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Eltherington’s Corten Facade Steel Appeal

1st April 2016

Eltherington has reported a surge of interest in its Corten architectural metalwork solutions as building designers look for facades that offer aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and value for money.

Façade finishes such as Eltherington’s weathered steel, commonly known as Corten, have the ability to make a building look distinctly different. 

It is this aesthetic appeal, which develops a beautiful, aged patina over time that appeals to building designers and clients alike. Apart from its superb aesthetics and attractive granular texture, Corten architectural metalwork from Eltherington is renowned for its superior corrosion resistance. The material acquires this property because the surface of the steel reacts with atmospheric elements to form a protective oxide layer. 

That means that the surface of Corten forms a maintenance free, protective surface layer that continues to regenerate over the years - the great thing about Corten is that it doesn’t need any maintenance. 

Requiring minimal maintenance means that it is a cost effective solution that offers an extended surface life. It is 100 percent recyclable, offering specifiers a sustainable and environmentally sound solution. 

Eltherington manufactures a wide range of façade solutions from Corten including rainscreen cladding, roofline, window pods, screening and decorative panels. The company is also able to manufacture a wide range of bespoke architectural metalwork using Corten as well as other materials. 

Corten architectural solutions from Eltherington offer excellent fire, acoustic and thermal performance, making it an integral part of a modern building design. 

As an alternative to Corten, Eltherington is able to supply 4mm thick aluminium composite material (ACM) with a patterned finish to imitate a variety of natural metals, including Corten, where there are budget constraints. 

Other ACM material effects offered by Eltherington are copper, zinc, Corten, stainless steel and anodised aluminium. These offer great value for money alternative.

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