Granite cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements, or for aesthetic purposes. Our vast range of granite which is imported direct from the finest quarries around the world allows for you to select the right colour and style for your granite cladding application.
Internal and external applications can be offered with consideration to water-proof conditions if this is a requirement. This control element may only serve to safely direct water or wind in order to control run-off and prevent infiltration into the building structure. Granite cladding applied to windows is often referred to as window capping and is a very specialised field.
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Rainscreen granite cladding is a construction facade rainscreen system which consists of the subframe and a granite finishe based on a natural stone. Rainscreen granite 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. The outer layer breathes like a skin while the inner layer reduces energy losses.
The structural frame of the building is kept absolutely dry, as water never reaches it or the thermal insulation. Evaporation and drainage in the cavity removes water that penetrates between panel joints. Water droplets are not driven through the panel joints or openings because the rainscreen principle means that wind pressure acting on the outer face of the panel is equalised in the cavity. Therefore, there is no significant pressure differential to drive the rain through joints. During extreme weather, a minimal amount of water may penetrate the outer cladding. This, however, will run as droplets down the back of the cladding sheets and be dissipated through evaporation and drainage.
Please contact us direct on 01909 730807 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can use our Granite Cladding enquiry form. For your granite cladding project we can offer bulk prices for large scale architectural developments. The three images above offer an insight into how a Granite Cladding project would be presented. They make an excellent entrance or focal point in areas where the public gain access or congregate.