Copper is a prestigious and attractive metal that has been used for centuries; historically popular in the building of churches and palaces, but more recently seen in the construction of commercial, residential and educational sectors. The versatility and maintenance-free nature of copper make it a popular choice with architects, builders, and homeowners alike.

The natural finishes, variety of colours (from pre-painted greens to warm golds), and broad visual appeal of copper can adapt to any design you have in mind, whatever the project’s complexity.

There are not many things that improve with age, but a building with copper roofing sheets or panels, or copper wall cladding/shingles will only become more aesthetically pleasing with time.

Why choose Copper?

  • Copper has a 100 + year life expectancy with manufacturers offering material guarantees on their products.
  • Copper is maintenance free as it self-cleans with natural rainfall. Copper has antimicrobial properties, so there is no need for polluting cleaning products or chemicals to be used on the material.
  • Copper is well suited to all environments and can be used in coastal projects.
  • A quarter of the weight of roof tiles, Copper is a lightweight material that requires a more minimal support structure.
  • Copper is non-combustible.
  • If you are looking for an environmentally friendly metal material, copper is 100% recyclable with a high recycled content. Copper has a BRE A/A+ Rating. Copper also reflects light, thereby controlling temperature and reducing heating and cooling costs.
  • Copper is a malleable metal (even when working at low temperatures) and can be formed into complex and curved shapes.
  • The variety of effects and natural colours available when using copper make this a highly versatile and desirable building material.
  • Copper is ideal for non-ventilated constructions.
  • Copper works well with both contemporary and traditional designs and is a popular choice for both commercial and residential projects.

What to be aware of with Copper

  • Copper is one of the costlier non-ferrous metals.
  • Copper is a traded commodity and as such the cost fluctuates.
  • Purchasing copper with special finishes often comes with extensive lead times, so this needs to be taken into consideration in the initial planning stages.

If you are looking for copper roofing and cladding contractors to slot into your construction plans, Varla’s skilled and experienced team can work around your requirements for the design and installation. Alternatively, we can guide you through the process, acting as the principal contractor for the entire roofing and cladding package.

Here are some recent examples of Copper cladding and roofing projects installed by Varla View All Projects +