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Suppliers of: Aperam Stainless Steel Roofing Cladding stainless Steel Facades rainscreens.

Aperam manufacture stainless steel roofing and cladding that offers the ultimate combination of visual style, high performance, sustainability and suitability for diverse building styles. The recent introduction of ferritic stainless steel and consequent removal of nickel has both stabilised price and removed the high susceptibility to commodity driven price volatility and fluctuation allowing Aperam stainless steel roofing and cladding to be increasingly cost effective.

 

Uginox Patina – Terne Coated Stainless Steel

One of the main core products from Aperam is their Uginox Patina / Terne Coated Stainless which for decades has been the main choice for replacing lead on church roofs. This terne coated stainless steel product no only mimics the appearance of lead with a weathered finish but also makes further theft and resulting building damage extremely unlikely as there is no scrap value to metal thieves.

Aperam have supplied their terne coated Uginox Patina solution to churches and heritage buildings throughout the UK becoming a trusted and reliable option which is approved by English Heritage.

Uginox K44 Patina is free from Nickel so has a low and stable cost, whilst at the same time providing higher performance than grade 316. It is suitable for both warm roof or cold roof specifications and has a tensile strength which is far superior to that of copper, zinc or aluminium.

Historic England in recommending Terne Coated Stainless Steel state the following:

“In comparison with lead Terne Coated Stainless Steel offers a long lifespan of 80-100 years, and is comparable to lead in terms of its low maintenance requirements. It is very durable and coating the steel with tin (terne-coating) allows it to dull down after a few months to resemble lead. It can be laid with traditional round batten rolls to match the appearance and performance of lead. Terne Coated Stainless Steel offers many of the benefits of lead but without the risk of theft”.

Aperam Stainless steel roofing and cladding offers scope for use in new build, refurbishment and heritage projects. The increased incidents of metal theft, especially of copper and lead have also initiated the endorsement by English Heritage of the Aperam UGINOX PATINA K44 terne-coated stainless steel roofing as an alternative to lead or copper roofing. Acceptance for heritage projects stems principally from the availability of systems which weather quickly to take on the desired appearance of lead together with fast installation solutions.

 

The Advantages of Aperam Stainless Steel

There are many other surfaces delivering a wide variety of shade, texture and colour. Aperam stainless steel is light in weight, highly durable and offers exceptional corrosion resistance even in aggressive environments. Excellent mechanical strength enables it to be used at thinner gauges than most other metals used for façade and roofing systems. The strength and subsequent weight reduction delivers surprising cost benefits. Though the cost per tonne is high by comparison to other metals, the reduced weight is reflected in a correspondingly low cost per square metre.

 

Stainless steel has a very low coefficient of expansion but has high tensile and yield strengths. This means that single tray lengths of up to 20 metres can be used. Detailing work and on site fabrication including soldering is straightforward, even at very low temperatures. Stainless steel is also not susceptible to cold working fatique.

 

For contemporary building facades and roofs, Aperam surfaces retain their appearance for decades but present none of the attendant oxide corrosion issues associated with many other metals.

 

some of our work includes:

  •       Retail developments such as marks and Spencer Glasgow Fort, Birmingham Bullring and John Lewis Leicester
  •       Healthcare projects such as the South Liverpool NHS Health Centre
  •       Add to the leisure bullet Galashiels Interchange building

Aperam Stainless Steel Roofing

Aperam stainless steel roofing systems offer scope for use at very low pitches and are suitable for warm and cold roof designs, including ‘compact’ warm roofs. Installed using normal metal fabrication equipment, they offer an exceptional standard of colour retention, with UGINOX PATINA K44 also providing the matt grey characteristics of lead. In addition to providing excellent thermal and acoustic properties stainless steel roofing also requires no underside ventilation. Accompanying the high corrosion resistance is a similarly high performance in relation to thermal shock and an AA-rated resistance to fire.

 

Aperam Stainless Steel Facades

Aperam façade systems offer scope to define a building’s visual aesthetic. The style is highly distinctive and in addition to complementing a wide variety of timber, masonry and glazing systems can be used to make a major contribution to high BREEAM performance. Standing seam, interlocking panel, cassette and ribbed cladding systems are available in addition to vertical and horizontal rises. The neat delineation of interlocking cladding panels and shingles can be used to create square, rectangular and diamond shapes while cassettes can be perforated or stamped for additional refinement. Assembly can be undertaken either on or off-site using standard tools.

 

Aperam UK projects span sectors including health, education, leisure, retail, heritage and commercial. They include:-

  • The Manchester headquarters of BDP Architects

  • Retail developments such as The Birmingham Bullring and John Lewis stores

  • The Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge

  • Education projects such as Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury, Milton of Leys Primary School, Inverness and Fordham University Colchester

  • Leisure and Conference facilities at Crewe Hall Hotel, Staffordshire

view our case studies here

Stainless Steel Economics and Sustainability

Stainless steel is fully recyclable and does not leach compounds or oxides that might contaminate water, soil or discolour other building materials. Indeed the harvesting of rain water is a regular requirement for use in grey-water applications or irrigation.

 

Maintenance requirements are minimal and even graffiti presents no major cleaning difficulties. Stainless steel is infinitely recyclable and therefore ideally suited within the construction sector where recycling levels are high. Overall, its inherent durability and long design life have led to it being classed as a highly sustainable green construction material.

 

UGINOX PATINA K44 is a bi-stabilized ferritic stainless steel terne coating on both sides that weathers over time, acquiring a natural matt patina akin to the traditional aesthetic of lead.

 

Aperam stainless steel surface finishes include:-

  • UGINOX TOP A permanent and durable matt finish

  • UGINOX PATINA K44 An electro-terne coating on both sides that weathers over time, and becomes grey with a matt finish.

Please contact Aperam for related information.

AEROFOILS External Shading Aerofins
AEROFOILS Fixed Blade Aerofins
AEROFOILS Solar Shading Aerofins
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings Metal
ARCHITECTURAL Facade Systems .
ARCHITECTURAL Metal Sheets .
ARCHITECTURAL Solar Shading Systems .
ARCHITECTURAL Terne Coated Stainless Steel .
ARCHITECTURAL METALWORK Stainless Steel .
BRISE SOLEIL See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS: .
CANOPY Claddings Stainless Steel
CLADDINGS and FACINGS See CLADDINGS EXTERNAL: .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Curved .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Facade Cassettes .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Resistant .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Harsh Environment .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Metal .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Metal Purpose Made
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Corrugated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Stainless Steel
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Stainless Steel Purpose Made
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Standing Seam
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Profiled Sheets Trapezoidal
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Rainscreen Systems .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Refurbishment .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stainless Steel .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stainless Steel Coloured
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stainless Steel Purpose Made
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stainless Steel Shingles
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terne Coated Stainless Steel .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terne Coated Stainless Steel Lead Appearance
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terne Coated Stainless Steel Standing Seam
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terne Coated Stainless Steel Weathered Appearance
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL UV Resistant .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Stainless Steel .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Stainless Steel Purpose Made
COLUMN CASINGS Purpose Made Stainless Steel .
COLUMN CASINGS Stainless Steel .
COLUMN CLADDINGS Stainless Steel .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Chemical Resistant .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Curved .
CORRUGATED PANELS/SHEETS Metal Purpose Made
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel .
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel 2D Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel 2K Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Austenitic Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Bead Blasted Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Bright Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Buffed Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Cold Rolled Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Coloured Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Decorative Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Electro Polished Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Embossed Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Etched Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Ferritic Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Ground Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Hot Rolled Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Linen Finish Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Low Reflection/Reflective Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Martensitic Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Mechanically Brushed Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Mechanically Finished Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Mirror Faced Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Nickel-Free Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Pattern Rolled Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Patterned Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Polished Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Satin Polished Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Textured Stainless Steel
FABRICATIONS Stainless Steel Cladding .
FABRICATIONS Terne Coated Stainless Steel .
FACADE SYSTEMS Cassettes .
FACADE SYSTEMS Rainscreen Systems See Also RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS:
FACADES Fire Resistant .
FACADES OSM (Offsite Manufacture) .
FACADES Purpose Made .
FACADES Stainless Steel .
FACADES Stainless Steel Coloured
FACADES Stainless Steel Shingles
FACADES Stainless Steel Tinned Stainless Steel
FACADES Standing Seam .
FACADES Standing Seam Stainless Steel
FASCIAS Stainless Steel .
GUTTERS Stainless Steel .
GUTTERS Stainless Steel Tinned Stainless Steel
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Solar Control .See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS:
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Metals .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Overcladding .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels OSM (Offsite Manufacture)
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Purpose Made .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Stainless Steel .
ROOF CLADDINGS . .
ROOF CLADDINGS Church Roofs Lead Replacement
ROOF CLADDINGS External Harsh Environment .
ROOF CLADDINGS Low Pitched Systems .
ROOF CLADDINGS Metal .
ROOF CLADDINGS Over Roofing .
ROOF CLADDINGS Purpose Made .
ROOF CLADDINGS Purpose Made Stainless Steel .
ROOF CLADDINGS Purpose Made Stainless Steel Tinned Stainless Steel
ROOF CLADDINGS Refurbishment Old Roofs .
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Cleated Seam Roofing
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Lead Appearance
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Lead Appearance Anti-Theft
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Lead Appearance Church Roofs
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Lead Appearance Weathered Finish
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Standing Seam Roofing
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Terne Coated Stainless Steel
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Tinned Austenitic Stainless Steel
ROOF CLADDINGS Stainless Steel Tinned Stainless Steel
ROOF CLADDINGS Standing Seam .
ROOF PANELS Cladding .
ROOF REFURBISHMENT Systems .
ROOFING Stainless Steel .
ROOFING METALS Stainless Steel .
ROOFING METALS Stainless Steel Self-Supporting Applications
ROOFING METALS Stainless Steel Standing Seam Applications
ROOFING METALS Terne Coated Stainless Steel .
ROOFING METALS Terne Coated Stainless Steel Lead Appearance
ROOFING METALS Terne Coated Stainless Steel Tinned Austenitic Stainless Steel
ROOFING METALS Terne Coated Stainless Steel Tinned Stainless Steel
ROOFING METALS Terne Coated Stainless Steel Weathered Appearance
ROOFING SHEETS Corrugated .
ROOFING SHEETS Metal .
ROOFING SHEETS Profiled .
ROOFING SHEETS Profiled Metal .
ROOFING SHEETS Stainless Steel .
ROOFING SHEETS Stainless Steel Self-Supporting Applications
ROOFING SHEETS Terne Coated Stainless Steel .
ROOFING SHEETS Terne Coated Stainless Steel Lead Appearance
ROOFING SHEETS Terne Coated Stainless Steel Tinned Austenitic Stainless Steel
ROOFING SHEETS Terne Coated Stainless Steel Tinned Stainless Steel
ROOFING SHEETS Terne Coated Stainless Steel Weathered Appearance
ROOFING SYSTEMS .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Curved .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Factory Assembled Modules .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Metal .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Metal Purpose Made .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Refurbishment .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Standing Seam .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Standing Seam Curved .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Standing Seam Secret Fix .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Standing Seam Stainless Steel .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Standing Seam Terne Coated Stainless Steel .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Standing Seam Terne Coated Stainless Steel Lead Appearance
ROOFING SYSTEMS Standing Seam Terne Coated Stainless Steel Tinned Stainless Steel
ROOFING SYSTEMS Standing Seam Terne Coated Stainless Steel Weathered Appearance
SHEET METAL FLAT Stainless Steel .
SHEET METAL FLAT Terne Coated Stainless Steel Tinned Stainless Steel
SOLAR PANEL FIXINGS Framing and Mounting Systems .
SOLAR PANEL FIXINGS Framing and Mounting Systems Flat Roof
SOLAR PANEL FIXINGS Framing and Mounting Systems Sloping Roof Integration Systems
SOLAR PANEL FIXINGS Framing and Mounting Systems Sloping Roof On Roof
SOLAR PANEL FIXINGS Framing and Mounting Systems Sloping Roof Purpose Made
SOLAR PANELS PV (Photovoltaic) Modules .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Sun Louvres .See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS:
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS External Shading .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Fixed Blade .
UGINOX Terne Coated Stainless Steel
UGINOX PATINA K44 Terne Coated Stainless Steel
KARA Stainless Steel Roofing
MECA Stainless Steel Cladding Facades
SOLARSTYL Solar Panel Mounting Systems
UGINOX BRIGHT Stainless Steel Roofing
UGINOX COLORE Stainless Steel
UGINOX LEATHER Stainless Steel
UGINOX LINEN Stainless Steel
UGINOX LOZENGE Stainless Steel
UGINOX MAT Stainless Steel Roofing
UGINOX MECA 8 ND Stainless Steel
UGINOX ROLLED ON Stainless Steel Roofing
UGINOX SAND Stainless Steel Architectural Metalwork
UGINOX SQUARES Stainless Steel
UGINOX TOP Stainless Steel Roofing
UGINOX TOUCH Stainless Steel Architectural Metalwork

Uginox - Refuge du Goûter

October 2020

The material of the envelope is a response to the climate and the environment.

With its summit at 4,810 metres, the Mont-Blanc becomes the holy grail of thousands of alpine mountaineers every year! Built at an altitude of 3,835m, the “refuge du Goûter” shelter constitutes the last stage of the normal – or royal – route before the final ascent. The shelter was built in 1962 and has been the object of intense usage but is now under menace from the advancing glacier. It is being replaced by a new audacious construction, in the form of an ovoid placed perpendicularly to the ridge over an advanced rockface.

The shape and location are two radical options taken to minimise the amount of snowdrift build-up and allowing the west wind to slip freely over the cliff. Identifiable by its thick folded stainless steel body, a snow melter tank with eight anti-stagnation devices completes the installation.

With temperatures as low as – 40° C, the idea is to create an environment akin to a soup-tin with a capacity of 120 people. Aside from the cocoon-like interior and the varied equipment designed to provide the required autonomy and of course, the extreme environment, specific research has been conducted in order to choose the exterior cladding. This had to be an evaluation of several types of metallic “skins”, in terms of their characteristics; deformation, resistance, visual aspect, fabrication, ease of installation and recyclability.

A 304L grade austenitic stainless steel siding proved ideal for the extreme conditions encountered in the pure mountain air and was compatible with the budget of the construction project. A four month study was necessary in order to define the details of the assembly and determine the profile of each facet to allow for easy assembly on-site. A novel assembly technique was devised, using a Z shaped profile of the steel bands on the upright and flat junctions, to insure constant flatness of the cladding, with hollow junctions of the same type of steel as the facets. Additional difficulties came from the windows and photo-voltaic panels which had been installed prior to the cladding.

Another imposed requirement in this protected and very popular site constantly over-flown by medical or surveillance helicopters, was to prevent unwanted shiny reflections that may dazzle pilots. The external cladding was made from 304 grade stainless steel with a Uginox top coating, 0.5mm thick for the covering and 0.8 and 1.2mm thicknesses for the sides. Each facet is “lit” by sunshine, just like the faces of the Mont-Blanc itself, as the sun runs its course through the day.
Info
304/1.4301
Uginox Top/Uginox Mat
0.5 & 0.8mm/1.20mm
Technical
Location Saint-Gervais, France
Architect Groupe H et Déca-Laage
Photo ©Pascal Tournaire
Uginox

Uginox - Balancing Barn

October 2020

The Balancing Barn stands on the edge of a tranquil nature reserve a few miles inland from the Suffolk coast, near the historic towns of Walberswick and Aldeburgh.

Clad in elegant silver tiles, with walls and roof covered in 0.5mm thick Grade 1.4404, 316L Uginox Bright stainless steel by Aperam Stainless Steel Europe. Working in closely with UK based Mole Architects of Cambridge Aperam SSE provided assistance with samples to assist the design and planning approval procedure.

The Balancing Barn is a cantilevered holiday home for clients Living Architecture, a British organization devoted to making architecture an experience, who have a series of outstanding holiday homes in the UK. The building, which is 3O metres long, balances over a descending grassed slope at its midpoint leaving 50% projecting into free space, all made possible by the rigid structure. The beauty of the ever changing Suffolk skies and landscape are reflected in the Uginox Bright surface rejoicing in the season’s colours and moods. Roof and walls are covered using a traditional technique of interlocking stainless steel shingles which are individually secured using secret fixings providing robust and easy clean surface. Specialist contractor CEL from Peterborough undertook the project.

The building incorporates four double bedrooms, each with separate bathroom and WC. At the centre of the barn is a hidden staircase providing access to the garden beneath. At opposite ends are the kitchen and large living space. All rooms have full height sliding windows giving wonderful views.

The advantages of stainless steel:

Its bright surface finish reflects the evolving colour of the day and of the seasons
A suitable aspect for this type of contemporary architecture
An easy implementation of shingles providing robustness to the facade
A smooth low roughness for easy maintenance
A grade (316L) suitable for marine atmosphere

Architect: MVRDV

Material: 316L/1.4404
Uginox Bright
0.50mm

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