When it came to designing Newry’s Street Market, the challenge was to re-create ”old world” charm and character. This was achieved through the use of Victorian style steel columns that support the attractive timber panelled roof.
As is often the case, functionality and aesthetics needed to combine in order to achieve a successful outcome. Nicolas O’Dwyer Consulting Engineers demanded that the steelwork should be adequately protected from corrosion, should be maintenance-free for the maximum period achievable, and should provide an aesthetic impression in keeping with the overall design concept.
The key to corrosion protection was Hot Dip Galvanizing. But to address the aesthetic issue, a topcoat of paint was required to provide the appropriate visual appeal.
The answer to this problem was the Galvacoat paint system. Its unique binding agents allow it to bond successfully with galvanized surfaces – immediately after galvanizing.
Use of the quality Galvacoat paint system meant that it would adhere well to the galvanized surface, while also providing a tough, long lasting surface to stand up to daily abuse and natural weather conditions.