The original façade was covered by 4000 square metres of a new modern aluminium façade, elements of which include 181 window hoods, plus associated closer angles formed as frames, spandrel panels, fin cassettes, kick plates, copings and pressings. The architects were keen to use Powdertech’s Anomatch™ range, to achieve the visually interesting yet subtle appearance of anodising across the entire façade. Powdertech supplied samples of a number of shades from the range, the client’s final decision being Anomatch™ 547. Anomatch™ creates a homogenous finish across different metal batches and joined sections and provides excellent resistance against corrosion. A lower grade aluminium can be used, rather than the high grade needed for anodising, thereby saving costs, and the turnaround is quicker than that of anodising.
With a twenty-five-year guarantee, Powdertech Anomatch™ has created a professional, durable finish, ensuring that the building will remain a visual asset to the area for many years to come.