8 reasons to use aluminium composite panels

Not only they are light weight and easy to install but they are very cost effective. Read below to find out more information about aluminium panels.


8 reasons to use aluminium composite panelsThe building facade is the first thing people notice when they see a building, office or a home. Every building should have a soul and it should represent you and your brand. Some of the greatest buildings in Sydney and rest of the world have a great soul but what if architects had more options when they were building them? Let's be honest, concrete, wood and steel are not very easy materials to be creative with and they also have many shortages like fading of the paint or their weight. Today, thanks to modern architecture and modern materials it is easier to be more creative when designing the building. One material specifically relieves the proces and that material is aluminium. Aluminium composite panels are a great way to add elegant and modern touch to your building by creating shapes that weren't so easy to make 50 years ago. Not only that they are modern, elegant and easy to work with but they have a wide range offer of benefits for which you should consider using them. Let's go together through the top 8 reasons.


1. Aluminium panels are a great durable material for creative solutions

As we mentioned earlier, thanks to aluminium composite materials it is easier to create shapes that aren't so easy to create with other facade materials. Aluminium panels will help you create a look that's highly functional and aestheticly pleasing. Every construction material has to be durable and in combination with zinc, magnesium and copper aluminium becomes very durable. Aluminium panels can be cutted, folded, drilled, bent, preforated without loosing structural integrity. Thanks to its flexibility aluminium panels can be used where other materials can't. Aluminium composite panels are extremely durable and can last up to 30 years.


2. Aluminium composite panels are very light comparing to other composite materials

Aluminium is a material that is categorized as a lightweight material which makes it perfect for cladding systems. In comparison with steel, aluminium is 66% lighter which makes it a perfect suitable alternative. Aluminium cladding panels that we use are the lightest in the industry. For example 3mm thick Alucobond panels weights 5,9 kilograms per square meter and 3mm thick Vitrabond panels weights 4,6 kilograms per square meter.


3. Aluminium cladding systems have a very low cost of maintenance

In comparison to maintenance of wood, steel or solid walls made of concrete, cost and effort of maintening aluminium cladding systems is close to nonexistent. If your building is located in the rural area your aluminium panels should be cleaned 0.5 times per year, in the urban area they should be cleaned 0.5 to once per year, in low rainfall and/or coastal area once per year and in heavily industrialized area 1-2 times per year. Besides that aluminium composite panels don't have to be cleaned very ofther their cleaning process is fairly easy. To remove the soil you should use water rinse with moderate pressure. If that doesn't remove the soil some other solutions can be used for cleaning. Before you decide to undertake a cleaning process yourself, we advise you to contact and consult with your distributor or contractor.


4. Very cost effective sollution

Aluminium composite panels are very cost effective sollution for building facades. Since panels are very light there is no need for a lot of fixation points which lowers the labour and material cost. Besides easy installation and fixation a maintenance cost is very low.


5. Aluminium panels come in wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes

We offer panels in various shapes and sizes. Aluminium panels are suitable for cutting, shearing, bending, punching, drilling and profiling. Although they come in many shapes and sizes they can be cut to satisfy users needs. All panels come in many different standard colours but a colour matching is possible to match the colour of your project image or company building.


6. Panels are highly functional

There is a large variety of aluminium cladding systems and panels from Alucobond, Vitrabond and others. Many of them provide functional characteristics such as thermal, sound and wind insulation, earthquake safety and fire resistance. Some of those functional characteristics lower the energy cost. Other funcionalities are that they are anti-graffiti and easy to clean, resistant to corrosiion and being able to recycle. Since every panel is uniqw and specific we urge you to contact us for specifications of each aluminium composite panel.


7. Aluminium is corrosion resistant

Aluminium materials and composites are pre-treated, meaning they have a protective coat that keeps them corrosion resistant. Even if aluminium panels weren't protected they would still be corrosion resistant. Why? When aluminium is exposed to air it creates a thin layer of aluminium oxside that makes aluminium facades corrosion resistant. If your building is located in some extreme location a special coat and special maintenance has to be adopted to protect your aluminium composite panels.


8. Non-combustible material for construction

Aluminium is classified as a non-combustible material for construction. When exposed to he temperatures as high as 600 degree Celsius aluminium melts but it is not inflammable. Some facades had combustible thermo-plastic cores that had tendency to catch fire but they are banned in almost all countries. In our GM Tower project we used an Alfrex non-combustible aluminium composite panels. It uses non-halogen material as the core material. As such it is an environmentally friendly construction material that doesn't generate toxic gas in the event of the fire.


These were our top 8 reasons why you should consider using aluminium composite panels. Was this helpful? Have you maybe decided to install composites on your facade? Do you need some consulting about this topic, project management, design, instalation or fabrication? As industry leaders with over 15 years of experience we guarantee 100% quality installation of all our cladding systems.


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