Metal - extruded, expanded & perforated aluminium rainscreen cladding
Metal facades can add a luxurious, textured finish to architectural projects from business headquarters to university buildings, car parks to exclusive apartment complexes. Aluminium cladding can lift a building from the functional to the extraordinary, creating striking, shimmering facades.
With expanded mesh, diamond, slotted, circular, flat, shaped, rigid, flexible, natural, coloured, shiny and matt finishes are all possible. Expanded mesh has many practical benefits including improved ventilation, and enhanced security as well as great aesthetics. There is no wastage of material as the mesh is formed from a single piece of metal.
➤ Aliva’s aluminium Alucovering profiles are extruded from aluminium alloy of 2mm to 5mm, up to 6.5m in length, anodised or powder coated from a choice of standard or specialist RAL powder coatings. A wide variety of extruded profiles are available as well as bespoke designs.
➤ Aliva’s anodised Alucovering cladding is 100% non-combustible, achieving an A1 accreditation based on testing to standard EN 13501-1:2019.
➤It is made of solid aluminium, does not release any toxic gases or create any fumes. It is produced with pure aluminium alloy and is 100% recyclable.
➤ Aliva’s PPC coated Alucovering cladding has also been certified as non-combustible with A2 classification in accordance with standard EN 13501-1.
➤ Apart from routine cleaning for aesthetic reasons, aluminium cladding does not need any maintenance, which translates into a major cost and ecological advantage over the lifetime of the building. Aluminium cladding is also highly reflective, making it very efficient for light management and energy saving.
➤ Aluminium is a highly sustainable material. More than half of the aluminium currently produced in the European Union originates from recycled raw materials and this is increasing. As the energy needed to recycle aluminium is about five per cent of that needed for primary production, the ecological benefits are clear.
➤ Aluminium can be used to create bespoke alternatives to other materials such as corten steel.