Why is Zinc Roofing and Cladding so Popular with Architects?

Why is Zinc Roofing and Cladding so Popular with Architects?

Since SIG Design & Technology launched its Zinc & Copper division, there’s been a lot of interest to provide ‘fabricated in the UK’ Zinc systems.

The service is supported by metal processing expert Steadman & Sons (an SIG company based in Carlisle) and Bolton fabricator Metal Solutions, enabling specifiers to get fast access to a comprehensive range of zinc roofing, cladding and accessories.

So why do architects like to specify zinc?
Zinc is beautiful, there’s nothing like a real metal roof. It looks great, it photographs well and its crisp lines can really bring out the qualities of a building design. Zinc can look really spectacular.

Today you don’t need to rely on time to create a good patina on zinc, and there are a range of finishes available. As well as the natural finish, NedZink comes in prepatinated finishes including NedZink NOVA, a lovely even matt finish, and NOIR, a uniform very dark grey version which can look nearly black on a roof. NOVA is also available in a range of textured finishes from grooves to fish-scales, produced by rollers during fabrication.

If you want a zinc roof on your building, get in touch with us for a full impartial design and supply service.

The benefits of using SIG Design and Technology to help you with your zinc roof include:
• A fully conversant technical team with decades of experience;
• Free advice on design and detailing;
• UK Fabrication, including bespoke designs;
• Reliable supply by SIG plc, our nationwide logistics network;
• Installation by a trained and DATAC approved contractor;
• Full technical support off site and on site including inspections;
• Professional Indemnity Insurance for all our advice and design work;
• Full system guarantees.

Full system guarantees are particularly popular with clients because it means if you do have any problem with your roof there is one point of call, and no problems between the material, accessories, design and fixing.

Want to see the Zinc in the flesh? Apply for a set of samples here.

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