From banks to cinemas, and from theatres to homes, the latest cladding and curtain walling products can work wonders anywhere
Fabric walling system
Levolux has brought out an acoustic stretched-fabric walling system called Novawall, which has a fibreglass core and offers a wide range of aesthetic possibilities. The company says the fabric of Novawall is available in a variety of colours and can be printed with graphics and images. The walling system can be to be fitted to any shape or size of wall or ceiling, making unusual room layouts such as curves and domed ceilings possible.
Marble cladding panels
Swish Building Products has expanded its Marbrex internal marble cladding panels collection to include a larger colour range suitable for commercial applications. The colours for the 375 mm wide panels include white, blue and beige mosaic, maple and black. The company says Marbrex is a practical alternative to conventional paint, wallpaper and tiling and that it can be applied to walls and ceilings.
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Shake-up for cladding panels
Marley Eternit has added 20 variations to its range of fibre-cement rainscreen cladding panels, which are available in grey, anthracite and terracotta. The company says the panels are easy to fix to timber or aluminium sub-frames. Natura is available in 8 mm or 12 mm thicknesses and 2, 5 and 3 m lengths.
Acoustic control panels
Trim Acoustics has introduced a range of internal modular acoustic control panels called Nova. The 25 mm thick panels, which have a sound-absorbing mineral-fibre core board covered by fabric, are made in 1200 × 600 mm squares. Colours include coral blue, deep blue, misty grey, double cream, sunflower, poppy and cranberry. The company says the collection is suitable for commercial buildings such as theatres, cinemas and recording studios.
Weathered cladding panels
Trespa International has expanded its Trespa Meteon cladding panels collection to include six colours that aim to evoke a natural weathered effect. The company says the design for panels, which are made of soft wood fibre and a resin, include six colours. The manufacturer has also launched a panel called English cherry, which is designed to resemble natural wood.
Curtain walling suite
Technal has launched an aluminium curtain walling suite called MX, which it says offers a wide range of design possibilities. Technal says the single-grid system is flexible because it can be adapted to different designs using standardised components. It adds that MX, which has an enhanced thermal performance, provides consistent site lines and interfaces for low to high-rise curtain walling, and ribbon, faceted, structural, beaded and sloped glazing.
SAS International has introduced a satin-textured paint finish called SAS FT for use with metal ceiling panels and tiles. The company says the paint improves the lighting performance of large metal ceiling panels and tiles because it helps direct light in an even fashion. The low-gloss nature of the paint, which is available in white as standard as well as any bespoke shade, is said to decrease the visibility of ceiling tile deflections.