Sotech is a leading manufacturer of aluminium composite material (ACM) rainscreen cladding.

 

Work with our experienced, technical experts to specify ACM rainscreen cladding on your next project

 

Established in 1982, Sotech are the sole designers and manufacturers of the Optima range of engineered rainscreen cladding systems. Speak to an expert technical advisor today.

Why choose aluminium composite material (ACM) rainscreen cladding?

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A unique flatness for creating smooth monolithic surfaces; exceptional load-bearing capacity and flexural strength.

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Exceptional flatness, superior strength to weight ratio and fabrication capability available in a self-cleaning finish whilst being 100% recyclable. 

Contact our team of technical experts to discuss your project in more detail on +44 (0) 191 587 9213

Rainscreen Cladding Technical Advisor

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We are proud to boast a highly technical and passionate team of designers, engineers and project managers. Call our Technical Hotline and an expert will advise you on the best system, material and finish for your individual project.

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System Options

Sotech Optima FC, Secret Fix Rainscreen

The Optima FC Rainscreen is a versatile carrier and panel secret fixed system suitable for exterior use as rainscreen cladding or interior use as a wall covering.  Its versatility is such that a multitude of materials and thicknesses (from 0.7mm to 4mm)  used on one universal carrier.

Superior manufacturing techniques ensure accuracy of panel sizes and form.  Precise coordination between panel and substructure presents the system in pristine appearance without the use of visible fixings.

Sotech Optima FC, Secret Fix Rainscreen Cladding

The Optima FC Rainscreen is a versatile carrier and panel secret fixed system suitable for exterior use as rainscreen cladding or interior use as a wall covering.


Sotech Optima TFC, Through Fix Cassette Rainscreen

The Optima TFC Rainscreen has been developed as an economical alternative to a complete secret fix rainscreen cladding.

The cost effective rainscreen solution requires discreet colour match wafer head fixings in the vertical panel recesses.

Superior manufacturing techniques ensure accuracy of panel’s size and form leaving even recesses and cruciform of pristine appearance.

Sotech Optima TFC, Through Fix Cassette Rainscreen

The Optima TFC Rainscreen has been developed as an economical alternative to a complete secret fix rainscreen cladding.


ClipOn Coping

Optima Clip On Copings

Optima Clip-on Copings is a bespoke, secret fix dry jointed coping system. The simply pressed copings are snapped onto the retaining bracket assembly leaving an expansion gap and secure with a stainless steel securing fixing to the back leg providing both attractive and weatherproof protection to parapet and perimeter walls.

Optima Clip-on Copings

Optima Clip-on Copings is a bespoke, secret fix dry jointed coping system.


Finishes

At Sotech, we offer bespoke cladding solutions in a range of finishes from RAL coloured Aluminium Composite Materials through to patinated Copper and everything in between.

Below you will find the finishes we have available across our range of exterior rainscreen cladding solutions. For more information please choose your desired finish type.

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There is a huge range of finishes available for aluminium composite material (ACM) rainscreen cladding. Click the button to view the full range:

When to specify Aluminium Composite Material (ACM)

Consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a polyethylene core, Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) is a superb quality material, the properties of which are providing architects with the inspiration for a whole new range of solutions; whether your project is a residential, healthcare, sports, commercial, leisure, educational or public building, the unique elements of the ACM material offer a variety of ways to enhance your design.

Read this article to understand the core benefits of specifying ACM as a rainscreen cladding material.

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From the very start Sotech’s guidance on material selection, setting parameters and assistance with detailing helped to achieve the design intent while meeting all the standards of the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology.

Not only were we impressed with the accuracy of the system but Sotech’s approach to sub-structure and building tolerances were invaluable on a project where panel alignment, both horizontally and vert ically, was critical.

Together with the installer and the envelope specialist Lakesmere, Sotech certainly delivered on its promise of creating a cladding package that looks fantastic and will stand the test of time.”

Seymour Harris Architecture 

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“Having worked with Sotech on a number of projects,we have found the team’s advice on manufactur ing capability, fixing and finishing options invaluable to the design process.

They have a determination to follow architectural detail whilst providing robust and proven solutions that also look fantastic.”

Ellis Williams Architects 

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One of the keys to the success of the project was the early introduction of the best subcontractors available to us in the market. Those who we knew could deliver the Client and Design Team’s aspirations, provide us with excellent technical support and rigorous commercial advice.

As ever the development, design and procurement process was exceptionally well managed and efficiently and sensitively delivered through each work stage, to completion and beyond.

Hamiltons Architects 

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