Long-Lasting. Energy Efficient. Stylish. Fireproof. Low-Maintenance
Copper cladding’s durability and undoubted aesthetic value are just two of the many advantages that this sleek and stylish cladding provides for a range of residential and commercial projects throughout Melbourne.
Although copper is often seen as a premium cladding material, the durability and strength of this eye-catching cladding make it comparable to zinc, aluminium, stainless steel or concrete tiles. Add in the low maintenance advantages and protection against weathering and corrosion and it’s no wonder more and more Melbournians are turning to copper cladding to complement their home, office or contemporary project.
With combined industry experience of more than 40 years in the architectural roof and facade cladding world, AMC has the product and installation expertise to bring your vision to life and deliver a space that’s equal parts functional and aesthetic.
To learn more about our services please contact a member of our team on 0497 009 390.
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What is copper cladding?
Cladding shields your property from the elements (and Melbourne offers a unique environmental challenge in the form of unpredictable wind and rain). Combining aesthetic and practical functions, your choice of cladding will have a direct impact on your long-term costs and the appearance of your property.
Enter copper cladding.
A timeless and bold building material used for centuries, copper or copper alloy cladding offers a lightweight yet durable material that’s easily manipulated to suit custom designs and facades. As an added advantage, copper exposed to the elements will oxidise for vibrant results. This process transitions the colour of your cladding throughout the years for a striking facade that grows and changes with your property.
At AMC, we provide copper in a range of finishes directly from the manufacturer including:
Cladding was traditionally used for its protective purposes (with historical use of copper dating back centuries) – but times have changed. Modern cladding offers a range of aesthetic advantages that are hard to go past.
Offering instant elegance to any property, copper cladding adds an undoubted charm which provides value whether you’re planning to sell down the line or simply want to come home to a house that’s visually striking. If you’re considering a copper cladding facade, consider the following benefits:
Copper cladding remains striking throughout the years. As time passes, copper cladding will develop a distinctive patina (the grown-brown film on the cladding surface) that can stand alone or complement surrounding timber or brick exterior surfaces.
Copper cladding provides a natural resistance to mould, mildew and insect infestations. This creates a low-maintenance finish that won’t demand your attention over time the way other cladding materials may.
Copper is a highly malleable material which provides a high level of creativity and design. Ideal for custom exteriors that require a unique cladding option, copper can be installed to suit curved facades and suit any contemporary design.
Copper cladding delivers an ever-changing finish that reacts to the environment and location of the installation. Creating a truly beautiful life cycle, copper is sought after as a roofing and cladding material because it affords a timeless finish that’s constantly changing.
Copper cladding is one the most durable and long-lasting choices available. Able to protect your property and stand out for five decades or more, the upfront cost of copper cladding installation becomes a highly economical choice that does not require constant maintenance or replacing.
It’s a common misconception that copper cladding is inherently expensive. While any metal cladding will not be an entry-level finish, there are a range of factors that introduce cost diversity which can deliver a stunning finish at a price that works for you.
At AMC, we pride ourselves on honest and transparent communication with clients from project inception to completion. Copper cladding typically falls between $500 to $600 per m2. However, when factoring in the low maintenance advantages (few external cladding options are as easy to maintain) and long lifespan, installing copper cladding becomes a highly economical choice.
How long does copper cladding take to install?
At AMC, we focus on being efficient and reliable when it comes to the onsite installation. We understand the importance of keeping disruption to a minimum whether you live in Toorak, Brighton, Albert Park or the Mornington Peninsula.
Every project is customised to meet your clients’ needs and keep costs to a minimum. This includes a custom measure and fit to ensure we are fully across the needs of your project and reduces the need for re-works and reorientation. On average, it takes between 2 to 5 days to clad an entire Melbourne property. However, this depends on the size of your home, the complexity of your facade and the challenges of your block. For a walkthrough of our process, reach out on 0497 009 390 to speak to a member of the Advanced Metal Cladding Team.
Let AMC transform your property with stunning, timeless copper cladding
Copper’s natural characteristics and strength make it the ideal choice for your external cladding. Whether you’re at home in Richmond, South Yarra or anywhere across Melbourne, the AMC team is composed of experienced craftsmen committed to quality and excellence.
Across traditional to contemporary structures, copper delivers a luxurious and elegant finish suitable for projects of all scope and size. The combination of elite strength and resistance to everything the Melbourne weather can throw at it makes copper cladding a superior choice whether your clients are looking for safety, strength or style.
With the knowledge and ability to manage any project, we’re excited to learn more about your architectural cladding vision and find out how we can assist. Reach out on 0497 009 390.
Frequently Asked Questions About Copper Cladding in Melbourne
Copper cladding may be fitted to curved exteriors. However, where a flat panel is required, we recommend a maximum length of 4 metres. For soffit applications (for example, arches and porches), we recommend a maximum length of 3 metres.
Yes. Many Melburnians are looking to incorporate longer-lasting materials with energy-efficient properties. Copper cladding reflects light which prevents heat from entering your building during the summer and cold from entering your building in the winter. This means your clients can rely less on the A/C system with external insulation helping regulate internal temperatures.
As more and more Melbournians begin to consider the impact their architectural projects have, it’s natural to wonder how copper measures up. Copper is one of a select few metals that is fully sustainable. Most mined copper remains in use and roughly 55% of copper used in architecture is recycled.
AMC was established in 2013 by Paul Bowd and Michael Kumschick who have been in the architectural metal cladding industry for 20 years.
We are focusing on being efficient and reliable when it comes to the onsite installation. Good communication between the involved parties is crucial.
We have recently been approved by VM Zinc as an accredited installer that can supply a 50 year warranty on VM Zinc materials if installed by AMC to the VM Zinc guidelines. Other workmanship warranty is as per the regulations of the construction industry.
Doing a detailed area take-off for each individual project ensures that we are full across the requirements and reduces the amount of re-work and variations due to oversight in the quotation process.
We are open and honest with clients from the start of what to expect when they deal with us. We are a small business that focuses on a niche market that we know well.
We have developed systems to better serve our clients which starts from the first initial contact for a quote request through to the on site installation of the customized cladding and roofing project.
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