Electroless Nickel Plating and its Uses in Architecture

Electroless nickel plating can be used to coat mild steel or aluminium for external use on buildings, as is great for corrosion resistance. It can also be used as a cheaper alternative to stainless steel.

Electroless Nickel Plating can also be used as an alternative to galvanizing, powder coating or even stainless steel for balustrades, balconies and feature stairs.

Repairs and alterations to electroless nickel plated materials can be done on site. Although the nickel plated pieces would be prepared off site, the size of the tanks used to nickel plate the components are very large, therefore resulting in much fewer joins.

Expected lifespan

The expected lifespan for electroless nickel plated materials depends on the specific project, as certain factors affect the lifespan, (for example, salt spray by the sea.) Electroless nickel plating usually lasts decades.

Did you know?

-NiTEC nickel plated a staircase in the The Natural History Museum’s glass extension ‘The Darwin Centre’.

-Electroless nickel plating could also be used to treat steel cladding panels as a feature type material.

To find out more about electroless nickel plating, visit http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.co.uk for more information.

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