Monday, 31 August 2015 02:41

Preserving the character and heritage of distinctive buildings

Adelaide Pressed Metal

Preserving the character and heritage of distinctive buildings is becoming more important. The history of each city is seen in its buildings and each one is unique. Many have architectural details that are no longer in common use today. Adelaide Pressed Metal specializes in manufacturing pressed metal panels to the original imperial dimensions in quality aluminium using many of the original dies and molds. Owned and operated by Phil Cooymans who has been in the ceiling and building trade for over 38 years, Adelaide Pressed Metal has been trading since 2004 with phenomenal growth in the past 2 years.

With the closure of Adelaide manufacturer T.W. Ingham's in 2010 the original 120 year old pressed metal dies were purchased by Adelaide Pressed Metal. The dies are now in the process of being restored to ensure the quality and authenticity of the product is of the highest standard possible.

In July 2014 Adelaide Pressed Metal were approached by Crema Constructions and were invited to consult on the restoration of the original pressed metal ceiling for Dimmeys in Richmond. Site meetings were held with the Owner, Heritage Architects, Crema and Adelaide Pressed Metal. Adelaide Pressed Metal was awarded the contract and restored the original Ripple die in order to recreate the original ceiling. New dies were made for the rosette bosses and a four post cutting press was made specifically to cut out the 1500 individual rosettes required for the job. Manufacturing of the Ripple panels, matching rails and rosette bosses took 5 weeks and a competent experienced team of 8 men finished installation in a week. The job was completed on time and on budget.

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