Designer metals specialist Craft Metals supplied copper roofing and
cladding, reinforcing the distinctive architecture of a contemporary addition made
to a cottage in a heritage area.
This particular renovation project is illustrative of how the unconventional
use of materials can enhance innovative architecture. The contemporary extension
to the heritage cottage was designed by Ken McBryde and Stephanie Smith of
Innovarchi and built by Greater Constructions. The team specified copper
roofing and cladding supplied by Craft Metals, which was installed by Architectural
Roofing and Wall Cladding.
The copper was chosen to provide a lively finish and to highlight the
unusual shape of the roof, inspired by the traditional hipped roofs. Thomas
Brenner of Craft Metals says the copper gives the house a harmonious outer skin
that emphasises the twist in the falling roofline.
Copper also delivers several functional and aesthetic advantages
including 100% recyclability, long lifespan and formation of a natural,
protective patina that gradually changes from light brown to darker tones.