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Cladding is available in metal
and man made sheet materials. Metals used for cladding include
coated steel and aluminium, and the patinated metals such as
copper and Cor-ten (copper steel alloy). Coated sheets are generally
profiled for strength and are also available as composite panels
with internal linings. Lead is also
used for cladding roofs and walls.
Manmade materials are more
diverse and often known by trade names -Trespa, Glasal etc. These
are largely made by compressing inert materials together under
You may find some of the manufacturers
listed below are addressing the more commercial/ industrial end
of the construction market.
-major world producer of steel and aluminium roofing and wall
-a comprehensive source of information on specifying, designing
and constructing metal clad buildings.
- Euroclad -manufacturer of steel and aluminium
profiled cladding systems
-makers of Structuran® and Decoran® pigmented glass Ceramic
- Lindab -
- Marley Eternit
-manufacture a variety of lightweight, durable fibre cement cladding
boards, including Glasal, Pelicolor, Natura and Multiclad.
- Rockpanel -from Rockwool, a durable cladding
manufactured from mineral
wool fibres compressed under high pressure, that can be worked
- Trespa -international manufacturer of high
performance exterior and interior cladding panels -Meteon, Virtuon,
Athlon and TopLab.
- Wards -composite insulated steel and aluminium
cladding panels -drab but informative website.