Rain Screen Cladding

Rain Screen Cladding is a construction facade rainscreen system which consists of the subframe and different finishes like cladding panels, brick, ceramic tiles, reconstituted stone boards, ceramic granite based on a natural stone, high-pressure laminates, composite aluminium panels, metal panels (aluminium, zinc, steel), fibre-cement board, or durable exterior woods.

Rainscreen cladding is the attachment of an outer skin of rear-ventilated cladding to a new or existing building. The system is a form of double-wall construction that uses an outer layer to keep out the rain and an inner layer to provide thermal insulation, prevent excessive air leakage and carry wind loading. The outer layer breathes like a skin while the inner layer reduces energy losses. The structural frame of the building is kept absolutely dry, as water never reaches it or the thermal insulation.

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Roofing

Facade is the largest installer of Kalzip standing seam roofing in Europe. Other metal roofing systems offered include composite panel and profiled metal systems, both providing economical alternative solutions.

Membrane roofing or reinforced rubberised bitumen systems for flat roof applications can be provided from the proven performance systems of Sarna and Permaquik.

To complete the roofing package, Facade offers a range of ancillary items including flashings, copings, gutters, downpipes, integrated rooflights and fabrications. From cost-effective rain screen cladding such as New French School at Dartford in North-West Kent and Brick ships Installation like New French School at Dartford.

We are able to demonstrate our proven design capability

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Building envelope

The building envelope (or building enclosure) is the physical separator between the interior and the exterior environments of a building. It serves as the outer shell to help maintain the indoor environment (together with the mechanical conditioning systems) and facilitate its climate control. Building envelope design is a specialized area of architectural and engineering practice that draws from all areas of building science and indoor climate control.

The many functions of the building envelope can be separated into three categories:

  • Support (to resist and transfer mechanical loads)
  • Control (the flow of matter and energy of all types)
  • Finish (to meet human desires on the inside and outside)

The control function is at the core of good performance, and in practice focuses, in order of importance, on rain control, air control, heat control, and vapor control.

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Design

Excellence in design & engineering can make or break a project. Our continual investment in this area has proved to be a major contributor to Facade success to date.

Our highly skilled team of designers nationwide are equipped with the very latest 3D/4D CAD technology. By working in close partnership with key system suppliers we are able to provide our clients with creative, yet practical design solutions as well as advice on systems choice, taking into account whole life project costing and all the design factors which impact on the building envelope such as building sustainability.

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