Metal cladding is a form of external wall cladding most commonly crafted from tough galvanised steel. Due to their unique, industrial aesthetic, sheets of steel cladding are most suited to commercial or agricultural structures. You’ll fin...
Metal cladding is a form of external wall cladding most commonly crafted from tough galvanised steel. Due to their unique, industrial aesthetic, sheets of steel cladding are most suited to commercial or agricultural structures. You’ll find metal cladding most often used to protect the outside of garden buildings, garages, barns, or warehouses. They are also used as privacy fencing, or internally as partitioning. If you’re looking to clad the outside of your home, take a look at our range of composite cladding or UPVC cladding.
Benefits of Metal Cladding
Metal is a fantastic cladding material for a variety of reasons. It’s perfect for use on agricultural, industrial, and leisure buildings to achieve a clean, modern look.
Sheets of cladding made from steel will be incredibly lightweight, especially when compared to brick or concrete. This means your new cladding won’t put nearly as much weight or pressure on the structure.
Strong and Durable
Despite being very light, steel cladding sheets are incredibly robust. They can even withstand winds of over 120 miles per hour! Metal is also very unlikely to corrode,crack, or rot. It also has a higher impact resistance than many other options.
There’s no need to worry about costly upkeep when you choose metal cladding. All it will require to stay in top condition is checking it once in a while and an annual clean. Optional plastisol and polyester coatings also help reduce maintenance.
Steel cladding sheets last for nearly fifty years on average and have been known to retain their performance for up to seventy. When compared with other options such as wood, it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing metal cladding.
While the sort of buildings metal cladding is mostly installed on are very functional, such as garden buildings or warehouses, steel cladding sheets still add a clean, modern finish that grabs your attention and is pleasing to the eye.
Wide Variety of Finishes
We offer a wide range of metal cladding sheets for you to choose from. They’re available in many different profiles, sizes, thicknesses and colours. So it’s easy for you to find the perfect sheets for the job.
Easy to Install
As well as all of these other benefits, metal cladding sheets couldn’t be simpler to install. They can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally, and many of them simply interlock or lay over one another. We’ll also supply the full range of specially designed fixings and accessories, giving you a professional finish that’s easy to achieve.
Types of Steel Cladding
Box Profile Cladding
Available in a choice of 32/1000 and 34/1000 profiles, box profile cladding is often seen on storage warehouses and agricultural buildings. These types of steel cladding sheets are wither 0.5mm or 0.7mm thick with a choice of coatings.
Produced in a 14/3 profile, corrugated cladding can be found on garages and garden buildings throughout the UK. They are also available in a selection of colours and either a 0.5mm or 0.7mm thickness.
Where Can Metal Cladding Be Used?
Metal cladding is incredibly versatile, and would look right at home on structures from small garden buildings, right the way up to large warehouses.
- Sheds and garden buildings
- Stables and agricultural buildings
- Warehouses and factories
- As privacy fencing
- Internal partitions
How Much Does Metal Cladding Cost?
Metal cladding sheets are the perfect choice to keep the cost of your project low. Priced between at approximately £10 per square meter, they can suit almost any budget. As they’re also very simple to install, they don’t require as much labour or specialist tools.
How Do You Maintain Metal Cladding?
Metal cladding sheets are generally very easy to keep in pristine condition. They can easily be expected to last over twenty years thanks to their materials and the coatings applied during manufacture. All that should be required is checking over the exterior walls occasionally and to wash off any dirt or moss using a hose and soft cloth.
Have More Questions About Steel Cladding?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Steel Cladding Used For?
Sheets of steel cladding can be used in a multitude of ways across many different kinds of project. They’re most commonly used to clad the exterior of warehouses, factories and other industrial buildings. But many homeowners appreciate their modern aesthetic and install them on garages or garden buildings too.
Most of our steel cladding sheets can be fitted at angles between 5° and 90°. This allows you to use them to clad the outer walls and roof of your building. The profiles also provides plenty of room for insulation to be installed, allowing you to control the temperature inside of a warehouse or factory where required.
How Are Metal Cladding Sheets Made?
Metal cladding sheets are manufactured in a range of corrugated profiles, the most popular of which is box profile. The steel is fed through banks of rollers which help to form the shape. The metals used will also have been pre-aged and coated with preservatives such as zinc to help prevent rust and corrosion. The sheets are also available in a wide range of hues to give homeowners the exact look they desire.