Copper Meshes

At Codina Architectural, we work mainly with four metals, each with different treatments and finishes. In this page we will see the main characteristics of the copper meshes we offer; we will see their properties, the available treatments, the different uses we can give them and the most popular copper meshes of this house. The other metals we work with are stainless steel, brass and aluminum.


Copper properties

Some of copper’s main properties are:

  • Thermal and Electrical Conductivity: Copper is known to be one of the best thermal and electrical conductors among metals. It is used in a wide range of applications, from electrical cables and piping systems to electronic components and refrigeration equipment.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Copper is highly resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for applications in corrosive or humid environments. This property makes it especially suitable for the marine industry and for plumbing and plumbing systems.
  • Malleability and Ductility: Copper is highly malleable and ductile, which means it can be easily shaped and manipulated into different shapes and sizes, making it ideal for manufacturing and construction applications.
  • Antimicrobial Properties: Copper has natural antimicrobial properties, making it effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. This makes it a preferred choice for applications in hospitals, kitchens, and potable water systems.
  • Aesthetic Appearance: Copper has an attractive reddish color that can provide an aesthetic and distinctive appearance to the applications in which it is used, such as architecture and decoration.

Compared to stainless steel or aluminum, it is a much more conductive metal, while aluminum is a lighter metal and steel is more resistant to corrosion. This can be an advantage or disadvantage depending on the project requirements and will help to choose the most suitable metal in each case. Here you can see a comparison of our 4 metals.

Copper woven wire mesh


Factory of copper mesh for architecture - Codina Architectural
Operator in the production of copper mesh Codina

Copper woven wire mesh is a form of metal mesh that is manufactured from copper wires woven together, forming a netting structure. These meshes are used in a wide variety of applications due to copper’s unique properties, which include its excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, high corrosion resistance, antimicrobial capabilities and attractive appearance.

The advantages of using copper mesh in architectural projects include its durability and corrosion resistance, making it suitable for corrosive or humid environments. In addition, copper has natural antimicrobial properties, making it an ideal choice for applications in environments where it is intended to inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, such as hospitals or public spaces. In addition, copper mesh offers a unique and distinctive aesthetic appearance, which can enhance the visual appearance of an architectural project, providing a modern and sophisticated look.

Copper mesh treatments and finishes


Copper mesh with textured copper treatment from Codina
Textured copper mesh

In terms of treatments and finishes, copper meshes can be subjected to various processes to obtain different appearances and characteristics. Some possible treatments and finishes for copper mesh include:

  • Natural treatment: In this treatment, the metal is left without additional coating or plating. Over time, the mesh will oxidize and turn a dark green color (known as patina) due to the reaction of the copper with air and moisture. This natural treatment may be suitable for applications where a rustic, natural appearance is desired, but may also be less resistant to corrosion and wear.
  • Lacquer treatment: In this treatment, the wire cloth is coated with a layer of clear lacquer to protect it from oxidation and corrosion. The lacquer coating can also improve the durability and scratch resistance of the mesh. This treatment is suitable for applications where a glossy appearance and corrosion protection are desired.
  • Texturized treatment: In this treatment, the wire mesh is subjected to a texturizing process that creates a surface with a three-dimensional pattern. This treatment can improve the tensile strength and grip of the mesh, making it more suitable for applications such as insect screens, air filters and privacy screens. The textured treatment can also improve the appearance of the mesh, making it more visually interesting.

Architectural applications of copper mesh


Enclosures and facades of copper mesh
Application of Codina copper mesh as solar screens

Copper mesh is a versatile and aesthetically pleasing option for use in architecture, and is used in a variety of applications in architectural projects. Some of the main applications and uses of copper mesh in architecture include:

  • Cladding and facades: Copper mesh is used as cladding and facades on buildings to provide an aesthetic and distinctive appearance. Copper mesh can be used in the form of panels or as decorative elements on the façade, creating an attractive and modern visual effect.
  • Sun protection: Copper mesh is also used for sun protection in architectural projects. They can be installed as solar screens on windows or facades, allowing the passage of natural light while protecting from excess solar radiation and helping to reduce energy consumption in the interior of the buildings. This is ideal in car parks and stadiums.
  • Enclosures and railings: Copper mesh is used in the construction of enclosures and railings, offering a combination of safety, aesthetics and durability. They can be used on balconies, terraces and stairs, providing an aesthetic and elegant look while meeting functional needs.
  • Decorative elements: Copper mesh can also be used as decorative elements in architectural projects, adding a touch of style and originality. They can be used as decorative displays, shop windows, ceiling or wall coverings, and other interior and exterior decorative elements

Codina Architectural copper mesh models


Copper metal mesh for architecture projects
Eiffel 40100 natural copper

Treillis en cuivre tissé pour projets architecturaux Mies R
Mies R in lacquered copper

Codina Architectural Gropius F copper Metal Mesh
Gropius F in lacquered copper











copper mesh for architecture Jacobsen 1515
Jacobsen 1515 in lacquered copper

treated copper mesh for facades
Eiffel 40100 in textured copper

Copper mesh Jacobsen 612
Jacobsen 1515 natural copper