Exotic metals are often specified because of their unique aesthetic appeal and proven longevity. We have extensive experience with these “noble materials” in a myriad of applications, varying from traditional standing seam to flatlocks, reveal panels and custom fabrications. Our project list includes some of the most prominent architecture completed in recent years.
The following are some of the more common metals in this category:
Stainless Steel – Typically known for its tarnish free, bright silver finish, stainless steel offers the designer strength and beauty in one. Mirror, brushed or embossed finishes give stainless steel a wide variety of tones. But it doesn’t have to be just silver. Coloured stainless steel is also available.
Titanium – This light weight metal is known for its exceptional longevity and deep luster. Colour is induced by an electrolytic process; it is not a coating but rather an alteration to the surface which creates the hue. Available in smooth or embossed finishes, normally 0.4mm thick, titanium is suitable for flatlock tiles and standing seam applications.
Copper – Copper has been used for centuries in Cladding London as an aesthetically pleasing building material. In the past it was typically used for roofing and adornment. However, recently copper has found a place as an architectural statement on building façades. The full range of applications can be achieved.
Zinc – Whether it is used in renovation or new construction, traditional or avant-garde designs, zinc is an elegant partner for many building envelope materials. Environmentally friendly and fully recyclable, zinc can be used on both roof and wall applications.
Fibre-reinforced cement panels free architects and designers from the constraints of concrete, acting like a skin made of concrete and opening entirely new possibilities for modern ventilated wall design. Concrete skin cladding is compact and flexible, adjusting to any shape an architect choose to design – curves, straight lines, slanted or straight walls or roofs. Interior and exterior surfaces fuse into one spatial unit, giving the impression of a building that has been cast in one piece.
The flexible, compact skin can be finished with sandblasted or brushed surfaces in a variety or iron oxide colours. A special process also allows us to incorporate company logos or patterns into the surface. Each manufactured part is unique in size, colour, and surface finish, creating a truly individual look.