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.

ROCKPANEL Woods

ROCKPANEL
Give your building a natural and harmonious feel with ROCKPANEL Woods. ROCKPANEL Woods is manufactured through a careful and innovative production process. The boards can scarcely be differentiated from real wood. ROCKPANEL Woods is available in 5 oak and 4 e...

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ROCKPANEL Lines2

ROCKPANEL
The better solution to wooden or plastic tongue-and-groove products ROCKPANEL Lines² are panels with a tongue and groove edge suitable for horizontal application in ventilated constructions. Lines² 10 S and XL can also be installed vertically. Contact ROCKPA...

Extruded Terracotta rainscreen cladding

Aliva UK Ltd
Aliva’s terracotta rainscreen cladding gives you outstanding aesthetic appearance with lasting vibrancy of colour and excellent resistance to water penetration, making this a reliable and adaptable façade. Terracotta cladding is made from natural materials...

4 specifiers have shown an interest in this product the last month.

ROCKPANEL Ply

ROCKPANEL
If the exact colour you require for your design does not appear in our range, or if you want to accentuate even the smallest detail of the building, use ROCKPANEL Ply. This board material has been primed and can be given a finish coat in any colour you wish. R...

VMZ Overlapping Panel

VMZINC UK
The system comprises of an economical kit of panels and flashings that can be easily installed on either timber battens or metal cladding rails. The system is fixed with screws or with a nail gun resulting in the panels being held in place with no visible fast...

1 specifier has shown an interest in this product the last month.

Sotech Optima XPC Extruded Plank

Sotech
A complete secretly fixed extruded aluminium plank rainscreen systems has set flat face modules of 150mm, 200mm, 225mm, and 250mm as well as a 150mm module castellated extruded aluminium plank rainscreen. As the longitudinal joint is not ventilated this produ...

5 specifiers have shown an interest in this product the last month.

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...

2 specifiers have shown an interest in this product the last month.

Lithodecor Airtec Ventilated Cavity Rainscreen System

Telling Lime Products Ltd
Alsecco Airtec Stone is a ventilated rainscreen system comprising stone panels laminated to a lightweight aerated clay concrete panel, designed for use as a decorative and protective façade over external walls of buildings. Airtec Stone is available in a wide...

UrbanGlass

TI Tiles International
UrbanGlass is a product of beauty and performance designed to create facades of unique and stunning appearance. It is harder than granite, with a crystal appearance and is available in a choice of 5 consistent through colours, in matt, or polished. There are t...

2 specifiers have shown an interest in this product the last month.

VMZ Standing Seam

VMZINC UK
Standing seam is a single folded (only for vertical walls) or double folded seam. The use of profiling and seaming machines for the closure of longitudinal seam joints significantly reduces installation time. The low height of the 25mm seams contributes to th...

1 specifier has shown an interest in this product the last month.

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Did you know that the most common Finish(es) for products within the Rainscreen Cladding category are natural , colour and aluminium?'

Vantage DF - Discreet Fix Rainscreen System

BTS Fabrications
Cost-effective envelope quality Vantage® DF delivers the speed, precision installation and cost-effectiveness of a fully modular system, yet also has the flexibility to accommodate bespoke design detail. The system is particularly effective for vertical appli...

ROCKPANEL Brilliant

ROCKPANEL
ROCKPANEL Brilliant board material which is, in common with all the other ROCKPANEL designs, at the cutting edge of contemporary design. The new range offers 16 aesthetic finishes, which provide plenty of opportunities for you to use your imagination. Be amaze...

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Brackets - Horizontal

Nvelope Rainscreen Systems
NVELOPE horizontal cladding brackets come in standard dimensions of 120-300mm - A vertical bracket is converted to a horizontal bracket by rotating it 90 degrees and adding an NVELOPE horizontal bracket brace bar (HBBB) - The number of brace bars will be deter...

1 specifier has shown an interest in this product the last month.

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...

24 specifiers have shown an interest in this product the last month.

NV1 - The Back Frame

Nvelope Rainscreen Systems
Suitable as a back frame system – NV1 is suitable for face fixing / rivet fixing cladding elements to e.g. fibre cement, high-pressure laminate (HPL), ACM and metal rainscreen panels. NV1 is the basis of all NVELOPE support systems. NV1 is the NVELOPE back f...

Lithodecor Airtec Glass Facades

Telling Architectural
Ventilated rainscreen system with glass panels laminated to lightweight aerated clay concrete panels. The system is mounted on an aluminium support system using concealed mechanical fixings, panels can also be structurally bonded. Features: Robust composite ...

Imola Porcelain Facades

Telling Architectural
Imola Porcelain rainscreen systems are designed for use as a decorative and protective façade over external walls of buildings. The system consists of pressed porcelain plate fixed to vertical aluminium rail supports. Imola is available in a wide range of col...

NH1 - Horizontally Orientated System

Nvelope Rainscreen Systems
NH1 is the NVELOPE system used to support vertical elements. Allowing for varied façade design options. NH brackets are orientated horizontally. An NVELOPE NH brace bar can be inserted into the bracket pocket in the underside of the bracket to create a horizo...

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...

4 specifiers have shown an interest in this product the last month.

Sotech Optima TFC Fire Screen

Sotech
The Optima TFC Fire Screen Rainscreen is the ONLY system with LPCB 1582 approval. The Optima TFC Fire Screen incorporates fire brakes at horizontal joints to gain vital egress time by restraining fire in the rainscreen cavity (15 minutes at the first fire bra...

3 specifiers have shown an interest in this product the last month.

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Did you know that the Width for products within the Rainscreen Cladding category, can range from 40 mm to 3040 mm and the average is 699 mm?

Expanded Mesh

Aliva UK Ltd
Our expanded mesh, perforated and woven meshes enable you to create visually stunning and unusual facades across a huge range of buildings, from car parks and shopping centres to contemporary arts projects like museums and theatres. Diamond, slotted, circular...

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.