Standing seam cladding is a vented cladding technology that can be utilized in new construction as well as renovations. The system contains upstanding seams that can be closed in a single or double form, as the name suggests (for greater flatness single lock seams are recommended).

It is also one of the oldest and most recognizable methods, has grown in popularity as a result of its ability to achieve even the most elaborate designs while maintaining a conventional and elegant style.



Brass and Copper

Galvanized Steel


Stainless Steel



Panel Heights available

25mm, 38mm and 50mm panel heights available

Length of Panel

Panel lengths available from a minimum 500mm, dependant on material selection

Pan Widths available

180mm – 530mm pan widths from rib to rib (material dependant)

Substrate Requirements

Substrate options available for wall and roof applications

Fire Rated/BAL Applications

Suitable for use in fire-rated and BAL applications in conjunction with a suitable wall/roof build-up *

* Note: For further information and expert advice please contact Cladding Walls Australia.


  • Weather-tightness
  • It’s appropriate for both commercial and residential buildings.
  • Long-Lasting and Durable
  • Fire Resistant
  • Minimal maintenance compared to other cladding materials, such as rendered brick and timber
  • Clean corner details, with no need for flashings or cover plates
  • More Color Choices
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Increased Home Value
  • Suitable For Low Slope Roofs
  • Compatible With Solar Panels and Snow Retention Systems
  • Enhanced shadow line and custom rib heights
  • Panels allow for material expansion and contraction and building breathability


All profiles should be placed by a qualified and experienced cladding installer, according to Cladding Walls Australia. Cladding Walls Australia offers all complimentary flashings and cappings. 

A construction-grade substrate is required for all Standing Seam applications. When working with zinc, a constant ventilation gap of 20 mm beneath the substrate is required for wall cladding applications, and a 40 mm gap is required for roof installations (note this is for zinc only). Before installing panels, the substrate should be encased in a moisture-proof membrane. Each panel must be secured to the membraned substrate using approved stainless steel clips and countersunk screws. Hand-operated seaming equipment must be used to close the seam between each panel. 

Because each project is unique, please contact Cladding Walls Australia directly for complete installation instructions and expert guidance.



Most frequent questions and answers

For all types of residential metal roofing, the upfront cost is frequently on the high end. Standing seam is significantly more expensive than a traditional roofing method such as asphalt shingles. Standing seam roofing, on the other hand, is significantly more cost-effective and will last two to three times as long as a standard asphalt roof.

There’s no reason why your new standing seam metal roof shouldn’t last at least 30 years if it’s constructed properly and your attic is properly vented. Your new standing seam metal roof might last up to 50 years in perfect conditions.

Standing seam metal roofs are environmentally friendly since they are constructed of recycled materials like aluminum and can be easily reused.

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