Ash & Lacy - Designing with perforated and expanded metal facades


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Expanded mesh and perforated metal facades can be used to provide ventilation and drainage, as well as shading and bespoke aesthetic effects, ranging from simple geometric patterns through to complicated imagery. They can be manufactured from many metals, including brass, copper, corten, steel and alloys, and can include various colour treatments and finishing options for even more design versatility.

Perforated metal begins with a sheet of metal. Specialist machinery such as turret punches are used to create holes according to the desired pattern. These holes can be different sizes and shapes. The waste material that is produced during this process can then be recycled.




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