The Standing Seam roof cladding system is a roof and façade covering system (pictured above). It allows long strips of profile to be assembled by forming double folds on the up stands. The sheets are laid on continuous plywood backing and anchored using concealed fixing clips.


  • Roofs with a pitch from 3° to vertical.
  • Classes of internal humidity load: 1 to 4.
  • Both renovations and new buildings, residential or commercial building.


0.7 mm


•    Standing seam is installed with concealed clips on a minimum 19mm plywood to roofs and 15mm to walls including a Proctor vapour membrane between.
•    For low-Roofing application the 25-mm seam needs to be double- locked to prevent water ingress.
•    As plywood needs to breath it is important to design an airflow behind the plywood.
•    Continuous ventilation openings can be included to the flashings at the bottom and apex of the installation.

Testing to Australian Standards

Standing Seam and Archclad Cliptray 25 mm profiles have been tested to Australian standards as 4040.3-1992 "Methods of testing sheet roof and wall cladding method 3: Resistance to wind pressures for cyclone regions".

Architectural Cladding Australia Standing Seam and Cliptray profiles have been tested to Australia Standards AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 Structural Design Actions - Part 2: Wind Actions. Clause 5.3.2. This report details the results of the debris impact testing carried out on a sample of Architectural Cladding Australia's profile only.

All Archclad materials are non- combustible and have been tested to AS 1530.3-1999 Method for Fire tests on Building Materials, Components and Structures Part 3: simultaneous Determination of Ignitability, Flame Propagation, Heat release and Smoke Release.