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What is Patination?

Achieving an antique aesthetic to glazing

Patination is the process of using chemicals to develop or form colour on the surface of metals, particularly bronze and copper. The application of chemicals to the surface of the metal speeds up the natural ageing process which results in a colour change. The colour of the metal can be altered depending on the length of time that the chemicals are left on the surface of the metal for.

The process of Patination is similar to rusting whereby the colour of the metal changes due to chemical reactions within the air, however rusting isn’t a beneficial process for the metal. Patination can occur gradually over time due to natural weathering however, to create the desired finish straight away the process can be accelerated.

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Fluted glass for Steel Glazing Systems

What is fluted glass?

fluted glass

Fluted glass is a form of decorative glass that is identifiable by its numerous vertical grooves. This textured glass is the perfect solution to achieve an element of privacy within the home while still allowing light to shine through. The flutes of the glass let the light in but distort direct sunlight to reduce harsh glares within the internal spaces. Fluted glass is popular among architects and interior designers who are looking to add texture within glazing systems while also adding privacy to living spaces. Read more “Fluted glass for Steel Glazing Systems”



A terrace home extension

Living spaces are becoming more valuable, therefore homeowners are wanting to renovate and improve their home rather than move – “don’t move improve!” With this idea in mind, homeowners and architects alike are looking for new ways to create contemporary and cutting-edge designs. Read more “Drakefield”