Statement - Fairview Architectural and Mac Metals

 

 

“After three successful years together, Fairview Architectural announced today that David Simonsen and David McConnell of MacMetals, inventors of the innovative Arrowhead installation system, are moving on to explore new opportunities. Management and staff at Fairview wish them well in their new endeavors and thank them for their assistance in getting Arrowhead established within the company and to having supported and trained many customers to become Arrowhead installers. The company looks forward to continuing on this success with further enhancements to the Arrowhead system that are currently under development.”

 


24-16 Queens Plaza South

Project Details

Location:

Long Island City, NY

Architect:

Fabricator:

Clearview Cladding Concepts

Product:

Vitrabond 4mm FR Core

Finishes:

Pearl White Gloss &, Anthrazit Grey

Quantity:

68,000 sf


Introducing Fairview Architectural’s new Rust Collection

Our latest range of architectural design finishes are guaranteed to make any design project stand out from the crowd

 

As a specialist in providing unique and innovative façade cladding finishes, Fairview Architectural is continually striving to find new ranges that will excite and inspire design and specification professionals. We are pleased to introduce our latest imitation range – The Rust Collection.

 

Our team have proven that value engineering does not require the need to detour too far from the original design material. With The Rust Collection they have managed to put together an impressive selection of imitation finishes that closely match the look of natural rust.

The current range includes seven finishes: Mesa Rust, Mojave Rust, Longhorn Rust, Nimitz Blue, Nebula Blue, Azure Patina and Sierra Rust that was recently used on The Watson project. For more information on this project, please take a look at our project case study.

 

The finishes in the Rust Collection offer all of the aesthetic benefits of a natural rust finish but with none of the drawbacks thanks to the backing of our popular metal composite material, Vitrabond FR. Other benefits of these natural finishes is that they do not produce any dust; will NOT leach or stain in poor weather; come in a variety of shades and colors and; will keep their integrity for years to come.

The launch of our new Rust Collection comes just months after we introduced the Zinc cladding collection through a strategic partnership with Rheinzink America. These two natural finish ranges ensure architects and designers can achieve a unique façade that will change and evolves over time.

If you would like to order a Rust Collection sample pack or individual samples, please use this dedicated request form. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss these finishes with one of our team, please contact 860-242-2711 or email helpdesk@fairview-na.com.



The Watson

Project Details

Location:

Quincy, MA

Architect:

Fabricator:

Product:

Vitrabond 4mm FR Core

Finishes:

Sierra Rust

Quantity:

9,500 sf

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Case Study:

Photography © Flaunt Boston


Top Projects 2019

As the time draws near to bid farewell to 2019, the team at Fairview Architectural would like to thank you for your support

and look forward to collaborating with you again in 2020. We are grateful for the business relationships that we have been formed and nurtured throughout the year and that have enabled us to be involved in some exciting and innovative building projects.

Here is a look back at some of these projects in our Top Projects 2019 gallery (click on the names for more information):


Introducing the ‘new look’ Fairview Architectural

Unveiling our new brand for 2020

After an extensive strategic review and development process, we are pleased to be able to reveal our new look for our corporate brand and product range. The realignment of the Fairview brands was undertaken in order to ensure that the Company has a clear identity for our suite of façade cladding products, installation systems and accessories.

Since the entrance of Fairview Architectural into North America in 2012 with the popular exterior cladding product, Vitrabond, our product range has quickly expanded to include new and innovative facade products for the building industry that increase productivity and capacity such as Vitrabond G2, Vitraplate, and the game-changing installation system, Arrowhead.

“With business growth continuing steadily, and new products being launched in 2020 with still more under development, we decided that the time was right to give our corporate and product brands a refresh that would enable them to reflect where we are today and also where Fairview is headed in the near future,” explains General Manager, Jerry Fossey. “Our new branding captures our nimble culture of being structured to respond to market demands, allowing us to grow where our clients want us to be,” he added.

As part of the rebranding process, Fairview’s corporate brand has received a simple refresh whereas the product brands have been completely transformed as to be instantly recognisable as part of the Fairview family. Each product brand has a familial connection to Fairview and its own strong and distinct color that ties in with our reputation for providing striking façade finishes.

From concept through to creation, Fairview continues to be the most convenient source for premium building façade products, bringing material safety and innovation to the industry. We will continue to work closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and finishes that meet the requirements and vision of each project.

The new Fairview brand will start rolling out from the New Year.



Why architects are trending towards natural Zinc finishes

We have been tracking this trend for a while now, but we felt the time had come to make it official. Based on our sample requests and building façade project orders, we have definitely noticed a trend towards using natural Zinc finishes on our Vitrabond® metal composite material. It’s not hard to understand why designers and architects are choosing to use zinc finishes.

 

Below are just some of the key benefits of choosing natural zinc finishes on building facades:

Weather Resistance

Natural Zinc finishes offer excellent weather resistance, with their natural ability to form a patina that protects from rust and corrosion. This also provides you with an ever-changing and naturally evolving finish.

Longevity and Sustainability

Zinc finishes have the benefit of lasting for several decades thanks to the naturally occurring patina that increases the longevity of the finish. They are also 100% recyclable making them an environmentally-friendly building solution.

Corrosion Resistance

Unlike the oxidation process of steel that forms rust and eventually corrodes overtime and renders the surface unusable, zinc has the ability to resist corrosion due to a unique reaction. When zinc is exposed to moisture and the carbon dioxide that is present in our atmosphere, a protective layer of zinc carbonate forms on its surface. The resulting zinc-carbonate layer creates a beautiful bluish patina that also has aesthetic appeal.

Self-healing

Another unique characteristic of zinc is that it can “heal” itself overtime. As it continues to patina throughout its lifetime, scratches and imperfections that were once present will virtually disappear.

Zinc comes in a wide range of colors that include reds, blues and greys as well as a slate and graphite finishes. The textured aspect of the pre-weathered zinc shows through the color, similar to the grain in wood. See our color chart for more information.

Our Zinc Partnership

The increased interest in zinc contributed to our decision to form a strategic partnership with RHEINZINK America as the exclusive provider of Zinc Composite Material (ZCM) using their finishes. This collaboration has already seen us work together on a variety of projects, including the 70 Carlton Street project and the magnificent Bank of the Ozarks project (currently under construction).

As shown above there are many benefits to using zinc finishes on building facades, however, when combined with composite material you get the additional performance benefits from this product. Find out more about the extra benefits of using Vitrabond® Zinc Composite Material on your next building façade project here.



Connor Apartments, Central Park

Project Details

Location:

Sydney, Australia

Architect:

Smart Design Studio

Product:

Vitrabond 4mm FR Core

Finishes:

Brushed Copper & Satin Black Metallic

Quantity:

15,000 m2