Putting colour in the frame

Senior Architectural Systems is encouraging specifiers to consider the use of colour in fenestration design, and how the use of powder coating can not only help reduce maintenance requirements, but also offer essential design flexibility in the age of social distancing.

Senior’s full range of aluminium fenestration products are available in a choice of colours and finishes, all via the manufacturer’s in-house powder coating facility.

As well as providing standard RAL colours, the company can create bespoke shades via its colour matching service. The aluminium frames can be painted in a wide choice of single or dual colour options, with the ability to coat in different colour on both the interior and exterior frame.

The design flexibility this offers is proving particularly popular with architects and designers who are looking at new ideas to define different entry points in a room and help people navigate the one-way systems that are becoming a common feature in many commercial settings as a response to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the company said.

Senior’s powder-coating offering also includes a number of high-performance finishes that help to boost the durability and strength of aluminium by giving greater protection from weathering and corrosion.

Specifiers can choose from standard matt, satin or gloss finishes or, for a traditional metallic look, anodised and mill finishes are also available.

Senior has improved the efficiency of its powder coating service by keeping it in house rather than outsourced, the company said. Significant investment in the paint line machinery, fuelled by the company’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing techniques, has helped to reduce the amount of waste product sent to landfill. All other by-products from the coating process are also separated, cleaned and recycled.