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Welcome to Sotech

 

Experts in Rainscreen Cladding and Facade Systems

Sotech is a leading designer and manufacturer of the Optima range of engineered metal rainscreen cladding and architectural fabrication.

 

Sotech offers a range of rainscreen cladding solutions, from traditional to contemporary, to bring a project to life. Sotech is at the forefront of rainscreen cladding design, having developed a comprehensive suite of systems. Able to support natural materials such as copper, zinc, stainless steel and aluminium, as well as aluminium composite material, our systems provide architects and specifiers an almost limitless choice, enabling their individual design intent to be fully realised.

Why Sotech? 

 

Sotech is at the forefront of rainscreen cladding design, having developed a comprehensive suite of systems.

 

Able to support natural materials such as copper, zinc, stainless steel and aluminium, as well as aluminium composite material, our systems provide architects and specifiers an almost limitless choice, enabling their individual design intent to be fully realised.

One Subsea - Optima FC Rainscreen in use

What’s new?

Holiday Inn Alucobond A2 ACM Heathrow 6

1000sqm Optima FC was provided for London’s Heathrow Holiday Inn Hotel

1000sqm Optima FC was provided for London’s Heathrow Holiday Inn Hotel, the FC Rainscreen was the perfect choice as the client required secret fix large format panels for the 623-bedroom hotel.

 

The panels were manufactured in Alucobond A2 ACM, the material is lightweight, and has perfect flatness.  Alucobond A2 is non-flammable and does not actively contribute to combustion.

 

The project came with its challenges, the system required each panel to ‘return’ into the window reveal.  As there is little room for error with this material a great deal of accuracy in manufacturing and installation was required to ensure the panels fit first time.

First Street Manchester - Optima TFC Rainscreen Cladding

YOUR DESIGN. OUR SYSTEMS. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES

Established in 1982, Sotech is a leading manufacturer of bespoke metal rainscreen cladding and architectural façade systems.

 

The Sotech Optima range of engineered architectural metal façade systems includes cassette rainscreen panels, secret-fix rainscreen cladding panel options, pressed plank and extruded plank cladding, extruded products and architectural fabrication solutions.

Latest Case Studies

Sotech Rainscreen Cladding Safe Pair of Hands

SOTECH OPTIMA: A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

 

From the earliest tests of our Optima TFC system at BRE through to the most recent large-scale testing of bespoke systems in Exova, Dubai, ‘safety’ has always been our primary concern, followed closely by outstanding design, flawless finishes and an end to end proactively managed production line.

 

Established in 1982, Sotech is a leading manufacturer of bespoke metal rainscreen cladding and architectural façade systems. When you choose us, you’re choosing a safe pair of hands.

We’re Hiring!

[VACANCY] CNC PRESS SETTER / OPERATOR

Sotech is looking to employ a full time CNC Press Setter / Operator.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must be able to read engineering drawings and work to tight tolerances
  • Experience in working with Aluminium, Stainless steel, Brass from 1mm thk to 4mm thk
  • Bystronic and Trumpf experience would be beneficial.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

To apply, send your CV to – Tony Norton, Operations Manager tn@sotech-optima.co.uk

CNC Operator

Latest News Stories

  • This week, we’ve been on site to review progress at Liverpool’s Norton Street development. Work at the new student accommodation scheme is progressing well, with the Optima TFC rainscreen

  • Work is progressing well at Ferry Lane in Walthamstow. 25,000sqm of Extruded Aluminium rainscreen cladding is being added to the Legal & General flagship ‘Build to Rent’ development wi

  • In recent years, the popularity of rainscreen cladding has increased dramatically as a durable building exterior that can offer protection against rainwater and high-pressure. This in part due to chan

Sotech's testing and accreditation history

New Testing Timeline

Sotech’s commitment to authentic engineering capability has been witnessed over several years in the testing of products as they are being developed.

 

From the earliest Optima TFC designs tested at BRE, Garston for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration for Erie Basin, Manchester project.

Speak to an expert

If you require advice with design detail, assistance with a specification or to discuss your project in detail contact our technical department who have over 35 years experience in the construction industry. The team is on hand to provide knowledge and support at every stage of your project.

Accreditations

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