ROOFING GROUP

Shingles

ZINC, COPPER, ALUMINIUM, COLORBOND, CORTEN & STAINLESS STEEL

SHINGLES FOR ROOFING, CLADDING & SOFFIT

Shingle provides the ultimate “wow factor” on any project. Sharing the same profile design as Flatlock, Shingle panels are folded into interconnecting tile like shapes, commonly creating scale or diamond patterns. Shingle system is used for both residential and commercial applications. Increasingly more popular over the years especially in the hi-end commercial sector.

SHINGLES SYSTEM BUILDUP

INSTALLATION

Shingle system is based on factory formed panels that are custom sized into rectangular, square or diamond shapes featuring a formed interlocking welt at all edges. They are installed by engaging the lower edge of each panel in the upper edge of the panel below and fixing the panels to the substrate in concealed sections.

All Shingle applications must use a construction grade substrate. When working with zinc, on wall cladding applications a 20 mm continuous ventilation gap beneath the substrate, and a 40 mm gap on roof installations, must be allocated (note this is for zinc only). The substrate should be wrapped in a waterproofing membrane before cladding panels are laid.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

A 7 mm wall footprint makes the system ideal for projects with slim wall requirements

Create dynamic and unique patterns by adjusting size and shape

Achieve patterns not possible with any other sheet metal system

No visible fixings

Highly decorative and intricate system

OUR EXPERTISE

We work closely with architects during the design stages to share our expertise on installation and technical details. From traditional to contemporary applications, our aluminium, zinc and copper roofing and cladding solutions are specified based on their durable, sustainable and virtually maintenance-free nature that need to withstand the elements and protect those within. Being corrosion resistant, non-combustible, architecturally appealing, their outstanding list of benefits just can’t be beaten.

VMZINC

Composed of very high quality zinc (at least 99% pure) alloyed with copper and titanium to make it harder and stronger, increasing both mechanical and creep resistance.

Lifespan of 50–80 years, depending on exact location.

Continues to develop a natural protective layer (or patina) as it ages, self-repairing any marks and scratches throughout its lifetime.

COPPER

Lifespan of 70­­–100 years, depending on exact location.
As a result of surface oxidisation caused by weathering, copper forms a protective barrier (patina) that resists further corrosion and extends its life.
This results in ongoing colour changes depending on the environment – from blue-green to nut-brown.

ALUMINIUM

Superior quality aluminium, produced In Europe and available for use in all our panel systems.
Lifespan of 40–60 years, depending on exact location.
Pre-painted using a PVDF paint system, using at least two layers to produce a minimum paint thickness of 27 microns.
Can be used in areas without direct rainfall with no corroding or discolouring.

COLORBOND

Manufactured in Australia to Australian Standards (AS1397 and AS/NZS 2728) and tested in some of the harshest Australian conditions over the last 50 years, genuine COLORBOND® steel is far more than just ‘paint on steel’.

The COLORBOND® steel range has been developed to give great design versatility and to suit a wide range of environments. And the new COLORBOND® steel Matt range of colours create a softer, more subtle look that is both understated and contemporary.

The steel base is manufactured to meet relevant Australian Standards, ensuring strict adherence to the required grade and strength.

CORTEN

Often called “weathering steel”, Corten steel panels form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years.
This protective surface layer, or patina, is produced by Corten’s metal panel chemical composition and produces anti-corrosive properties superior to many other structural steels.

MATERIAL
VMZINC
COPPER
ALUMINIUM
COLORBOND
CORTEN
THICKNESS
Minimum 0.7mm
Minimum 0.6mm
Minimum 0.7mm
Minimum 0.55mm
Minimum 0.55mm
PANEL WIDTH
140 mm-340 mm with custom sizes available on request.
140 mm-340 mm with custom sizes available on request.
140 mm-340 mm with custom sizes available on request.
140 mm-340 mm with custom sizes available on request.
140 mm-340 mm with custom sizes available on request.
DIRECTION
Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal
Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal
Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal
Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal
Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal
WALL STRUCTURE
Must consist of continuous wall top hats (or studs) at max 600mm spacing.
SUBSTRATE
Minimum 18mm plywood for roofing or 15mm plywood for cladding.
UNDERLAY
Breathable waterproofing membrane on top of substrate.
FIXINGS
Fasteners are used to attach panels to substrate. Fixing is done on the concealed section of the shingle tile.
VENTILATION
20mm continuous air gap must be beneath the plywood substrate for ventilation for all VMZINC installations. It is recommended to be used on all other metals when using plywood substrate.

Metal cladding/roofing and especially lengthy flat-span sheet-metal panels often will exhibit waviness, commonly referred to as “oil-canning.” The degree of oil-canning and the appearance of the panels will vary depending on factors such as the length and colour of the panels, alloy, gauge, substrate condition and exposure to sunlight. Oil-canning pertains to aesthetics and not the performance of the panels and is not controlled by the contractor. The type of metal roofing panels specified can affect the degree of oil-canning. Roofing Group is not responsible for oil-canning or aesthetics. Oil-canning shall not be grounds to withhold payment or reject panels of the type specified. For more information please contact Roofing Group.