Aluminium wall copings provide a wide range of benefits, but how do you install them? In this article we go over the benefits of the Alumasc Skyline Coping System, and how to install it. Keep reading to learn more.
What is the Alumasc Skyline Coping System?
The Alumasc Skyline Coping System is a system of aluminium copings to finish parapet walls and boundaries. It provides a completely weatherproof covering, with a pleasing and quality finish for new builds and retrofits alike.
Benefits of the Alumasc Skyline Coping System
One of the key benefits of the Alumasc Coping system is that it is completely weatherproof as fixing methods do not penetrate the coping. Likewise, the fixing system allows for ventilation over the top of the wall.
The Alumasc Skyline Coping system is lightweight, yet durable, non-corrodible, and non-combustible, whilst being an attractive option with clean lines and a choice of powder coated colours.
The system is also a sustainable choice, being 100% recyclable, and has an average life expectancy of around 40 years. The system also meets various ISO sustainability standards.
What’s more, the system is incredibly quick and easy to install, and can be done from the roof of the building, meaning that no external access is required on ground level extensions.
How to Install Alumasc Skyline Coping Systems
The Alumasc Skyline Coping System is quick and easy to install, but ensure that the task is carried out by a professional, and working at heights guidelines are followed where necessary.
- Before starting the installation, ensure that there is a minimum of 18mm ply and waterproof membrane fitted to the structure.
- Position the bracket with EPDM seal centrally over the wall. Make sure to maintain a minimum 10mm gap from the bracket inside return edge to the external wall surface.
- Secure the brackets with (minimum) 12x50mm sized screws (different size screws dependent on wall build up) using the outer slots in the fixing straps at 1.5m maximum centres, or as recommended based on wind uplift. Additional screws will be required for wider fixing straps. The maximum length between the external wall finishing and the fixing screw centre should be no more than 40mm.
- Always secure additional half brackets for corners and piers, with a maximum of 40mm between the first fixing point and the external wall finish.
- Clip the coping edge angle under the bracket from the front, whilst slowly pressing the coping section into place. This compresses the EPDM seal. Also applies to pier and stopends.
- Make sure a 31mm dimension is maintained from the wall finish to the external face if the coping. However in some instances, due to aesthetic requirements, this gap may need to be tiger on the visible edge to create better finish, any excess can be put on the inside of the roof where it is not visible.
- Starting from a corner, work your way to the next junction. The last coping before the junction can be cut down to the required size. Use a 3-4mm expansion gap between all joints.
If you need more information on how to install Alumasc Skyline Coping Systems, refer to the installation guide provided by Alumasc.
Aluminium Wall Copings at Kladworx
Kladworx provides a variety of aluminium copings from Alumasc’s Skyline range. Check out the range on our website, or get in touch with us to discuss your project and requirements. We’d love to see how we could help you and your project.