Life in the construction industry would be so easy if everything was a standard profile and size, wouldn’t it?
No1. Roofing and Building Supplies has always been able to meet all your custom shaped metal requirements hassle-free including:
- Flashings and apron flashings
- Box gutters
- Barge and parapet capping’s
But when you’re dealing with roof flashings and capping features it’s never that simple.
There are old buildings with non-standard features and new constructions with unique architectural designs, as well as specific requirements for one-off jobs.
For these you need someone with the capability to produce custom flashing's and capping’s in a vast range of materials easily, accurately, and without the fuss.
We now have the solution – ‘Your imagination is your only limitation!’
See video demonstration of how the Variobend works!
No1. Roofing and Building Supplies are proud to announce the arrival of the latest high-tech metal bending and shaping equipment from Germany.
The Variobend Double Apron Bender from ASCO GmbH combines the latest high-tech software with German precision engineering.
What Can The Variobend Do?
The Variobend is able to create almost any profile metal flashing you require with extraordinary precision and a speed that is unequalled on the market today.
Thanks to the innovative Variobend technology we can now bend metal sheets up to 8.64 metres in length and up to 2mm material thickness.
A bending arm working range of up to 270° means that custom shaped flashings of almost any design up to 8.64 metres in length are a breeze.
Pair this with a wide range of materials and your imagination is your only limitation.
Extremely complex angle variations and configurations are no problem for the Variobend.
The Variobend Touch Control programme gives you enormous control and monitoring over the entire process including:
- A vast range of standard profiles stored in the library
- The ability to create, store, and export custom profiles
- The entire folding process can be previewed and checked for problems in the simulation mode
- User-friendly touchpad design capability
The accuracy of custom shaping and profiling is further enhanced with the innovative clamping bar system that prevents sheet movement during clamping operations.
The clever automated flipping arm speeds up production by removing the time consuming and heavy work of manually rotating sheets.
What Materials Can Be Custom Shaped?
In simple terms: we can quickly and easily produce any profile or custom shaped metal flashing you require.
We can work with:
- Colorbond / Zincalume
- Stainless steel
- Galvanised steel
Example Non-Standard Roof Flashing, Capping and Gutters?
See below for some example non-standard flashings, cappings and gutters. Please consult with your local No1 Roofing and Building Supplies store for more details.
Preliminary check should include:
- Available girth range
- Available colours
- Profiles not shown
- Maximum lengths
- Lead times
- How to handle tapered flashing
Ordering requirements check should include:
- Profile type
- Side on which colour is to be used
- Angles on all bends that are not 90 degrees
- Quantity and lengths
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