Rainscreen cladding is an innovative cladding technique originally developed in Norway in the 1940s and 50s. The principle behind rainscreen cladding is having multiple layers in the external wall of a building, each performing specific functions, instead of a single layer acting as structure, thermal & acoustic insulation, and moisture & wind barrier all at once.

In a rainscreen cladding system, the external cladding itself is not the waterproof element, but rather acts as an outer skin, a shield to protect the actual waterproof membrane or sheathing behind it, as well as providing a narrow air gap so that water can drain and evaporate off the inner wall.

Rainscreen cladding details don’t function as structural support or as thermal or acoustic insulation, but as an aesthetic and physical barrier which protects the waterproof membrane from excess water and wind, because it will never be 100% waterproof, and from sunlight, which causes such membranes to degrade over time.

CUPACLAD 201 VANGUARD - Natural Slate Rainscreen cladding

CUPA PIZARRAS
Characterised by its contemporary design, the CUPACLAD® 201 VANGUARD rainscreen cladding system marries large format slates with stainless steel clips, creating a clean, modern combination. The CUPACLAD® 201 VANGUARD system is part of the CUPACLAD® 201 s...

CUPACLAD 101 LOGIC - Natural Slate Rainscreen cladding

CUPA PIZARRAS
The CUPACLAD® 101 LOGIC system is part of the CUPACLAD® 101 series, made up of systems with invisible fixings that make our natural slate the main attraction of a facade. The 101 series also includes CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM and CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL natur...

Cembrit Patina homogeneous autoclaved fibre cement rainscreen cladding board.

Cembrit Ltd
Cembrit Patina is a genuine through-coloured. fibre cement decorative rainscreen cladding. Being a genuine homogeneous product, bumps, scratches, abrasions and other surface blemishes are not as visible as they would be on surface coated claddings. Incorporati...

CUPACLAD 101 RANDOM - Natural Slate Rainscreen cladding

CUPA PIZARRAS
The CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM rainscreen cladding system revolutionises natural slate cladding installation by combining different slate sizes to generate a dynamic, creative composition. The CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM system is part of the CUPACLAD® 101 series, ma...

AshTech - Rainscreen Cladding

Ash and Lacy Building Systems
Rainscreen cladding is a unique method of cladding or over-cladding a building to provide weather protection for the building fabric and structure. Renowned for their ability to create a completely ‘flat’ surface, rainscreen cladding systems are increasing...

Aerolite Stonework

T.I. Dynamic Facades
Aerolite Stonework is 5mm thick natural stone veneer, reinforced with a 12mm & 15mm thick natural granite backing. The granite backing is profiled to facilitate easy installation on to two horizontal rails, top and bottom. Other fixing systems are also availab...

Kalzip FC Facade System

Kalzip
Kalzip FC rainscreen is a non-penetrative façade system that incorporates a fast-to-install lightweight flat rainscreen panel, suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects....

ROCKPANEL Natural

ROCKPANEL
ROCKPANEL Natural is the most elemental version in the selection. Under the influence of climate the look of this durable board material changes. Sunlight produces a natural weathering and colouration of the boards comparable to that of other natural materials...

Aluminium Cladding

Aliva UK Ltd
Aluminium cladding adds a luxurious, textured finish to all kinds of architectural projects, from college and university buildings to exclusive apartment complexes. It can lift your building from the functional to the extraordinary, creating a striking, shimme...

ROCKPANEL Metallics

ROCKPANEL
Make a striking design statement with your building. Give it shine and lustre with a modern engineered facade of ROCKPANEL Metallics. The metallic sheen created with the Metallics range plays with the light to create unexpected colours and effects. ROCKPANEL ...
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Did you know that the most common Colour(s) for products within the Rainscreen Cladding category are aluminium , Black and Grey?'

ROCKPANEL Chameleon

ROCKPANEL
ROCKPANEL Chameleon brings an extraordinary and surprising perception to your building, for a real ‘wow factor’. The ROCKPANEL Chameleon range is finished with a unique crystal layer which, depending on the angle from which it’s viewed and the effect of ...

Ceramic Cladding

Aliva UK Ltd
Ceramic cladding is a highly versatile, modern façade solution with excellent mechanical and aesthetic characteristics. Available in a huge variety of beautiful colours and textures, ceramic rainscreen cladding enables you to achieve different façade finishe...

Cembrit Solid Rainscreen Cladding

Cembrit Ltd
Cembrit Solid is a range of 18 intense colours with matching surface and base board colour. Incorporating the most popular shades with some accents for highlighting your façade, Cembrit Solid rear ventilated rainscreen cladding offers a reliable, long lasting...

CUPACLAD 101 PARALLEL - Natural Slate Rainscreen cladding

CUPA PIZARRAS
CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL is a rainscreen cladding system with aligned joints, generating a homogeneous composition that highlights the unique personality of our natural slates. CUPACLAD® 101 PARALLEL shares its invisible fixing system with the rest of the C...

Rails and Fixings

Nvelope Rainscreen Systems
The relationship between the façade material and the cladding support system in the context of expansion must be considered. The rails are clipped into the brackets and, after adjustment for line and level, are fixed to them using self-drilling stainless stee...

Sotech Optima FC

Sotech
The Optima FC Rainscreen is a versatile carrier and panel secret fixed system suitable for exterior use as rainscreen cladding or interior use as a wall covering. Its versatility is such that a multitude of materials and thicknesses (from 0.7mm to 4mm) used ...

NV2 - Fix - Structural Bonding

Nvelope Rainscreen Systems
NV2 is the NVELOPE system for concealed fix/structural bonding applications. NV2 is suitable for concealed fix cladding applications – structural bond (Sika sikatack panel system). All fixed point brackets absorb both vertical dead loads. NV2 is the NVELOPE ...

StoVentec R

Sto
A ventilated rainscreen cladding system with a seamless render finish - and no limit on the lightness value. The StoVentec R system is fixed to the exterior wall with an adjustable aluminium sub-construction. This creates a cavity between the facade and the re...

Downer DCS031 - Helping hand

Omnis
Cavity depth range : 65mm - 425mm Ideal for: Low to medium height buildings with solid masonry or stud frame walls The aluminium sub frame system offering rapid installation and reduced costs, the Downer system incorporates HELPING HAND® wall brackets fixed...

RAINSCREEN DUO SLAB®

Rockwool
RAINSCREEN DUO SLAB® is a dual density insulation board comprising a robust outer surface and a resilient inner face which has been designed for use in conditions of severe climatic exposure. When installed, RAINSCREEN DUO SLAB® will knit together when tigh...
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Did you know that the most common Material(s) for products within the Rainscreen Cladding category are Aluminium , Extruded Aluminium and Mineral wool?'

CGL Rainscreen System

CGL Facades
CGL's "Rainscreen" system is a fully drained, ventilated and pressure equalised façade which forms the external aesthetic element of a multi-layer wall. The system's unique feature is the CS3 support grid which allows ultimate functionality by its 3-axis adju...

Rainscreen Cladding Building Products

Rainscreen cladding is an innovative cladding technique originally developed in Norway in the 1940s and 50s. The principle behind rainscreen cladding is having multiple layers in the external wall of a building, each performing specific functions, instead of a single layer acting as structure, thermal & acoustic insulation, and moisture & wind barrier all at once.

In a rainscreen cladding system, the external cladding itself is not the waterproof element, but rather acts as an outer skin, a shield to protect the actual waterproof membrane or sheathing behind it, as well as providing a narrow air gap so that water can drain and evaporate off the inner wall.

Rainscreen cladding details don’t function as structural support or as thermal or acoustic insulation, but as an aesthetic and physical barrier which protects the waterproof membrane from excess water and wind, because it will never be 100% waterproof, and from sunlight, which causes such membranes to degrade over time.