Powder Coating for Perfection at Mapleton Crescent

Project Overview

Client: Pocket Living

Finish: Powdertech Anomatch™

Pocket Living’s triangular residential tower, Mapleton Crescent, has excited the general public and commentators for two key reasons – its stunning appearance and its mode of construction. The twenty-seven-storey tower was modular built, all units being factory-constructed, complete with paint, windows and internal fittings. The units were fitted into place by crane, one storey being completed each day with no need for an additional frame because the units have a structural function in supporting each other.

The exterior is surrounded in beautiful aqueous blue-green faience - glazed architectural terracotta tiles. The designers wanted the flashings, soffit panels and window reveals coated in an interesting shade that would perfectly complement the glazed tiles.

Powder coating and design advice

A low-sheen metallic shade from the Powdertech Anomatch™ range was selected and Powdertech Corby powder coated 7000 m2 of aluminium for the flashings, soffit panels and window reveals .

Powdertech also had a role in advising the jointing detail of the steel infill baluster for the balconies, ensuring that its shape allowed full and effective galvanizing prior to powder coating. Over 200 m of galvanized steel balustrade was also coated in the Anomatch™ shade for thirty-four balconies

Benefits of using Powdertech

  • Powdertech uses an extensive range of powders including ourown collections which include the Anomatch range. Swatches and samples can be ordered to check colour shades.
  • Powdertech’s experience in architectural powder coating means that we can offer valuable advice on optimum fabrication design for coating.
  • Powdertech's rigorous pre-treatment system will help to keep the façade elements free from corrosion for up to 40-years.
  • Modular build is a system which omits much of the inconvenience of a building site. There is no need to store materials on site, virtually no on-site waste, no down-time through dependence on favourable weather. Powder coating, as an in-factory process itself, fits into this model.



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