Shingles are what is known as a ‘traditional’ cladding style’, generally utilising hard metals such as copper, zinc and stainless steel. However, this type of cladding is being increasingly used within contemporary architecture in a wide variety of metal and finishes.
Aesthetically, shingles have a distinctive look due to the thin gauge of metal used to manufacture them, and when specifying, the flatness and reflectivity of the material should be considered.
- TECU Copper & Copper Alloys (Classic, Oxid, Patina, Brass, Bronze, Gold & Zinn)
- Stainless Steel (Rimex, Aperam etc)
- Zinc (Nedzink, ElZinc, VM Zinc, Rheinzink etc)
- Anodised Aluminium
- Polyester Powder Coated Aluminium
- Suitable for complicated geometries and curved surfaces.
- Square, Rectangular and Diamond shape shingles.
- A range of different sizes individually produced for every building.
- Installed aligned or staggered, horizontally, vertically and at an angle.
- A range of metals, including copper, zinc, stainless steel and aluminium.
- Large façade areas can be covered quickly and economically.
- All folds and notches are automatically pre-processed in our UK factory.
Design and Installation
- 0.5mm to 1.5mm Proteus Shingle thickness
- Up to 4000mm long
- Fixing centres up to 600mm
- Sizes set to utilise the individual material parameters for best utilisation.
- The shingles are fully interlocking on all four sides and have a 22mm 180 degree folded hem to all four sides with two reverse-side and two face-side.
- The shingles are secured with concealed fasteners and clips; due to the thin gauges of materials used they are “fully supported” due to the lack of inherent spanning capability.
- They can be supplied for left-to-right as well as right-to-left installation sequence
- Shingles in general are fixed to a compatible wooden framework or plywood boarding with suitable gaps between the boards to allow for expansion. The board is then fixed to a metal support system or masonry support with a continuous 38mm ventilated air gap left clear behind the boarding on the entire façade, with ventilation openings at the top and bottom.
- Any wood treatment products (fungicides, insecticides) must be dry and completely neutral to the metal which the Proteus Shingle is manufactured from.
- The fastenings for the wood or metal supports should be countersunk to avoid any contact with the Proteus Shingle.