- Lifespan of 70–100 years, depending on exact location.
- As a result of surface oxidisation caused by weathering, copper forms a protective barrier (patina) that resists further corrosion and extends its life.
- This results in ongoing colour changes depending on the environment – from blue-green to nut-brown.
- 100% recyclable, natural material.
- Very high fire rating and non-combustible.
- Uses less water and energy in production than most other building materials, helping towards green star ratings and ideal for sustainable developments.
- Extremely durable, resistant to corrosion and therefore less likely to be affected by rainfall, hail and mildew than many other materials.
- Virtually no maintenance or cleaning.
- Visually stunning and changes over time, bringing new looks and ‘life’ to buildings as they age.