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Roofing & Cladding

UGINOX stainless steel lead replacement for listed church


For the £5m restoration of St Barnabas Church Erdington, architects Brownhill Hayward Brown specified a standing seam system in UGINOX FME ferritic stainless steel. English Heritage endorses such products as they take on the matt grey appearance and traditional aesthetic of aged lead sheet through natural patination. The sweeping roof ‘fuses’ a glass-fronted extension with the restored Victorian structure.

UGINOX offers scope to replicate standing seam or roll batten detailing. It can be installed using lengths of up to 20 metres at gauges far thinner than other metals can withstand and at a fraction of the weight of lead.