A more visionary approach to external wall applications on offices and commercial buildings, has led architects and designers to source a wider selection of decorative finishes for their projects.
In response to this Metalline, a fabricator of aluminium rainscreen cladding and façades, has added a new collection of finishes to its PPC range.
Its new PPC collection seeks to mimic the natural oxidation of metals and the natural finishes and textures of stone. An application of this new treatment can reportedly produce a dramatic effect to a building’s exterior. The new PPC finishes can perfectly replicate Portland stone for example and architects have already started to use these finishes on some high-profile projects. Applied as a polyester powder-coating, the range is said to include a wide selection of interesting colours and textures including plain oxide, tile, soft and crystal patina.
PPC finishes on its Unity rainscreen and Ultima insulated panels are said to have the added advantage over stone of giving huge weight savings enabling designers and specifiers greater scope when developing façades.