For building style, you can’t beat perforated metal cladding for making a statement. An architectural coat that protects a building from the elements, perforated metal can keep a structure warm or cool and instantly transform its whole look. You can even customise it, for the most unique architectural accessory.To get more news about facades architecture, you can visit mesh-fabrics official website.
Here are some tips from our expert team on how you can choose the best perforated metal cladding for your exteriors and what you need to consider, depending on usage.
What is cladding?
Cladding is an extra layer of material that’s added to a building exterior. It’s commonly used to make buildings more energy efficient and to add visual appeal. Depending on the material and specification, it can have thermal, cooling and acoustic properties. Cladding can be made from many different materials, including wood, brick and metal that can be perforated.
It’s the perforations in the metal that enable precise control of sunlight and airflow. So you can alter this through perforation size, shape and pitch.
For instance, you can choose a specific pattern for one side of a building and a different pattern for another, to match solar position, heat loss and gain. We can even perforate each panel with multiple shapes, mixing solid and perforated areas and varying the spacing for a customised, energy-efficient solution.
If the cladding is for aesthetics only, you have endless design options, including your own custom pattern that we can manufacture using CAD drawing. But you still need to consider environmental factors, which may affect durability.
For example, buildings in coastal locations would need a base metal and a finish that can withstand marine environments. And don’t forget about colour. We can finish perforated metal