Stone has been an external building finish for centuries.
Lightweight stone rainscreens allow modern building techniques to be adopted, whilst providing the natural, solid finish of engineered stone.
A2O specialise in the design, supply and installation of a set of tested stone rainscreen systems. These include solid stone panels; stone laminate on a granite backing and reconstituted stone.
All systems are mounted onto an engineered aluminium sub-grid including insulation to form a ventilated rainscreen system. Key design considerations include: the forming of corners and reveals within the system; interfaces with other systems; engineering for supporting non-standard elements and other factors.
Detailed drawings and production schedules are critical as all materials are fabricated off-site and the majority are fabricated overseas – so lead times are significant.
A2O have been working with Aerolite and supplier Tiles International since 2012. Aerolite is a 5mm veneer of stone laminated on a granite backing. It is a cost effective and robust solution for stone rainscreen.
Alsecco is a highly engineered stone rainscreen finish. Fixing points are factory-installed into the back of the stone panels to enable install mounting of the system onto a lightweight aluminium sub-grid. The handmade corner stones are very high quality and can be returned up to 300mm from the face stone.
Generix Lite is a German-manufactured cladding solution using a 20-30mm natural stone panel supported with an aluminium support grid. Generix is a robust and flexible solution that includes popular Portland Stone within its range.
Shackerley is a Lancashire based manufacturer who produce a high precision Ceramic Granite ventilated façade system.
Their bespoke mounting system allows great flexibility on install and the ability to remove individual panels post-install.