Seamlessly bespoke

Alumasc tell us how advances in design and manufacturing now make it possible for individual solutions to be made within tight timescales - whilst still being cost effective.

 

The word bespoke conjures up a picture of made to measure high end products and social prestige. Whereas in fact, bespoke simply refers to low-volume production, where often a project specific solution is developed to overcome a particular design challenge or create a unique finished appearance.

Modern technology means that bespoke solutions are more accessible than they have ever been and they still give you the opportunity to achieve a WOW factor. A developer designing an exclusive gated community, or a self-builder planning a dream home will naturally aspire to something different for the build – with contractors often being responsible for identifying and delivering the solution. Working with experienced manufacturers that are set up to offer guidance and deliver the specific requirements of the project easily, quickly and efficiently, whatever they may be, will help make that a reality.

Using bespoke products in close collaboration between architect, developer and contractor certainly helped in the case of four new-build architect-designed luxury homes in Jersey. The architect, Scott Smith of Godel Architects, wanted a bespoke fascia and soffit system that was practical, looked good and was also competitively priced. Scott specified Alumasc Skyline and worked closely with the contractor to achieve the perfect look.

Aluminium fascia, soffits and copings can completely transform the look of a building. The first part of the project involved roof clad overhangs and designing a complex fascia and coping system. When the first phase was complete the developer, Barry Noel, asked for Alumasc Skyline products to be used for the balconies too, but manufactured to much larger dimensions. Working with the architect and contractor, Alumasc engineered a bespoke system that achieved all the project objectives, in a lightweight modular form that was easy to handle and fit, despite the larger size specification.

The idea of bespoke meaning added hassle and complexity is a myth. Custom-made solutions are now a realistic and cost effective option to enhance your project and that can actually save you time in the long run. The result is that you can easily deliver the aspirational look your customers desire, all within a practical time frame and cost.

Alumasc Skyline fascia, soffits and copings fit with all styles of architecture and work seamlessly with Alumasc Rainwater – a range of high performance metal gutters and downpipes. Alumasc’s products are 100% recyclable, made from high quality BBA approved powder-coated aluminium to any RAL or BSS colour, and come a with 25 year life expectancy.