In the custom metal industry, we’re fascinated to see how various companies come up with very different uses for our products in construction. From restaurant interiors to skyscraper exteriors, Hendrick Manufacturing’s products can be found in many different places. Let’s take a look at specific applications of our custom metal work and show how metal grates and grilles can be used for all kinds of construction purposes.
First of all, any area that receives significant rainfall requires that you plan for proper drainage when constructing buildings and plazas. A cement or brick plaza area may look attractive, but if there is no place for water to drain, it will become a lake after a rainstorm. Hendrick can help develop profile bar drains, custom-made to fit the width and shape that you require. Perhaps you want circular drains, or maybe you need one long sequence of thin rectangular drains. You can also choose the thickness and type of material to fit your specific needs. You won’t have to worry about having to wear yellow rubber boots to trudge through the pool in the plaza. The water will nicely drain through the grates and away from the area where people walk.
For water drainage in other settings, people have used Hendrick’s profile bar grates to cover a fountain area, with a neat little custom-sized hole for the water to shoot up through. Also, these grates have been used around the edge of an indoor pool to drain water when people climb out of the pool after showing off their diving skills.
Next, grilles are commonly used for ventilation purposes. Large buildings require powerful HVAC systems with plenty of ventilation to control the temperature inside. Hendrick’s v-wire ventilation grilles can line an area along a wall to work with the climate control system in a building. As always, we can work with you to provide just the right size of custom fabricated metal profile bar that you desire to make your building a quality construction.
There are countless other possible uses for custom metal grilles and grates. Place metal v-wire grates around the entrance to a building so people can wipe mud from their shoes and also maintain traction in icy weather. Install grating around the bases of trees to keep the area neat, allow water through, and prevent roots from tripping people. Construct an outdoor cooking area with grills for burgers, hot dogs, and other tasty summertime foods. Build a whole house out of metal grates (ok, maybe it might actually be cool!). The possibilities are endless. Check out Hendrick Architectural Products for all your architectural metal needs.