Innovative and Lightweight Cladding using Extruded Clay Tiles

NaturAL-X is a unique and innovative, lightweight brick cladding system, developed by market leaders Ash & Lacy to enable architects and specifiers to achieve a non-combustible, through-coloured brick facade with the inspired efficiency and versatility of a mechanically-fixed brick slip cladding system.

Featuring purpose-made, extruded clay brick slips and 6063T6-grade aluminium support rails, NaturAL-X is a robust, lightweight, non-combustible cladding system, available in a limited range of colours and textures, multi-patterns, and surface textures. It has been robustly tested to meet the rigorous weathertightness standards set by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) and was awarded BBA certificate number 20/5773 in 2020.

NaturAL-X BBA Fig 11b

Features of NaturAL-X:

  • Mechanically secured, through-coloured, natural clay brick slips
  • Tough and lightweight 6063T6-grade aluminium rail support system
  • Fire tested by Warringtonfire – Classified A1 to EN 13501-1
  • Pre-spaced 10mm vertical and horizontal mortar joints
  • Delivers the colour-fast stability and natural weathering behaviour of a traditional clay brick finish
  • Easy to install, minimising time on site and the associated labour costs
  • Over 50% lighter than traditional masonry, reducing structural load
NaturAL-X BBA Fig 1b