Scottish roofing and cladding contractor Procladd (Scotland) has collaborated with fastener specialist SFS on the Radisson Red hotel.
Appointed by main contractor Balfour Beatty Construction, Procladd (Scotland) commenced work on the 3,500m2 aluminium rainscreen system in May 2017. This consisted of a Booth Muirie Alucobond Spectra ACM panel system, finished in a red brass colour with iridescent “colour shift” properties. The colour stands out as the main feature of the hotel, carefully matching the Radisson red brand and continually changing shades with the reflection and refraction of light.
SFS provided fasteners to match the iridescent red of the Alucobond Spectra ACM panel. SFS’s self-drilling SX3 fastener with its patented irius head reportedly has a low profile, smooth, unblemished appearance that can be colour-matched to any finish.
Grade A4 316 stainless steel fasteners were reportedly chosen for the application due to its performance and anti-corrosive properties, helping to extend the life of the building and, therefore, qualify for SFS’s extended warranty.