Engineered cast stone cladding is perfect for when you are looking to replicate a material such as brick or wood but with a sturdier and more durable material. Our engineered cast stone cladding products are designed to withstand harsh elements.
Through constant research and development, this range keeps up with the modern trends of the design industry.
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4 Tips for Cast Stone Cladding
The 4 Ds of Cast Stone Cladding
When installing cladding, remember the 4 Ds – Deflection, Drainage, Drying and Durability. The more a wall is exposed to water, the higher the risk of water penetration. Cladding is a perfect solution as it deflects water away from critical areas.
If water penetrates the exterior cladding, this could be a sign of poor design. Cladding should be built in a way that it drains water out immediately.
If cladding has been installed with wall cavities this will allow air to filter through and dry out any damp areas.
Cladding, especially brick cladding is very durable and weather-tight.
The advantages of Stone Cladding
Cast stone cladding will make your house more attractive to potential buyers if you are looking to sell or even rent out your property. Cast stone cladding can also make your garden look more attractive and will neaten up your flower beds.
While cast stone cladding is usually installed for aesthetic and decorative purposes, it is also very insulating and can stop rooms from losing heat in the winter.
Cladding is extremely resilient and can be used on both the exterior and interior of a building. Best of all, it gives depth and ‘cosiness’ to a room that is hard to replicate with any other material.
Fix Leaky Building Syndrome homes
If your house struggles with damp, you should look into installing stone cladding and eaves as a remedy. Leaky Building Syndrome occurs when the design of your house is incorrectly configured for adequate water tightness.
Signs of Leaky Building Syndrome include high moisture readings, bubbles in paint caused by water penetration behind the plaster and waterlogged cladding that causes moisture to soak into the bottom plates.
The correct installation of cladding and eaves will keep your house watertight. It will also allow adequate air ventilation in order to dry out the wall cavity.
Maintaining your Cladding
When it comes to upkeep on your painted cladding there are no real rules. Maintenance will depend entirely on the location of the cladding, how the cladding has been installed and fitted and the type of coating that has been applied.
If you have installed vacuumed coated cladding (VCC) it should last longer than hand painted cladding. This is because the regulated consistency of VCC achieves more than a 90 micron thickness.
While Revelstone’s stone cladding materials are made to last, maintenance of your cladding should be an ongoing process.