Understanding Wall Cladding

Wall cladding is a decorative covering that makes a wall surface appear like it is made of a different kind of material than it really is. It is used for both interior and exterior in construction projects.

Cladding is a non-structural material. Unlike plaster, render, and wallpaper, cladding is attached or fixed mechanically to a wall, rather than bonded to it. This means changing it doesn’t affect the stability of the building structure.

 

Why install cladding?

The main purpose of cladding is to enhance the appeal of the existing wall. Commercial cladding material covers the structural material of the wall to look as if it is the base material or the original wall structure.

Aside from enhancing the aesthetics of the structure with its wide variety of designs, colors, and materials, cladding also offers some sort of resistance and protection, and it increases the life span of the structural materials. The application of one material over the wall give an extra skin or layer of the building. In effect, cladding provides a level of thermal insulation as well as climate resistance.

As a result, cladding improves building appearance with a chic and modern look, easy to maintain, and can generate savings on utilities since it has thermal and insulation benefits. Cladding also have a high-performing and fire-resistant feature that can protect the exterior of the structure.

 

Cladding Systems in Melbourne

Cladding systems are applied to maintain the structure, frame and exterior walls of a building. Different cladding systems are used for different buildings, depending on the structure, the type of building, and the customer’s needs and preferences.

You’ll find many different types of cladding and cladding systems in Melbourne. It is a bit difficult to determine them and distinguish one from the other because one can use many different materials for cladding systems.

You can also install cladding using various methods. You can use rubber, silicone, brick or all sorts of metals such as zinc, stainless steel, bronze or copper for cladding. The installation method depends on the type of material being used for the construction.

The function of the cladding system is to protect the exterior and the frame of the building. It also protects the interior of the building. Besides the protection that a cladding system provides, it can also increase the property value of a building.

Cladding has become an interesting job for architects because of the different materials, patterns, and finishes you can choose. Today, architects can create all sorts of designs to come up with a contemporary and sleek look.

 

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We provide durability and versatility in our product to ensure longevity and minimum maintenance. Our cladding systems feature innovative wood-finish Knotwood cladding boards and powder-coated, aluminium, and two-part battens. Strong Ox cladding is weather-resistant and exceeds fire safety standards.

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