Looking for cladding info for extension
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November 9, 2006 at 3:43 pm #709020alastairParticipant
I’m about to start work on a crappy old flat-roofed extension in Dublin. It’s un-insulated and the felt roof has finally given up the ghost. My plan is to extend and re-roof in copper, and ideally clad the facades in copper panelling too. My budget however, isn’t going to stretch to the wall cladding, so I need to find out about those faux patinated copper cladding systems that are popping up on commerical and apartment developments. Who makes them, and what sort of cost is involved in small quantities of the stuff? (essentially two walls – one is 18′ high by 10′ wide, and the other is 9′ high by 12′ wide).
Here’s a rough visual of what’s intended. I know cedar and fake copper are something of a current clich
November 9, 2006 at 7:02 pm #785902AnonymousInactive
Generally you’ll find that it’s all real pre-patinated copper being used – I’ve seen aluminium cladding being used with a copper green ral colour but that generally looks cheap and nasty.
Edgeline are the main suppliers of copper/zinc etc http://www.edgelinemetalroofing.com/
It is possible to get copper which has a coating of zinc if you wish to avoid the green pre-patinated look. Check out http://www.tecu.com/products/surfaces/tecu-zinn/pr_su_te-zi_index.php
Good luck with the extension!
November 11, 2006 at 3:10 pm #785903AnonymousInactive
I think you’ll find more often than not the even cheaper and nastier single ply membrane with stuck on seams is being used – http://www.alkorproof.com/en/products/design.php – i recently tendered a private house with a zinc roof – it came back very competitive â€“ indeed speak with Edgeform or metal processors and they will advise you of their smaller approved installers in your area so you may obtain a quote you might be surprised
November 12, 2006 at 12:28 am #785904AnonymousInactive
I have machined quite a lot of Cedar cladding the past few years, in my opinion, it’s not an expensive option, especially if you can erect it yourself.Natural oil if the best finish to apply as a finish, it brings out the natural beauty of the wood . I’m not a big fan of letting it age ( to grey ) without any treatment.
November 13, 2006 at 9:53 pm #785905AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the feedback. I’ve revised plans a bit and am going to go with the copper roofing with recycled aluminium plates as a tiled facia (shades of Rural Studio – I hope). I’d rather run with metal than the fake cladding stuff.
Has anyone any suggestions for a supplier of three-sectioned, 8′ x 9’6″, double glazed, timber framed, sliding patio doors? I’m waiting to hear what a standard Marvin patio door will set me back, but any clever suggestions appreciated.
November 16, 2006 at 4:09 pm #785906AnonymousInactive
I’ve revised plans a bit and am going to go with the copper roofing with recycled aluminium plates as a tiled facia
I think you mean facade not facia. Pay paticular attention to the junction of the two metal. As in wet conditions bad reactions can take place. As for the door. I thought of marvin first, not the cheapest but good quaility.
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