Rainscreen Cladding

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Rainscreen Cladding is a panelling system designed to shield a wall from direct rain. A method initially developed by the Norwegians back in the late 1960s, the vertical and horizontal joints between the panels will allow some water to penetrate the air cavity. However, a minimum air gap combined with an airtight backing wall behind the panels (i.e. building interior) limits this water penetration to the designed wet zone.

Rainscreen Cladding or a Ventilated Façade is an economical method of achieving great architectural intent in all climatic conditions. A ventilated cavity helps control moisture and allows any thickness of insulation to meet the most demanding of “U” values. Air movement is significant in rain screen cavities and as pressure is equalised with ventilation, top or bottom of each façade. Issues with condensation or problems with heat gain are minimised.

Materials used
  • Aluminium
  • Terracotta
  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Glass Reinforced Concrete
  • Brick Faced Glass Reinforced Concrete
  • Natural Stone Cladding
  • Cement Fibre
  • Brise Soleil
  • Brass / Copper cladding
  • Brick Slip Cladding
  • Terracotta cladding
  • Lightweight Steel Framing
Accessories

A similar range of accessories can be fitted into rainscreen elevations as that as shown in our curtain walling section.

  • Curtain Walling Sections
  • Visible and framed opening vents
  • Structurally glazed invisible vents. (Both options can be top hung and parallel opening)
  • Pop-out Vents
  • Smoke vents
  • Shopfronts and doors

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