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Cladding Systems

Exterior tiling is nothing new, ceramic facades have been a popular choice for architects around the world since the mid 1800's.  These buildings still demonstrate today how, over a century, ceramic cladding resists changes in temperature and atmospheric attack from pollution, acid rain and smog.

The two most popular ceramic cladding techniques are:

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  • Ceramic tiles fixed to the building by an adhesive

With such a large range of colours and style available, the design possibilities are endless. This process is dependant on the provision of a sound substrate, use of adhesives and correct installation techniques.  If these requirements are achieved the effect can be very successful and long-lasting. 

 

  • Renovating or Refurbishing old buildings

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There is a lot of potential remedial work on old office and apartment buildings in Australia.  Both ceramic tiles and ventilated facades are an ideal and long-lasting solution to retrofitting.

For instance, the Wilgenhof nursing home was renovated and extended, whereby the extension - two additional floors and a new wing towards the street - was consciously given a contrasting design.  The old 1970's brick building is outshone by the new building, with the use of dark ceramic cladding and red window highlights.

 

  • Tunnels

Tiles used within underground railway tunnel  

A ceramic tile has long been considered only for decorative purposes.  However companies like Agrob Buchtal, are taking tiles into new and diverse applications which mechanically improve the structure and reduce maintenance for roadway tunnels and railways stations. 

 

 

  • Environment

Environment building

  Ceramic Solutions promotes Agrob Buchtal's very high environmental sustainable product standards.  Agrob's ceramic facades are manufactured with HT technology, a photocatalytic material that cleans the air polluted by exhaust fumes.  HT contributes to the preservation of a healthy environment - a coated facade surface of 1,000m² has the same filtered effect as 70 deciduous trees.