Overcladding and retrofit
Rear ventilated facade systems can bring unique levels of thermal, acoustic and weather-resisting performance to old and new buildings through a range of sectors. From offices to supermarkets to retail and sports centres, our fibre cement facade materials can be used to create unique aesthetic solutions incorporating pristine lines as well as providing levels of thermal and acoustic insulation that allow the designer to achieve the highest BREEAM ratings.
Our solutions can be used for individual houses, low rise and high rise apartment projects, where overcladding is commonly used as an effective means of visual and thermal upgrade. Many solutions are A+ rated by the Green Guide and as such can help to achieve a higher Code for Sustainable Homes rating.
Rainscreen and overcladding
One of the ways in which rainscreen can benefit existing buildings is overcladding. Older buildings may well require remedial and aesthetic work to make them suitable for today’s environment. In addition, thermal efficiencies inherent in older building stock will almost certainly need radically upgrading to meet today’s exacting regulations.
Key features for overcladding include:
- Restoration of existing facade
- Extending the life of the building
- Improving appearance & image
- Provide thermal insulation & weather-tightness
- Improve acoustical performance of the building
- Lower maintenance cost
Adding insulation to the external surface of the loadbearing structure has three key benefits:
- Increased thermal efficiency – dependent on the fixing system used
- No loss of internal space
- Lightweight and easy to fix