Go with the flow roofing material from Craft Metals

The roof of this retail centre is in Rheinzink titanium zinc supplied by Craft Metals
Versatile, 100% recyclable and with a graceful pre-weathered outdoor structure, roof, structure, gray
Versatile, 100% recyclable and with a graceful pre-weathered patine, the curvaceous roof of this retail centre is in Rheinzink titanium zinc supplied by Craft Metals.

Much is expected of a commercial roof today. Besides conforming to dramatic architectural forms it has to offer sustainability, aesthetic presence and weathertightness. Now an eye-catching range of designer metals meets these material criteria.

Craft Metals supplies non-ferrous, non-rusting metals for roof and facade cladding, specialising in Rheinzink zinc, Novelis Falzonal aluminium and KME Tecu copper materials, says national technical manager Dirk Janssen.

"Rheinzink titanium zinc cladding was used for this project, the feature roof for the new Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne," says Janssen.


The roof was chosen in part for its architecture, building, cloud, daylighting, daytime, facade, line, roof, sky, structure, gray
The roof was chosen in part for its durability, non-rusting makeup and excellent formability.

"This metal alloy presents several advantages for architects it forms a natural, protective patina, is 100% recyclable and boasts a low energy consumption for production over its lifetime. The Rheinzink pre-weathered finish reduces reflectivity and emphasises the organic look of this feature.

"Rheinzink pre-weathered material was chosen at Highpoint for its classical appearance and for its capacity to follow the complex double curved structure with different radiuses. It also met the requirements for tapered sheets to form the indirectly fixed, double standing seam cladding."

Janssen says the zinc edges of the eaves had to match the roof shape, which resembles a roller-coaster track with steep and low pitched sections.

The curvaceous roof is in Rheinzink titanium zinc architecture, building, cloud, daylighting, daytime, facade, house, meteorological phenomenon, outdoor structure, roof, sky, structure, gray
The curvaceous roof is in Rheinzink titanium zinc supplied by Craft Metals. The substructure elements had to be shaped from irregular tapered segments, to achieve this twisted form.

"To achieve this twisted form, the substructure elements had to be shaped from irregular, tapered segments. The zinc cladding followed, with individually roll-formed roof trays that fit like a glove.

"The transition upstand to the air-raised skylight membrane was also formed from Rheinzink zinc. Rainwater from all roof areas is drained via recessed box gutters into large funnel-shaped zinc rainwater-heads. The latter represent facade focus points on the raised shopping centre roof crown."

For more details on Craft Metals nationwide, phone 1300 400 610. Email: info@craftmetals.com.au or visit the website: www.craftmetals.com.au.

Dec 19, 2013
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