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Standard perforated metal sheet style guide

Standard perforated metal sheet is the most cost-effective solution when project spend is limited. But at Arrow Metal, our standard profiles are anything but basic!

Did you know that our standard perforated metal comes in all sorts of patterns and popular metals, including brass? And with a quick turnaround too – even next-day dispatch – depending on the style you order?

Here’s your quick rundown of our standard perforated metal sheet designs, how you can give basic panels a makeover, and a look at how architects have used our standard profiles with impressive and award-winning results.

Standard perforated metal sheet: Pattern options

Arrow Metal’s standard range of in-stock and manufactured-to-order profiles has many more designs than you might think, from classic round styles to geometric patterns. Pitch options include straight, staggered, and diagonal, with varying open area percentages to suit your project’s performance requirements.

Perforation hole options include:

  • Round holes
  • Round-end slot
  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Hexagon
  • Radiused Square

In available base metals including:

  • Mild Steel
  • Pre-Galvanised Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Galvanneal
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass

How to give standard perforated metal sheet a style makeover

Did you know that all of our standard patterns can be customised? It’s a great way to add a unique touch to your panels without exceeding the project budget. Cost-effective options include:

Adding colour: Colour a basic perforated profile and you take it up a style notch. Choose a bright colour for bold patterns or opt for a soft shade that enhances delicate perforations.

Adding special effects: We can add metallic effects to create that luxury look without the high cost. Metallic finishes are a popular solution for interior panels.

Folding: Depending on the pattern you specify, we may be able to bend and fold your panels. Folding is often used for panels installed as shutters, or to create a curved balustrade.

Customising your standard perforated metal panels will add extra time – so do bear this in mind for your project timescales. We will advise the delivery time when you place your order.

Standard perforated metal sheet inspiration

Just take a look at these projects to see how some of our most cost-effective perforated metal ranges have gone from standard to sensational through clever use of colour, finish, and installation.  

NeW Space Newcastle: Award-winning architecture

If you are going to install learning booths on the outside of a 10-storey building, they need to be wind-proof – and pattern 376 was just the standard profile for the job. We made the booth walls for the University of Newcastle’s award-winning NeW Space building. Round-end slot pattern 376 not only provided the right weather resistance and amount of privacy, but also a sheer and delicate appearance, through clever use of a white coloured finish.

100 Mount St: Fire safety in style

Fire stairs are usually more practical than stylish, except at 100 Mount Street in North Sydney! The glass-enclosed fire stairs are in fact the main stairs to get around the building, which meant that safety and style were key requirements of the project. We perforated the metal sheets for the balustrade for the stairs using pattern P246, which was finished in white to complement the bright and open interiors.

Rockdale Park: Standard pattern becomes 3D feature

How standard perforated metal panels are installed can make all the difference – just look at the amazing 3D roof overhang at Rockdale Park’s new amenities block. This feature uses pattern P234, perforated to include specific margins, to achieve the bold borders needed for the 3D effect.

Discover our standard perforated metal designs

Explore our range of standard perforated metal patterns in our brochure. For more information about profiles, panel sizes, available finishes, and delivery times, call our team on (02) 9748 2200. You can also send us an online enquiry here.

Posted: August 17, 2021

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