Three layer Colorcoat Prisma® is now available in a new robust textured finish for all standard Solid and Metallic colours on the colour card, with the same great guarantee durations of up to 40 years.
Over 50 years of manufacturing pre-finished steel products, we have developed technically-leading products and services including expert advice and guidance.
Colorcoat® products are used globally for building envelope, roof and wall cladding systems in a wide range of industrial and commercial buildings, including warehousing, distribution and logistics, as well as schools, offices, retail and leisure applications amongst many others. The products are supported by a range of services such as comprehensive guarantees, colour consultancy, technical support and guidance and have been comprehensively tested and manufactured to the highest European standards.
Colorcoat® pre-finished steel products made in the UK are certified to BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing standard.
Designed to withstand even the most demanding and aggressive environments, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel provides super durability and corrosion resistance.
Whatever your type of building, from warehouses to retail outlets to processing plants, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® demonstrates proven performance and reliability.
Made in the UK for a lower carbon footprint and certified to BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing standard.
Confidex® Guarantee for up to 40 years in Zone 1 and up to 30 years in Zone 2 areas for the weatherside of industrial and commercial buildings with no inspection or maintenance to maintain its validity.
Colorcoat Prisma® demonstrates a step change by utilising cutting edge three layer manufacturing technology to create an optimised, robust, chrome free pre-finished steel product.
This development in manufacturing and extensive testing, allows us to offer Colorcoat Prisma® in a greatly enhanced range of colours and effects, Confidex® guaranteed for up to 40 years, and colour stability for up to 20 years for standard colours.
The contemporary colour range includes the Elements selection of natural metal colours, enhanced metallic sparkle effects, as well as a wide selection of inspired Matt shades such as Matt Metallics ideal for facade applications.
Colorcoat® products have been developed specifically to support the aesthetic and functional requirements of modern architecture. The brand includes pre-finished steel products with unique coating formulations offering long-term performance and the most comprehensive guarantees available.
In addition to Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma®, the Colorcoat® range includes:
Colorcoat® High Reflect - A bespoke liner designed with maximum reflectivity to reduce energy requirements, associated operational costs and CO2 emissions.
Colorcoat® LG - a leathergrain plastisol product suitable for roof and wall cladding systems where good performance is required at a competitive price.
Colorcoat® GP - is an economic plastisol product suitable for use in UK and Ireland roof and wall single skin and built-up profile applications.
Colorcoat® PE 15 - most commonly supplied in white to ensure light reflectivity in the internal environment and reduce lighting costs.
Colorcoat® PE 25 - an economic product suitable for undemanding roof and wall applications.
Colorcoat® PVDF - particularly well suited to building envelope applications such as wall cladding and panels.
Colorfarm® - designed specifically to meet the demands of agricultural buildings including a high resistance to ammonia and fertilizers, and is guaranteed to give 20 years functional performance.
For over 30 years the Confidex® Guarantee from Tata Steel has remained best in class.
Confidex® is the product performance guarantee for Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma®, when used in an external conventional building envelope application namely roof and wall cladding using single skin, built-up or composite panel construction in industrial and commercial buildings. Confidex® offers the most comprehensive guarantee for pre-finished steel in Europe.
- For full details about the Confidex® Guarantee periods for Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® click here.
- For full details about the Confidex® Guarantee periods for Colorcoat Prisma® click here.
Registering the Confidex® Guarantee provides you with a direct link to Tata Steel. In the unlikely event of a coating failure during the guarantee period, many years down the line, we can be contacted directly independently of the contractual chain.
The Colorcoat® brand is recognised as the exclusive Tata Steel mark of quality and metal envelope expertise. Colorcoat® products are supported by a comprehensive range of services, technical advice and guidance.
Colorcoat Connection® helpline
A dedicated helpline offering advice and guidance on metal envelope design, specification and construction. The helpline also includes expert advice on SBEM and Part L from a dedicated Low Carbon Consultant.
Business Development Team
The Colorcoat® business development team is on hand to provide help and advice about choosing the right Colorcoat® product, as well as providing information on roof and wall cladding systems, Part L building regulations and RIBA CPD's. For contact details of a BDT member near you, please contact: 01244 892434
Repertoire® Colour Consultancy
Tata Steel has established an expert team to help specifiers get the most from Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma®. By phone, on-line or face to face, the Tata Steel team can provide advice and guidance to feed the imagination and inspire design.
The Repertoire® Colour Consultancy can advise on colours and colour strategies using a range of standard shades, as well as discussing individual bespoke colour requirements. Tata Steel can match almost any shade from physical swatches, commonly used references such as RAL, NCS and British Standard through to more unusual standards.
Repertoire® offers much more than just a colour matching service. Our expert team can also provide a wide range of advice and guidance covering:
- The most appropriate Colorcoat® product choice for the application.
- How potential planning issues can be overcome with colour strategies.
- The sourcing of complementary components to complete a project.
- Product specifications, lead times and order quantity requirements.
Please note that the minimum order quantity is 2500m2 for Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and 5000m2 for Colorcoat Prisma® and only available for solid colours in Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas.
Inspection and maintenance advice
Tata Steel has 50 years experience in the development and manufacture of pre-finished steel for use within roof and wall cladding systems. This supports the provision of best practice advice for the inspection and maintenance of metal envelopes.
Good inspection and maintenance practice will repay the careful building owner with the best possible performance in terms of appearance, durability and lifespan.
Click here for our inspection and maintenance manual.
Our dedicated specification team have over 40 years experience of Colorcoat® products and services and are available for practice visits to advise on appropriate Colorcoat® production selection and availability; preparation of NBS+ specifications; maintenance requirements Life Cycle Costing comparisons; and sourcing of complementary components to complete a project
Colorcoat® supply chain partners
Tata Steel has developed close strategic relationships with a number of market leading cladding system manufacturers. Specifying a Colorcoat® product through one of these partners ensures access to the very best technical guidance, quick availability and highest levels of quality and service.
CA Building Products For more information click here.
Euroclad group: For more information click here.
Euro Quality Cladding For more information click here.
Tata Steel For more information click here.
Colorcoat® accredited distributors
Capital Coated Steel Ltd and Colorsteels have been evaluated and approved for Accredited Distributor status for Colorcoat® products. The storage, handling, processing and range of Colorcoat® pre-finished steel products have been assessed and found to meet the highest standard of quality and service for supply into the UK.
When specifying Colorcoat® pre-finished steel products for the building envelope it is important to consider the specification of material for other elements of the building. Flashings, soffits, louvres, facias, canopies, and corner details should have the same integrity as the pre-finished steel building envelope and the Colorcoat® product from which they are fabricated.
Tata Steel Accredited Distributors supply all Colorcoat® products, in all popular colours and bespoke quantities, to the quality expected by Tata Steel and our customers.
In addition to our Supply Chain Partners, we also work with a number of external organisations such as Oxford Brookes University, the SCI and the MCMRA.
Colorcoat® Centre for the Building Envelope
Working with one of the largest architectural schools in the UK, Tata Steel has established the Tata Steel Colorcoat® Centre for the Building Envelope at Oxford Brookes University to support research and innovation in the use of pre-finished steel in the building envelope.
The centre will help Tata Steel provide increased assistance for our customers in developing new cladding systems and conduct research to promote the use of pre-finished steel roof and wall cladding systems in the buildings of the future.
A key area of focus is how the building envelope can contribute to the aims of sustainable development, with work focusing on minimising operational energy as well as life cycle analysis and the development of modern methods of construction. One example of this work is the extensive programme of physical testing which has been carried out on the air-tightness of cladding joints. The Colorcoat® Centre provides an excellent example of how Tata Steel is working to provide better value for the market.
Development of testing facilities to assess air-tightness
Working in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, it is possible to simulate real life detailing issues and determine the effect on whole building air-tightness. This is invaluable in helping architects and contractors comply with the changes to Part L (2006) Building regulations. The results of testing have been used to provide more airtight building details, reducing energy-in-use for the client and future-proofing commercial developments from uncertain fuel prices and can be found in the RIBA approved Colorcoat® Technical Paper "Creating an air-tight building envelope".
Colorcoat® Environmental Product Declarations
Tata Steel has an ongoing commitment to reduce CO2 emissions association with pre-finished steel manufacture. This is reflected in the Environmental Product Declarations that we publish and review periodically.
We have published product specific Environmental Product Declarations for the Colorcoat® range of products that comply with EN 15804 and ISO 14025.
In addition we have produced product specific EPDs for our supply chain partners systems that provide a summary of the environmental performance of each Colorcoat® assessed system using Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® or Colorcoat Prisma® during each stage of it’s life.
With an in-depth knowledge of the environmental impacts of Colorcoat® products and various assessed systems, Tata Steel understand and can support in the optimum design for sustainable building envelope solutions.
The COMBINED platform is a new building envelope design and configuration plug-in tool created for professional architects, specifiers, contractors and procurement managers. Using data from the DNA Profiler, the plug-in works directly with the Revit, ArchiCAD, Allplan, SketchUp and AutoCAD platforms, providing an interface through which architectural professionals can independently configure and manage a system build-up from the full range of Tata Steel building envelope products.
Together with Oxford Brookes University we have developed a building operational carbon calculation tool that can calculate the effect of changes to the building envelope, inclusion of renewables and internal lighting and reflectivity on building CO2 emissions and Part L compliance; and building energy use and costs
Colorcoat® Compass is a digital colour system, available via Tata Steel’s building envelope representatives and key Supply Chain Partners. It helps designers to colour match to a specific colour, search the standard and previously matched colours available, or search using RAL colour codes to make an informed colour choice for their Colorcoat® pre-finished steel product selection based on availability, feasibility and level of guarantee. Click here for more information
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Colorcoat Prisma® colour card
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Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® Colourcard
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Colorcoat® business development teams UK
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Colorcoat Prisma® - Textured datasheet
Colorcoat Connection® helpline