Koala: Pigmento and Quartz zinc on Eastbourne seafront
The oddly-named Koala on Eastbourne seafront is a development of an apartment block and a terrace of houses.
The houses have their roofs clad in VM Pigmento Green zinc while the flats have roofing and cladding in VM Quartz.
Any material in a coastal location is susceptible to build-up of air-borne salt if it can not be washed off by rain. Although this will not damage zinc it can be unsightly. VM Zinc have dealt with this problem by developing their Strat zinc – this has a smoother finish than the standard product and prevents the salt from sticking. We have used Strat on the soffits and other areas to ensure the zinc will continue to look at its best.
More photos to follow when we have completed.