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Rainscreen Cladding Systems

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.

Fire protection an insulation for the future

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Rainscreen Cladding Systems

Rainscreen cladding sees an outer layer of cladding attached to the structural wall of an existing building. The cavity created by the cladding serves to not only prevent rain from coming into contact with the structural wall, but also improves thermal insulation, thus reducing energy losses. Lower temperature fluctuations also serve to minimise movement to the load-bearing structure.

The cavity is both ventilated and drained, meaning that the small amounts of rain water that may make it through the panel joints during extreme weather will evaporate or run down the back of the cladding to the drainage system.

Available in a wide range of colours and finishes, including gloss, satin, metallic, wood and rock effect, rainscreen cladding systems also offer an economical and environmentally friendly way of updating the external appearance of a building.

The materials used in the construction of rainscreen cladding are tested rigorously to ensure appropriate behaviour under fire conditions, thus safeguarding occupants to which the systems are applied.

Sharpfibre is approved and licensed to install rainscreen cladding systems provided by several of the leading manufacturers in Europe, including Marley Eternit, TRESPA and Nvelope; offering our customers the perfect solution for any build specification.

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