Featured recently in the Channel 4 programme Grand Designs, SIG Zinc & Copper have supplied the cladding for the Amphibious House in Buckinghamshire. This is an innovative 'floating' house, the first of its kind in the UK, which has used NedZink NOVA cladding to cover the roof and walls.
The project is a private house which has been built on the banks of the Thames at Marlow in Buckinghamshire. Grand Designs follows clients Andy and Nicki Bruce and their architects Baca Architects through the build process.
The house is 'amphibious' in that for much of its life its sits on the ground in the normal way, but if there is flooding it is able to gently rise with the floodwater, settling back again when the floodwater recedes.
The house, which is relatively conventional in shape with a pitched roof, is clad on two sides and the roof with unusual diamond shaped zinc shingles.
The shingles are made with NedZink NOVA, a titanium zinc product that has a beautiful pre-weathered grey finish. The zinc was supplied by SIG Zinc and Copper and was cut to size in the UK.