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Materials and Finishes

MATERIAL AND FINISHES

At GM Fabrication, we are committed to producing the highest-quality fabricated products. We achieve this by using only the best materials and fabrication technologies. Our range of materials and finishes include:

ALUMINIUM FABRICATION

We’re the go-to expert for fabricating structures, components, and assemblies from aluminium. We have specialist, high-speed cutting equipment and advanced welding equipment purposely designed for aluminium fabrication. With a commitment to innovation and quality, we can deliver the desired aesthetic appearance for any fabricated aluminium structure.

ALUMINIUM EXTRUSIONS

We have our own specialised extrusions which we use to provide a wide range of aluminium products, including balustrades, privacy screens, lace panels, and pool fencing. Our extrusions are manufactured locally using both general purpose Alloy 6063-T5 and Structural Alloy 6061-T6 where applicable. Aluminium has natural corrosion resistance in its raw form, but we powder coat it for aesthetics which also results in a 7-year guarantee. All extrusions used in the manufacture of balustrading or pool fencing are pre-cut and punched prior to coating, preventing corrosion or paint adhesion failure.

ALUMINIUM CASTINGS

Our castings are manufactured locally in a heat treatable Alloy AC601-T5. Due to the characteristics of cast alloy, we are unable to anodize products and only provide powder coat finishes.

POWDERCOATING

In line with our commitment to quality, our powder coating conforms to Australian Standard AS3175 “Metal Finishing - Thermoset powder coatings for architectural applications.” We have a large range of colours available, some of which simulate an anodized finish for those wanting to match existing colours.

ALUMINIUM EXTRUSIONS 

Extrusions are manufactured locally using both general purpose Alloy 6063-T5 and Structural Alloy 6061-T6 where applicable. Aluminium has natural corrosion resistance in its raw form, but is generally coated for aesthetics to provide a 7 Year guarantee. All extrusions used in the manufacture of balustrading or pool fencing are pre-cut and punched prior to coating, so as to alleviate any form of corrosion or paint adhesion failure.

ALUMINIUM CASTINGS

Castings are also manufactured locally in a heat treatable Alloy AC601-T5. Due to the characteristics of cast Alloy we are unable to anodize products and only provide powder coat finishes.

POWDER COATING

There is a large range of colours available in the powder coat range some of which simulate an anodized finish for those wanting to match colours. Our powder coating conforms to Australian Standard AS3175 “Metal Finishing - Thermoset powder coatings for architectural applications” furthering our commitment to quality.

STAINLESS STEEL

Marine Grade 316 stainless is used for all external applications. Although using the highest quality stainless product, all stainless over time will tarnish and require some form of cleaning or maintenance. This surface rust in no way affects the structural adequacy of the product, and tends to be accelerated in certain conditions such as coastal regions.

How to clean your stainless steel balustrades - click here

HARDWARE

All hardware and components are made from either aluminium or stainless steel to ensure a rust free product.

GLASS 

Glass is supplied and installed to Australian Standard AS1288 (2006). Glass thickness from 6mm to 19mm are available to suite any application. Various tints are also available including obscure glass for privacy. Our glass is locally produced and Toughened for strength and safety.

GM Fabrication's Services include:

  • Cutting to size on application
  • Punching on application
  • Assembly on application

Powder coating Services:

  • Standard colours
  • Other colours on application
  • Design Services for Customer Exclusive Shapes
  • Technical Support and Extrusion Expertise
  • Direct Supply and Stockholding Facilities
  • Epoxy coating for coastal regions

GM Comply with Australian Standards: 
Glass components РA/S 1288 
Permanent imposed & other actions РA/S N2S 1170