Frequently Asked Questions.
We don’t offer supply only. All our projects are supply and installation of the cladding and roofing system.
Yes. (To a point that is). Each system can be fabricated from all the materials available. However, some metals such as Zinc, Copper and Aluminium are better suited to systems that are relying on indirect (clip) fixings to allow for their increased thermal moment.
A question that we get asked all the time. How long is a piece of string? Typically this question gets asked by prospective clients that heavily focus on price only.
As the costing of the supplied and installed system depends on a lot of factors such as type of system, material, panel size, project type and size, location of application. All our projects are individually priced based on drawings provided to us. You will receive a fully marked take off showing all the areas allowed for. Please get in touch with us HERE.
We are more than happy to assist in the selection process of your upcoming cladding/roofing project. We can offer to have flat material samples and panels delivered to you. Should you wish to have a specific system sample to be mocked up, we can offer this service for an agreed fee.
The term “oil canning” is often used in the metal cladding industry.
Most importantly is to understand that this is not a defect in the metal. It is a characteristic of each thin gauge material and system that shows on wide panels. While in Europe, where most of the cladding systems originate from, it is perfectly acceptable, here in Australia we have come to want/expect that all cladding installations have very minimal face-distortion.
Different design elements can be taken to reduce the amount of oil canning.
If you would like to discuss further, please get in touch with us.
Not all metals are equal. More malleable materials such as Copper and Zinc show the effect of oil canning more than others such as Aluminium and Steel based products.
For roofing applications we can provide you with panel lengths of up to 8 meters. The limit here is really the transport of the goods. On previous projects it has worked well to roll form the material on the roof if a very long sheet was required. Please keep in mind that all material expand and contract as the temperature changes
For wall cladding applications where a flat panel is desirable, we recommend to keep the panels to approximately 4 meters in lengths.
On soffit applications we recommend to keep panels to maximum 3 meters in length.
Our business is set up to serve the upper end of the architectural metal cladding and roofing market on domestic projects only. Experience has shown that there is a trade off between installation speed and quality of the installation. In a residential project the quality of the finished product usually plays an important role and this is where we can assist.
If you are after a quality metal cladding installation for your next project you have come to the right place.
We work on projects throughout the inner Melbourne metro area including Mornington Peninsula. On a project by project basis we have also undertaken works in regional Victoria.
For wall cladding applications we require the windows and/or shrouds to be installed. Roofing needs to be finished and flashed up to the top of the top plate for us to cap over if this is included in our scope of work.
If the cladding is installed on the first floor walls over some lower roof areas these need to be flashed up and finished by others prior to starting.
All architectural cladding and roofing materials/products are made to order and to suit each individual project. There is no stockpile of materials sitting ready to go. Materials need to be measured and then ordered with the fabricators. In most cases it takes 3-4 days. Smaller flashing orders can be quicker, larger panel orders take several days.
Custom fabricated items and powder coating services take 4-6 weeks on average from date of order to site delivery.