This week’s news from cladding manufacturers

  • Facade and roof detailing company Rockpanel has launched two new guides aimed at contractors. The Instruction Guide is a reference document covering how to work with the firm’s cladding materials. The Product Range Guide contains a full list of Rockpanel’s product range along with information on the available finishes and colours.
  • RigiSystems Ltd has signed a distributor agreement deal with aluminium composite panel manufacturer Alubond Europe to be the sole distributor of Alubond products in the UK, Republic of Ireland and France. Alubond Europe’s products are used in the manufacture of building facades, rainscreens and fascias, shop fitting and signage.
  • Natural stone company Burlington has launched an iPad app. Available from the Apple App Store the programme is a tool for architects, interior designers, specifiers to find out more about Burlington’s range, which includes stone cladding. As well as product information, there are also 300 images of products.
  • Kawneer has launched a 20-page brochure guide to specifying sustainable architectural aluminium glazing systems in the residential sector. Included in the guide is details on the Kawneer AA130 Brise Soleil Solar Shading Systems along with specially-designed connection brackets to integrate with the curtain walling systems and AA600TEPlus windows. Also featured in the brochure is the AA100 (50mm sightlines) and AA110 (65mm) as well as the AA201 unitised curtain wall system, alongside the AA100 Firescreen fire-rated curtain walling. The guide, aimed at specifiers and architects, includes case studies showcasing Kawneer’s work in the residential sector.