It was fantastic to visit Norton Street, in Liverpool, last week to check on the progress of the brand new student accommodation scheme. Sotech is proud to be supplying Optima TFC rainscreen cladding in Reynolux Precoat.The Norton Street project,  which includes the construction of three blocks...

Work is well underway to add 25,000sqm of Extruded Aluminium rainscreen cladding to Ferry Lane in Walthamstow.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...

Sotech is delighted to announce that work has begun on Queen Margaret Academy in Ayr, South Ayrshire. 1500sqm of Optima IPC (in Precoat Aluminium Copper Patina) will be installed on the new building.The new state-of-the-art school, which will be completed in October 2019, is a...

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Work with us to complete a full scale system test to certify that the proposed project build-up has passed the BS 8414 fire safety test.  In recent months, there has been an increased focus on the importance of large scale testing of rainscreen cladding solutions.Full scale system...

It has been announced by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire that combustible cladding is to be banned for all new schools, hospitals, care homes, student accommodation and residential buildings in England above 18m (60ft).The policy will cover cladding panels and insulation and will apply to all...

BR 135 CLASSIFIED RAINSCREEN CLADDING SYSTEMS – BS8414Sotech’s commitment to authentic engineering capability has been witnessed over several years in the testing and development of products. First successful fire test carried out in 2006 with Optima TFC applied to masonry wall and in 2008 Optima...

We are delighted to announce that Alto Apartments in Wembley has been named Residential Development of the Year.  Designed by Flanagan Lawrence, an award-winning practice of architects and interior designers in London, Alto is a stunning new urban living community in North West London. Offering 1,...

Sotech is delighted to have hosted 14 stand out engineering students at its Peterlee operations earlier this year.  The students, who are all first years studying on a Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations course at East Durham College’s Technical Academy, had the chance to develop a...

Sotech has teamed up with ALPOLIC to introduce the stunning range of ALPOLIC A2 ACM rainscreen cladding finishes to clients across the UK.With over 100 styles available, including a range of standard colours through to metal, sparkling, wood and abstract finishes, ALPOLIC is one of...

Sotech is looking to employ a full time CNC Press Setter / Operator.  REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to read engineering drawings and work to tight tolerances Experience in working with Aluminium, Stainless steel, Brass from 1mm thk to 4mm thk Bystronic and Trumpf experience would be...

Polyester Powder Coating, or PPC, is a type of dry coating, rather than a conventional liquid paint. When applied to metal rainscreen as a free flowing, dry powder it provides rainscreen panels with an attractive, durable and high quality finish that lasts.These are just a...

Rainscreen cladders Sotech have launched a brand new PPC portal on their web site.The new portal, displaying close to 500 core PPC samples, will enable architects to select the right colour and texture for their rainscreen project.“PPC is a versatile rainscreen cladding finish, available in...

The concept of rainscreen cladding in 2018 is no longer new. It’s an integral part of the building and manufacturing industry, with more and more new builds and refurb projects being clad in copper, aluminium, ACM and now corten rainscreen cladding every single month.  Whilst the...

Sotech has continued its commitment to hiring apprentices by inviting level three Business and Administration apprentice Ellie-Mae Flint to join the team.Ellie, who achieved her level three apprenticeship with Profound services, joins the Sotech team full time on a six-month contract. Ellie will be working...

In celebration of Optima XPC going live on BIM we thought we’d shout about the four architectural benefits of selecting the extruded rainscreen cladding plank system in your next project.(1) Durability  The Optima XPC Extruded Plank system was introduced into our range of rainscreen to provide our...