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Corten® – Standing Seam

Corten® is a unique cladding material that creates an industrial aesthetic; Standing Seam is a timeless cladding profile that complements contemporary architecture.


Standing Seam is a timeless cladding profile; it is a 200-year-old system now being used to complement contemporary architecture. Standing Seam is installed onto plywood for support with a continuous 20mm ventilation airspace behind the plywood and can be installed vertically and horizontally. It is also possible for it to be curved and tapered in both orientations. It is a cost-effective profile with a material selection for every budget.

Suitable for both roof and wall cladding, it creates structured lines and utilises a concealed fixing system. Standing Seam also produces neat corner details with no need for flashings.

Some of its advantages include:

  • High-end architectural appearance with no visible fixings
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Low risk water seepage
  • High wind loading capacity
  • Allows for expansion and contraction of materials
  • A unique cladding material that creates an industrial aesthetic.



Corten® is a steel made up of a group of steel alloy materials which, when left uncoated and exposed to the natural elements, develops a rusted appearance. It is twice the strength of mild steel and can give buildings an industrial feel that is now very common in modern architecture. Corten®’s strength is visible in the fact that it can be cut and shaped in many ways whilst still maintaining its strength and rigidity.

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