The 3 Key Benefits of Secret Fix Copings

The 3 Key Benefits of Secret Fix Copings

Secret fix aluminium copings are a popular choice for many architects and designers due to their clean aesthetic, but what are the other key benefits they provide?

Secret fix copings are a great choice for many roofing and building projects due to the fact they improve the look of any roof terrace, sky bar, or parapet wall.

In this post, we’ll be exploring the benefits of secret fix aluminium copings to help you to deliver a professional waterproofed parapet wall solution.

Read on to find out more…

#1 Secret Fix Coping are Attractive

Secret fix copings are simply aluminium wall copings that protect a parapet wall without the use of fixings through the coping. They clip onto an extruded bracket to hold them in place, without the need for holes to be drilled through the coping to attach to the wall.

This means the finished coping has a clean visual line, with all fixings hidden out of view. When you see a standard coping next to a secret fix one, it’s clear they are much more attractive.

Choosing a secret fix coping means choosing a good looking system that has clean lines and doesn’t detract from the rest of the high-quality specifications.

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#2 Secret Fix Copings are Watertight

Due to no holes being drilled through the surface of the coping, secret fix copings prevent water ingress much more effectively than standard copings.

In fixed copings, waterproof sealants, such as unsightly mastic or bitumen, are essential to seal around the bolt holes and under the coping. Over time, and years of UV exposure, these sealants degrade, leaving an open space for water to creep into the brick.

Due to this, damp, rot, leaks, and mould in buildings can occur, as well as the increased risk of freeze-thaw in the bricks themselves. Failed copings can also be the cause for rendering to crack and fall off, as well as cavity insulation to be damaged.

With a secret fix coping system you can achieve superior weather protection and avoid the massive damage water ingress can cause.

#3 Installation is Easier

When working on a roofing job, installers are used to working with copings and cappings. They know the process of coping installation, and so are always pleased to hear that they are installing secret fix copings that day.

With a standard coping, the installation process is considerably time consuming. First you must bolt plywood and then a bracket into the wall. Then you go along the wall checking it is level, adding any shims or packers to ensure the coping sits flat. Finally, installers go along the wall bolting the coping in place, including making the holes.

With a secret fix system, installers make all the adjustments on the bracket, again ensuring its level, and then all they need to do is go along the wall and snap the secret fix copings onto the brackets. You can even cut the copings down in length easily on-site. The process is much faster, and is by far the preferred method of coping when it comes to installation.

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Secret fix copings are the best option for your next building project, providing all the necessary benefits to make your installers, building owners, and tenants happy.

HJA’s Aluminium Secret Fix Coping is one of the best on the market. Not only is ours independently wind-tested to 144mph but it also incorporates superb anti-rattle foam.

The HJA Secret Fix copings offer an attractive, low maintenance coping system that is simple to install yet both rigid and secure. The out of sight coping fixings provide a smooth, fastener-free appearance that architects like you want.

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