The Use of Natural Fibre Cement in Architectural Facades
This CPD aims to discuss the origins and use of rainscreen. Topics covered will include the basic principles of rainscreen, the advantages, possible concerns, façade panels, wind tight layers, types of fixings and health and safety. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- What a rainscreen is and its first uses
- Risk of fire and advantages of fibre cement rainscreen
- The production process
- Principles of an open rainscreen and the advantages
- Different subframe options available
- Design ideas
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Cembrit's range includes fibre-cement slates for pitched roofing, large format 'A' fire rated building boards/ facade panels for rainscreen cladding. On vertical surfaces, building boards for render backing, sheathing, partitions, fire rated applications and general purpose use.
Fibre cement corrugated sheets are generally selected for single skin applications in aggressive environments such as livestock housing, industrial processes or storage of corrosive materials.
Fibre cement slate formats include Westerland dressed edge textured surface, Moorland dressed edge smooth surface, Zeeland textured surface square edge, Jutland smooth surface square edge all for double lap slating.
Fibre cement rainscreen claddings are available in through coloured autoclaved water resistant composition known as Cembonit or Patina. Fibre cement through coloured rainscreen cladding is branded Solid, fibre cement through coloured rainscreen cladding with a transparent coating is branded Transparent and fibre cement rainscreen cladding with a painted surface on a natural grey core is branded Cover.