Metal cladding is a façade system in which the exterior of a building is covered with metal panels or sheets. The panels can be made of a variety of metals, including steel, aluminium, copper, zinc and titanium, and can come in a range of colours, finishes and textures.
In the construction industry, metal cladding is a popular choice because of its durability, low maintenance and aesthetic appeal. Metal panels are lightweight and easy to install, which helps reduce construction time and costs. They can also be adapted to a building’s specific design requirements, allowing architects and designers to create unique and visually appealing facades.
Metal cladding offers a range of benefits to building owners and users.
- improved energy efficiency by reducing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.
- acoustic insulation, reducing noise levels from outside the building.
- resistance to weathering, corrosion and fire, making it a safe and durable choice for buildings in harsh or high-risk environments.
Metal cladding is used in a variety of building types, including commercial, industrial, and residential structures. It is often used for high-rise buildings, office buildings, shopping centres and warehouses, as well as for exterior walls, roofs and eaves.
Overall, metal cladding is a versatile and durable façade system that offers many benefits to building owners and users. Its aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and energy efficiency make it a popular choice for a wide range of building types and building applications.
Below is an overview of the projects Sorba has completed using Metal Cladding.
Features Metal Cladding
An overview of the features, benefits and pain points solved by using metal cladding in construction:
|Long life||Provides long-term protection against weathering and wear||Reduces maintenance costs and extends the life of the building|
|Versatile||Can be used for a variety of building styles and designs||Allows flexibility in building design without sacrificing sustainability|
|Energy-efficient||Reflects sunlight and heat, reducing energy costs||Decreases energy bills and improves the overall energy efficiency of the building|
|Fire resistant||Provides a high level of protection against fire||Increases safety and reduces the risk of property damage in case of fire|
|Sustainable||Made from recycled materials and recyclable at end of life||Reduces waste and supports sustainable building practices|
|Esthetic appeal||Provides a modern and sleek look||Improves the overall aesthetic appeal of the building|