Wall cladding systems can provide the main aesthetic for a building, as well as achieving many technical performance criteria and accommodating fire performance, resistance to moisture, detailing around fenestration and openings, acoustics, environmental concerns and the host of other technical properties commonly required.
Walls have different performance criteria, generally speaking, from roof systems. However, wall cladding systems also offer a wider range of choice, especially considering cost. It is therefore important to establish two important aspects before starting to specify a wall cladding system: What are the aesthetic requirements? What is the performance criteria? What is the budget?
Horizontally laid profiles are an aesthetically pleasing option, able to provide an attractive finish within a very reasonable cost. The selection of a Half Round, Sinusoidal or Trapezoidal profile sheet laid horizontally helps create an interesting façade, and can appear less 'industrial' in its appearance than a vertically laid profile.
It is essential when specifying horizontally laid profiles that the correct combination of materials and colours are selected - horizontally laid profiles are tolerance sensitive, and it is essential that our recommendations are followed to ensure a good quality finish is achieved. Mitre corners are available for horizontal profiles.
Metal Wall Profiles
A profiled wall utilises metal cladding with trapezoidal, sinusoidal or half round profiles fixed to the steel structure of a building, Cladding can be produced in 6 different profiles which can be laid horizontally or vertically and can be manufactured from prefinished steel or aluminium in a vast array of colours, providing a wide choice of aesthetic finish.
Vieo Wall Profile
Although originally created as a modern, cost-effective alternative to traditional standing seams such as zinc roofing, Vieo has proven popular as a wall cladding option. Vieo cladding has the benefit of imitating more expensive flat panel systems and can be installed as feature cladding or a full wall in different pan widths both horizontally and vertically. Vieo can also be curved for even more interesting finishes.
A rainscreen façade is a cladding applied either during primary construction or as an over cladding to an existing structure. Rainscreen cladding consist of an outer weather-resistant decorative skin fixed to an underlying structure by means of a supporting grid, which maintains a ventilated and drained cavity between the façade and the structure.