By Harun Muchichu
As architects, builders and construction companies strive to enliven their projects with a singular aim of gratifying the owner’s home designs both in residential and commercial construction, lasercut decorative metal has proved to be a remarkable point of difference.
Used for both interior and exterior designs, lasercut metal is a stylish and contemporary decorative technology that has been used over the years to enhance the beauty and stability of construction worldwide. Owing to its flexibility and suitability, decorative laser designs can be customized to suit varying building needs.
With the aid of computer-generated software such as AUTOCAD and 3D modeling, the laser screen designs are seamlessly brought to life. This has enabled architects, builders and owners to choose and decide beforehand the taste and design of their building outlook.
Choosing which decorative screening option is right for you can be overwhelming as there are many design choices available. Powder-coated decorative screens can be used for gardens, fences, courtyards and pool areas. They are also the perfect choice for creating private spaces in outdoor areas or for blocking the view of neighbours.
Though expensive, some customers prefer using aluminium material for the screens as it is lightweight, easy to install, long-lasting and requires very minimal maintenance. A more affordable option includes the use of mild steel that is powder-coated for outdoor use preventing damage or corrosion from harmful weather elements.
When looking for admirable, durable and easy to maintain door designs, lasercut metal doors give you the best solution. These doors can be made of steel or aluminum depending on one’s taste and budget. With precise cuts, lasercut metal doors create an unmatched ambiance in the compound. Also, this method of design is used in different maltitude of metals of various thicknesses; thus providing ample security to entrances.
Because laser cut doors are extracted from a single sheet of metal, lasercut door presents one single solid front that is minimalistic and smooth. Furthermore, when powder coated the doors give an unmatched appeal and durability providing a sharp contrast with doors built out of separate sheets and joints.
There is nothing good like making a good first impression especially when someone is visiting your home, business or workplace. With advancing technology, you can give your guests a little insight into your personality by putting in place laser-cut gates.
Decorative lasercut metal-gates come in manifold forms from aluminum or mild steel which according to the experts can be powder coated for durability purposes. Decorative lasercut metal gates are a perfect blend of design and technology which can suit every application.
The lasercut gate gives a clean detailed finish with minimal wastage. It also allows intricate designs and appeal especially when blended with a matching colour and texture as dictated and selected by the owner, contractor or architect.
Decorative lasercut panels are also used in gardens and balconies. These panels are made of any metal as per the client’s tastes and preferences. These panels are, however, powder-coated to withstand extreme weather conditions and placed as directed and designed by the experts. According to Benard, a Lead Engineer at Duff Engineering, users are advised to consult to be given directions on which material is the best for given conditions and uses.
The writer is a powder coating expert based in Nairobi.