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Balustrades - Bion

Perforated metal panels are increasing in popularity as a functional fit for balustrading.

Many architects now choose perforated metal as it offers a safe and low-maintenance solution for a façade. Perforated metal also enables you to give your building its own unique character.

The question is which pattern should you choose – which pattern will enhance the building’s style, satisfy the legislation and be cost effective?


The key pattern choices are:

Hole Type:

With many standard patterns, the choice is limitless. We will advise if the sheet thickness to hole size ratio is achievable using the perforation process.

Hole Size:

200mm, 100mm, 3mm diameter large feature holes to make a statement or tightly spaced small holes to create a semi-transparent window.

Pattern Layout:

How about a bespoke perforation which shows your own logo made from holes? Or a cost effective standard 60 degree pattern? Bion looks to work in partnership so please use us to work alongside your design team to create the perfect perforation for you.

What about cost:

What are the cost implications of your choice of pattern? Processing cost can be higher if the pitch of the pattern is small. We have a wide range of standard patterns which require no additional tooling costs. However, upfront tooling investment can drop processing times and make the overall project cost less. Bion’s technical brochure has a number of standard patterns which can help you make your choice.