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Our shelters are available in twelve standard colours of polyester powder coat. Other RAL colours and paint finishes are available on request. The colours depicted below are for guidance only, the displayed colour will depend on your screen or monitor so may not be completely accurate.
- Duchess Blue
- Traffic Blue
- Bitter Chocolate
- Signal Green
- Holly Green
- Moss Green
- Agate Grey
- Traffic Red
- Traffic Yellow
At Queensbury shelters we use a core range of materials to manufacture our shelters, canopies and street furniture.
The majority of our shelters have mild steel frames or gantries. Mild steel is extremely strong and durable, it can be easily formed and fabricated and is available in a wide variety of forms and sections. For all of our structures we use structural steel, and vary the grade depending on the application required. We typically use grades S235, S275 and S355.
Mild steel can be finished in the following ways:
Hot zinc sprayed. (Our standard protective coating.) A protective coating of zinc in molten particles is flame sprayed onto the prepared steel components. This coating protects the steel from harsh environments and also provides a smooth base for powder coating.
Polyester powder coating. This is a painting process designed for external use and provides a high quality, durable finish that is UV stable and has excellent abrasion resistant properties. The powder is sprayed onto the steelwork prior to being cured by heating the powder coated products up to 200degrees.
Hot dip gavanised. (Alternative protective coating for harsh environments.) Zinc rich coating is applied by immersing the steel into baths of molten zinc at approximately 460degrees. This coating protects the steel from harsh environments. The galvanised finish is typically left as the final finish.
Stainless Steel can be used on the majority of our gantries and frames on our shelters. As with mild steel it is extemely strong and durable and can be easily fabricated and is available in a wide variety of forms and sections, it is however more expensive that mild steel.
Stainless steel has a silver metallic finish and is generally left self finished – without the need for any additional coating. Its silver finish means it is normally used to provide a contemporary look whilst also being very low maintenance. It naturally has excellent corrision resistant properties.
Stainless steel can be finished in a variety of ways from polishing to brushed. Our standard finish is brushed 240grit.
Aluminium is predominantly used for our glazing systems and also for roof components. Aluminium is a low weight, high strength material with excellent corrosion resistance properties and is easy to machine. Extruded aluminium components can designed with many features built in. Some of our roof components have integrated gutters, channels for fixings and also compartments for running cables.
Aluminium can be finished in two ways:
Polyester powder coating. This is a painting process designed for external use and provides a high quality, durable finish that is UV stable and has excellent abrasion resistant properties. The powder is sprayed onto the aluminium prior to being cured by heating the powder coated products up to 200degrees.
Anodising. Transforms the surface of the aluminiium providing a coloured ‘finish’ that improves the durability and abrahsion resistance of the aluminium which is totally integrated. The finish is UV stable and is generally coloured silver, black or bronze. Typically anodised aluminium is used on our wayfinding products.
Toughened glass is used for the side glazing on our shelters for maximum light transmission and a high level of clarity. Other than its impact resistance glass has some excellent properties, it is hard, easy to clean and maintain and has excellent chemical resistance. It also remains optically clear.
Polycarbonate is used for the roof glazing and also side glazing on our shelters. It has excellent light transmission, can be formed and has high impact resistance making it the ideal material for shelters that can be prone to vandalism. It does have a lower scratch resistance than glass. Polycarbonate is available in clear and bronze.
Glass reinforced plastic is used for our seat pads and also some of our roof structures. It is a lightweight material with an excellent strength to weight ratio and good thermal insulation properties. GRP can be coloured to match any RAL paint reference.