Rigidal’s Ziplok seam profile being used as stylish look in projects at Park Central in Birmingham.

Rigidal’s Ziplok seam profile being used as stylish look in projects at Park Central in Birmingham.

Almost 40,000 sq m of Rigidal’s Ziplok standing seam profile are being used to bring a stylish look to one of the UK’s largest city regeneration projects at Park Central in Birmingham.

The scheme, which will take another four years to complete, consists of a variety of houses and apartments as well as shops and parkland. Almost the whole of the roof area for the project will consist of Rigidal Ziplok in plain mill stucco embossed aluminium, and many of the apartment blocks feature the Ziplok in a ‘roof to wall’ application, which gives a distinctive and stylish look to the development. In order to preserve the clean lines of these roofs, the Ziplok was in many cases smooth curved down to radii as tight as 4m.

Most of the Ziplok for the various buildings is supported on structural decking which offers a simplified method of construction by dispensing with the need for purlins.

The structural deck is used to span the portal frames of the building, thereby using fewer components and giving clean lines to the interior of the building.

Decking can be either solid, web or fully perforated, dependant on the nature of the acoustic requirements to be accommodated within this system.

Built up standing seam roofs bring the benefits of a metal roofing system of durability, cost-effectiveness, speed of installation and technical competence with a visually pleasing appearance complemented by a wide selection of colours and finishes. The ability to taper and curve sheets means that the design possibilities are virtually endless. This is complemented by sophisticated perimeter detailing ensuring that the whole system can achieve the highest possible aesthetic standards.

The Ziplok is installed by Apex Roofing for main contractor Crest Nicholson. Architects are Gardner Stewart.

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