Cladding façade systems – incorporating effective insulation together with external cladding – are a key tool to ensure a building prevents as much energy loss as possible.
The use of stone wool insulation also enhances protection against fire damage and outside noise.
Consisting of a multi-layer solution which ends with a ‘second skin’, these systems are created using cladding products, insulation slabs, and the creation of an air gap that can be ventilated or not.
Vertical external cladding acts as a filter – and physical border – between the building envelope and the outdoor environment. Facade cladding is not only used to protect a building against environmental conditions, but also to determine its appearance.
This ‘second skin’ creates a channel over the external wall which allows air to travel through the cavity and keep the two layers in good condition.
Covering both ventilated façade and curtain wall applications, these systems protect buildings from the elements, and increase the aesthetics of buildings in need of a ‘makeover’ too.
External façade cladding systems which utilise proper insulation materials also promote energy efficiency – an important part of new build performance, or upgrades to an existing structure.