There are many factors to consider when selecting an appropriate
cladding for building facades with aesthetics, protection and minimal
maintenance being some of the requirements. Austech External Building Products
offers a wide range of facade claddings that provide the perfect solution for
covering a building or home exterior.
What is facade cladding?
Façade claddings are non-load bearing panels fixed to the supporting
structure primarily for aesthetic reasons as well as to add another dimension
to a building structure. Facade claddings should only have to support their own
weight. However, their benefits can extend beyond adding an attractive external
appearance to enhancing overall thermal and acoustic properties of the building,
especially with extra insulation installed behind the cladding.
Types of facade cladding
Specialising in lightweight cladding systems, Austech offers three
superior facade cladding options including Duratuff Select vinyl cladding, CraftStone
stone cladding and Foamular extruded polystyrene.
How to select the right facade
Budget is a major factor when selecting a cladding solution with some
types of cladding being more economical than others. Stone cladding for
instance, delivers the beauty and elegance of stone; however, vinyl cladding
can give a distinguished and classic look at a lower cost. Also consider the
maintenance factor of the cladding.
Austech’s facade cladding range requires little to no maintenance where other
types of cladding including timber will need regular cleaning and refinishing
to keep them looking and working at their best. Vinyl cladding only needs an
occasional hose down.