Ventilated facades or hinged facade systems are a method of cladding buildings and structures, in which the cladding material is attached to a metal frame to the supporting section of the wall. This ensures free air circulation between the cladding and the wall and removes condensation and moisture.
This technology began to develop actively in Germany around the 50s of the 20th century and is now widely used throughout the world. It is actively used both in the cladding of private cottages, and for the decoration of public or residential multi-storey buildings in urban areas, as well as in the restoration of historical sites.
Advantages of ventilated facades
– long service life (from 50 years);
– resistance to different climatic conditions and seismic stability;
– quick and easy installation, regardless of the season;
– good heat and sound insulation characteristics;
Natural stone for ventilated facades
Natural stone can be successfully used as a cladding material in curtain wall facade systems. As a rule, these are rocks of high and medium density: granite, marble, dolomite, travertine, dense varieties of sandstone and limestone. There are systems that have been specially developed for the attachment of natural stone. They allow easy and reliable fixing not only stone slabs of various sizes, but also a variety of architectural decor products of any complexity (cornices, capitals, pilasters, columns, ceiling details). Thus, the use of the facade system does not absolutely prevent the implementation of creative ideas of the architect, but on the contrary, helps the building for a long time to preserve its bright individual appearance.