Formaspan ™

Metal Column Covers


Formaspan™ preformed architectural aluminum or stainless steel column covers consist of:

  1. 18 or 22 gauge Type 304 stainless steel.
  2. Up to 3 mm (1/8″) solid thickness 3003 or 5005 alloy aluminum.

Column covers can be square, rectangular, or round, are non-load bearing, and are formed in factory before anodizing or finishing with PPG or Valspar coatings.

Also available is a wide variety of stainless steel finishes. Covers are supplied complete with fastening returns and top plates welded into place.



As a decorative exterior or interior cover for all types of columns, e.g. square, round, steel, concrete, wood or other materials, for new construction or re-facing (updating) old columns.

Dimensional Criteria

Brake (Square, or Rectangular) Shapes: Minimum 356 mm (14″) to 711 mm (28″) square, in two sections; 6 mm (1/4″); 3.6 m (12′-0″) length maximum in one piece.

Rolled (Round) Shapes: Minimum 204 mm (8″) diameter, by maximum 3 m (10′-0″) length in one piece.

Options & Finishes

Jointing Options: Recessed caulked joints or hairline joints.

Finishes: Type 304 stainless steel. A wide variety of finishes available, from #4 brushed-satin finish, to #8 mirror-polished finish

Anodized finish as desired in Class 1 (.0007″) or Class 2 (.0004″) anodic thickness.

PPG or Valspar paint coatings available in a wide range of solid colours, pearlescents and metallic shades. Custom colours available upon request.

Standards Conformance

  1. ASTM A240/A240M-02, Standard Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications.
  2.  AA DAF 45-97, Designation System for Aluminum Finishes.
  3. ASTM B209 – Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate; 1996.

Specifiations (short form)

Spec Note: See long form 3-Part specification at end of “Formaspan™ Metal Column Covers” section of manual.

Column covers: SpandrelTech custom fabricated [18 or 22 gauge Type 304 stainless steel] [3 mm (1/8″)] thickness [3003 [5005] alloy aluminum]] column covers as shown on the drawings as manufactured by SpandrelTech Ltd., 16 Erin Park Drive, Erin, Ontario N0B 1T0; Tel: (519) 833-9684 or 1-888-833-9684; Fax: (519) 833-0845; Email:; Web:

Finish to be [stainless steel] [#8 mirror-polished finish] [#4 brushed-satin finish] [anodized AA_____Class 1 (.0007″)][anodized AA_____Class 2 (.0004″)] [_____colour] [PPG finish][Valaspar finish].