Read more about our product recommendations for sizing, pattern types, and partner agreements to score savings when selecting our panels.
Maximize the use of a standard sheet size (maximum sheet size of 5’ x 12,’ 5’x10,’ 4’x8’)
Try to make your panels fit within this size with our typical 2” bend on all sides for structural support plus 1” clamp space all around. Net maximum panel sizes are 3’-6” x 7’-6” and 4’6” x 9’6” and 4’-6” x 11’-6” for the most common sheet sizes.
Call us to discuss oversized panels availability.
Plan panel sizes to take advantage of standard sheet sizes
Our typical system has a 2” fold on 4 sides. Guardrails have an additional 2” fold on the top rails.
Eliminate secondary structural systems
The main concept behind BŌK Modern systems is to ‘fold’ in the structural integrity of the panel. Typically you only need back-up structural attachment in one direction. The fold and connections between panels create their own structural members either horizontally or vertically.
Let us show you how our signature staggering of panels can allow large-span coverage; thus reducing redundant unnecessary steel structure support
Repetition of panel sizes
The more panels that are the same in size, pattern, finish, and color, the less cost per panel.
The less pattern variations per panel sizes, the more you save. Sometimes you can rotate the panels to set variations in a pattern to achieve repetition.
A continuous art pattern carried across the panels would be more expensive than a repetitive pattern throughout the panels.
The simpler the pattern and the fewer ‘penetrations’ by the laser saves cost.
The larger the openings and less complex the pattern, the less laser time and cheaper the cost.
Avoid patterns with very small holes like a pre-perforated sheet. Plan with a minimum diameter of openings around 3⁄4” and around 1” centers.
The minimum distance between pattern openings are around 2 times the panel thickness.
Bends in panels reinforce inherent, secondary structural support for cost savings.
A typical BŌK panel would require 4 folds for structural support and to maintain panel flatness.
Compare this cost with the additional structural support you would need without these structural folds.
Additional bends can add additional structural integrity thus reducing other costly structural elements.
Choose the best material for the job
If you are in a 4-season area or near the sea, don’t cut cost here or you’ll end up paying more later for maintenance. Stick to aluminum with architectural grade AAMA 2604 powder coat finish. Consider a fluropolymer AAMA 2605 (PVDF or FEVE) finish for greater longevity or for high rise applications.
Aluminum is infinitely more durable than cold- rolled steel.
For interior finishes, you may consider Cold Rolled Steel or Hot Rolled Steel. Tiger Drylac 49 is great for interiors and less expensive than the 38 series to reduce costs. Nearly infinite color choices are available with an AAMA 2603 powder coat finish for greater cost savings.
What can BŌK Modern do to help you?
Our team consists of architects, industrial designers, and engineers. Our mission is to facilitate your design vision—assisting you with mounting details, structural details, bracket details, panel configurations, custom patterns, along with material and finish recommendations.
Contact our pre-construction team at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a video call to discuss your specific project needs.