NaturAL-X assembly with cornersSpecialist external brick cladding systems supplier Aquarian Cladding Systems has added NaturAL-X brick cladding to its product portfolio.

It joins the Gebrik insulating panelised brick cladding system and will sit alongside MechSlip as the company’s second non-combustible, A1-rated mechanically-fixed cladding solution. Aquarian also supply the A1-rated Terreal terracotta rainscreen system.

Like MechSlip, NaturAL-X uses lightweight brick ‘tiles’ with unique profiles to enable them to each be mechanically fixed to any substrate, at any height, via an engineered metal support system, to deliver all the benefits of natural clay brick.

Featuring extruded clay brick tiles and 6063T6 grade aluminium support rails, the system is available in a wide range of colours and textures. Whilst delivering advantages associated with rainscreen cladding, including reduced installation times and associated costs, NaturAL-X brick slip cladding realises a truly desirable finish. And as a non-combustible A1-rated cladding solution, NaturAL-X is suitable for use on buildings over 18m.

Julian Venus, Aquarian’s Sales Director said: “We are delighted to add NaturAL-X to our stable of brick cladding solutions and it puts us in a strong position as, whatever solution the client wants, we can now provide.

“For clients who want a lightweight, panelised solution on buildings under 18 metres because its quicker to install, we have Gebrik. We now have two non-combustible solutions for over 18 metres – for those that want a solution using slips cut from bricks, we have MechSlip, and for those that want a simpler solution, using a more limited range of extruded brick tiles, we have NaturAL-X, which is also a slightly cheaper option.”

Aquarian teamed up with industry leaders Ash and Lacy and Ibstock Kevington to distribute MechSlip, and NaturAL-X is Ash and Lacy’s alternative solution based on clay tiles extruded to their unique specification, to fit their rail profile.

Julian added: “At Aquarian we understand the need to build our product offering and by introducing NaturAL-X we are demonstrating that we are listening to what our valued clients want and continuing to invest in providing the best natural clay cladding solutions for architects, contractors and developers.”

Working with architects, contractors, developers and installation specialists, Aquarian’s cladding systems have been used on many award-winning buildings across a wide range of sectors. For more information call 0808 223 9080, email