The facade of a building is its public face and like a human face, many elements go into making it a priority for pavement appeal. Even the smallest detail can make or break its overall look and charm.
Fascia & soffits
Like a stunning ceiling can catch the eye internally so is a soffit capable of doing that externally … if it is clad in metal.
A wide range of materials and finishes enables this often under-valued element of a building facade to be transformed, along with fascias, to complement the eaves and “finish” the roof.
These elements can be fabricated to bespoke lengths and profiles and fixed in a wide variety of ways including face fixing and secret fix to bring design detail to an otherwise utilitarian element.
Whether they be ground or roof-based, plant enclosures are now as much a target for design creativity as the buildings they service.
The growing popularity of green roofs and roof terraces in particular is putting an increased focus on transforming plant enclosures from eyesores to eye candy. This is easily achieved through the use of metal cladding systems such as perforated screen, louvres and dummy louvres.
Manufactured in materials such as stainless steel, zinc, copper, brass and aluminium (pre/post-painted powder coated or anodised), the evolution of plant enclosures from ugly necessities to eye-catching building features is long overdue.