Transform aesthetics of new & old buildings
Rainscreen cladding has been used for centuries to protect buildings from the elements providing flexibility of design and minimal weight loadings with the ability to transform the aesthetics of both new and old buildings.
Consilium can provide a variety of modern cladding materials and finishes including glass, ceramics, and a plethora of metal finishes; patinated copper alloys, coloured steels and Zinc’s. We can help guide you through the myriad of choices to suit your design, budget, performance and finish requirements.
Ceramic rainscreen cladding
Highly versatile modern façade solution available in a huge variety of colours and textures, ceramic rainscreen cladding enables you to achieve a variety of finishes to complement your design.
Made entirely from natural materials, ceramic cladding can achieve both contemporary and traditional finishes reproducing the natural beauty and appearance of hewn stone such as granite or marble. The material is light, UV radiation resistant and completely impermeable.
Ceramic rainscreen cladding does not absorb airborne contamination or dust, nor does it support algae growth. It is exceptionally durable and strong, and free from the flaws that can weaken quarried stone. Other benefits include easier on-site handling and installing, resulting in a faster, cost-effective operation. An innovative material, it is the choice of architects who want a proven, engineered solution with known performance.
Terracotta cladding is made from natural materials that provides a distinctive character with the proven durability and simple beauty of clay.
The manufacturing process also has minimal negative impact on the environment, making it a popular option for sustainable new build projects. More economical to manufacture than other rainscreen cladding, terracotta is also the choice for architects who want a lightweight, cost effective finish.
Glass rainscreen cladding
Glass provides a clean, visually stunning finish which is extremely hard-wearing, weather-resistant and up to 100% recyclable. Offering huge design flexibility with choices in shape, texture, material and colour. Glass is robust, secure and can make a significant contribution towards energy-efficient structures. With a wealth of design possibilities including curves, vivid colours and even printing.
Different panel sizes are available to suit project requirements and can be shaped before the toughening process into a great variety of forms as once the glass has been toughened, panels cannot be cut again.
Available in numerous textures, finishes and thicknesses to suit a variety of applications. From standard to lightweight options that utilise thin veneers of stone bonded onto a variety backing panels; honeycomb aluminium, ceramic and concrete, dependent on the application and design requirements.
Light weight systems can reduce the weight of the stone cladding significantly saving structural costs but is typically more expensive than natural stone finishes.
We will ensure that the most appropriate material, system and fixings are selected to guarantee structural compatibility with your design.
Glass reinforced concrete rainscreen systems
Glass reinforced concrete offers greater compressive strength and flexural properties than its steel equivalent it is also lighter (approximately 80% lighter than pre-cast steel reinforced concrete cladding), environmentally friendlier with lower CO² emissions during manufacture. Easy to handle and fast to erect due to its lightweight mounting on a range of bespoke support systems.
There is virtually no limit to the shape or profile that can be created in a variety of smooth, profiled or textural finishes. Moulds can be created to replicate the most complex of profiles in restoration, renovation and new construction.
We'll guide you through the myriad of choices to suit your design and budget