Heritage Restoration Specialist

The Australian Pressed Metal Group are the manufacturing and distribution specialists of the largest range of premium quality pressed metal products throughout Australia and New Zealand. The head office and state of the art showroom showcasing 100s of designs on display and holding stock of every design and cornice is located in Adelaide at 20 Fifth Street Brompton, just minutes from the CBD. Australian Pressed Metal and Adelaide Pressed Metal is owned and operated by Phil Cooymans, a prominent member of the South Australian building and ceiling industry with over 40 years’ experience. Phil commenced his apprenticeship in the ceiling industry in 1977 which importantly included competency-based training in the use of pressed metal. After working in the building industry for many years Phil formed his own company in 1984. Adelaide Pressed Metal was formed in 2000 as demand increased for quality pressed metal designs manufactured in original imperial measurements, for heritage restoration. With this in mind Phil opened the first showroom with a stock list of around 36 designs. The Australian Pressed Metal Group was later formed and there is now an outlet in every state throughout Australia & New Zealand, run by licensed tradesmen, experienced in the installation of pressed metal and the building trade.

Australian Pressed Metal specialise in the supply and install of pressed metal for domestic projects as well as large scale building projects and from heritage restoration to modern applications. There is no minimum order, and we have the capability of quick turnaround for large orders including specialty orders of zinc, galv., copper and brass. 

The list of designs and products continues to grow and there are now hundreds of products available as we continue to preserve our heritage and make exciting discoveries in our warehouse vault.  Australian Pressed Metal now have the largest range of original pressed metal designs and products in Australia manufactured to imperial measurements.

Preserving and restoring Australia's unique heritage architectural features has gained significant importance in recent years and advances in technology have made this attainable and cost effective. Australian Pressed Metal are fortunate enough to own the original pressed metal dies from South Australian manufacturer TW Inghams, the last remaining original pressed metal manufacturer left in Australia, saving them from the same fate as the original Wunderlich dies. Thousands of original Wunderlich metal dies were destroyed back in the 1950’s along with the metal dies of another NSW manufacturer Anthony Hordern Embossed Steel Panels. Both companies were bought out and ceased production of pressed metal products when heritage features were not as highly prized as they are today. Australian Pressed Metal are custodians of a collection of original Wunderlich, Anthony Hordern and TW Ingham literature and catalogues from early 1900’s providing a wealth of heritage information and reference.

Original dies are restored to the highest exacting standard using 21st Century technology, extensive knowledge and first-hand experience and expertise working with original pressed metal material to create a perfectly authentic product. All products are pressed in premium O grade aluminium in our manufacturing process, a hygienic food grade quality, suitable for raw aluminium splashbacks and is fire rated and tested by the CSIRO to guarantee the quality of the product.

Australian Pressed Metal is the leading specialist company in Australia for Heritage restoration reproducing to exacting standards original Wunderlich, T.W. Inghams and Anthony Hordern designs panel, cornice, rail, vent, mitre or architectural features for any project on a commercial and domestic scale. Australian Pressed Metal are passionate at preserving unique heritage features specializing in Heritage listed buildings such as Flinders St Train Station in Melbourne to pressed metal ceilings in domestic residences. All Australian Pressed Metal products are produced from the highest quality materials while retaining original authenticity.

Our commitment is to produce the best quality product, stock the largest amount of authentic pressed metal products in Australia and offer decades of knowledge and experience to protect the authenticity of pressed metal and our heritage features. 

All panels are pressed from a premium O grade lightweight aluminium, (not basic mill grade) are heat resistant and suitable for an endless variety of applications including for splashbacks in kitchens, laundries and bathrooms, wall paneling, door inserts and kick panels, feature walls, bedheads, mirror frames and behind stoves and combustion heaters, outdoor kitchen BBQ splashbacks and feature walls, doors, fences, screens and gates as well as the traditional use for ceilings, walls and gables, fascia's and awnings, shopfronts and counters. With today’s technology we can offer many designs as specialty orders pressed in Copper, Brass, Soft Zinc, Perforated Steel, Colourbond, Zincalume and Heritage Galv. 

Drawing on decades of experience in the conservation of our heritage listed buildings throughout Australia we offer a full restoration, installation and advisory service to Builders, Architects and Interior Designers for all pressed metal products in the restoration of all pressed metal applications of walls, ceilings, cornices and architectural features.

As we are committed to preserving our unique architectural heritage we have a code compliant contracting arm, National Pressed Metal, operating throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Australian Pressed Metal is proudly Australian owned, and all products are manufactured in Australia.