In today's architecture, metal and glass façades are gaining more and more in importance. However, to draw attention to a mundane, functional building, many planners and architects opt for the use of a grating façade. Due to the many options in the choice of bearing bars, the selection of mesh spacing and the material as well as the surface treatment almost infinite variations result which make it possible for planners to emphasize their own features in the object they are building.
To be able to use gratings as a rigid sunshade, the height of load bearing or lateral rods and their distances to each other is crucial. Depending on the orientation of the building, excellent sun protection results can be achieved with the right choice of gratings.
For such applications, gratings are dimensioned to be accessible, e.g. to make an access for window and façade cleaning possible. In addition, such flooring can be used as an escape route with the corresponding dimensions in emergency situations.
Façade gratings offer design possibilities for building fronts. They are decorative and emphasise an interesting look. With the correct choice of the material and/or surface treatments, façade gratings are superbly protected against corrosion even under extreme atmospheric conditions.
Façade gratings can be clamped from cantilever to cantilever or from the building to the profile on the opposite side. When installing the cantilevers, it must be ensured that the distance from cantilever to cantilever does not exceed 2,400 mm for economic reasons.
Façade grating types
Lichtgitter pressure-locked gratings are primarily used as a façade grating in addition to GRP gratings and perforated metal planks. They can be manufactured in steel, stainless steel or aluminium. Surface treatments can include galvanizing, powder-coating, pickling, electrochemical polishing or anodising depending on the material use.