It’s a very fine line nowadays – a natural appearance could be considered to be the best solution, however modern coated products offer similar finishes and warranty periods these days. Also of utmost importance to consider is in-life durability, for example exposure to the elements, proximity to traffic or even risk of vandalism based on location?
You may have a grand vision, maybe a specific colour or look in mind, but how do you realise this vision? And just what is out there in terms of choice?
Firstly, consider material; in metal you have 5 material groups with literally thousands of options within them:
4. Corten Steel
5. Stainless Steel
When we look at the material groups there are several manufacturers, all offering their own choice of finishes. For example you may be thinking of using Zinc on your project, but between the major manufacturers there could be a dozen distinct colour options for Zinc – confused? And we haven’t even started discussing possible systems yet!
When looking at material you might start with a manufacturer you are either familiar with or that has been suggested to you, and then go from there. But how many are out there?
What about using material finishes as your starting point? Are you looking for a particular colour? Is it a metallic finish you want or perhaps something more esoteric like a satin gold? A more unique finish choice will narrow down your list of potential materials. What budget are you working with? Considering this may help to narrow
down your options.
As you can see there is a whole myriad of decisions to be made. This is where the call to a specialist supplier can be of real help. CGL Facades have been supplying metal systems for nearly forty years and have full knowledge all the options inside-out. This can eliminate all the trawling through materials to find what you have in mind for your project - we may already have one of our past projects in mind that you could use as a guide. We are here to help!
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