HOW RAINSCREEN WORKS
Rainscreen cladding can be used on block, pre-cast concrete or on integral wall (timber or steel) constructions. Typically, insulation is placed on the outside of the structural wall. Best practice is to install an aluminium rail system on the structural wall, and it’s on this rails system that the actual panels are affixed. The specification of the rails depends entirely on a combination of the features of the panels to be hung, and the location of the building.
WHY RAINSCREEN WORKS
Rainscreen provides a weather-resistant decorative finish to a building. Using a tried and trusted system of rails, air-gap, insulation and suspended panelling, Architects can control the inside environment of a building, whilst providing an aesthetic exterior finish.
All of our cladding systems are designed for ventilated cladding façades. Ventilated façades promote “Healthier Buildings”. This construction method allows for insulation (even 200mm+) to be placed on the exterior of a building thereby minimising thermal bridging. It also means that excessive heat & cold can be dissipated away through the ventilation gap between the panel and insulation materials which can reduce heating and cooling costs of a building.
The range of rails and cladding panels provided by Elemental, ensure that your building remains highly weather resistant and insulated. Our vast selection of panel types and finishes, mean that you can get just the bespoke look that was envisaged at the design stage.
All of our cladding panels and rail systems are suitable for both new and refurbishment applications. Many buildings can be given a facelift by installing an attractive light weight-façade over a tired façade.
Our cladding systems can be installed from “ground up” or “top down”.
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