An important part of the pre-construction phase, samples and mock-ups give architects and clients reassurance they’ve made the right decision.

The construction industry uses drawings, architects’ impressions and material swatches to show how features will look on a finished building. But it’s far from ideal. Even the introduction of 3D visualisation is not the same as seeing the ‘real thing’, That’s why Maple see samples and mock-ups as such an important element in the architectural façade design process. We provide everything from RAL colour swatches, powder-coating and panel samples to structural components and fixings as part of our commitment to consultation and collaboration.

Time Square MSCP, Warrington

Our architectural façade project for Warrington’s Time Square car park was one of the first to use our dedicated mock-up area. Architects and contractors viewed real-life examples of the panels at actual size.

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time square car park perforated panels

Consultation – samples and mock-ups are a key part of our commitment to achieve project success

Dedicated sample process – we produce samples in-house and deliver them straight to you (usually free of charge – speak to your usual Maple contact

Mock-ups – we have a dedicated mock-up area in our factory but full-size mock-ups can also be delivered to site for clients to see in situ on the actual building

Peace of mind – collaborating with architects and contractors on samples and mock-ups lets everyone know what they’re getting before manufacture and installation, and helps speed up the approvals process

smithfield mscp full size mock up