the elegance of stone endures for life
Affordable NATURAL Stone WALL cladding & siding SOLUTIONS for SMART builders
"The GRENFELL FIRE disaster has completely CHANGED wall cladding STANDARDS."
Recent high rise building fires in Melbourne and Dubai had already resulted in many investigations into the safety of cladding materials in buildings above five stories. Subsequent to the deaths of so many in the disastrous UK Grenfell fire (see here) the industry is about to be strictly regulated. After the Melbourne fire (see here) legislation is being changed to mandate replacement on the Lacrosse building and many others since identified with similar cladding materials. After fires in Dubai (see here) they are also undergoing full investigations to ensure that the fire potential is similarly eliminated. Our standard XPS insulation backing has a B-1 fire resistance, while our FIREplus insulated glass bead backing provides 'A' rated fireproof resistance.
HIGH PERFORMANCE REAL STONE FACADES AND CURTAIN WALLS
COMPARE THE MAIN FEATURES
2 HOUR FIRE RATING
FAST FIXING SYSTEM
‘High performance’ encompasses many benefits in the high rise commercial construction arena. FAST INSTALLATION SYSTEM - time is big money. LIGHTWEIGHT - easy to handle and less stress on the structure. NO MAINTANENCE - ongoing rejuvenation of high rise buildings is very costly. CORROSION FREE - unwanted rust and corrosion issues that arise are costly reparations in high rise buildings. FIREPROOF - most countries building planning laws requires cladding to be A rated fireproof material. BEAUTY - with such large façade areas featuring in high rise the importance of colour and texture to the style of the building is paramount to architects. COST EFFECTIVE - yes it must have all the above, but still be AFFORDABLE.
EcoSmart Stone and TechStone not only satisfy the above requirements, they exceed them. Few other products are ‘no maintenance’ with the added benefit of high quality INSULATION. This has a major impact on large predominantly concrete structures which are stand alone a ‘heat sink’ and a ’cold sink’. EcoSmart Stone or TechStone increases the comfort level for the occupants, and the bankable energy savings is massive.
The classic beauty and charm of stone is indisputable, it just gets better with age, and so will EcoSmart Stone.
Nature has made beautiful stone for us. We simply make it better, much better, with great 21st century benefits.
LET US HELP YOU BRING YOUR NEXT MULTI-LEVEL PROJECT TO LIFE WITH STUNNING INSULATED STONE.