Areas of Use

VMZINC has a long history as a building envelope material.  Zinc has four main areas of activity.

Roofing Systems and Flashings

VMZINC has been used as a roofing system for almost 200 years. The most common system is standing seam roofing.  However, for heritage projects, batten cap roofing is a popular option. A range of zinc flashings and trim are available for zinc, tile and slate roofs. For further information please refer to Roofing + Rainwater Systems – Design, Specification and Installation Guidelines as well as our product catalogue.

Façade Systems

As well as standing seam wall cladding VMZINC can be installed using the principle of a rainscreen façade. There are a number of panel types and sizes available. These include Interlocking Panels which can be installed horizontally or vertically in all finishes. Alternatively for very large panels VMZ Composite is an excellent solution. Combining the qualities, elegance and durability of VMZINC with the rigidity and smoothness of composite technology, VMZ Composite offers unique architectural possibilities for facades. Sine Wave Panels offer an alternative design in zinc as do overlapping Panels whilst remaining cost effective solutions for rainscreen cladding. Flat lock Panels can be used on a façade in many formats, sizes and in all finishes of VMZINC. For further information please refer to Facades – Guidelines for design and specification.

Rainwater systems

Whether for new build or refurbishment, VMZINC rainwater systems have been designed to complement a wide range of building materials and styles. Pre-weathered finishes offer exceptional colour stability while developing the natural, self-protecting patina for which zinc is renowned. This ensures that maintenance requirements will be minimal throughout the systems’ design life and that the material’s installed appearance will be retained for many years. For further information please refer to Roofing + Rainwater Systems – Design, Specification and Installation Guidelines.


VMZINC ornaments were first made by 19th century workshops in Paris. The tradition continues with VMZINC ornaments fabricating both standard and bespoke ornaments that are sent to all corners of the world.