London Road Retail Park near Biggleswade has a curved canopy supported by steel columns. Metal columns would not suit the look of the shopping park and wooden posts would require frequent maintenance. 22 aluminium casings up to 8 metres high made from 78 semi-circular sections were coated in wood effect finish were produced to enclose the canopy supports. PWF replicates the appearance of wood with variation in colour, grain density and grain pattern. By using PWF, designers can combine the look of wood with the strength and practicality of metal. Expensive timber need not be used, an environmentally sound decision.
PWF - Powder coating
Wood finish solar shading on aluminium
Wood finish on aluminium replaces wood
Powder coating replaces Corten to achieve a harmonious finish in an iconic location
Powder coating replaces anodising to achieve high quality finish and colour consistency across varying substrates.