Many buildings in big cities feature perforated metal on their facade. Architects are choosing perforated metal over wood and glass alternatives to meet sustainable design objectives.

Highly versatile in application, perforated metal facades deliver multiple advantages to buildings and their occupants:

Customisation and flexibility

Perforated metal is highly customisable, more than any other material, giving architects the design freedom to create unique buildings without compromising on facade function. With the aid of CAD technology, perforations can be made to spell out words, illustrations, logos and graphics, displaying corporate branding or product messaging. Perforated metal sheets can also be folded to create intricate building envelopes.

The facade created for Cowper Street block, Granville by Arrow Metal Systems features lines from a poem and a graphic of the local river.

The facade of Wayside Chapel features perforations to incorporate the church’s motto.

This coastal apartment block in Bay Street, Brighton le Sands features a wave design.

Arrow Metal’s specialist team carefully manufactured all these perforated metal facades to meet the architects’ strict specifications for both aesthetics and performance.

Options for all project budgets

Even if your budget cannot accommodate a customised perforated metal facade, you can still achieve a unique look by transforming standard profile perforated metal using a metal finish. The Arrow Metal team can advise on colours as well as weathered or metallic effects, to help you create stunning building facades within your budget. It’s also important to select the right metal finishes for durability in coastal or high temperature climates.

Sustainability and energy savings

Perforated metal supports the sustainable design outcomes desired by architects. A perforated metal facade not only reduces the building’s energy costs by maintaining the internal temperature but also maximises natural air flow and ventilation while controlling solar heat and glare. Being an infinitely recyclable material is yet another green attribute. Arrow Metal manufactures all of their perforated metal according to strict ISO environmental standards.

Screening with a view

A perforated metal facade is highly versatile in appearance and function. It not only provides privacy and shade to building occupants but also allows unrestricted window views along with natural light and fresh air.

The metal shutter facade created by Arrow Metal for the new Infinity apartments in Canterbury features 500 individual folded panels.

Arrow Metal for perforated metal building facades

Contact the Arrow Metal team about your project and perforated metal building facade ideas. Work with us to know more about specification and budget control, as well as the right profile and finish.