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Falzinc enhances The Arthaus

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Nearly 1,500 sqm of Kalzip’s cost-effective Falzinc foldable aluminium building material has been installed by All Metal Roofing on the walls and roof of The Arthaus, a unique development of stylish apartments and mixed use commercial floor space located in the chic new boutique area of Hackney. Designed by Lynas Architecture, this new build / renovation project was built for Findon Homes by Sheldon Construction Services.

“Falzinc is a lightweight, robust and malleable aluminium material that’s easy to handle and quick to install by carefully forming into traditional raised seams. It’s also a very strong and durable building material that has the attractive and highly distinctive external appearance of pre-weathered zinc which mellows gracefully over time, thereby providing end users with the best of both metals,” says All Metal Roofing’s Peter Flood.

Having gained BBA Certification for Falzinc (Certificate No 08/4571) some years ago, it is proving to be an increasingly popular, low maintenance, robust and sustainable external building material alternative to zinc. Falzinc is manufactured using a core of corrosion-resistant aluminium alloy that is electroplated on both sides with a thin layer of zinc and phosphate treated - a unique PEGAL process patented by Kalzip.

With a life expectancy of at least 40 years (even under the most adverse environmental conditions), Falzinc is installed by hand-crafting the material into raised seam sheets, panels, flashings and trims. It is ideal for use on virtually any fully supported traditional and contemporary roofing, façade and soffit applications where a mature zinc appearance is desired. Falzinc’s raised seams can be specified to run horizontally, vertically and diagonally and the material’s flexibility also allows it to be skilfully laid to a smooth curve, offering architects tremendous scope for renovation projects and endless creative design possibilities for new build applications.

Planning permission for the demolition of the original Victorian brick-built property known as 199-205 Richmond Road was granted subject to the building’s main façade being retained, restored and incorporated into the design of the impressive new development. Now known as The Arthaus, this new property featured well at the prestigious What House? 2011 Awards held recently in London, winning a Best Mixed Use Development award.

Located between London Fields and the City, The Arthaus comprises a variety of more than 70 residential units ranging in size from stylish studio flats to 4 bedroomed luxury apartments. The Arthaus also has over 3,000 sqm of commercial floor space including office accommodation together with an entertainment room, communal roof terrace, large atrium roof and boasts the unique addition of a modern art gallery at its centre.

Falzinc is supplied by weight to specialist approved contractors in 600mm and 670mm width coils in material thicknesses of 0.7mm and 1.0 mm and is also available in flat sheet form in lengths of up to 3 metres.

For more information including a copy of the ‘Kalzip foldable aluminium’ brochure and details about the many Falzinc Approved Contractors, please email: enquiries.uk@kalzip.com or visit: www.kalzip.com

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