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.

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 ...

UrbanGlass

T.I. Dynamic Facades
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 a...

NV8 - Fix - Mechanically - Structural Bond

Nvelope Rainscreen Systems
NV8 is the NVELOPE system for concealed fix / mechanically fixed and structurally bonded applications. NV8 is an alternative NVELOPE system for secret fix / mechanically fixed applications NV8 is an alternative NVELOPE system for structurally bonded applicatio...

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...

Ultra-Lightweight Cladding

Aliva UK Ltd
Aliva Air is our solution for architects who wish to use stone, glass, GRC or ceramic cladding in combination with lightweight, modern construction methods. Panels are formed from a layer of stone, ceramic, glass or GRC (approx. 10mm). This is cut and then ...

Aerolite Granite

T.I. Dynamic Facades
Aerolite Granite is 17mm natural granite reinforced with an epoxy resin impregnation and a glass fibre reinforcement backing. The granite has the same qualities as conventional granite cladding of a greater thickness and can be fixed by our Ti-G, Ti-B or Ti-A ...

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...

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...

NV5 (ts300) - Fix - Mechanically

Nvelope Rainscreen Systems
NV5 is the NVELOPE system for concealed fix applications. NV5 elements – Trespa Meteon HPL only. Panels are supported at the bottom by the horizontal NV5 channel profile which provides restraint to panel tops. Vertical joints can be open, baffled or formed b...

heritage-selekta fa ade profile

Werzalit GmbH + Co KG
The heritage-selekta fa ade profile is extremely simple to install since it does not depend on the sub-framework: No battens are required under the joints. Fa ade installation could hardly be easier or more economical!Thoroughly practicalThe heritage-selekta f...
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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?'

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...

Vantage SF - Secret Fix Rainscreen System

BTS Fabrications
The Ultimate in Rainscreen System Technology Unique Lifetime design flexibility The unique Vantage® SF Rainscreen system allows individual panel demountability - and remountability - without the need to remove any of the adjacent panels, allowing the buildin...

Glass Reinforced Concrete

Aliva UK Ltd
Glass reinforced concrete is an ideal alternative to pre-cast concrete for your façade – our Glass Reinforced Concrete ranges are lighter, stronger, easier to install and available in a huge array of colours and textures, with endless possibilities for a be...

NV3 - Fix - Mechanically

Nvelope Rainscreen Systems
NV3 elements – fibre cement, high-pressure laminate (HPL), ceramic, thin stone etc. Horizontal NVELOPE channel profiles are fixed to the vertical profiles. Rainscreen panels are hung from and secured with hangers. NV3 is the NVELOPE system for concealed fix/...

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...

Sotech Optima TFC

Sotech
The Optima TFC Rainscreen has been developed as an economical alternative to a complete secret fix rainscreen cladding. The cost effective rainscreen solution requires discreet colour match wafer head fixings in the vertical panel recesses. Superior manufact...

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...

Sotech Optima IPC

Sotech
Interlocking wall plank is a simple, interlocking metal cladding panel that with an appropriate secondary support system may be used as part of a rainscreen system. The planks are connected by a simple interlocking male/female joint, which offers either a rece...

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...

BML Rainspan

Booth Muirie
BML Rainspan is a unique system that has been rigorously and independently tested to prove its long term performance. It is an innovative architectural façade that combines the design flexibility of the BML rainscreen façade systems with the fast track cons...
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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?

VMZ Composite

VMZINC UK
VMZ Composite is a multilayered panel made up of two sheets of zinc that are 0.5 mm thick and thermo-glued on either side of a 3 mm thick mineral-rich polyethylene core for optimum reaction to fire. It is manufactured using tested Alcoa Architecture Products t...

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.