Who’s using zinc now?

Architects Mountford Pigott specified VMZINC PLUS® in QUARTZ-ZINC® to create a highly unusual design for the new McDonalds in Eureka Park Ashford. The system was chosen to provide a visually continuous warm roof across the curved span without unsightly ventilation details. Mountford Pigott’s Trevor Scale commented, “We chose zinc as a natural material for its aesthetic qualities and to provide an innovative and sustainable solution which was ideally suited to the building design. The brief was to develop a factory engineered pod design solution for a production run of similar shops”. The result will enable landmark design buildings using the latest in engineering methods to be provided.

VMZINC’s pre-weathered QUARTZ-ZINC and ANTHRA-ZINC colours are available with its standing seam roofing and cladding systems as well as its Interlocking and Overlapping Panels. In addition to the PIGMENTO® range of green, red and blue. All develop a natural patina which is self-protecting and therefore needs no recoating. The VMZINC PLUS Standing Seam system as used for the McDonalds project provides a warm roof which can either utilise mineral wool, cellular glass or PIR insulation without ventilating the underside of the zinc. 0.7 mm thick panels are available in either straight or curved profile in sheets up to 13 metres in length. Using Foamglas®, zinc can even be used in environments such as swimming pools where extreme humidity and chemicals would otherwise cause damage as they evaporate.

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