Aluminium panels offer many advantages in school environments. Schools are one of the more demanding environments used daily with many hundreds of pupils often at the same times of the day using doors, windows and screens. Throughout a typical school the right aluminium panel can offer advantages both externally and internally.
How can aluminium panels benefit schools?
For the external cladding of new schools or general school refurbishment, aluminium panels can provide low cost solutions as well as other benefits.
With aluminium insulated panels benefitting from the advantages of polyester powder coating, this means various colour schemes and designs can be accommodated.
Nursery Schools, kindergartens, child day care centres other child friendly environments can create vibrant, welcoming and bright environments through the use of aluminium panels in a wide variety of colours.
Other uses of aluminium panels
Low level areas. Aluminium panels are also very useful in low level areas such as ground level glazing, panels below door midrails and for partitions. Where these low level areas are likely to be kicked or for example hit by balls in outdoor and sports areas, they can provide valuable protection and help lower building repair and maintenance costs.
Concealing unattractive building elements. Aluminium panels used externally can also create an aesthetic barrier and hide internal walls behind the glazing. Where modern buildings now use long runs of windows, also known as ribbon windows, there is a requirement for internal walls that would otherwise be visible from the outside to be concealed. Here, aluminium panels are ideal.
Curtain Walling Refurbishment. Aluminium insulated panels are also great for general curtain walling refurbishment.
Where schools have older curtain walling installed that comprises all glass, changing the double glazed units for aluminium panels in some areas of the screen can bring a dated curtain walling screen to life as well as provide valuable inflation and protection from solar gain.
Secure doors and storage. Schools will often have large storage areas to hide equipment, plant or machinery. Aluminium panels are a great glazing material for external doors to storage rooms housing valuable equipment, plant rooms or rooms controlling the heating and ventilation. Where doors need to be secure, strong and prevent anyone seeing through them aluminium panels again provide solutions.
The construction and general benefits of aluminium panels are wide ranging and particularly for schools and other buildings.