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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.

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

 

Aluminium: The Circle of Life

Recycling Aluminium‘Life-cycle performance’ is now part of key selection criteria for most architects and specifiers.  In the world of aluminium, the real environmental benefit is in the recovery of the metal through recycling and looking towards the future.  Once produced, aluminium offers the clear ‘cradle to cradle’ advantage that it can be repeatedly and efficiently recycled without any loss of quality. It is considered, in this sense, the ‘greenest’ of metals, being 100% recyclable. Landfill space is saved and the effects of this practice reduced by the production of aluminium from scrap.

When aluminium products reach the end of their useable life they can be transformed, by recycling, into new forms using only a fraction, about 5%, of the energy and emissions originally required in their initial production. Raw materials are therefore preserved and considerable energy savings made.

Over the past thirty years the importance of aluminium recycling has been underlined by a tripling in its output. Recycling aluminium drinks cans is an important material source. Domestic supplies of scrap account for about 40% of the aluminium recovered from recycled sources. It is the industry’s ambition to recycle all sources of aluminium scrap.

There is a growing recognition that this feature of recyclability results in the increasing reserves of aluminium stock acting much like a reserve of valuable stored energy, that can be repeatedly used over time. Manufactured aluminium products can therefore be endlessly and economically recycled to produce new products. End of life (EOL) collection ratios are high for the building and construction industry. Significant aluminium recycling rates of around 85% are being achieved within this market.

The virtuous expanding circle of aluminium recycling represents an ever increasing proportion (currently over 35%) of total aluminium production. This can be viewed as a gilt-edged energy investment for the future.

Compared with the production of primary aluminium, recycling produces only about 5% of CO2 emissions. Recycling one kilogram of aluminium saves over 7 kilograms of bauxite, 4 kilograms of chemicals and 13 kilowatt hours of electricity.

When specifying Aluminium products for a design and build project, the specifier, be it the design team or the architect will consider the life cycle cost of the product.  Quantity Surveyors will want to understand what the cost drivers are for all products specified and therefore will want to ensure that the specifiers understand the Life Cycle cost.

Aluminium Snapshot Information

Key Facts:

  • Aluminium is great for incorporating into weight sensitive applications
  • 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.
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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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Case Study – Pimlico Academy Auditorium

Project: Pimlico Academy – Auditorium

Location: Westminster, London

Product: Perforated Aluminium Wall Cladding Panels

Material: Pattern GA PPS252

Finish: GA Ano-Sil Anodised

Specifier: Architecture PLB

Client: Westminster City Council

Project Background:

Pimlico Academy is a Visual and Performing Arts College based in Westminster, London.  Pimlico benefitted from the £152million BSF (Building Schools for the Future) Programme (under Westminster Council) where they secured funds for a new sports hall that includes a new gym open to the wider public, an all weather floodlight pitch and a new community library and education centre.

The project aim was to significantly improve the sporting and education facilities at the school.  Gooding Aluminium clad the sports auditorium walls with their lightweight, perforated aluminium wall panels, the ‘GA Ano-Sil Anodised finished panels‘ provided fantastic acoustics for the hall which is being enjoyed by over 1500 pupils.

GA Ano-Sil Anodised finished panels'
GA Ano-Sil Anodised finished panels'

Project Details

Gooding Aluminium’s project role was to supply individually-punched, slotted hole, perforated aluminium panels and trays.  Each item had a 25mm plain border in GA Ano-Sil Anodised finish.

The GA Ano-Sil anodised surface provides a durable long lasting effect that can be easily wiped clean to maintain its silky smooth appearance.

Pimlico Academy Auditorium
Pimlico Academy Auditorium

With the Academy due to open for the beginning of the new school year in early September, time was of the essence and Gooding Aluminium were able to provide a speedy production and finishing time of just 18 days for the 90 panels and trays, ensuring the auditorium opened on schedule.

Ano-Sil Anodised Finished Panels
Ano-Sil Anodised Finished Panels

Aluminium awareness information

Key Facts:

  • Aluminium is great for incorporating into weight sensitive applications, such as this one.
  • Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own recycling costs!
  • Recycling 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.

To download the Pimlico Academy Auditorium case study, click on the link below:

A selection of Q & A’s with Andrew Turner of Architecture PLB

Q. What did you get out of your first contact with Gooding Aluminium?
A. Encouragement that GA could fulfil our design requirements.

Q. What made you choose GA over alternative suppliers?
A. GA’s reputation and costings.

Q. What do you think of GA’s willingness to adapt their product to suit special site requirements?
A. GA performed very well in accommodating a late change.

Q. What did you think of the turn around/delivery times?
A. Very good

Q. What did you think of the finish?
A. Consistently very good.

Q. When viewing the completed installation did the aluminium paneling meet your expectations?
A. It certainly did!

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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