One of the biggest benefits of specifying aluminium cladding is the almost limitless possibilities it provides in terms of aesthetics and making a visual impact.
Aluminium is a tool for unlimited creativity in the hands of the architect, making it possible to create structures that cannot be made from wood, plastic, or steel. It can also be updated and replaced throughout its lifetime and it can also be fitted retrospectively.
- Sustainability As environmental factors become increasingly important to the construction industry, so too does the sustainability of aluminium rainscreen cladding
Not only is aluminium 100% recyclable, it’s use as a rainscreen system dramatically improves thermal insulation which saves energy!
- Low-Maintenance Installing aluminium rainscreen cladding to exterior walls protects buildings from the elements and significantly slows deterioration. This can help avoid extensive future repair costs and add to the life of the building. Most rainscreen systems are designed to be as low maintenance as possible and are easy to clean.
- Increase InsulationAdding an additional layer to the exterior of a building is a cost-effective way of increasing sound and thermal insulation without sacrificing floor space. Cold bridging is reduced, which further helps to minimise energy costs and decreases the possibility of condensation and damp. The additional layer that rainscreen cladding adds to a building also improves sound insulation, reducing noise disruption for the building’s occupants. This is increasingly important in urban areas where there is high demand for residential and office space in and around busy roads, airports and train stations.
- Easy to Install Aluminium cladding systems are designed to be installed quickly and simply. In addition, because the systems are installed directly onto external walls, it causes no disruption to the inside of the building. The advantage of this is clear in situations where cladding is being applied to older buildings that need updating and insulating. The cladding can be installed with little or no disruption to the occupants.