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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 copperzincstainless 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.

The Sotech Optima Range of

 

Rainscreen Cladding Systems

Secret Fix Hook On

Rainscreen

Optima FC+

Precision fit and finish with 20mm joints in both directions, suitable for large and bespoke panel sizes.

Mechanical fixing methods and no use of adhesives, providing true A1 and A2 cladding systems.

User friendly with quick and easy adjustment on site - can be fixed top down, or bottom up, with individual panel removal and replacement.

Fire tested to BS8414. Classified to BR135 and safe to use on high rise buildings in conjunction with Euroclass A1 and A2 – s1,d0 fire rated materials.

Through Fix Cassette

Rainscreen

Optima TFC

Economical alternative to a complete secret fix rainscreen.

Consistency of colour, the cassette recesses are formed from the face of the material.

Accurate installation is both simple and speedy as there is no precise coordination between panel and substructure as there would be with a hook on system.

Superior manufacturing techniques ensure there will be no build-up of metal thicknesses at the cruciform joint.

Extruded Plank

Rainscreen

Optima XPC

Secretly fixed onto extruded aluminium support framework horizontally, vertically or diagonally. All planks can interlock with each other.

Components meet the requirements of Class 0 fire performance in accordance with building regulations and is fully independently tested and accredited to CWCT standards.

All commercial finishes may be incorporated on one elevation to create an almost limitless effect of colours and shapes.

The aluminium planks are connected by a simple interlocking male/female joint, which offers either a recessed or hairline appearance.

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Why Sotech for your rainscreen cladding needs?

 

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 Cladding in use

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.

What’s new?

THE LUMIN, NEWCASTLE HELIX – A DRAMATIC ADDITION TO THE NEWCASTLE SKYLINE.

Work is now complete at The Lumin in Newcastle – the brand new flagship office space, designed from the ground up to cater for the flexible demands of modern business, offers over 100,000 sq ft of Grade A offices, providing modern workspace for over 1,200 people in the science, technology and knowledge based sectors.

 

Bespoke column casings and feature pressings were used throughout this project. Initially designed by the Ryder architects, Sotech contributed on both a design and fabrication basis to engineer support framing and bracing. This was vital to the outcome.

Latest Rainscreen Cladding Case Studies

SOTECH Safe Hands M

SOTECH OPTIMA: A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

 

From the earliest tests of our Optima TFC rainscreen cladding 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!

CNC Operator

[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

Salvagnini operator vacancy north east

[VACANCY] SALVAGNINI OPERATOR

Sotech to hire a Salvagnini Operator for its North East Peterlee site


KEY SKILLS:

 

  • Most tasks require good hand/eye coordination with an understanding of cnc and pc controls.
  • Inspecting parts using various measurement tools by reading and interpreting manufacturing drawings.
  • Ability to read manufacturing drawings.
  • Ability to use or learn how to use measuring equipment such as dial callipers, protractors and tape measures.
  • Basic knowledge of machine controls and programs and pc systems.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send your CV and covering letter to David Swithenbank, davidswithenbank@sotech-optima.co.uk.

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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