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1. Most common thickness for screens in metal are:

Visual – 1.6 or 3mm
Structural door or gate – 5 or 6mm

2. Most common thickness for timber screens are 9mm-18mm thick.

3. Standard material dimensions are:

2400mm X 1200mm
3000mm X 1500mm

Powder Coated Aluminium

Our Aluminium Screens are made from lightweight, tough, rust free aluminium with a powder coated finish.  You can choose your colour from our Interpon Colour Chart.  The panels are 3mm thick and can be supplied in sizes up to 3000mm x 1500mm.  The screens are suitable for indoor and outdoor use with a variety of applications. Our Screens are easy to install and designed for both trade and DIY projects.  As the screens are made from powder coated aluminium, they require very little ongoing maintenance. When installing the screens, we recommend fixing points at approximately 600mm spacing around the perimeter or the screen.  This will help reduce flex across the panel. We take extreme pride in our work and as such all our powder coated screens have had the edges dressed.

Weathering Steel (Corten)

Corten Steel is a high strength weathering steel which forms a stable, attractive rust-like appearance when exposed to weather.  The steel is 3mm thick and can be supplied in panels up to 2400mm x 1200mm.  The screens are suitable for indoor and outdoor use with a variety of applications. Our Decorative Screens are easy to install and designed for both trade and DIY projects.  Unlike most metals, Corten or weathering steel is designed to form a rust patina when exposed to the elements.  A layer of rust forms on the outer surface and acts as a protective coating.  The colour and extent of the rust effect depends on the elements it is exposed to, and will vary from panel to panel.  Concrete, stone and unglazed brick may suffer from oxide staining when in contact with weathering steel. Connections to dissimilar materials, such as zinc or cadmium plated bolts, should be avoided. When installing the screens, we recommend fixing points at approximately 600mm spacing around the perimeter or the screen.  This will help reduce flex across the panel. If it is in an area where it can be brushed against it may leave rust marks on clothing. Corten is corrosion resistant and will last a lot longer than mild steel. Stainless Steel Strong and rust resistant, can be polished or linished. It is available in two grades 304 for indoor use or 316 for outside application. Available 0.6-12mm thickness.

Mild Steel

By far the cheapest option for a metal screen. Mild Steel can be left to rust slowly or primed and painted or powder coated in different colours. Available 0.6-20mm

MDF & Plywood

Great for screens in a protected area where they are unlikely to get damaged. Light weight, cheap to cut but fragile once pattern has been cut. Available in 3mm-32mm MDF/3mm-16mm Ply.

Galvanised Steel

This is a good option if screen is outdoors and is being powder coated as it will resist rust. Available 0.6-3mm.

Plastic

For a screen that is weather proof and rust proof, plastic may be well used instead of metal. They can be found in a variety of colours or clear.