Why is NaturAL-X a game-changer for cladding?
In the realm of architectural design, cladding plays a pivotal role in enhancing the aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability of buildings. NaturAL-X is a cutting-edge lightweight, non-combustible, brick cladding system using extruded clay tiles, or brick slips, mechanically fixed to an aluminium support rail that opens new possibilities for designers, architects, and contractors, enabling them to create remarkable structures that seamlessly blend with their surroundings. This blog explores the potential of NaturAL-X as a brick cladding solution.
Enhanced aesthetics and design versatility
NaturAL-X brick slip cladding stands out for its ability to recreate the appearance and texture of a traditional brick finish, allowing the desired aesthetic effect to be achieved on a façade without compromising on the benefits of a cladding system, providing the best of both worlds. Available in an extensive range of colours, textures and surface textures, NaturAL-X cladding can seamlessly adapt to any architectural style or concept, allowing architects and designers to unlock their creativity and achieve remarkable results. The possibilities are endless.
Durability and sustainability
NaturAL-X cladding goes beyond its stunning aesthetics and offers exceptional durability. The system is constructed using high-quality materials and have been vigorously tested to meet weather tightness standards, ensuring long-term performance and minimal maintenance requirements. By opting for NaturAL-X cladding, architects can reduce their reliance on natural resources without compromising on the appearance or performance of their designs. The manufacturing process of traditional bricks involves high energy consumption and significant greenhouse gas emissions, primarily due to the firing process. The unique clay brick slips consist of thin sections of clay and when manufactured as such, reduce the raw material and energy usage by comparison to conventional bricks.
Installation and cost efficiency
The installation process of NaturAL-X cladding is straightforward and efficient, making it a preferred choice. The system is lightweight, simplifying handling and transportation on-site. It has inspired efficiency and the ease of installation reduces labour costs and saves valuable time during construction projects and, due to the reduced volume of materials needed, deliveries to the site can be reduced by up to 75% when compared with conventional ‘hand laid’ brickwork. In terms of cost efficiency, NaturAL-X cladding offers long-term savings. The durability and low maintenance requirements of the panels translate into reduced lifecycle costs. Additionally, the lightweight nature of the cladding reduces structural load, reducing prelim costs and resulting in potential savings on the overall building design. By considering the long-term benefits and cost savings, NaturAL-X cladding proves to be a highly economical choice for both new constructions and the recladding of existing buildings.,.
Do you need NaturAL-X for your next project?
Aquarian Cladding Systems are key UK distributors of NaturAL-X, which perfectly demonstrates the versatility of a mechanically-fixed brick slip cladding system. We work with architects, specifiers, contractors, developers and installation specialists across a wide range of sectors to help them create a traditional brick finish while saving costs and build time. If you have an enquiry, then please get in touch.
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