Designer metals specialist Craft Metals supplied copper roofing and cladding, reinforcing the distinctive architecture of a contemporary addition made to a cottage in a heritage area.

This particular renovation project is illustrative of how the unconventional use of materials can enhance innovative architecture. The contemporary extension to the heritage cottage was designed by Ken McBryde and Stephanie Smith of Innovarchi and built by Greater Constructions. The team specified copper roofing and cladding supplied by Craft Metals, which was installed by Architectural Roofing and Wall Cladding.

The copper was chosen to provide a lively finish and to highlight the unusual shape of the roof, inspired by the traditional hipped roofs. Thomas Brenner of Craft Metals says the copper gives the house a harmonious outer skin that emphasises the twist in the falling roofline.

Copper also delivers several functional and aesthetic advantages including 100% recyclability, long lifespan and formation of a natural, protective patina that gradually changes from light brown to darker tones.