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How to avoid perforated metal mistakes

Making perforated metal mistakes can be costly, for your project budget and your deadlines. Here are the most common perforated metal mistakes and how you can avoid them if you’re planning to use perforated metal this year:

Prioritising design over performance

Performance – and not perforated metal pattern or design – comes first. What you have in mind for the design of your perforated metal might look good, but it may mean the metal doesn’t actually work how you need it to.

Because perforated metal function is one of the key things that influences the design itself. All aspects of perforated metal – from the hole style and size, pitch, open area percentage and base metal profile – affect the end performance.

Not getting expert advice

Not taking the time to get expert advice before you start is one of the biggest perforated metal mistakes you can make. The right advice is invaluable – it can save you thousands and ensure your project is kept on track.

The Arrow Metal team can advise and guide you on the right metal material, perforation pattern and finish for a product that meets all your aesthetic, performance and project timescale requirements.

If you have a tight budget, we’ll find solutions that work. If you have a complex and intricate custom design, we’ll make sure it’s possible and suggest any tweaks, for guaranteed performance.

Not considering all external factors

If your perforated metal product is for external use such as a facade, it needs to be able to withstand all environmental elements and local weather. Make sure you’ve thought about every aspect – whether it’s a marine location, temperature highs and lows, sun positioning for solar heat, glare and shading and even local wind conditions to make sure your perforated metal minimises, and doesn’t enhance, wind noise and vibration.

Not choosing a reliable perforated metal supplier

A reliable perforated metal manufacturer can help ensure that you meet your project deadlines and budget – and maximise your client satisfaction – by delivering the best value, quality products on time.

At Arrow Metal we take our supplier-customer relationships seriously. We’re always on hand to help with any issues post-order such as changes to your design or brief, even performing site visits.

You’ll be assigned your own Arrow Metal specialist from the moment you order, so you always have a named contact who knows the ins-and-outs of your project and what we’re producing for you.

Putting price above quality

Do you want high quality perforated metal that you know will tick all the boxes – or do you just want the cheapest price? Quality and price go hand-in-hand when it comes to buying perforated metal.

If cost constraints are an issue, look for a supplier that has the expertise and know-how to produce perforated metal that does meet your budget. At Arrow Metal we’re committed to making sure you get the best value and will always suggest ways you can minimise costs without compromising quality, performance or the finished look.

Arrow Metal: Quality Australian-made perforated metal & expertise

If you need perforated metal advice, call the Arrow Metal team on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry.

We offer an extensive range of in-stock, ready to ship perforated metal, made-to-order perforated metal and specialise in custom perforated metal featuring logos, illustrations and unique architectural patterns.


Posted: February 17, 2020

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