Copper Roofing Sydney

At First Class Slate, we are experts in Copper Roofing and rheinzink roofing, with the experience and skill to install it on existing and new roofs.

We only use quality materials and for a perfect seal on our copper seams, we use solder instead of silicon which can quickly degrade. This means that your copper roofing will last beautifully for many generations and require very little maintenance.

The Benefits of Using Copper Roofing

Copper and rheinzink are highly sought-after roofing materials for a variety of reasons.

Cooper Roofing is 100% recyclable, malleable, will not rust even in coastal areas and adds unique character and value to any property. Unlike other roofing materials, copper and rheinzink only get better with age, maturing to their highly coveted green patina and offering an impressive life span of up to 100 years. Copper and rheinzink also require little to no maintenance – a benefit that surprises many people.

Where can Copper Roofing be Applied?

Copper and rheinzink are natural materials which complement stone, wood, leadwork and glass, making them fantastic materials for any type of building. At First Class Slate, we can apply our expertise in Copper Roofing and rheinzink roofing to:

  • Cathedrals and Churches
  • Residential properties
  • Commercial properties
  • Heritage hospitals, schools and universities and more

Our Services in Copper Roofing

At First Class Slate, we specialise in restoring heritage Copper Roofing, and installing new Copper Roofing for residential and commercial properties in Sydney. We offer a wide range of copper work from standard to ornate, including

  • Standing seam roofing
  • Flat seam roofing
  • Batten seam roofing
  • Rainwater gutters and downpipes
  • Hopper heads and rainwater heads
  • Boxed and tapered gutters
  • Substantial and projects
  • Decorative casing

We can help with design, sizing, and coding of cooper roofing and we only use sheet lead that meets Australian Standards.

Choose First Class Slate for Copper Roofing in Sydney

We are so confident in the durability and quality of our copper finishing that we provide a 20 year written warranty on every one of our Copper Roofing and rheinzink roofing clients.

With over 30 years of combined experience both in the UK and Australia, the team at First Class Slate has the knowledge and skill to transform your roof with copper. We offer:

  • Copper, rheinzink, and materials of the highest quality in compliance with Australian Standards
  • Competitive rates
  • Help with design, size and coding
  • Fully trained and qualified tradesmen
  • Friendly and personal service with strong attention to detail

See our top-notch Copper Roofing and rheinzink work here or contact us to learn more about our range of roofing services and get a free quote for your next project.



What is copper roofing, and why should I consider it for my home or business?

Copper roofing is a premium roofing material made from copper sheets or panels. It is known for its durability, longevity, and elegant appearance. Copper develops a unique patina over time, giving it a timeless aesthetic. It is an ideal choice for both residential and commercial properties due to its resistance to corrosion, lightweight nature, and low maintenance requirements.

What are the benefits of copper roofing compared to other roofing materials?

Copper roofing offers several advantages over other roofing materials, including:

  • Longevity: Copper roofs can last for over a century with proper maintenance.
  • Aesthetic appeal: The natural patina that develops over time creates a beautiful, unique appearance.
  • Low maintenance: Copper roofs are resistant to corrosion and require minimal upkeep.
  • Lightweight: Copper is lighter than other materials, reducing stress on the building’s structure.
  • Energy efficiency: Copper roofs reflect sunlight and help keep buildings cooler, reducing energy costs.
  • Environmentally friendly: Copper is recyclable and can be used repeatedly without losing its properties.

How long does a copper roof typically last?

A copper roof can last for over 100 years with proper maintenance, making it one of the most durable roofing materials available. The longevity of a copper roof depends on factors such as installation quality, environmental conditions, and maintenance practices.

What types of copper roofing options does First Class Slate offer in Sydney?

First Class Slate offers a variety of copper roofing options, including standing seam, flat lock panels, and custom-designed copper details. Our team works with clients to determine the best solution for their specific needs, considering factors such as building design, budget, and aesthetic preferences.

What is the typical cost of copper roofing installation in Sydney, and does First Class Slate provide a free quote?

The cost of copper roofing installation varies based on factors such as the size and complexity of the project, type of copper material, and labor rates. First Class Slate provides free, no-obligation quotes for copper roofing projects to help clients make informed decisions. To receive a personalized quote, contact our team with your project details.

Does copper roofing require any special maintenance or care?

Copper roofing is low maintenance, thanks to its natural resistance to corrosion and weathering. However, occasional inspections and basic cleaning are recommended to ensure the roof remains in optimal condition. This may include removing debris, checking for damage or wear, and ensuring proper drainage. First Class Slate can provide maintenance recommendations and services to keep your copper roof looking great for years to come.

How does copper roofing withstand Sydney’s climate and weather conditions?

Copper roofing is highly resilient and can withstand a wide range of weather conditions, including heavy rain, strong winds, and temperature fluctuations. Its natural resistance to corrosion and weathering makes it a suitable choice for Sydney’s climate. Over time, copper develops a protective patina that further enhances its durability and resistance to the elements.

What is the environmental impact of using copper as a roofing material, and is it recyclable?

Copper is an environmentally friendly roofing option, as it is highly recyclable and can be reused without losing its properties. Additionally, copper roofs have a long lifespan, reducing waste and lowering the environmental impact associated with replacing roofing materials. Copper’s reflective properties also contribute to energy efficiency, helping to reduce a building’s overall carbon footprint.

Can First Class Slate combine copper with other roofing materials like slate or tile?

Yes, First Class Slate has the expertise to combine copper with other roofing materials such as slate or tile. This can create a unique and visually appealing design, enhancing the overall appearance and functionality of your building. Our team can work with you to determine the best combination of materials to suit your project’s requirements and aesthetic preferences.

How experienced is First Class Slate in installing and repairing copper roofs in Sydney?

First Class Slate has extensive experience in installing and repairing copper roofs in Sydney. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing high-quality workmanship, ensuring that your copper roof is expertly installed and maintained. With years of industry experience and a commitment to customer satisfaction, you can trust First Class Slate for all your copper roofing needs.