The materials used in building facades should be structurally sound and prevent risks such as the spreading of fires. It is important to ensure that the building you are responsible for is made out of materials that both adhere to safety regulations as well as being safely installed.
We can check your building against the designs and your O & M Manual to inspect levels of safety and compliance. We have extensive experience of a range of facade materials including stone, aluminium, glass, timber, high pressure laminates and composite materials as well as copper, zinc and brass.
We have been involved with the design and application of rainscreen cladding systems for over 30 years. This is now widely used as a cladding option however can easily be fitted incorrectly causing leaks and façade defects.
Incorrect or ill-fitting fixing centres are some of the defects that can be found in the installation of cladding. These can result in loose panels and allow for the potential for falling panels.
We advise on fire barriers, interfaces, insulations and membranes. We check the materials, installation and sub-structure of your rainscreen cladding.