Pressed metal plays a crucial role in helping architects to realise their vision. At Panel Systems, we have provided pressed metal services to contractors for over 40 years.

By working closely with glazing contractors, we ensure that project requirements are met by offering custom solutions that seamlessly integrate components with glazing systems, enhancing the structure’s functionality and aesthetics.

Common applications for our pressed metal work include perforated sheets, cills, rainscreen trays, balustrade panels, bespoke punched components, and much more. Our state-of-the-art facilities and CNC machinery allow us to work with a wide range of materials and metals, providing us with the flexibility to meet your needs.

What is metal pressing?

Metal pressing, also known as metal stamping, is a manufacturing process to shape metal sheets into different forms, sizes and designs. This process typically involves placing the metal sheet into a press brake to form the desired shape and size.

Here at Panel Systems, we use the latest punching and forming technology to provide advanced techniques for pressing a wide range of metals, such as aluminium, stainless steel, copper, and brass. Our service combines cutting-edge machinery with expertise in many different materials, plus skilled CAD designers with the end result being high-quality custom-pressed metal items.

Metal pressing for glazing applications

There are a number of ways in which our metal pressing expertise can be used in glazing applications…

Window and Curtain wall systems: Commonly used in commercial buildings, pressed metal parts are typically used to form cills, brackets, rainscreen, jamb closures and other associated components.

Architectural features: With design flexibility, metal pressings and perforated sheets create bespoke architectural and façade components to enhance the visual appeal of buildings.

Custom parts: Metal pressing offers the flexibility to produce bespoke parts with precision, allowing glazing contractors to meet specific project requirements.

The design flexibility granted by our machinery allows us to fulfil custom requirements with ease and process materials efficiently to minimise waste, providing a cost-efficient service.

What materials can be pressed?

We work with a variety of materials including,

  1. Aluminium: This environmentally friendly metal is corrosion-resistant and highly conductive which can be shaped into various designs. Aluminium pressings can add modern finishes to any architectural glazing application and are typically powder coated or anodised to the specifiers chosen colour.
  2. Stainless steel: Known for its durability and strength, stainless steel is also corrosion-resistant, making it ideal for architectural applications exposed to the elements.
  3. Galvanised steel: This material is corrosion-resistant and durable, with a zinc coating that provides a protective galvanised finish.
  4. Copper: This sustainable material is 100% recyclable and available in many finishes. It’s known for its excellent conductivity and antimicrobial properties, making it suitable for both aesthetic and functional applications.
  5. Brass: Another corrosion-resistant material, brass offers a distinctive golden hue and is often used for decorative elements, fittings, and fixtures.
  6. Colourcoat LG: This pre-finished steel features a 200-micron abrasion-resistant coating with a leather-grain texture. It offers a durable and visually appealing option for a variety of exterior and interior applications.

Panel Systems has the capability to manage the production of your pressed metal fabrications from start to finish, eliminating the need for third party involvement. We can also deliver prototypes before final fabrication to ensure the product meets your specifications before moving into full-scale production.

With a highly experienced team of CAD designers and our advanced CNC capabilities, we can manufacture high-quality and bespoke press metalwork in small and large quantities to meet various architectural applications.

Whether you’re working on a modern commercial or industrial façade or a bespoke residential project, choosing Panel Systems as your supplier for pressed metal products is a great choice. For more information and pricing contact 0114 249 5626 or email

Panel Systems is a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB), which promotes and educates the market on the use of aluminium in architecture.