Perforation is the process of punching holes in metal sheets. Perforated metal is a valued element in architecture and construction because of its versatility in terms of design aesthetics and its structurally strong properties, making it a better alternative for applications in a wide range of industries. Some of its key advantages are:
- High resistance to enviromental elements
- Low fabrication cost
- Increases acoustic performance
- Lightweight (easy mounting to a variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces)
- Aesthetically appealing
- Physically strong
Diamond Metal Screens ensures a strong foundation while creating customised perforated sheets. The company believes in envisioning and delivering imaginations of designers to the fullest, owing to its state-of-art machinery and manpower resources that relentlessly chase excellence in perforation.
Perforated metal's functionality in light filtration and air circulation as well as its recyclable attributes make it a sustainable solution for various architectural purposes. This further helps a project earn LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) points. In addition, perforated metal can contain as much as 100% recycled materials while showing no decline in quality compared to non-recyclable materials. It can also significantly reduce energy consumption - a versatile product, perforated metal can be used for exterior shades and sunscreens to filter natural light and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. This reduces the need for HVAC systems to consume more energy than necessary to control indoor temperature.
Perforated metal facades offer advantages such as ventilation and reusability while creating a modern and contemporary aesthetic. Diamond Metal Screens' frames use galvanised steel to prevent rust while a thoughtfully designed facade system ensures ease of assembly on-site and hassle-free maintenance.
Interior Walls & Ceilings
Perforated metal is an excellent option offering extensive sound managing capabilities. Perforated panels covering sound dampening material can be used for walls and ceilings to increase sound absorption. Alongside, they also function as a protective and decorative covering for special acoustical materials.
Doors, Dividers & Rolling Shutters
Diamond Metal Screens' perforated metal can also be used for a wide range of privacy applications. They can be used to cover, enclose, divide, decorate and ventilate spaces innovatively for interiors. Also, their see-through element enables better noise and privacy management.
Sun Screens & Blinds
The holes of perforated metal screens give dual advantage by permitting passage of light while also obstructing harsh light. This key feature helps control daylight entering an enclosed space while also maintaining the air temperature. They are thus used as an exterior or interior part of the building and as a way of adding a contemporary element to the architecture.
Railings & Balconies
Perforated metal sheets act as a good supporting element for enclosures made in various forms. Low fabrication cost, ease of assembly, see through element, customisable design patterns, and contemporary aesthetics are some of the reasons architects prefer perforated metal sheets for use in railings and balconies.
Perforations are possible in the following materials: Stainless Steel, Pre-Galvanised Steel, Copper, Brass, Zinc, Aluminium and CRCA / HR Steel.
The shapes that can be perforated are: