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Our Commitment to Sustainability

  • Overall 99.5% of ALL materials supplied by Sotech are fully recyclable – with no loss of quality.
  • We ensure compliance with current legislation in relation to our products, processes and activities.
  • We promote energy, waste and pollution prevention efforts, such as recycling arrangements wherever practicable.
  • We review our Environmental Policy regularly and set clear objectives to keep the business focused on improvements.
  • All employees undergo environmental training during induction, we also raise environmental awareness through training programmes and updates.
  • We work closely with our customers to ensure transport and logistics are utilised.
  • We have ongoing investment and improvement in recycling, reduction in waste and saving energy.
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ISO 14001: 2015 – Certificate of Management System Registration

Sustainable Benefits


We use the best state of the art software and hardware to minimise pointless waste of raw material.


We use fully recyclable materials and packaging can be collected from site and reused or recycled.


We also fully recycle waste oil and all of our general waste is officially 0% landfill and is used for energy production.


We invested in renewable / low energy lighting systems, saving up to 80% of the electricity used.

Primary Care Centre | Optima IPC in Aluminium Rainscreen Cladding

Winner of the BREEAM excellence award

Houghton Primary Care
Architect: P&HS Architects
Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon
Installer: Indbuild
System: Optima IPC

Sotech’s commitment to sustainability


Everyone in the Sotech team is committed to sustainability and that means taking care of the environment, developing sustainable practises and ensuring they are executed across the entirety of our day to day operations.


Wherever possible, we seek to minimise waste, promote recycling, reduce energy consumption and emissions, and work with suppliers and contractors who have sound, effective environmental policies.


We work to improve our environmental performance regularly, by setting annual objectives and targets which are published to all Sotech staff, and monitored and reviewed on a regular basis. To achieve these objectives and improve performance, we have implemented and accredited an environmental management system to meet the requirements of ISO 14001:2004.


Our range of materials and finishes also includes options that have a range of sustainable benefits:


  • Our Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) is 100% recyclable
  • Aluminium and copper are both 99% recyclable – but only use 15% of the energy it originally took to manufacture them to go through the recycling process
  • Our Corten material is also fully recyclable


View our full CD5 Environmental Policy Statement here.

BREEAM Excellent Rating for the Commercial Areas of the Ferry Lane Development


Sotech was approached by OCL Facades to assist in designing three new façade systems for Ferry Lane, an £110m project that regenerates the former Ferry Lane Industrial Site along Walthamstow’s High Maynard Reservoir, into an environmentally-sensitive, high-quality and sustainable Build to Rent development.


Sotech’s element of the project is due for completion in March 2019 and CWCT testing has been carried out on the three bespoke cladding systems to confirm the suitability of the rainscreen cladding build up.


Designed to achieve Home Quality Mark Level 2, achieve energy savings 36 percent below Part L 2013, and meet BREEAM Excellent for the commercial areas, the project stays true to its sustainable aims.


We are very proud to be involved in Legal & Generals flagship ‘Build to Rent’ development with OCL Facades, who will be carrying out the Metsec, Curtain Walling and the Sotech Bespoke Aluminium Cladding.

Ferry Lane Drone Shot

BREEAM excellence rating for commercial areas

Location: Ferry Lane, Walthamstow
Installer: OCL Facades
Main Contractor: Galliford Try
System: Bespoke Extruded Rainscreen
Material & Finish: PPC Aluminium
Architect: Assael Architects
Sector: Residential

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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.

Would you like to discuss your project with 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.

Case Studies

Testing / Warranty

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 designs of the Sotech Optima solid aluminium cassette rainscreen system, Optima TFC, tested at BRE, Garston for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration for Erie Basin, Manchester project.

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All certificates are available on request.