Sotech worked with Arup Associates, Mace Contracts and Glass Solutions to provide bespoke ACM rainscreen cladding for BskyB’s new Believe in Better Building. The Believe in Better building (or BIBB) required a total of 2500sqm of Optima FC secret fix rainscreen panels in sunrise silver metallic Alucobond ACM, in lengths of up to 5.2 metres, which is well above industry average.
We utilised new manufacturing techniques with our existing machinery to create the longer length ACM panels. A specialised, bespoke carrier rail for the system was developed in order to ensure it worked effectively with the SIPS panels and within an extremely limited cladzone.
The material protects itself with its oxide skin.
Material guarantees for our range of aluminium cladding and aluminium façades are available upon request.
When the material is equipped with a protective layer (anodised layer or polyester powder coating) it is resistant against all kinds of weather.
99.9% recyclable and using only 15% of the energy used in the original manufacture to recycle the product.
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.