Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a popular material for roofing and building envelope solutions as its extremely durable, long lasting, lightweight and low maintenance. We source our stainless steel from manufacturers such as Euroclad and Kingspan who can provide us with a wide variety of grades, forms and finishes to suit our client’s projects.

 

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron, chromium, and sometimes nickel and other metals. It has excellent resistance to corrosion from air pollution which, combined with its smooth surface, means it requires very little maintenance. It is highly versatile and blends extremely well with other materials including glass, timber, concrete and composites, making it ideal for construction.

 

It is easy to maintain and used to impressive aesthetic effect for roofs, cladding, façades and metalworking.

Stainless Steel’s thickness is typically less than that of other metal roofing materials, which allows for the design of a lighter, more cost-effective supporting structure. Although low in weight, stainless steel has a high profile in terms of durability. Stainless steel roofs can be made using a variety of techniques, from the traditional standing seam method to special welded techniques.

Environmental Impact

Stainless steel is the most recycled material in the world. Although long lasting, it can be recycled repeatedly without loss of quality, resulting in raw material savings and reduced environmental impact in the manufacturing process. At the end of a building’s life, steel components can be dismantled easily with a high reclamation rate.

Zinc

We are approved installers for VMZINC®, whose products we use on roofing projects where zinc is required, for their scope and versatility in roof design and application.

 

VMZINC® is suitable for all roof pitches above 3° and all types of shapes including straight, curved and folded. VMZINC® offers roof, rain screen façade, and rainwater systems as well as accessories and flashings, and unique roofing ornaments.

 

Zinc is a popular choice in construction due to its mechanical and aesthetic flexibility. Applied in strips, it can be bent to fit curves with low radiuses, formed into complex shapes, and combines well with other materials such as wood, brick, cement and glass. It has a surface that adopts many appearances, depending on the light. Zinc has an exceptionally long life span as it is not sensitive to corrosion; it develops a protective patina, and self-repairs imperfections and scratches.

Environmental Impact

Zinc is a natural, primary material that can be recycled indefinitely and has a low primary energy demand.