Sotech is a leading manufacturer of copper rainscreen cladding.

 

Work with our experienced, technical experts to specify copper 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 copper rainscreen cladding?

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A traditional construction material excelling in durability, malleability and corrosion resistance.

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The material protects itself by developing a patina over time, however patination can be accelerated by a chemical process meaning the material is available in varying shades.

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The copper rainscreen cladding is 99.9% recyclable and uses only 15% of the energy from the original manufacture to recycle the product.

Specifying Copper Rainscreen Cladding?

 

Learn more about specifying the material vs. the finish in this recent blog.

 

Considered a traditional construction material, we’ve been utilising the benefits of copper in our architecture for centuries, and over the past few decades, we’ve seen the use of copper expand into a much wider range of buildings, incorporating new styles, shapes and textures. Respected architects have caught on to the power of copper too; Frank Lloyd Wright has specified copper materials in almost all his projects, and Frank Gehry shows copper’s artistic side with his huge fish sculpture in Barcelona.

 

But when should you specify copper as a rainscreen cladding choice over other options? What makes it a better choice than aluminium, or zinc? And with both copper material and finishes available, which one is right for your project?

Specifying Copper as a Rainscreen Cladding Material or Finish

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.

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.

 

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.

Don’t take our word for it…

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

All certificates are available on request.

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.

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