Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) - BRE
Standing seam cladding.
A ventilated cladding system that can be used for both renovation and new build. As the name implies, the system consists of seams that can be crimped in a single or double lock (for greater flatness single lock seams, sometimes referred to as angle seams, are recommended). The system has a traditional look with the seams being 25 mm high. The trays can be installed horizontally, vertically and at an angle.
The façade system offers the possibility to clad all types of walls: flat, curved or complex forms. Another advantage of this zinc façade system is that it can be used on both walls and roofs, thus allowing roof and wall to blend as one (standing seam roofs require double lock seams, and are specified separately).
The cladding panels can be various sizes - it is recommended that they be no more than 4000 mm in length and 430 mm in width; consult manufacturer for details. All aspects of VMZINC can be used, with 0.8 mm being the recommended thickness for facades.
Features and benefits:
A product which allows zinc to be installed on ventilated plywood as well as specific warm (non-ventilated) substrates. The product consists of VMZINC (in all finishes) having a 60 μm coating applied to the underside thus allowing a more varied amount of substrates to be used and eliminating the risk of the formation of white rust on the underside of the zinc standing seam panels. VMZINC PLUS resists to an abrasion of 140 L when tested in accordance with ASTM D 968.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA):
VMZINC undertakes Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) tests on its products and publishes Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), such as BRE Environmental Profiles, available from our website www.vmzinc.co.uk and www.greenbooklive.com. These provide users with comprehensive, reliable and transparent information on relevant environmental characteristics. The information is also used by VMZINC as the basis for its eco-design approach.
Maximum panel size.
Up to 50 year material warranty available on a project basis.
H74/130 Zinc sheet fully supported wall covering
Design of zinc sheet fully supported wall covering systems
Both vented with a 38 mm cavity.
18 mm plywood.
0.7 mm galvanized steel deck.
Battens creating a vented 38 mm airspace.
18 mm plywood or steel deck.
Angle standing seam.
For greater flatness.
Double lock standing seam.
Single lock standing seam.
Fixing standing seam joints
VMZINC clips are made from 1.4301 (304) grade stainless steel and each clip must resist a pull-out force of 50 daN.
Standing seam fixed clips
For panels less than 2 m in length. When using single lock all clips can be fixed.
Standing seam sliding clips
For longer panels sliding clips must be used towards the bottom on vertical panels and to the left and right of the centre for horizontal panels.
Fasteners to substrate
It is recommended that screws be used to secure the clips with three being used per sliding clip. The use of nails offers significantly less resistance, but in the event of using nails, contractors are advised to use ring shank nails.
VMZINC PLUS continuous corner strip.
VMZINC PLUS soldered clip.
VMZINC Plus continuous folded strip.
VMZINC continuous folded strip, 0.7 mm thick.
VMZINC continuous folded strip.
VMZINC PLUS sheet clip (80 mm), 0.7 mm thick
VMZ Standing Seam. 0.8 mm recommended for facades.
Only available with Natural colour option.
BS EN 988, EN 15804, ASTM D 968, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
Maximum panel size: 430 x 4000 mm.
Fire classification A1 (Natural Zinc, QUARTZ ZINC, ANTHRA-ZINC and AZENGAR) and A2-s1,d0 (PIGMENTO and VMZINC PLUS) according to EN 13501-1:2002.
VMZINC Fully Supported Facades - Standing Seam Cladding
Only available with Natural finish option.
Standard PIGMENTO® BLUE.
Standard PIGMENTO® GREEN.
Standard PIGMENTO® BROWN.
Standard PIGMENTO® RED.
Standard PIGMENTO® GREY.
PIGMENTO® STORM GREY.
PIGMENTO® CHARCOAL GREY.
Contains Red List materials
Country of material origin
Country of product manufacture
See EN15804 EPD.
VMZINC Facades - Fully Supported Facades & Rainscreen Facades July 2019
VMZINC Standing Seam Installation Guide - Information about the Use and Detailing of VMZINC March 2018
VMZINC General Technical Recommendations - Design Guidance for Architects & Contractors.
VMZINC EN15804 Natural Rolled Zinc
EN15804 Pre-Weathered QUARTZ PLUS & ANTHRA PLUS
BRE Certification EN15804 Pre-Weathered Rolled QUARTZ & ANTHRA
BRE Certification EN15804 Pre-Weathered PIGMENTO & STRAT