Brass is made up of a copper-zinc alloy with a wide range of architectural uses. The addition of zinc to copper raises the strength and gives a range of properties. Brass as a material has a high resistance to corrosion as well as being extremely versatile. Numerous plated and applied finish options are possible as well as the ability to re-work the material to achieve an Antique or Aged finish.
Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of 88% copper and 12% tin, often with the addition of other metals (such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc ). Bronze has a high corrosion resistance and although bronze develops a patina, it does not oxidise beyond the surface. A number of ‘living’ finishes can be achieved which are intended to naturally oxidise and patina over a period of time, forming part of the characteristic of this beautiful finish.”
PVD (Physical Vapour Deposited) Coatings are extremely hard wearing with a coating thickness in the range of 2 to 5 microns which provides an excellent scratch and tarnish resistant surface finish. Hard wearing PVD Coatings are excellent as decorative coatings to replace traditional electroplated and painted finishes such as gold plating, as well as providing alternative architectural surface finishes. Under normal usage, our decorative PVD Coatings will not tarnish, chip, fade or corrode.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a protective “skin”.
It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is extremely versatile and can be applied to most materials. It is often used in harsher environments, such as coastal locations and swimming pool environments.