There are many cladding finishes available but the warm tones and textures of brick ensure it remains a firm favourite. The benefits of brick slip cladding mean it has grown in popularity over the years, something which we can testify to as the first company to introduce brick slip cladding to the UK over 30 years ago. We have seen first hand how the market for brick slips and brick slip cladding has grown, supplying a wide range of sectors including residential, commercial, public sector, education, leisure and hospitality projects throughout the UK. Over the last 30 years we have developed our systems to meet customer demand, and currently have four different systems with a range of benefits.
X-CLAD – INSULATED
Our original system, X-Clad, combines the benefits of thermal insulation with brick slips and has a lightweight, slim profile. Ideal for new build, modular or retrofit projects, X-Clad can be provided with a backer panel thickness to provide 17-100mm of insulation and has an installed weight starting from just 36kg/m2. It can be fixed to most substrates including masonry, concrete, timber or light gauge steel framed walls, SIPS and ICF, with or without a drainable cavity and can be retrofitted without additional foundations or groundworks. As well as transforming the appearance of a property, it can help to save energy, reduce bills and carbon emissions and can help improve the interior living conditions of older properties. X-Clad has BBA certification and is LABC registered.
View project: Renovation at the Cotton Exchange.
P-CLAD – RAINSCREEN
Fast becoming our most popular system. If no insulation is required, P-Clad provides an external rainscreen and is designed to be fixed directly to battens or bracket systems, ideal for modular construction and certified for installation on some buildings over 18m, constructed with a steel frame substrate wall. The total system depth starts from just 25mm with an installed system weight from 53kg/m2. P-Clad has BBA certification and is LABC registered.
View project: Building up at Norwood Road.
View project: Our biggest so far at Godiva Place.
I-CLAD – INTERIORS
Both X-Clad and V-Clad can be used on interior projects if fixing directly to existing masonry surfaces but I-Clad was developed specifically for interiors with a slimline system profile starting from just 28mm which can help to minimise loss of valuable interior space when adding a real brick finish. It can be fixed to battens or timber/light guage steel stud walling systems and has a system weight from 40kg/m2. Popular with retail and hospitality, I-Clad is suitable for commercial and domestic interiors, has BBA certification and is LABC registered.
View project: Loft Style interiors at The Hoxton.
V-CLAD – RETROFIT
Ideal for renovation projects, V-Clad is our economy system. It has a system depth starting from 35mm. It can be fixed to masonry, concrete, sheathed timber or light guage steel framed walls, SIPS and ICF. V-Clad is lightweight, with a system weight from 32kg/m2, and is also easy to handle and fast to fix.
All our systems have a finish that is indistinguishable from traditional brickwork, are low maintenance and come with our own 25 year product guarantee. Each of our systems have their own benefits that could make one of them more suitable than another for your project. That is where our technical team can help. If you would like to discuss your project requirements in more detail, please call them on 0117 971 7117.