One of the key products in the design was Espan® 470, selected for its trough and rib design to be used for cladding. The system enabled the cladding to be fixed with concealed fixing clips, leaving the flat-pan free of nail heads and joins. More importantly, the lightweight system meant deeper foundations were not required to carry the weight of similar heavier products, reducing building costs.
Metalcraft Espan® 470 was manufactured in COLORSTEEL® low gloss Sandstone Grey giving a seamless, semi matte finish.
The low gloss finish minimises glare that is reflected by the sun, reducing any unevenness that is caused due to the expansion of the steel.
The COLORSTEEL® finish of the Espan® 470 provided the Salvation Army with a low maintenance, and durable finish.