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Perforated metal projects: 2018 Highlights

What a year it has been for the Arrow Metal team! We have had the privilege of collaborating with architects, studios and designers on some fantastic perforated metal projects in 2018, across the retail, residential, education, culture and transport industries.

It is always inspiring to see the unusual ways our perforated metal and wire mesh is used, from transforming store window displays to making the commute to work just that little bit more special.

And we love a good challenge – so it is great to see our brass wire mesh used in a historical renovation project too this year, where aesthetic and performance was crucial.

Take a look at some of our wire mesh and perforated metal projects across 2018:

Balmain home, Sydney: Privacy screening and balustrade

What makes this residential project stand out is the unique pattern of the privacy screening, stairs and balustrade we custom created. It is based on a favourite photograph belonging to the family, which makes the fashionable matt black perforated metal the most personal touch and talked about statement for this home’s interior.

Perforated metal projects 2018 - Balmain House Perforated metal projects 2018 - Balmain House

St Ursula’s College: Balustrade

Educational perforated metal projects always need careful attention to detail because of the demands of a dynamic and busy school environment and associated safety considerations. The perforated metal balustrade we manufactured for the redevelopment of St Ursula’s College, is used throughout the new campus ensuring students can make their way around the complex in safety and in style.

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Chatswood Interchange: Perforated metal artwork

Train stations aren’t just about getting from A to B anymore. They are bustling multi-use complexes of cafes, retail stores and restaurants, requiring a modern and attractive aesthetic. We created beautiful perforated metal artwork for the pillars of Chatswood’s new $360m Interchange for Di Emme Studio, bringing their intricate floral illustrations to life through an intensive manufacturing process that required CAD drawing, custom tooling and special attention to panel breaks, technical limitations and sheet size.

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Golston Jewellery: Perforated metal window display

Every window display seeks to capture the eye. And the brass-finish perforated metal panels we created for studio Loopcreative for the new Sydney store of renowned jewellery brand Golston certainly sparkle and shine. Based on a lightbox, the panels are lit from within, enveloping the windows for just the right soft-focus to showcase the stunning jewels.

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Infinity residential apartments: Metal façade

How can you give residents shade and privacy when you have floor to ceiling windows, without compromising incredible views? That was the challenge facing architects Chanine Design (CDArchitects) for the new Infinity apartments, which was solved by a perforated metal shutter facade. We created a folding facade for the entire development, which required almost unique folding for every panel.

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St Paul’s Church: Brass mesh window screens

We love conservation perforated metal projects and we are proud that Arrow Metal’s brass wire mesh is preserving the historic stained-glass windows of Armidale’s St Paul’s Presbyterian Church for generations to come. We worked in collaboration with Lawrence Leadlights to find the exact profile of wire mesh to match the architecture, taking into account the considerable size and unusual arch shape of each of the church’s main windows.

Project 2018 - St Paul church

Harris Park train station: Perforated metal footbridge panels

The commute to work is a lot more fun after we created unique perforated metal panels for Harris Park train station’s new footbridge. Combining hexagons and diamonds with custom tooled shapes, the patterns in each panel are enhanced by coloured pillars, which makes this footbridge a statement focal point for passengers, who can now look forward to easy access and a brighter journey.

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Perforated metal projects: Work with us in 2019

If you would like to work with us on your next project or are looking for a perforated metal or wire mesh supplier, send us an online enquiry.

We have standard profiles in stock ready to ship to anywhere in Australia or can custom perforate panels in your own design through CAD drawing for an exact match, that meets specifications.

Talk to our friendly team to see what’s possible on (02) 9748 2200.

Posted: December 4, 2018

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