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Metal Wall Cladding

Metal wall cladding sheets offer a modern alternative to traditional wall cladding materials, such as timber or tile sheeting, and make for a cost-effective cladding solution.

Our steel wall cladding sheets are available in 0.5mm thick profiled sheets, and in a range of finishes and colours to suit your budget and project. Choose from scratch-resistant PVC plastisol, smooth polyester paint, or plain galvanised steel coated sheets, available in a variety of colours to complement, or stand out against, your existing building.

Steel cladding provides a low-maintenance exterior coating with excellent weather resistance. Our extensive range of steel sheets can be applied to agricultural buildings, commercial buildings and domestic projects, such as garden buildings, sheds and more.

Colour swatches are available in Goosewing Grey, Black, Slate Blue, White, Juniper Green and more. Explore the full range below across polyester, PVC and galvanised.

For more information about out how to install metal wall cladding and the many benefits, read more below. For more inspiration and ideas on wall cladding projects, visit our Modern Home Makeover and Modern Barn Conversion case studies.

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Benefits of Metal Wall Cladding

Metal sheeting installed as wall cladding offers a range of beneficial properties over traditional timber alternatives. The hard-wearing properties of 0.5mm thick steel cladding make this an ideal, high-quality cladding material.

The contemporary appeal and long-lasting properties of our cladding sheets makes them suitable for all types of environmental conditions, including strong winds, heavy rain and snow.

Our sheets have different profiles, so you can achieve the look and feel you desire for wall cladding applications. The depth varies, from corrugated sheets to the two box profile roofing sheets.

Cladding Sheet Profiles

We manufacture 32/1000 box profile sheets, corrugated and 34/1000 box profile sheets, along with flashings to complete your design.

32/1000 Box Profile Sheets

32/1000 box profile features a shallow profile at just 32mm high, keeping the distance from the wall to the external edge of the sheet to a minimum.

32/1000 Box Profile Sheets

34/1000 box profile has a higher, more prominent profile in comparison, making for a real statement when installed on exterior walls as side cladding.

32/1000 Box Profile Sheets

Corrugated profile comprises 13 round corrugations with each measuring 76.2mm from peak to peak. The width coverage of this steel cladding option is 990mm when lapped.

Not sure which type of profile is right for you? Explore our Roofing Sheets Explained help guide, looking at the recommended installation length and design of each one.

Sheet Finishes and Coatings

All three profiles are available in PVC plastisol, polyester paint and galvanised steel coatings, each providing different benefits.

PVC provides a high resistance to scratching and weathering due to a tough, leather grain surface manufactured from 0.5mm galvanised sheets for steel cladding.

Polyester paint coated steel cladding is a more cost-effective solution for wall cladding sheets, offering a wider choice of colours when compared to 0.5mm PVC.

Plain galvanised steel gives high weather resistance, without colour applied for a metallic finish.

Sheet Thickness

We supply 0.5mm thick roof sheets for side cladding structures that require exterior wall cladding. This is a recommended thickness for wall cladding sheets.

The thickness of metal cladding sheets, unlike for roofing sheets, is provided as 0.5mm thickness, making the sheeting lighter without comprising quality across the profile depth.

As a cladding material, side wall sheeting does not require as much resistance from downward pressures when compared to roofing.

Cost

Compared to other wall cladding products, such as timber or composite, our wall cladding sheets constructed from galvanised steel will be cheaper in the long run compared to many other types, due to reduced long-term costs of maintenance and upkeep throughout its lifespan.

Other benefits of steel cladding include being lightweight and manufactured from 0.5mm thick galvanised steel, which reduces costs per square metre.

How to Maintain Metal Wall Cladding

With little in the way of maintenance, steel wall cladding sheets require very little in the way of upkeep. Unlike roof sheets, wall cladding sheets are easy to clean due to their vertical position on the side of a building.

Maintenance is only required as and when to keep the coating clear of debris and remove the build up of dirt. This can be performed with a pressure washer or cleaned by hand with soapy water.

Sheet Orientation

Unlike roof installations, which are installed in a way to allow for effective water run-off down the slope of a roof, for metal cladding installations this can be either horizontal or vertical.

This gives you flexibility when it comes to making your project look the way you want it to. With the range of profiles and colours available that we supply, there is plenty of choice available.

How to Install Your Metal Cladding Sheets

Install metal cladding sheets onto external walls using a series of battens positioned adjacent to the direction of the profiled sheeting.

Installing sheets with the profile running vertically will allow for maximum water run-off and reduce the build-up of debris.

Choosing the right type of fixings will depend on the profile and battens being used. For example, we recommend 65mm screws with BAZ washers for fixing corrugated roofing sheets to timber battens.

It is recommended to position battens no more than 1 metre apart, to provide adequate support across the width of the panel to reduce bending and warping of the sheet.

We can provide the necessary fixings and accessories for your cladding project, along with finishing touches around your building with the help of corner barge flashings. Or, why not create custom-made flashings for bespoke accessories?

For more information on how to fix sheets, visit our help & advice page. Or, contact us directly by calling our friendly sales team on 01837 659901.

FAQ's

What are the disadvantages of metal Wall Cladding?

In extreme weather conditions, wall cladding sheets made of metal can get very cold in the winter months and hot to the touch in the summer months. Panels cannot be painted, and due to their rigid build quality, working around elaborate designs can be restricting.

Steel sheeting can also be difficult to handle, usually making for a two-person installation. Details of installation can be found in our dedicated Help & Advice section.

Why use metal Cladding?

Our wall cladding sheets are selected for their low-maintenance, hard-wearing properties, providing a solid, modern exterior cladding design for garden buildings, industrial units, agricultural buildings and more.