Modern construction has come to understand that a façade, as part of an overall building envelope, is not only a visual statement, but also an important influencer in the protection of a wall’s structural components, the energy efficiency of the building and the health of its occupants. A carefully designed building envelope can make a new building work more effectively for its owners, its occupants and the environment, as well as transform the appearance and performance of an existing structure.
The ventilated façade is a high performance solution for building enclosures which takes advantage of mechanical anchoring elements. Through connections between the cladding material and the mechanical assembly, design loads are effectively transferred back to the structural wall, providing a safe and secure façade.
For facades fixed with glue it is very important to select the appropriate adhesives. Mechanical tie-backs may also be used where needed.
Spandrel Dekton panels are used in place of glazing units in curtain wall systems where it is necessary to hide the edges of floor slabs, celling details, insulation , and other building elements.