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FOTOBLECH - fences and railings

Rosenheim, Riedergarten

Rosenheim Rosenheim Rosenheim

Handrail, garage door, and privacy fence elements
Fotoblech pattern 'White Noise' with distinctly colored frames and stainless steel handrails.

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Fotoblech balconies in Vienna's Döbling district, Nussberggasse.

Wien Wien

Floral design. With their charming combination of functionality and aesthetics, floral motifs in photobleaching are a popular choice for balconies. They create an inviting atmosphere and give the balconies a unique flair.

Integrated handrail. Fotoblech balconies often forgo a separate handrail and instead integrate it into the surface, resulting in a reduced, aesthetically flat appearance.

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The Dresden residential district at Altmarkt

Dresden Dresden Dresden

Street-side privacy screens and court- yard-side railings
Railings that are opaque enough so that no one needs to install their own privacy screen.

Ulm, Wohnen am Weinberg

Ulm Ulm Ulm

Railing and privacy screen

Square and triangular perforation with a downward vertical flow that is opaque.



FOTOBLECH with curves. Punched Fotoblech sheets are not limited to rectangular shapes, but can adapt to any form. This is particularly advantageous for gates with arches, as shown by the example of the Alsbach brewery.

Fotoblech sheets are individually and precisely cut to meet specific needs and achieve an aesthetically pleasing result. The use of Fotoblech sheets provides high flexibility in adapting to given natural dimensions.

Vienna, Charasgasse

Vienna Ornament Vienna Vienna

FOTOBLECH - Ornaments

Wrought iron railings reinterpreted. A modern-surface design with reminiscence on Viennese building traditions.

FOTOBLECH - Entrance gate with lettering

Mustergenerator "Hook". This pattern is characterized by geometric shapes at a 45-degree angle, which are formed by interconnected hook-like chains in irregular hole sizes. The design can be either three-dimensional and space-filling or abstract, depending on the shaping.

Lettering. All FOTOBLECH sheets can be combined with any lettering of your choice. Hook PDF catalog

Vienna, Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus

FOTOBLECH Special: Sloping sheets at their best


Patterns in a new form. With Fotoblech, the rows and columns of the perforated sheets can be adapted to the outer shape - even if it is not rectangular. No matter whether it is a generated pattern from one of our pattern generators or a converted image template.
The hole sizes adapt to this as well. This makes it very easy to implement slopes in fences, sloping walls or perspective effects without the edges "fraying" or showing unwanted staircase effects.

Image, For comparison: With and without form fitting, Example of a angular lamp design (PDF)

FOTOBLECH - Coarse perforation with fine transitions

Vienna Zaun
Captivating coarse perforation with a strongly reduced leaf motif. The basically only 2 hole sizes (8 and 20mm) emphasise the contrast. When looking at it, the eyes are tempted to search for the optical connecting lines between the balconies.

Sharp transitions. The transitions between the hole sizes are calculated in such a way that they appear sharp and there are no steps in the slopes.

Project number: 210520-01

Vienna, Brigittenau

FOTOBLECH Special: railing with border and dynamic pattern


Our pattern generator "Square" with dynamic hole probability and the frame "Balcony 1".

With dynamic hole probability, the hole probability depends on the hole size.

Field view, Sample catalog Square

FOTOBLECH-Balconies in Vienna Liesing, Eschenpark

Wien Vienna

Floral pattern. An abstract floral pattern cascades over all parts so that the pattern runs continuously. Due to the pattern arrangement, different high railings form a uniform image.

Optimum transparency. By sampling on a scale of 1:1, the optimum transparency can be determined in advance. This can be controlled almost arbitrarily and is usually between 20 and 25%.

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Vienna Zaun
Rough perforation with abstract floral pattern. The flora behind the fence is anticipated by the hole pattern and thus included in the design.

Slopes and maximum height. The fence system has different slopes with fence panels up to 2 meters high.

Vienna, Liesing

FOTOBLECH-Railing in Vienna 22, Baranygasse

Vienna Vienna

Generated pattern. A balcony railing from our "White Noise" pattern generator. The square perforation runs in straight rows with only one hole size with a probability of 60%.

Made-to-measure unique items. All railing fields are calculated individually and the perforation fits exactly into the specified dimensions. Although the fields are of different lengths in detail, the overall picture is homogeneous.


Railing motif from the perforated sheet pattern generator

Klagenfurt Geländer Klagenfurt Geländer
Abstract pattern generated with the pattern generator
"Tile 3".

Pattern image

Railing in Klagenfurt

FOTOBLECH with initials at the gate


With FOTOBLECH, special highlights are set up. In this example you can see initials in a doorway. FOTOBLECH can easily be integrated into other systems of fences and railings. Applied on glass FOTOBLECHE elements can also be.

FOTOBLECH can also be combined with standard perforated sheets. The centers of the holes remain neatly arranged so that a smooth transition to other hole patterns is possible.

Most mounting systems can be used without modification. We often edge the sheets, however, so that less substructure is necessary than normal.

Diamond shape: slanted photo sheets for stair railings and fence fields


Especially for garden fences and banisters, the perforated plates can not only be rectangular, but can also climb according to the slope of the terrain and thus form a rhombus.

The rows of holes follow the slope regardless of the pattern and create a harmonious image. Here is an example of a generated pattern of our pattern generator "Strings 1". Sample page, example

Rising rows of holes
Rising detail

FOTOBLECH in security Sliding


Especially on company premises safety is extremly important. With FOTOBLECH you can combine safety and design. You can see here an example of an industrial door with integrated logo.

In this case, the use of stainless steel due to the higher strength is better than aluminum.

The margins are with very small holes so that it looks like one frame. Even if you look from the side of the photo sheet the subject is very easy to see. Even if the gate is dirty the theme can be recognized easily. The sun's rays break in each of the holes and let the FOTOBLECH shimmer.

FOTOBLECH Special: Garden fence with gradient and gradual transparency


Garden fences are often also a privacy screen.

Here is an example using our "Tile 4" pattern generator with gradient, jitter effect and one that runs continuously and becomes increasingly dense.

PDF, Catalog page sample, PDF catalog sample

FOTOBLECH with ornament


FOTOBLECH is particularly well suited for any type of ornament. Many classical and modern ornament patterns are available. They can serve as a decorative element or as a framework, for example.

Here in this example you can see a fence with an ornamental element.

All kinds of mosaics can be customized with FOTOBLECH and reinterpret. If you have a pattern or ornament and want to know how it looks like in FOTOBLECH: Just send it to us. You get back a preview not binding.

FOTOBLECH as a garden gate

Marchtrenk Gate
An individual garden gate with the message: "Here I watch!"
and an almost opaque background.

Unlike normal perforated sheets, Fotobleche
clearly convey what to expect. A message is conveyed.

The purpose inherent in the component is carried outwards.

Animal motif in Marchtrenk
Marchtrenk Gate

FOTOBLECH fence as a privacy screen in Berlin Bahnhof Tempelhof

Berlin Tempelhof Berlin Tempelhof

Fences and railings are typical applications for FOTOBLECHE. This example shows not only the aesthetic but also the functional advantages.

Download: Fence flyer

For fences and railings you can, for example, integrate your house number or your company logo. In addition, you can precisely control the opacity for each area. So, like here, garbage containers can be easily hidden.

FOTOBLECH as a railing and stairwell cladding

Biberach balconies Biberach balconies
Intense colored accents with photo sheets in a floral motif on railings and facades.

railing / Biberach

Reference: Railings and facades Nikolai Quartier (Hanover, Germany)

Referenz Nikolai Quartier total Referenz Nikolai Quartier Detail

Kellner Schleich Wunderling Architekten + Stadtplaner GmbH
Implementation: SMB GmbH, Jessen
Assembly: AUGUST PRIEN Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG
Material: Aluminum 3mm, powdercoated

300m² Railings and wall cladding of a new residential district for joint housing of all age groups in Hanover.
The perforated panels are wall-colored, inconspicuously but attractive to the facade.

Blades of grass as a railing motif: Opaque in the right places

Achern balconies Achern balconies
Floral blade of grass as a subtle privacy screen, especially in the lower area of the balcony railing.

Railings in Achern

Reference: Gate system with company logo (Delmenhorst, Germany)

Referenz BGW Referenz BGW Detail

Implementation: Heinrich Schlütter Stahl- und Metallbau GmbH
Material: Galvanized steel 2mm, powdercoated

Multi-part gateway with integrated company logo and Internet address. An example of how image symbols and fonts can be designed as FOTOBLECH.

The surrounding perforation is so fine that a good eye protection is ensured.

Forest motif as a railing and box house cladding

Dresden Stairwell cladding Dresden Balconies
House numbers and logos can be optimally integrated into the FOTOBLECH motifs.

Floral motif in Dresden

Referene: Fence (Salzburg, Austria)

Referenz 7 Referenz 7b

Planning: Brodinger GmbH, Lunova GmbH
Implementation: Schlosserei Ellmauer
Material: 2mm anodized aluminium

Fotoblech as fencing and screening of the company Brodinger.

Square hole in offset rows. The elements are doubly folded and can be hooked into the substructure very easy.

Sliding door (Freistadt, Austria)

Referenz 2 Referenz 2b

Architect: Erich Lengauer, Schneider Lengauer Architekten
Implementation: Metallbau Hammerschmid
Material: 2mm aluminium powder coated in front of a glass structure

A 4-piece furring an automatic sliding door with a company logo to be seen at the Main Square Freistadt. From a distance the grid is no longer perceived but the glass constructions and the logos behind. Coming nearer the lattice effect is more obvious than from the distance. In June 2018, Raiffeisenbank moved to Linzerstraße.

Cinema counter (Prague, Czechia)

Referenz 4 Referenz 4b

Architect: Martina Tietz, Chapman Taylor
Implementation: Martek Contracts Ltd
Material: 1mm stainless-steel in front of a plexiglass construction

All counters of "Cinema City" in Prague were clad with Fotoblech. Behind them are 5mm plexiglass sheets mounted with LEDs behind. Most of the sheets of the counter are arc-shaped. The pattern of each sheet run seamlessly one into the next.