What is cladding and how safe is it?
Your choice of cladding, or an alternative to cladding, can have a significant effect on the thermal performance of your home. It is also a key element in the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. Cladding can have a huge influence on the building cost of your extension, or the resale value of your property.
- Composite materials – wood, blends of cement, polystyrene
What is cladding used for?
The primary role of cladding is to provide a protective layer against the weather, and specifically against ingress of water. Other uses of cladding are to provide a sound barrier, or to add some thermal insulation to your home,
Is cladding safe?
Cladding gives you a cavity between itself and the wall. This cavity allows the rain to run down, however, in the event of a fire this cavity will draw up the hot air like a chimney. This can intensify the fire and allow it to spread to the top of the cladded area. The fire can then get inside the building through open windows. As well as the chimney effect, the material that the cladding is made out of can have an effect and contribute to a potential fire.
Is there a safe alternative to cladding?
Making sure your home and people inside are safe is paramount when thinking about how to protect the outside. So is there an alternative that will mean that you have all the benefits of protecting your home, but without the added risks that cladding brings?
CorkSol could be the product that you are looking for.
As an alternative to cladding CorkSol really could answer all of your prayers. The completely natural product gives you the ability to cover the exterior of your building with a protective coating, but it is much more than that. CorkSol is:
- Breathable, vapour permeable
- Offers thermal insulation
- Acoustic insulation
- Water resistant (roofs and façades)
- Fire resistant
From a safety aspect this is possible the best product that you could choose. Another great feature of the CorkSol product is that is can be adhered directly over the existing coating of your home, saving you time and money and making your property safe straight away.
How do you get an alternative to cladding for your home?
Call us now and we can tell you exactly what you need to do. If you have any questions at all give us a call at our Leeds office on 0113 2926 922, or our Bradford office on 01274 981 514. Alternatively you could leave your details here and we will call you back.