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Zinc Roofing & Cladding

Specialising in zinc roofing & cladding, and the fabrication and installation of tradition standing seam, batten roll, shingles, tiles & rainwater goods.

We are members of the FTMRC, a VMZinc at work partner, and approved installers of VMZinc, Rheinzinc, Nedzinc and Elzinc. You are assured of both the highest quality materials and the highest installation standards.

History

Used on roofs in Paris for over 200 years, firstly as part of Baron Hausmann’s rebuilding programme between 1853 and 1870, zinc now covers over 85% of all metal roofs in Paris.

Now

Zinc is among the most popular building metals used in construction today due to its distinctive appearance, low maintainance and sustainable properties. Architectural zinc is used today to protect the exterior of buildings in applications such as roofing, wall cladding, flashings, copings, rainwater goods, domes, spires and vaults.

Properties/applications

Zinc roofs are a good solution for buildings with challenging geometries, making it a number 1 option with archeticts when choosing building materials on very demanding projects. Zinc will form its own self protective ‘patina’ which develops as a result of exposure to the atmosphere. With an initial thickness of 0.7 mm, zinc is estimated to last over 80 years.

Benefits

  • Durable
  • Design life of 80 years plus
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Lightweight
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Sustainable
  • Fully recyclable
  • Cost effective.

Technical guide lines

  • Minimum roof pitch 3 degrees
  • Can be laid in lengths up to 13 meters without the need of expansion steps
  • Can be used for either warm or cold roof constructions
  • Available in various finishes

Please contact us for further technical help and advice.

Exterior Metal Crafts Ltd
Units 9-10
Ground Floor R/O 57-59 Bexley High Street
Bexley
Kent
DA5 1AB
Tel: 01322 554 770
Email: info@exteriormetalcrafts.com