There’s nothing quite like perforated metal when it comes to design versatility in architectural projects. Architects and designers work with a whole range of materials such as wood, glass, concrete, steel and brick; however, perforated metal is a true multi-tasker in application.

Arrow Metal Systems lists out five reasons why perforated metal should be used in your architecture projects this year.

Impressive looks

The use of perforated metal adds the cool quotient to any architectural design. The material can be easily customised using photographs, drawings or just about any pattern you can conceptualise, designed into any shape, and finished with colours or effects for a totally unique visual impact. Perforated metal is the go-to material for the on-trend industrial look in design with even the most basic profile adding instant industrial chic.

Functional performance

Perforated metal is not just about cool looks – it can also be highly functional with the material contributing significantly to building performance. Perforated metal screens can be installed to control ventilation, solar heat and shading, ensuring occupant comfort in the building. Carefully-placed perforations can provide privacy and shade to occupants while maximising airflow and maintaining temperatures, leading to reduced energy use in the building. The perforation design can be specified to ensure acoustic performance, thereby providing an aesthetically-pleasing solution to address noise issues in offices, restaurants, shopping centres and schools.

Green material

Perforated metal is usually made from steel or aluminium, which are infinitely recyclable materials, the use of which will not impact their functional performance. Arrow Metal manufactures all of their perforated metal products to strict ISO environmental standards, meeting your project’s sustainability considerations.

Highly versatile

Perforated metal can be used in a broad range of applications in multiple environments from residential and commercial to retail, educational and more. Perforated metal is ideal for balustrades, staircases, exterior screening, building facades and several decorative applications. Perforated metal can also be matched with several building materials such as wood, brick or glass, expanding design possibilities.

Budget friendly

Perforated metal helps save costs in any building project; by carefully selecting the materials, finish and perforation pattern, you can find a solution for even the most limited budget. Controlling costs and saving money when specifying perforated metal is a key concern for architects, designers and builders. Consult with the Arrow Metal team to maximise spend and design outcomes in your project.

Perforated metal supplier: Personalised service with Arrow Metal

Talk to the Arrow Metal team to discuss your perforated metal requirements. When you order with us, you will benefit from a personalised ordering process with products tracked throughout the manufacturing process by your named contact, who keeps you informed at every stage.

Take a look at some of our perforated metal projects for more inspiration.