building: specialist trades: zinc roofing & cladding
As 3b construction is committed to the use of long-term, sustainable materials, it seemed a natural progression for us to start using zinc in the construction of our new build homes.
Zinc is a natural metal - it can easily last for a century or more, and is completely recyclable.
We have incorporated zinc on a number of new house builds in Dumfries and Galloway and continue to do so on current projects. Zinc is most often used for the construction of roofs, either as part of the roof, alongside slate, or forming the whole roof surface.
We have used zinc at West Ringuineau to form a lean-to sunroom roof, front canopy porch and dormer window.
At Deepstone and The Houl, we used zinc across the entire roof surface. Zinc is particularly suitable for roofs, as it does not rust, requires little or no maintenance, is absolutely watertight and extremely resistant to corrosion.
We recently completed a new home clad and roofed entirely in ANTHRA-ZINC. Simon Winstanley Architects in Castle Douglas designed this new home to echo the sheet metal-clad agricultural barns nearby, and to be visually recessive. This stunning new home can be seen in our Completed Projects section.