Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Six Ideas for Integrating Aluminium Into Your Home's Interior

Troy Medina

Aluminium adds a modern, industrial look to your home, and if you love that style, you may want to integrate aluminium into your home's interior. Here are some ideas to inspire you.

1. Aluminium in the Kitchen

Aluminium is ideal in the kitchen. It looks clean, and it reflects light, which helps to make small kitchens feel larger. Consider aluminium countertops or backsplashes for a fun look. If you opt for stainless steel appliances, you can add a brushed coating that makes them match the aluminium in your kitchen.

2. Aluminium Storage

Whether you are designing storage for the kitchen or another area of your home, you may want to consider the shiny allure of aluminium. You can buy aluminium cabinets and shelving, but for a more luxurious look, you may want to consider built-in cabinetry featuring aluminium doors and drawers. That can work for built-in entertainment centres in your lounge or even built-in shelving in bedrooms where you want a modern look.

3. Ceiling Tiles

If you like the look of metal ceiling tiles, you may want to think about integrating aluminium into your ceiling. You can attach custom aluminium tiles directly to the ceiling, or you can put in a drop ceiling and then put aluminium tiles in that. Depending on the final effect you want to create, you may want to opt for smooth and shiny panels or intricately designed matte panels.

4. Siding

In addition to or instead of the ceiling, consider putting aluminium on your walls. You can buy textured panels that work in almost any space. For instance, imagine a room with aluminium siding over the bottom half of the walls and a fun shade of green on the top of the walls.

5. Banisters

Of course, stairway railings can also be aluminium or another type of metal. If you have stairs outside leading up to your home, you may even want to match the interior and exterior barristers. That's a great way to create design continuity.

6. Stairs

You can even make the stairs themselves out of aluminium. Instead of going with sheet metal, consider foam aluminum. In fact, an upscale jewelry store in an exclusive part of Paris recently put in aluminium foam stairs.

To explain, these stairs were designed by injecting gas into molten aluminium. The resulting air bubbles create a sturdy but foam-like aluminum material.

For more ideas, talk directly with an aluminium supply company or a design specialist.