Construction & Building

Types Of Cladding

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Cladding is one layer of material is used to cover another to form an outer layer. It has been a concept which has been present in architecture for a long time, although the materials used have changed. Through the 19th century materials such as copper and terra cotta were used, however recently it has progressed to using tiles and glass as well. Exterior cladding is used to cover the exterior of a building. The type of cladding used for any building depends on the purpose that the building has to fulfill, the durability required and most importantly the budget allocated for it. Commercial cladding is the term used for cladding in commercial buildings such as banks and mall. It not only protects the building but gives it a better appearance. There are many materials used for commercial top quality wall cladding panelssuch aluminum, cement, brick and vinyl.

Cladding is used in construction to provide a level of thermal insulation as well as protection against weather. It helps transfer wind loads and snow loads. Cladding is used to also provide security and privacy, prevent sound transmission and help protect from fire if the situation arises.  There are many different types of wall coverings Melbourne. Stone cladding is used for both the interior as well as the exterior. It is a very eco-friendly material and the thicker the stone used, the more durable it is. Tile cladding is available in many different designs and sizes. It is mostly used in kitchens and bathrooms to protect from water and other liquids. It is also used to highlight certain areas of the exterior. It prevents decay and installation is very easy due to its light weight. Wood and timber cladding is very popular as well in both the exterior as well as the interior. It gives a warm feeling and gives the room a very good appearance. However, it is not fire resistant. Aluminum cladding has better weather resistance capability and has a wide range of colors available. However, it may be fragile and no heavy object should come in contact with it. Vinyl cladding is easy to install and upkeep and is also weather resistant and is also the cheapest form of cladding available. Fiber cement cladding is extremely good in resisting pests, molds as well as high winds and requires very little maintenance. Brick cladding is the most commonly used and the most popular type of cladding all over the world. It brings a very rustic feel to the building and can also absorb rain. It can last for a 100 years and is very resistant to bad weather and pests and mildew. But it is also the most expensive and requires proper expertise to see it through.