Panelised brick cladding effortlessly combines efficiency with style. Whether you’re an architect aiming to redefine design boundaries or a developer pursuing cost-effective, punctual project completion, panelised brick cladding offers a valuable solution. In this blog post, we explore how this innovative approach is transforming cladding projects.
Old vs. New
Traditionally, building with bricks is a labour-intensive process. Each brick must be individually laid, requiring craftsmanship and time, while adverse weather conditions can disrupt the construction process, resulting in prolonged construction timelines. However, as times have changed and construction projects have grown more demanding, the need for an efficient alternative has seen panelised brick cladding emerge as a solution.
Panelised brick cladding simplifies the cladding process, reducing the need for skilled labour and extensive time. The system involves the creation of panels, each containing multiple brick slips, which are then installed directly onto the building’s exterior. This method significantly speeds up the build process, allowing projects to be completed in less time and within budget. In addition, the panels are manufactured off-site, mitigating the impact of weather conditions on the construction schedule.
Panelised brick cladding doesn’t compromise on style or aesthetics. It delivers the enduring, classic charm of traditional brickwork, but with a level of precision that’s challenging to attain through manual methods. These panels can be customized to suit various architectural designs and styles, guaranteeing that every project, whether contemporary or classic, can embrace the timeless appeal of traditional brick. The exceptional versatility of panelised brick cladding is one of its primary strengths. It can be seamlessly integrated into both new construction projects and retrofitting endeavours, providing architects with a broad creative canvas to explore.
A panelised brick cladding system that exceeds expectations
Aquarian Cladding Systems is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of brick cladding systems and key UK distributors of the panelised brick cladding system Gebrik. A lightweight brick cladding, B-rated panelised, insulating brick slip cladding system, Gebrik is fixed directly to either masonry, timber or steel frame substrates for buildings under 11m. It consists of approximately 700 different natural clay brick finishes, in a range of sizes, which are cast in polyurethane under factory-controlled conditions.
We work with architects, specifiers, contractors, developers and installation specialists across a wide range of commercial sectors to help them create a traditional brickwork finish while saving costs and build time. If you have an enquiry, then please get in touch.