Learn more about Alucobond ACM: ALUCOBOND® A2 and Plus perfectly adapts to the contours of the buildings forming complex, flowing elements. It is a combination of formability, flatness, stability and weather resistance that characterizes this material. Due to its composite structure, ALUCOBOND® A2 can take on many different shapes. It is almost like a different skin wrapping the building structure. Its perfect formability does not affect its stability and flatness. The high rigidity of the panel remains.
ALUCOBOND® A2 composite panels are non-inflammable and do not actively contribute to combustion.
Sotech were engaged by Charles Henshaw to produce over 1600 square meters of rainscreen cladding for Statoil’s (the Norwegian oil and gas major) new 60,000 square foot HQ located on the Prime Four Business Park at Kingswell, just west of Aberdeen. Covering 60,000 square foot, with room to grow, the new Statoil House has been built to Statoil’s specifications by UK building and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine under a contract with park developers Drum Property Group.
The Sotech Optima FC system was selected for the project due to the precise coordination between panel and substructure that presents a pristine appearance without the use of visible fixings. TFC was also selected as accurate installation is both simple and speedy. In addition to the traditional systems, Sotech designed bespoke window and cill panels, which were designed to add depth to the façade. The panels were finished in Alucobond Natural Copper 412. The Alucobond Natural series is a subtle rapprochement to real metals without its inconvenience creating a refined metallic look
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.
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.