With the cladding industry constantly under the spotlight, the issue of correct cladding installation methods is a serious issue but sadly not one that tends to make the front pages. This blog post looks at the three main points that need to be considered when installing any form of exterior façade: fire performance, weathertightness and installation engineering. Finding the right balance between these areas is critical to creating a safe and aesthetically pleasing façade. It can also be the deciding factor on whether a wall build-up is compliant or not.
When considering the fire performance of your façade, the installation method is likely the most important factor.
Manufacturers design and test systems with a particular installation method so it’s important to replicate the design set out in the installation guidelines for the specific product you are planning to use on your project to achieve the proven fire performance.