SOFFITS, FACIA, BALUSTRADE, Polyester, London

Excellent powder coating resulting in more work on and off site.

Client: Riverdale Engineering and Metalcraft

Location:  Barking, North-East London

Finish:   Axalta powder coating RAL 7016 and RAL 7010

Project Overview

Barking Wharf is a ‘Build to Rent’ property, built on the site of what had become a rather unattractive retail park in Barking, North East London. The retail park had screened the town from connection with the river and one of the objectives behind the residential wharf development was to re-establish a riverside ambience and also benefit from views across Abbey Park which contains the ruins of a 7th century Abbey. The developers considered this a sensitive site, with the ancient ruins so close by, and demanded a sympathetic design approach.

The two buildings which range from 7 storeys high to 15 storeys are covered in simple brick cladding which has a timeless appeal. This is complemented by metal balustrade and balconies, soffits and fascia in classic grey shades, and areas of brick corbelling.

Good work leading to more work

Powdertech coated the soffits and fascia for the two buildings, an area of over 2000 m2 of folded aluminium. The grey colours and gloss level needed to be a close match with those existing on the building and we colour-matched these to RAL 7016 matt and RAL 7010 matt. Coating was applied at a minimum thickness of 60 micron. On the strength of our efficiency and professionalism in carrying out this work, we were asked by a separate sub-contractor to powder coat the property balcony and terrace balustrade, also in Axalta RAL 7016. A third subcontractor, also working at Barking Wharf, asked us to carry out similar work on the next phase of redevelopment at the Battersea Power Station site – case study to follow in due course.

Benefits of Powdertech Corby powder coating

  • We have a vast knowledge of colour shades and colour matching and helped the client to identify the best shade for the project.
  • The powder coating has excellent weather resistance and colour stability.
  • Powdertech's rigorous pre-treatment system will help to keep the metal elements free from corrosion for up to 40-years.
  • Powdertech has over 30 years’ experience in professional architectural powder coating.

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