All too often, shop owners, restaurateurs, office managers and even homeowners put so much effort into making their interior of their property look great that the exterior appearance of it becomes an afterthought. And yet, the outsides of buildings will have a great deal of impact on anyone who is visiting or simply passing by. The mainstay of the architecture of your structure can only be adjusted to be more in-keeping with the interior style by extensive alterations or extending it. Nevertheless, modern commercial facade providers in Australia can upgrade your building's current look at a fraction of the cost.
What are your main options with a new commercial facade that will coordinate better with the interior décor? Read on to find out.
New Materials, New Textures
Although simple brickwork or pre-cast concrete sections are enough for most buildings' front-facing walls to stand up and support the upper storeys, they tend to look drab. Covering them over with a cladding material is the obvious way to spruce them up and to give you building a new look. All sorts of materials are available to do this, such as uPVC, cement boarding and wood. However, you do not need to use it everywhere to change the textural appearance of your walls. Look to arrange your commercial facade in split up sections here and there to alter the dynamics of the architecture.
Although the main point about retrofitting a commercial facade of a building is to make it look more up-to-date, there are other benefits you can expect from this sort of investment. Firstly, well-designed facades will add more weatherproofing to your buildings, helping to protect it from wet weather as well as adding more thermal insulation. You can also control heat penetration into the building's windows or glazed atrium in much the same way as you can with commercial sunshades. Indeed, the two systems are often installed together. Furthermore, a good facade should also provide some acoustic dampening, making it a quieter and more serene atmosphere inside, something that is likely to complement many interior design styles well.
With contemporary commercial facade design, the sky is the limit since it is relatively easy to create curves and unique shapes. This is because none of the outer cladding will be structural. In some states and certain cities, however, you will need to apply for approval for your design before you can put it up. Of course, facades must also conform to fire safety standards to ensure they are appropriate before installation, too.