Standing seam facade for state-of-the-art sports facility

How standing seam profiles give buildings a special touch


A standing seam facade for North Hertfordshire College’s state-of-the-art sports facility: the individual profile width of the metal facade cladding gives the building a unique design and makes the sports hall shine in new splendor!

The new sports facility at the Hitchin Campus of North Hertfordshire College, UK opened at the beginning of October. The facility includes a new 3g pitch, a gym and a state-of-the-art sports hall clad in an anthracite grey BEMO standing seam facade. The buildings were designed by Saunders Architecture to connect to the existing college campus and accessed through landscaped public spaces. The special architecture is complemented by an aluminum facade as a distinctive design element, making the sports facility a modern eye-catcher.

Individual standing seam sheets for unique building shapes

Standing seam profiles as facade cladding not only radiate modernity, they are also a particularly high-quality solution. Since we at BEMO rely on non-penetrating fastening, our standing seam facades are durable and withstand all weather conditions – whether snow, rain, sun or frost. Our facade systems can be manufactured in individual profile widths, heights and lengths and adapt to any building shape – rounded and flowing shapes or monolithic construction are no problem for the facade cladding. You have free choice of profile shape, material and colour. For all facade claddings, we offer these three proven variants in different looks as facade profiles:

  • N50: The profiles with 50 mm seam height are mainly used for smaller roof areas or industrial roofs without high snow loads.
  • N65: The profile with a seam height of 65 mm is used mainly for low-pitch sloping roofs.
  • VF65: The profiles also have a seam height of 65 mm and are particularly recommended for use on rigid insulation and timber formwork.

Ideally, a substructure free of thermal bridges – e.g. BEMO-TEKOFIX-A++ – is used when designing facades with metal standing seam profiles. This ensures thermal insulation while keeping the system structure low. Optimal also for facade renovations!

Metal facade cladding: Unique look thanks to aluminum facade

For the sports facility of the North Hertfordshire College, standing seam aluminum sheets in the color anthracite gray (RAL7016) were used for the cladding. To give the building an individual look, the N65/400 and N65/250 standing seam sheets were implemented with different widths. This creates an interesting facade appearance despite straight structures. Due to the material mix between brick base and dark metal facade, the building shines in a modern « industrial style ».

Is a standing seam facade right for your project?

Metal facades are available in various designs – in addition to standing seam profiles, individual panels are also ideal for giving a building a special appearance. Write to us and we will discuss together whether and which metallic facade solution is suitable for your project. We realise your individual projects with passion and pleasure and are also at your side as experts in the planning phase.