2500sqm of Optima Limitless Extrusion has been selected for the completion of Bath Court – the new student accommodation in Birmingham. Designed from Aluminium 6063 T6 Grade, the bespoke extrusions were chosen to reduce the weight of the façade from the original specification. Aluminium Extrusion is...

Sotech is to open a brand-new showroom at the Building Centre London to showcase its full range of Optima Rainscreen Cladding Systems. Architects, Specifiers and Clients can soon visit the London based showroom to see, review and inspect the Optima range of systems in a wide...

6,500/m2 of Optima FC in an aluminium 1050 Grade with a Polyester Powder Coating (PPC) finish has been used in the completion of Alto NW06 apartments in Wembley, London. Located in Wembley Park, Alto NW06 is one of London’s stunning new residential developments. Consisting of 1,...

We are very proud to announce the David Swithenbank in the Sotech team has raised over £500 for Cancer Research by cycling 300 miles in one month. David, who cycled 46 miles in the final weekend to hit his goal, committed to putting himself through a...

It is fantastic to see the work progressing at Bournemouth University this week, with Optima IPC panels in Regency Gold 1, Natural Anodised, Anolok 541 cladding the prestigious new building. The building, which will open in the summer of 2020, will have a big part to...

Sotech has been accepted into the MCRMA (Metal Cladding & Roofing Manufacturers Association). The organisation, which publishes guidance documents and articles on the latest developments in the specification and manufacture of metal building envelope, supports system manufacturers in the metal cladding and roofing industry. MCRMA works closely...

1200 msq of Optima Shingles in striking 1.0mm J57S Anodised Regency Gold has been used in the development of the brand new South Shields Interchange Hub in the North East. The client chose Optima Shingles in Anodised Regency Gold as they required a durable finish with...

700 sqm of Optima TFC in 3.0 mm Aluminium J57S Anodised Regency Gold 1 has been used on the brand new Northshore Hilton hotel in Stockton in the North East. Optima TFC was selected as the client required a discrete fixing system with a durable finish...

700sqm of 2mm Reynolux Precoat RAL 6021 has been used at Roden Court, London. The client selected the precoated finish to replicate a Patina Copper effect in a solid flat colour. The Reynolux material was perfect for the application and system. Roden Court, which was a series...

Sotech invests in automated Salvagnini panel production cell incorporating S4Xe punch/shear and P4Xe panel bender to increase production at its north east based rainscreen cladding manufacturing plant. The P4Xe Panel Bender includes: - Fully automated line from cutting to foldingUniversal bending tools, that automatically adapt to...

Work at Ferry Lane in Walthamstow is progressing well, with 25,000sqm of Extruded Aluminium rainscreen cladding being added to the Legal & General flagship ‘Build to Rent’ development. OCL Facades are carrying out the Metsec, Curtain Walling and Window package along with the installation of Sotech...

Sotech has provided 1000 sqm of Optima FC in 4mm ZCM, VMZ Quartz at 50/60 Station Road in Cambridge, now among the largest and most modern offices in the Cambridge. Zinc, a traditional construction material excelling in durability, malleability and corrosion resistance was selected due to...

To mark a fantastic year and to say a big thank you to all our staff for all of their hard work and dedication we put down tools on Friday afternoon to enjoy a hog roast lunch and partied to soul music provided by our Operations...

Work is now complete at The Springs, Thorpe Park, Leeds. Optima TFC –  Anodised Regency Gold 1 was selected for the project, complete with feature fin pressings at random panel joints, Feature Pressings & Column Casings- 1.5mm Stainless Steel 316G Mirror Polished. Click the link for...

Supply of Sub-Structure components has begun at the student accommodation site for Downing Developments - Downing’s latest Manchester-based development. We will be supplying our Optima FC System for the scheme, installed by Alumet Systems UK Ltd - 791 student bed spaces within a 32 storey building. More photos...

"This week, we've been on site to review progress at Liverpool's Norton Street development. Work at the new student accommodation scheme is progressing well, with Optima TFC rainscreen cladding in Reynolux Precoat Aluminium being installed by Britplas. The Norton Street project will house 783 beds and include...

Work is progressing well at Ferry Lane in Walthamstow. 25,000sqm of Extruded Aluminium rainscreen cladding is being added to the Legal & General flagship 'Build to Rent' development with OCL Facades. OCL Facades are carrying out the Metsec, Curtain Walling and the Sotech Bespoke Aluminium Cladding...

In recent years, the popularity of rainscreen cladding has increased dramatically as a durable building exterior that can offer protection against rainwater and high-pressure. This in part due to changing trends towards sustainable environmentally-friendly façade solutions, an increase in profile since the world-wide news coverage of...