Catnic has opened a new training centre in Caerphilly, Wales for its SSR2 Roofing and Cladding system. The new facility will provide roofing contractors and trade professionals with practical and theoretical training when it comes to correctly installing the innovative standing seam system.

The new SSR2 Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding system is manufactured from Tata Steel’s Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and as such is a cost effective alternative to copper or zinc standing seam. SSR2 is 7 times lighter than conventional roof tiles making it easy to install and handle on site. The robust, BBA approved system is suitable for pitched roofs as low as 5° as well as vertical and horizontal cladding applications. Furthermore, SSR2 is available in a range of finishes to meet the aesthetic requirements of a range of buildings and integrate with the surrounding area.

The new SSR2 training centre features a fully equipped classroom environment to provide attendees with an introduction to, and theoretical grounding on the pre-coated metal standing seam system. In addition, the centre has 4 specially developed rigs to allow both basic installation training and instruction on a range of situations that could be encountered on site. This includes how to modify the panels to fit roof features such as roof windows and chimneys.

Mike Murphy, Sales and Marketing Director at Catnic said: “SSR2 provides a truly viable alternative to conventional materials and an excellent way for roofing contractors to broaden the range of services they offer. With any new system – it is always advisable to take advantage of training and our new centre will help course attendees to make the most of the opportunity that the SSR2Roofing and Cladding system provides.”