Sotech is a leading manufacturer of zinc rainscreen cladding.

 

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

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Available in a choice of either natural finish or 6 pre-weathered finishes.

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Naturally resistance to corrosion and virtually maintenance free as the rinsing effect of rainwater performs this task naturally.

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre

 

The Northern Ballet project is a new £12 million city centre dance building for Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre, the largest centre for dance in the UK outside London. Located in the thriving cultural quarter at Quarry Hill in central Leeds,the six storey dance centre has been designed to meet the demands of the two award winning companies. The new Building incorporates seven dance studios including a 230 seat studio theatre,health suite,wardrobe facilities,office space and meeting rooms and a public exhibition space.

 

Architects Jacobs in tandem with Leeds City Council have delivered an award winning facility by carrying off first prize at The SCALA Civic Building of the Year Award a celebration of the cream of public sector Architecture aiming to inspire and promote the high quality of work carried out in the public sector and as evidence of the depth of design and management skills available to create such stylish and practical solutions.

 

The building is of steel frame construction with an infill of structurally insulated panels (SIPS) which provide a high degree of weather tightness and thermal insulation and Sotech’s Black Antra Zinc IPC Rainscreen panels were chosen to provide the external weather façade being light weight and crisp in appearance combining with the SIPS panels to provide efficiencies in the structural design giving a pleasing long life maintenance fee finish.

 

The façade was installed along with other external elements by Sotech’s preferred installers Metclad Contracts whose skills played a major part, together with Main Contractors Waites, in delivering a building fit for its award winning occupants.

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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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