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Sotech Optima Shingles

 

Shingles are one of the oldest forms of cladding, banana leaves, timber, stone, slate are all shingles.

 

Sheet metal shingles offer a cladding solution where different shapes including rectangular, rhomboid and diamond shape that can be utilised to create a weathered façade.

 

Part shingles available to create straight starting lines.

Why Choose Optima Shingles?

Limitless Range

Almost limitless range of permutations of size, shape and material. Material thickness from 0.5mm to 1.5mm.

Quilted or Fish Scale Appearance

Thinner materials are popular to achieve a quilted or fish scale type of undulating appearance.

Secret Fix

The shingles interlock and overlap to achieve a secret fix system.

Seemless Integration

Optima shingle cladding is engineered to seamlessly integrate with all other building façade elements such as windows, doors and louvres.

Materials Available

Featured Project

The stunning new £60 million first direct Arena in the northern quarter of Leeds operated by SMG Europe, features Sotech’s back-lit perforated panels which light up the Leeds skyline with a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours, producing a dazzling honeycombed external façade on what is believed to be the first ‘fan shaped’ arena in the UK.

Sotech achieved an economical and integrated solution for over 400 square metres of aluminium feature producing the 9mm perforations with the use of a sophisticated cluster tool enabling a number of holes to be punched simultaneously across a wide and complex variation of shapes and sizes.

Leeds Arena First Direct

  Leeds Arena First Direct

Need a sample?

To request a sample, arrange an appointment or ask a question:

Phone

Call +44 (0) 191 587 9213

Benefits

NIA Barclaycard Arena - Copper Shingles

The plywall should be covered with a weather membrane prior to fixing the shingles.

Simple tophats can be fixed creating airspace in front of the primary structure in whatever direction the shingles are alined and the shingles can be clipped back to the tophat.

Suitable for all types of wall constructions either new build or refurbishment.

Shingles are fixed by stainless steel clips to the profile sheet.

Shingles are a series of interlocking shapes retained to the building via stainless steel clips.

Optima substructure is fully adjustable and can be installed to support a plywood cloaking.

Case Studies

Testing / Warranty

Safety has always been our primary concern. Sotech’s commitment to authentic engineering capability has been witnessed over several years in the testing of products as they are being developed. All Sotech Optima Rainscreen has been witnessed and certified by CWCT for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration. We have completed several successful fire tests and welcome and encourage full scale system testing.

 

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Shingles System Details

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Shingles are one of the oldest forms of cladding, banana leaves, timber, stone, slate are all shingles.

 

Sheet metal shingles offer a cladding solution where different shapes including rectangular, rhomboid and diamond shape that can be utilised to create a weathered façade.

 

Part shingles available to create straight starting lines.

Visit our showrooms

London rainscreen cladding Showroom

London Showroom

Our brand new London showroom in Bloomsbury is free to anyone to visit. If you contact us in advance, we can arrange for a technical representative to meet you there to discuss your unique requirements and demonstrate our systems.

 

26 Store St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BT

 

Opening hours:

 

Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Please note that Sotech’s showroom in the Building Centre is not usually staffed. To be met by one of our Technical Experts at the Building Centre (or at your offices), please call +44 (0) 191 587 9213.

Sotech Rainscreen Cladding Training Centre

North East Showroom

Our North East showroom in Peterlee includes our state of the art manufacturing facility and training centre. Installers are welcome to visit for training on our products or to discuss upcoming projects. Architects are invited to discuss their unique requirements and get advice on specifications.

 

Unit 2 Traynor Way, Peterlee SR8 2RU

 

Opening hours:

 

Mon – Thur: 8.00am – 5.00pm | Fri: 8.00am – 4pm

 

Sotech’s North East showroom is home to its state of the art manufacturing facilities. To arrange a tour, followed by a meeting with one of our Technical Experts, please call +44 (0) 191 587 9213.

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SOTECH: A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

 

Established in 1982, Sotech is a leading manufacturer of bespoke metal rainscreen cladding and architectural facade systems. When you choose us, you’re choosing a safe pair of hands.

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 38 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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