premium Aluminium Alloy Stair Nosings, click here.

Aluminium Alloy Stair Nosings
The image was taken by Gooding Aluminium Ltd after the return of the tested sample.
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