How are you Coping?

How are you Coping?

With shortages and supply issues striking across the UK construction market, stone copings become the latest product to run in extremely short supply. Many contractors and merchants are reporting a scarcity of all kinds of stone products from paving slabs to lintels and stone copings are no exception.

Which makes now the perfect time to think about switching to aluminium coping and capping solutions: and not just because of availability even if that might initially drive the change. Aluminium coping has a number of advantages over stone products that mean you might never switch back!

  • Good looks: while stone might be the only option for some restoration projects, aluminium’s good looks is going to win hands down otherwise. Firstly it can be supplied in literally any RAL colour since we powder coat our aluminium coping at our own Leicestershire facility. It can match or contrast with windows, doors, brickwork, render, corporate colours – the only restriction is imagination
  • Lightweight: aluminium is light and that makes it quicker, easier and safer to install than stone.
  • Corrosion resistant: of course stone copings are very resilient. Where the problems can start is when water penetrates mortar and anchor bolts: that’s when the freeze thaw action can quickly loosen the joint. Also stone copings can be easily cracked by twisting forces.
  • Quicker to install: because our aluminium copings are custom-made in our factory there is no need for adjustments or changes on site. It is a plug and play system without the need for the cutting and polishing at corners and intersections that stone copings need.
  • Affordability: aluminium copings are not only more affordable to buy, but on-going maintenance costs are also much lower.
  • Design adaptability: we can fabricate much more than just copings to provide design continuity and coherence across the whole building envelope: fascias, soffits, gutters and other bespoke fabrications can all be supplied to match, manufactured especially for your project. Copings on a radius, up barges and verges…

Due to the limitless number of options and bespoke characteristics of our Trueline range of aluminium coping and capping systems we recommend that you contact our Technical Advice Line on 0116 289 4400 to talk through your project requirements. We can help with technical and construction detail drawings and arrange site surveys if needed.