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Church Roof Replacement Using Terne-coated Stainless Steel

The theft of lead from the roofs of churches and other historic buildings is on the rise. Because preventative measures have proven ineffective, there is an increasing need for an alternative roofing material that offers the same qualities as lead but with little salvage value. Here, stainless steel has emerged as the material of choice. In fact, Historic England, the public body that helps people care for, enjoy, and celebrate the country’s historic environment, recommends terne-coated stainless steel (TCSS) as an alternative roof covering.

According to a new Guidance Note published by the organisation, “stainless steel is potentially the most durable roofing metal with its high ductility and tensile strength, making it more resistant to stresses associated with thermal movement and consequent fatigue problems.” It also cites such advantages as:

  • Lack of reverse side corrosion
  • Significantly lighter than lead
  • The cost of a stainless steel roof is similar to lead
  • At the end of its life, stainless steel can be melted down and reused
  • It has very low scrap value per square metre and is difficult to remove from a roof

Aperam is one of only a few stainless steel manufacturers offering a portfolio of finished products dedicated to the roofing industry. Our Uginox stainless steels can be used with a variety of construction systems, and our experts are available to help you find the right solution for your project.

Our service offer

Beyond the product offer for the building, it is the accompaniment of your projects that marks our difference.

The technical partnership
We put our technical expertise at your disposal, from the purchase decision to the implementation of your projects. Because that the quality of your products depends on how you use them exposure and the environment to which you are subjected, of the potential you want to exploit, our affairs engineers advise contractors, contractors and contractors laying companies.

Our theoretical and practical ‘Inox Workshops’, located in our Isbergues, train your European employees and operators to the use of stainless steel. Our experts provide training in schools of architecture and design, schools and professional high schools specializing in coverage.

We were involved in the drafting of the Unifified Technical Document 40.44 with CSTB (1) “Cover by sheet metal elements long sheets of stainless steel.” The latter lists the technical rules to be followed in construction, construction, construction, renovation and rehabilitation.

Innovation produces
Stainless Europe has a high-performance research centre dedicated to steels and can rely on all of Aperam’s research. We working in association with materials manufacturers enrich the performance of our stainless steels by combining them other materials, such as glass.

The logistics offer
Our Dedicated European Logistics Platform Building, located in Isbergues, provides you with a level of service that is perfectly suited to your needs. Our stainless steel for coverage is available on stock for formats standard and custom-made products. A team of logisticians motivated by the respect of the deadline and the quality of the service rendered is up to you.

Customer proximity
Stainless Europe also has a commercial network: 16 services and agencies in Europe, to provide quality service and proximity to the players in the construction market.

Want advice? Have a question?
Need help choosing the right stainless steel for your project?

Please call us at +1908 988 0625

Whether you are an architect, roofer, designer, construction company, prime contractor, or distributor, our team of experts can help you with your projects.

Want advice? Have a question?
Need help choosing the right stainless steel for your project?

Please call us at +1908 988 0625

Whether you are an architect, roofer, designer, construction company, prime contractor, or distributor, our team of experts can help you with your projects.

Need
inspiration? 

Take a look at the many projects that have benefited from stainless steel.

Our portfolio includes everything from the latest trends in everyday buildings to some of the world’s most aesthetically daring designs.

Need
inspiration? 

Take a look at the many projects that have benefited from stainless steel.

Our portfolio includes everything from the latest trends in everyday buildings to some of the world’s most aesthetically daring designs.

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