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The Best Reasons for Architects to Use Perforated Metal

April 10, 2017by melfab
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Used to provide buildings with a sleek exterior and to part clad buildings, perforated metal is in high demand nowadays. That’s because of its easy installation and the many other benefits it provides. We’re going to take a closer look at some of those benefits.

Customised Aesthetic

The best way to make a building have a unique presence and design it to use metal in interesting and original ways. Perforated metal allows you to create bespoke building designs with a huge wealth of options for shape, hole size, patterns and finishes. It is ideal for creating a unique appearance. It can make a building’s exterior look far more interesting and allow people inside the building to look out while enjoying a level of privacy. It can also bring in more natural daylight to reduce the need for artificial daylight.

Reliability

The structural integrity of perforated metal is far greater than many other materials. It has an amazing strength-to-weight ratio, and that allows it to easily withstand inclement weather and extreme pressure. The perforated design of the metal also means that the building doesn’t have to support as much weight.

Flexibility

The way that perforated metal is constructed allows it to easily bend and shape to what you want. It can be used structurally or decoratively. As a structural material, it offers a lot of benefits. For instance, you can use it for railing infills, allowing it to serve structural purpose yet decrease the amount of mass. It can also filter out light and create a pleasing aesthetic as a cover for columns.

Environmentally Friendly

This metal is a very green material. It can be recycled and reused, thanks to its unique design. It’s also very sustainable, as it doesn’t use up as much energy to produce as standard metal. That also means that there isn’t as much fuel being used or as much stress on the building, saving precious resources over time.

Energy-Efficiency

Thanks to the way it can balance ventilation and light, it helps architects to control thermal build-up. It deflects the sun’s heat, meaning that air conditioning systems won’t have to work as hard. When used as a light screen, it can reduce the amount of indoor lighting needed.
Engineers, architects, contractors and designers can all enjoy the numerous benefits of using perforated metal. If you want to try out some new options for your next building or enhance your current structure, then contact us today.

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