DECORATIVE SCREENS FOR VISUAL BRANDINGNames - Letters - Signage
DECORATIVE SCREENS FOR VISUAL BRANDING – NAMES – LETTERS SIGNAGE
Visual Branding, Names, Letters, Signage, House Plates, House Numbers …. Imagery is a powerful tool. 90% of the information our brains process is visual. Often, the visual elements at the entry of your home, school or place of business will form the basis on which your guests will make their first impression of who you are and what you stand for. At Urban Metal, we aim to elevate experience through creativity and design, elevating spaces to bring people together. We understand that making connections and capitalising on those very first impressions is crucial to the overall enjoyment within your work space or home.
We can transform your space instantly with our Urban Metal Decorative Screens for House Plates and Entry Feature Panels.
Urban Metal specializes in the custom design and supply of laser cut metal screens for residential and professional projects. All designs are built through a creative, innovative process, based on years of experience and collaboration – working closely with people and their desired space to enhance the overall enjoyment, aesthetic and feel.
Most homeowners who adore their homes and enjoy spending time in their own private sanctuary invest in a variety of options to increase the aesthetics of their entry. Likewise, savvy business owners, school principals and city councils, to name a few, understand the vital importance of nailing a first visual impression.
WHY DO I NEED VISUAL BRANDING (HOUSE PLATES, ENTRY SCREENS)
Let’s first understand the concept and the functionality of metal, laser cut house plates and entry screens by looking at a few ways in which you could incorporate these into your home to enhance your lifestyle and elevate your experiences within those spaces.
- Clearly signed house numbers help your visitors locate your premise easily
- Well signed homes & businesses give a glance into what is to come and gives you a chance to show off your sense of style
- Bold House Numbers—perfect opportunity to include a splash of colour
- Over-sized House Numbers – statement piece. Transform lack lustre spaces into artistic feature walls: Simply place screens along bland fences and walls (indoor and outdoor) to create a captivating wall art feature with a laser cut number incorporated into the design.
- House plates/numbers which also feature as the opening to your letterbox (your postman will thank you)
- Spell it out – house names and numbers can be created using words instead of digits.
- Fence infill panels with house name/number/business name incorporated into the design
- Add a feature panel on blank wall space where visitors and guests are greeted at your home/business
- Functional and decorative screens to section carports and garages from entry landscaping to define areas
- Roofing panels or side panels for entry porticos
TYPES OF VISUAL BRANDING
Decorative screens with the purpose of visual branding are available in many forms. At Urban Metal, we concentrate on our area of expertise – laser cut decorative metal house plates, name plates and entry screens, a perfect blend of design and technology with features to ensure longevity under Australian conditions. The benefit of laser cutting means that it gives a clean and detailed finish with minimal wastage. It also allows for our designs to be intricately designed and in many instances, the laser cut material makes the perfect base of the inclusion of colour.
The many choices available when it comes to choosing which option is right for you means this process can be overwhelming. Powder coated aluminium screens and plates are great for gardens, fences, courtyards and entry walls. They are light weight, easy to install, long lasting and require very minimal maintenance. Weathering steel, a popular choice due to the variances in colour, strength and no maintenance required look fabulous, however the rusted patina means that they are not suitable for all applications. They are however, perfect for schools and public spaces as they are extremely durable and require virtually no maintenance.
Stainless Steel is also a popular choice. Available in two finishes, brushed satin or mirrored, they are an incredibly stylish option, especially for house names and numbers, however they do require a certain amount of maintenance in comparison to other materials. Need additional help with material selection and to gain a better understanding of the pros and cons? Click here for additional information.
VISUAL BRANDING—NAMES—HOUSE PLATES—NUMBERS
At Urban Metal Decorative screening we thrive on challenging creativity and what is expected when designing for a space. We don’t like cookie-cutter, done before techniques, and when designing specifically for doors and gates there are many additional factors which require important consideration. We challenge you to think outside-the-box. We can customize the laser cut panels for decorative doors and gates, depending on your design ideas, budget, placement choices, requirements and choice of material. Will your gate panels become the focal point to reclaim the aesthetics in your own sanctuary or do you require a door or gate which blends in and becomes a functional, yet less obvious, addition to your home. How much privacy is required? Do you need almost full coverage with minimal open areas providing less visibility through the gate panels or would you like more open area so that the gate screens are not too enclosed and allows the breeze to flow through? Do you need specific hole sizes to accommodate for enclosing pets within your property? Are your decorative doors or gates purely for aesthetic purposes and are required to create enough of a distraction to become a feature or statement piece. Whatever your requirements, we collaborate and work with you to ensure that the gates or door solution we provide goes above and beyond your expectations.
Fixtures & Framework
Our decorative screens are tailored to suit your needs and where required, fixtures and framework, posts or pre drilled holes can be provided, so DIY installation is made easy. To compliment our range of customised screen designs, available in multiple sizes, materials and colors, Urban Metal Decorative Screening also offers a multitude of fixture and framing options. Stand off screws to allow panels to be offset from the wall; framework with rounded edges, framework with square edges and framework whereby the panels can sit mid frame, meaning they look the same from both the front and the rear. Fixtures can also be colour-matched to your panel. Click here from more fixture and framework options, information and examples.
Careful consideration should be given to the installation of your Urban Metal Decorative Screen at the beginning of your project. During the design phase, we will spend time gaining an understanding of exactly where and how your panel will be installed. We offer a great range of fixtures and framework which can be included if required. For our Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast clients, we also offer a full Design-Consultation-Completion service and if required, we can also include for the installation of your decorative screen. For additional information on our installation services, click here.
Cleaning & Maintenance
To ensure your newly installed Urban Metal Decorative Screen is long-lasting and looking beautiful for years to come, it is important to understand the maintenance requirements.
Stainless Steel: A speciality finish which does require a certain amount of maintenance. As to the frequency, most suppliers would agree that stainless steel should be cleaned on an “as needed” basis. Regardless of the grade of material, all stainless steel can be prone to ‘tea staining’. Stainless Steel should be kept clean and free of dirt and grime to ensure its natural and original appearance.
Weathering Steel: A high strength steel which develops a protective rusted ‘patina’ which inhibits further corrosion. Originally designed for architectural use on bridge construction and shipping containers, weathering steel has been known to achieve a 100+ year life span.
Powder Coated Aluminium or Steel: For the majority of our powder coated panels, the brand we choose to use is DULUX. They recommend that a simple, regular maintenance program should be implemented. The effects of ultra violet light, atmospheric pollution, dirt grime and airborne salt deposits can all accurate over time and should be removed at regular intervals. As a general rule, cleaning should take place every three months. For additional tips to maintaining your powder coated products, please click here.