The design also features decorative curved “shadow gap” channels between the tiles, deep panels at the foot of the walkways and soffit style panels across the width forming a small ceiling. The designers were keen to ensure colour compatibility between these panels and the gates and also between the various extruded, folded, curved and welded aluminium sections used. An excellent visual and functional finish was essential as much of the material is at eye level and below.
“Powdertech Anomatch™ achieves a similar appearance to anodising, enhancing the metal with a soft sheen,” explained Powdertech Director, Richard Besant. “The finish provides excellent colour stability and consistency between batches, irrespective of the origin or grade of the substrate metal and negates any differences in base material grain. Anodising cannot achieve this consistency across different substrates.”
After viewing several sample sections the client selected Anomatch 543, a light bronze shade with a metallic sheen to compliment the entrance gates. Powdertech coated a total of 700 square metres of straight and curved 118mm x 100mm aluminium channel sections and access / channel cover panels and soffit panels.