Architectural Metal Mesh and Lighting
Metal mesh has a huge number of inherent qualities which make it excellent for a multitude of architectural applications. Corrosion resistance, durability, flexibility, strength, open area for air flow, fire rating etc. are all prioritised by architects and contractors alike.
One of the benefits that we don’t celebrate quite so often is the range of aesthetics. The varying textures, openings and profiles of metal mesh are perfect for creating both dynamic and dramatic lighting features, whether they be for bar grilles or huge multi storey car park facades.
Here at Locker, we like to encourage all use of metal mesh. Whether it be for architects and contractors for use in a project, or as recently demonstrated at the Wire Works Exhibition right here in Warrington, for artistic expression.
We frequently issue samples to students of architecture, as well as sculpture and photography.
The following photos were taken by Finleigh Palmer, GCSE student.
“I love working with metals, especially metals with patterns or cut outs because you can pass light through them and it will create its own unique shadow. Changing the colour of the light that you use can change the whole perspective of the photograph.”
- Finleigh Palmer - GSCE Student
Contact our team for more information
If you are looking to specify mesh for a large-scale cladding project or building envelope, and you have concerns over the fire safety of your specification, contact our sales team for a more in-depth discussion.