The seamless integration of three different materials at a single point

This is the 1st in a 5-part series on the art of integrating different materials in unusual spaces. Although a small aspect of any job, these elements take considerable planning and insight which only a true artisan can provide.

Quite often we’re confronted with joinery problems which no one really anticipated. In this instance, our job is to blend the aluminium joinery and the wooden paneling with our aluminium cladding.Because we’re the outside skin of the building, and arguably the only thing the client is going to see, we have to make sure the finish is both sturdy and attractive.

Done right, the result is not even noticed by the project manager or owner as he casts his eye over the job. But done wrong it’ll be an eyesore for decades.

Like almost all of our fabrication jobs, we only get one opportunity to do it right. This is not a job for your average long-run roofer, but requires meticulous planning and precision from an experienced metalworker.

For well over 10 years FFC has provided the finishing touches to some of the finest  Zinc Roofing / Copper Roofing / Stainless and Aluminium Roofing and Wall Cladding. FFC’s work is now found in and around some of the best structures across New Zealand.