The use of Lead in the Construction Industry has long been an old and traditional
form of weathering to all types of buildings. The material has long life and its
very malleability make it a perfect covering for any style of structure. Its attractive
finish and ability to be formed and dressed into many profiles make it an ideal material
for traditional, historic or contemporary buildings.
Zinc is a hard metal used in many applications and can be finished in a bright or
pre-weathered coating. Zinc is commonly used in France, Belgium and Germany but its
ability to be formed into curved and geometric shapes have made it a more sought
after product for today's architecture.
Copper is the oldest form of metal roofing and its distinctive colour when weathered
give it a lovely green/blue patina finish. Copper domes have long graced many a city's
skyline and today Copper is used for not only traditional roofing but cladding and
contemporary design as well.
The use of Stainless Steel in Roofing and Cladding is a relatively new addition to
the Industry. Stainless Steel is a perfect application for marine or extreme conditions
as it does not thin down over time. It can be finished in bright or matt coverage
which gives an effective lead-like appearance.