Monday, 25 June 2012

Using technology to save money

Inexpensive galvanised steel sheets were laser cut and used as infil panels to this steel and timber stair.

After designing the sheet freehand (in the office), the manufacturer converted the drawing into a computer file which directly controlled the laser cutting machine.

Extra length was provided at each end of the border to ensure a snug fit on site. The panels were then simply screwed on to a pre-welded edge bar on the handrail support posts.

As the Architect's proverb says: tight budgets enforce creativity.

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