DL64 – Zinc Cladding to Ground Transition Detail

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Zinc Cladding to Ground Transition Detail – timber frame wall with blockwork base and protruding cladding.

Features of this detail: timber frame wall, foundation, footing, zinc cladding, standing seam.

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Zinc is a fairly common cladding material as it is naturally resistant to corrosion and is therefore long lasting. Zinc cladding has a number of benefits that see it being specified on a variety of projects.

Firstly, zinc is highly durable, with a lifespan of 50 to 100 years or more when properly installed and maintained. This longevity makes it a cost-effective choice for cladding, as it requires minimal maintenance over its lifetime.

Additionally, zinc is resistant to corrosion, meaning it can withstand exposure to the elements without deteriorating. This makes it particularly suitable for the UK climate, where rain and moisture are common.

Zinc is also a lightweight material, making it easy to handle and install. Its flexibility allows for creative and intricate designs, giving architects the freedom to explore innovative façade solutions.

Natural zinc however, will take around 10 years for the matt grey patina to appear. The zinc will start with a shiny metallic appearance, and depending on the location and exposure, will weather at different speeds.

There are a large range of finishes including those that imitate other metals such as copper, although the standard pre-weathered or raw zinc are the most common. Zinc roofs can however have a relatively expensive upfront cost as the installation must be completed by an approved installer.

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