UGINOX stainless steel roofs and façades for Fort William Gaelic School

A traditional standing seam system using Aperam UGINOX Patina K44 stainless steel was specified for the £7 million Fort William Gaelic medium primary school in Caol. A £36 million building programme saw three new primary schools built in the area. Metal roofing and cladding specialist HL Metals undertook the stainless steel installation which extends from […]

Advantages of UGINOX Stainless Steel Finishes

With the UGINOX® brand, ALM can offer a range of cost-effective stainless steel products which meet the roofing and façade requirements of diverse building styles and functions. Unlike other metals, terne-coated stainless steel has the specific approval of English Heritage**. In marked contrast to lead, long tray lengths can be used thereby making the metal’s removal all but impossible.

Brazing & Soldering

Brasing and soldering are processes for joining metallic components in the solid state by means of a fusible filler metal (brasing or soldering alloy which must “wet” the two parts perfectly). The operation does not involve melting of the base metals.The operation is known as “soldering” when the melting point of the filler metal is less than 450°C, and “brasing” when it is higher than this value. In the case of roofing, it’s a soldering operation.


Stainless steel offers considerable design scope using finishes which are distinctive and, in many cases, unlike those which can be achieved with other metals. Products are available in 0.5mm thickness and finishes from matt grey (to replicate patinated lead) to those which may be made to special order in a variety of colours, textures and patterns.