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ALUMINIUM WITH A TOUCH OF ZINC

METALWORKS - INNOVATIONS

Falzinc is an aluminium roofing and cladding material, but one that has a zinc appearance through a pre-weathered zinc coating fused on either face. This material is installed using the traditional skills for zinc, lead or copper cladding, though it is part of the Kalzip stable.

The zinc provides corrosion resistance of its own, but if damaged does not inhibit the self-sealing oxidising property of the underlying aluminium. Resistance to saline atmospheres is good. The zinc coating does not in any way inhibit the aluminium recycling capability.

Normally Falzinc comes as 0.7mm-thick sheeting, 600mm or 670mm wide, available as coil or 2-6m sheets, weighing around 1.9kg/m 2. As a fully supported raised-seam system it uses much the same details as zinc, lead or copper and can be laid on roofs down to 3-. The additional gauge of 1mm is available, facilitating both factory and on-site welding. The illustration shows Falzinc used for the swept roofs of the Zero Degrees Micro Brewery Restaurant in Bristol by Acanthus Ferguson Mann. Architect Roger Goodliff describes it as a 'cost effective and simply detailed solution'.

Contact www. falzinc. de, email kalzip-uk@corusgroup. com, tel 01925 825100

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