Architects, Designers, Contractors & Engineers can all benefit from the multitude of eco-friendly solutions that perforated laser cut screens & cladding offers. It’s aesthetic & unique properties are a green light to create, enhance & explore new solutions – and enjoy a multitude of environmental and visually appealing benefits.
Perforated laser cut screens are easy to work with and install, perforated metal offers many useful benefits for sustainable buildings. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 advantages for using perforated metal on your next architectural project.
Perforated metal offers a unique, modern rhythmic aesthetic to compliment any building. With virtually endless options in hole shapes, sizes, geometric patterns & finishes available, perforated metal makes it a perfect material to achieve a specific look. In addition to adding visual interest to the building’s exterior, perforated metal allows occupants to enjoy exterior views while maintaining a certain degree of privacy. Allowing for a comfortable level of natural lighting during the day, perforated metal reduces the amount of artificial light needed, while at the same time deflects heat.
Materials which are perforated metal are versatile. Easily bent & configured to your design, it can be used as a lightweight decorative element or as a structural component in buildings. The structural benefits of perforated metal give architects & designers a multitude of options to explore. Examples of creative uses of perforated metals include sunscreens that filter & control light; railing infills that add structure while reducing mass; column covers that enhance aesthetics & deliver many design options…and many more.
Perforated metal has a structural strength many other materials do not have. They can withstand harsh weather environments, with the ability to control or equalize pressure due to its high strength-to-weight ratio. The perforations also decrease the weight needed to be supported by the building’s framework.
4) Energy Efficient
By balancing light & ventilation, perforated metal can allow architects to manage interior heat build-up from the sun. By deflecting heat, less energy output is required from HVAC systems, providing a more consistent interior temperature. As a screening element, perforated metal decreases the amount of indoor lighting required. Studies have shown that a perforated metal façade can bring in 45% energy savings from heating, ventilation and air conditioning whilst also reducing solar irradiation by almost 78% depending on the location of the building.
As the ultimate green material for design and construction, perforated metal minimizes resource depletion due to its recyclability, reduces energy in use, promotes sustainability, and invites innovation in terms of innovative & creative design. Additionally, perforations decrease the amount of metal used, which translates to reduced weight and lower fuel transportation costs to the building site.