Terne coated stainless steel roofing has been preferred by architects for its ability to mimic the colour of aged lead sheets, it’s commonly specified on heritage buildings and churches and is often used to replace lead on ecclesiastical work or buildings which have previously suffered from lead theft.
It is also used extensively in modern applications where there is a specific requirement to blend with the historical surroundings or create and extremely long-lasting, durable roof in harsh conditions, such as marine conditions. Similar to lead and copper it has an extremely long-life expectancy. An instance of our heritage work can be seen in on our project at Saffron Walden Castle, where we created a Stainless Steel Cupola. The heritage of the building and the relative inaccessibility of the the roof required a robust, long-lasting low maintenance roof that blended with the castles other features.
Yet another example, but this time of a heritage style on a private house, is the project we completed on a thatched property extension using Stainless Steel Roofing in the Heritage Batten Style, as requested by the local planning authority.
Stainless steel is becoming more and more popular as a roofing and cladding material due to its green credentials, its resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance and familiar lustre make it an ideal material for many applications. An instance of where we have installed this type of roof is shown on our project for a Stainless Steel Lobby Roof.
Nowadays stainless steel is not by any means expensive when compared to other metals used for the same applications. With green credentials and the requirement or want to achieve BREEAM Rating, stainless steels unique properties have been heavily assisting a massive resurgence in popularity when specifying roofing and cladding materials for a buildings outer skin. Schools, hospitals etc. seem to favour the material as a low to no maintenance roofing and cladding product.