Vestis

New Year, New Brochure, New Collection

To welcome the New Year we are thrilled to launch a fresh Architectural Metals Australia brochure and 2018 Collection Folder.   Our new brochure offers a comprehensive overview, explaining who we are, who we work with, and what we have to offer. Learn about our Italian material supply partners, Mazzonetto Spa and Zintek Srl, our national stockist network, and our specialist project management services. The brochure brings to life our product collection, displaying some of our most recently completed projects. For a copy,

Vestis Aged Copper Aluminium, coming 2018

Introducing our new 2018 Vestis Collection colour, Aged Copper by Mazzonetto Spa.   Aged Copper provides a deeper, earthier appearance to our original Vestis Copper patina surface. This new product will join our stocked range of pre-coated architectural aluminium in March 2018. Produced in Italy with our other pre-painted aluminium products, Vestis Aged Copper is sure to quickly become a favourite among specifiers. It offers the look of aged natural copper and Corten weathering steels, however unlike these materials the surface won’t continue

Stock announcement: Vestis Verde and Vestis Grigio to be retired

Two of our original Vestis colours will move into retirement effective 1 November, 2017.   As architectural trends move towards different colour palettes, we have decided to remove Verde and Grigio from our stocked range of Vestis aluminium coils. This decision will allow us to better service building design demands.   What does retirement mean? Retiring Verde and Grigio means we will no longer hold stock of these two patina colours in our Melbourne warehouse. The finishes will still be available on request; international lead

New Vestis aluminium colours

New cladding materials, yes please!   We are excited to announce two new Vestis aluminium colours. Vestis is a pre-painted aluminium product, coated with high durability polyester paint. In response to architectural demand for smoother black and grey finishes, we have added two additional colours into our standard stock collection. Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016) and Dusty Grey (RAL 7037) are now available in 1200 mm half tonne coils at 0.80 mm gauge. Anthracite Grey Grey is the new black. Grey is dominating interior design

Bates Street Extension

Don’t like the look of oil canning and want a matte finish facade? You need Vestis Nebula! Oil canning, some people love it, others despise the rippling appearance often seen on metal cladding facades. Unfortunately some materials are more likely to oil can compared to others. While correct installation of roof and wall cladding profiles can minimise panel waves, installation is not always the cause. Zinc and occasionally aluminiumare simply more likely to oil can; especially on long panels. Once installed our

Albert Park College

New meets old at Albert Park College Last year Albert Park College’s Port Melbourne campus received a makeover. With Six Degree Architects, the school invested in a state-of-the-art year nine student campus. The development re-purposes The Drill Hall – a heritage listed Port Melbourne landmark, and former Circus Oz headquarters. The design is respectful to the existing architecture, making use of the building’s tremendous open interior spaces, and industrial facade. The architecture manages to balance old and new, keeping traditional elements

Vestis pre-coated aluminium paint composition

Pre-painted aluminium paint compositions

The Vestis product range is coated using a specialist polyester paint. When it comes to pre-painted aluminium, there are four coat application methods, each comprising of four main components. More than 90 per cent of pre-finished metals are made with liquid paint. The remaining 10 per cent use laminate film. Our range of pre-painted aluminium finishes, Vestis, from Mazzonetto Spa, uses liquid paint. Wet coatings have four main components: Binders Solvents Pigments Additives Binders Binders characterises different paint methods. Often pre-coated aluminium and steel will be refereed to, or classified by its binder.

Say “hello” to Vestis Black Graphite

Something big has landed. Say “hello” to Vestis Black Graphite; the cladding and roofing game changer. Vestis is our range of imported Italian pre-painted aluminium. The AMA collection offers Australian and New Zealand architects, builders, manufacturers and installers, unique metal finishes, unlike anything else in our market. Black Graphite launched towards the end of 2015. The past nine months has seen an incredible shift in specifications and end users product selection. Black Graphite is triumphing by offering a smooth matte black finish.  Where

Pre-painted coil coating

The Coil Coating method is used to apply Vestis’ high durability polyester reinforced finish. Coil Coating, is a continual, automated paint application process, commonly used on aluminium and steel. It’s fast, reliable, and capable of creating exceptionally durable, colour accurate, construction products. Purpose-built machinery, operated in purpose-built facilities, completes the coating process. On average a standard paint line is capable of coating around 200 meters of coil per minute. Unique coil stitching technology allows for continual production; minimising downtime between different coils. Pre-painted treatments follow strict and controlled manufacturing processes

Natural copper vs Vestis Copper

To copper or to Vestis Copper? Material selection is personal and subjective. It’s difficult to say one metal is clearly better or worse than another. When it comes to metal cladding and roofing, different materials will suit different applications. There are multiple variables to consider; such as overall design vision, personal taste, project location, cladding or roofing profile, adjacent materials, long-term building maintenance, and durability requirements. Architectural Metals Australia (AMA), focuses on offering better material options for specifiers, installers and end users. Mazzonetto’s Vestis