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Standing Seam.

Standing Seam is one of the oldest systems. Its use has proven itself over centuries in very demanding applications such as the European alpine areas where it is the system of choice when it comes to metal roofing applications.

It can be used as both roof and wall systems alike. 

Standing seam gives the designer the biggest advantage in terms of flexibility and look. There is an almost infinite amount of detailing options available. 

This system can be customized to suit a variety of architectural applications such as tapered sheets, dome roofs, curved structures

It is by far the most used System to date in the metal cladding industry.

For roofing systems it requires a minimum of 3 degree fall

The standard sizes of the Standing Seam system are dependent of the material coil width and are as follows:

  • 1,200mm wide coils (Aluminium, Colorbond, some Copper)
  • 230mm
  • 330mm
  • 530mm (not recommended as it shows a lot of oil canning)
  • 1,000mm wide coils (VM Zinc, EL Zinc, Rheinzink, Copper)
    • 263mm
    • 430mm
  • 670mm wide coils (VM Zinc, Rheinzink)
    • 600mm -> This has been used on roofing applications predominantly. It is not widely used anymore these days as the materials can show excessive distortion in the panels.

While the above are the standard sizes meaning that there is no waste from the coil material, it is very common to customize the panel sizes to suit each project. The width and length of the panels can easily be changed to better fit the project at hand and allow design flexibility.

Standing Seam height is nominal 25mm from the sub-construction.

The Standing seam system requires a fully supported build up for both walls and roof applications.

It is advised that this plywood sub-construction is installed over battens that allow for a ventilated system. Some material manufacturers make this a requirement to qualify for the material warranty offered.

For wall applications it is recommended that a minimum 15mm thick layer of structural plywood is being used.

For all roof applications a minimum 17mm thick layer of structural plywood is required.

This plywood is then covered with a breathable / waterproof membrane such as ProctorWrap RW (walls) and ProctorWrap HTR (roofs). In some instances the use of a self-adhesive waterproof membrane is recommended such as the ProctorWrap SA.

Depending on the material being used, it is recommended to use a physical separation layer between the metal panels and the sub-construction. We can advise on individual requirements

The above is the manufacturer’s recommendation for a build up on a domestic project. For commercial applications it may be required to meet other guidelines.

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Interlocking.

Providing a very striking, modern look with recessed gaps between each panel. The panels are self supporting and can be fabricated in a variety of metals and sizes.

The Interlocking system is suitable for walls and ceilings only. It is not suitable for roofing applications as the recess gap joins are not waterproof when flooded.

The panels can be installed vertically or horizontally. The width of the recessed gap is nominal 15mm. It can be changed to the range between 5mm and 25mm. Applications are both possible in vertical and horizontal orientations.

  • 1,200mm wide coils (Aluminium, Colorbond, some Copper)
    • 205mm
    • 305mm
  • 1,000mm wide coils (VM Zinc, EL Zinc, Rheinzink, Copper)
    • 238mm
  • Wider panels can be produced of course. Going beyond the 238mm mark in Zinc and copper materials it is vital to increase the thickness of the material to 1mm ensuring a reasonably flat panel surface.
  • The vast majority of our Interlocking cladding project is made to suit each project and will have customized panel sizes.

The Interlocking system has a nominal panel thickness of 25mm. We predominantly use 25mm high top hat channels resulting in a cladding zone of 50mm from the structure.

On a wall cladding application with the Interlocking system it is imperative that there is a quality type membrane installed over the main structure. This needs to be fully tape sealed to ensure no water ingress can occur.

On top of that, metal battens provide the fixing points for each panel and flashings required.

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Flatlock / Shingle.

Having a tile like appearance, the Flatlock system is often used where a more flat look is desired. It relies on each Flatlock panel or shingle locking into the one installed before and overlapping it.

The Flatlock system can be used on roof, wall and soffit areas.

It is very important to note that the minimum roof pitch for Flatlock/Shingle systems is 25 degrees. Anything below that pitch will not work as the system won’t provide a durable waterproof skin.

  • 1,200mm wide coils (Aluminium, Colorbond, some Copper)
    • 340mm
  • 1,000mm wide coils (VM Zinc, EL Zinc, Rheinzink, Copper)
    • 440mm
    • 273mm

The Flatlock system requires a fully supported build up for both walls and roof applications.

It is advised that this plywood sub-construction is installed over battens that allow for a ventilated system. Some material manufacturers make this a requirement to qualify for the material warranty offered.

For wall applications it is recommended that a minimum 15mm thick layer of structural plywood is being used.

For all roof applications a minimum 17mm thick layer of structural plywood is required.

This plywood is then covered with a breathable / waterproof membrane such as ProctorWrap RW (walls) and ProctorWrap HTR (roofs). In some instances the use of a self-adhesive waterproof membrane is recommended such as the ProctorWrap SA.

The above is the manufacturer’s recommendation for a build up on a domestic project. For commercial applications it may be required to meet other guidelines.

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Nailstrip/Snaplock.

Both the Nailstrip and Snaplock systems have the same appearance once fully installed. Being a system that has been created to “simplify” the installation of a raised seam cladding system limits the amount of detailing that can be incorporated into the installation process.

Nailstrip and Snaplock systems can be installed on the roof, walls and soffit areas alike. Minimum pitch requirements for roof applications is 3 degrees. The rib heights are available in 25mm and 38mm.

The systems can be installed horizontally or vertically.

  • One of the reasons that these systems are often referred to as the “cheap Standing Seam” is because they are bound to standard panel sizes.
    • 1,200mm wide coils (Aluminium, Colorbond, Unicote-Lux)
      • Nailstrip: 165mm / 265mm / 465mm
      • Snaplock: 225mm / 325mm / 525mm
      • Note: the wider the panel the more likely is the appearance of oil canning.

  • Wall applications: Being a very budget driven system, it can be installed over battens only. 

Roof applications: We highly recommend the installation of these systems over a solid plywood sub-construction. This will provide the most solid overall roof build up and also allow the service/maintenance of a roof to be carried out without the physical distortion of the sheets.

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Batten Seam.

Providing a very traditional look. This system has a very long history. Each tray is formed with two upstands against a timber batten. These timber battens are then capped off to ensure a waterproof finish. The battens provide a stark and bold finish.

While originally a roofing system only, it can be used on vertical walls as well. The battens are nominal 40mm in height and approximately 60mm wide.

    • 1,200mm wide coils (Aluminium, Colorbond, some Copper)
    • 300mm
    • 330mm
    • 500mm (not recommended as it shows a lot of oil canning)
    • 1,000mm wide coils (VM Zinc, EL Zinc, Rheinzink, Copper)
      • 233mm
      • 400mm
    • 670mm wide coils (VM Zinc, Rheinzink)
      • 570mm -> This has been used on roofing applications predominantly. It is not widely used anymore these days as the materials can show excessive distortion in the panels.

    While the above are the standard sizes meaning that there is no waste from the coil material, it is very common to customize the panel sizes to suit each project. The width and length of the panels can easily be changed to better fit the project at hand and allow design flexibility.

The Batten seam system requires a fully supported build up for both walls and roof applications.

It is advised that this plywood sub-construction is installed over battens that allow for a ventilated system. Some material manufacturers make this a requirement to qualify for the material warranty offered.

For wall applications it is recommended that a minimum 15mm thick layer of structural plywood is being used.

For all roof applications a minimum 17mm thick layer of structural plywood is required.

This plywood is then covered with a breathable / waterproof membrane such as ProctorWrap RW (walls) and ProctorWrap HTR (roofs). In some instances the use of a self-adhesive waterproof membrane is recommended such as the ProctorWrap SA.

Depending on the material being used, it is recommended to use a physical separation layer between the metal panels and the sub-construction. We can advise on individual requirements

40+

Years of experience

We are an independent company and not associated with any particular architectural cladding distributor so we can offer a very diverse range of products and finishes. With all of the cladding materials we use, various thicknesses are available with greater gauges allowing for wider cladding panels.

Key Services
Architectural metal wall cladding
Architectural roofing
Garage door cladding
Custom cladding
Key Materials
VM ZINC
RHEINZINK
EL ZINC
COPPER
ALUMINIUM
COLORBOND
UNICOTE-LUX

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Our services.

We supply and install customised architectural metal wall cladding and roofing on domestic projects in the Melbourne area. All of our work is carried out by our own staff that are qualified tradespeople and have been trained in house. You bring the challenge and we provide the solution. We are licensed roof plumbing contractors and follow the latest Australian Standards.  We can take on the most challenging architectural projects from the ground up. Every cladding and roofing installation starts with the right sub-construction. We can help with the full package of sub-construction up to the fully detailed cladding installation, providing you with a long lasting crafted finish that is low in maintenance. At the core of each roofing and cladding project should be the creation of a waterproof building fabric. We help you in bringing together “Fashion and Function” and delivering the vision on site is our passion.

Process:
All estimating and project management is done in house. This process can sometimes be in excess of 2 years from point of first contact to award of contract. Once a project goes live, it will be handed over along with all relevant information to one of our own installers who will then become the point of contact for all onsite related matters.
For all admin tasks and related items our office will always be a phone call or email away.

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