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Seven Up for Coating Colours

Powdertech (Corby) Ltd is proud to have been involved in a complex an exciting £14.7 million project in Hull, in which aluminium cladding panels were coated in no less than seven different colours. The result is a strikingly impressive community building on the Bransholme Housing Estate, occupied by eight GP practices, a minor injuries unit and Hull City Council's Customer Service Centre, bringing together a range of community services under one roof to benefit local residents.

The panels, in seven different colours, were supplied direct to the site from Powdertech in 'site-ready' batches to meet a build schedule with logistical complexities and tight deadlines. The colours applied with a polyester system are consistent between batches and repeatable so that a damaged panel can be replaced without spoiling the overall appearance.

"The building features over 1600m2 of rain screen cladding in both 2mm and 3mm gauge folded aluminium panels," explained Powdertech Sales Director, Richard Besant."All of the aluminium is polyester powder coated on the visible faces with a life expectancy in excess of 20 years. Our immersion pre-treatment system ensures that even unseen and uncoated areas are sealed against corrosion. The cladding system features a remarkably flat surface enhanced by the smooth polyester finish and will be very low maintenance. This will remain a beautiful looking building for many years to come."

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