Cost effective to produce and easy to install cement facades are particularly suited to modern commercial, residential and industrial buildings, where a natural façade is needed. They are able to conceal common structural materials and provide sound dampening benefits.
Benefits of ceramapanel cladding panels
- Non-combustible – Achieves A1 rating*
- CWCT tested
- Available as a complete cement cladding system with carrier
- Cost effective
- Short lead times and fast installation timeframes
- Panels supplied pre-squared
- Long lasting, Low maintenance panels
- Can be finished off-site for easy and efficient installation
- High strength and environmental durability
- Through coloured with wide Colour range & finishing options
- Sound dampening Benefits
- Graffiti Resistant when coated with acrylic treatment (Natural+ range)
*Difference between Ceramapanel A1 and A2
Ceramapanel as standard is available as A1 rated to BS EN 13501-1 which is non-combustible and the best choice for high rise projects worldwide, if your project can accept A2-s1, d0 rated which is limited combustibility, there is a cost saving to be had by specifying Ceramapanel A2
Design and Installation
Design And Installation Of Ceramapanel
Cement facades are easy to work with and provide a multitude of design options. We offer a range of natural finishes in standard colours (see technical information brochure). Our Natural colour range is the most popular choice available in 4 main finishes: 2 smooth faced finishes, dimpled / shot-blasted and a grooved finish, these all help to create a range of stone effects with natural nuances.
Cement façade panels are designed for high durability and with an easy fixing system. Ceramapanel is available with colour coded fixings from Vitrafix range used for face fixed panels using wafer head screws. Panels can be easily cut to form expressed joints. Ceramapanel is tested to BS EN 13501-1 for fire classification achieving A1 rating and has been tested withstand extreme wind pressure under CWCT testing regimes
Our panels are designed to be simple to install and maintain and offer a long-lasting solution. They feature; visible or secret fix options, are available cut to exact dimension for precision installation, diverse Pre-fabrication options and the ability to replace individual panels easily.
Ceramapanel comes in a total of 26 colours across two natural through-coloured ranges; the Natural range and the Natural+ range and is also available in customised Painted RAL range:
- The Natural range resembles nature’s earth tones and has a much more natural stone like appearance. The Natural colour range is available in the full textured finishes, RAW, Sandblasted, Shot-Sawn, Touch, Contour Groove and Contour Lines
- The Natural+ range used the same colours as the Natural range however this is finished with an alkali-resistant varnish using a UV polymerizing system to make the sheets resistant to graffiti. This coating gives the colour a deeper, richer tone and allows the panels to be cleaned more easily and maintained for many years.
- The Natural+ colour range is only available in the Textures Raw finish
View Valcan’s full product colour chart here
Ceramapanel range (like all fibre cement products) absorbs a certain amount of moisture, on the Natural colour range the panels can ‘breathe’ through the face and rear of the boards and dry out. The Ceramapanel Natural colours do not require any sealant applied to the cut/drilled edges after processing
Ceramapanel Natural+ colours have a coating on the panels that resists graffiti, this coating also prevents moisture ingress and subsequent egress – it is important that once panels have been cut/drilled that Ceramapanel Edge Sealant is applied. The sealant is supplied free of charge with ordered material (1ltr/250m2 of 8mm), any additional sealant required is chargeable – this is a stocked item at Valcan, contact us to discuss your needs
Ceramapanel offers a wide range of finishes that mimic the look and feel of textured cement designs for that extra uniqueness on your façade.
Natural Textures Raw
The Raw finish features a smooth sanded face that is ideal for clean, modern facades. The Natural nuances of fibre cement are more apparent in this finish.
Natural Textures Touch
The Touch range offers a ribboned effect giving the panels a subtle grooved finish.
Natural Textures Sandblasted
The Sandblasted range features a smooth face with a mottled finish for a classic, slightly weathered finish.
Natural Textures Shot-Sawn
Offers a lightly pitted surface giving depth and texture to the facade surface.
Natural Contour Groove
The panel features 2mm deep grooves spaced 20mm apart. Custom spacing is available according to design intent – contact Valcan for details. Thickness available is 10mm and 12mm.
Natural Contour Lines
Contour Lines features the same 2mm deep grooves spaced 160mm apart to give the appearance of planks. Panel is available in Raw and Touch surfaces. Available in 10mm and 12mm thicknesses.
We offer fully customised printed panels and are working to be able to print to any design you require. Contact us if you have a custom panel requirement
A1 Rated Non-Combustible
Ceramapanel cladding systems are A1 rated non-combustible meaning there is no contribution to fire at any stage. This meets with all cladding insurance and building requirements for all structures over 18m high.
The nature of fibre cement facades means that they are highly impact resistant, long lasting and extremely strong. The finish requires little maintenance and can also be graffiti resistant with our Natural+ range.
Cement panels are cost effective compared to other materials with similar properties. As a result, we are also able to offer short lead times on the product in a range of colours and finishes. As an approximate guide, Ceramapanel is 10% more cost effective than other fibre cement panels and around 15-20% more cost effective than an aluminium system
Standard sizes are:
- Width(mm) 1220 or 1250 – custom widths available on request
- Length (mm) 2500 or 3050 – custom lengths are available on request
- Overall panel thickness 8mm, 10m or 12mm
- Weight: 8mm = 14.4kg/m2, 10mm = 18kg/m2 or 12mm = 21.6kg/m2
- Delivery: Panels can be delivered across the UK and Europe. All panels are wrapped and packed on quality pallets and delivered via our own transport to ensure safe arrival.
Ceramapanel has achieved the following certifications. Full details and downloads of all certifications are available on our resources page here and at the bottom of this page.
To view more case studies, visit out projects page here
- Ceramapanel A1 – EN13501-1 Fire Classification Report File Size: 143.21K | Last Updated: 15 April 2020
- CERAMAPANEL Brochure – 2019 File Size: 15.03M | Last Updated: 15 April 2020
- Ceramapanel Rivet Fix details PDF + DWG File Size: 2.66M | Last Updated: 2 June 2020
- Ceramapanel Secret Fix VF3 – PDF + DWG File Size: 2.24M | Last Updated: 2 June 2020
- Ceramapanel Timber Fix – PDF + DWG File Size: 2.19M | Last Updated: 2 June 2020
- valcanltd-CeramapanelScrewFix File Size: 267.69K | Last Updated: 2 June 2020
- valcanltd-CeramapanelRivetFix File Size: 268.59K | Last Updated: 2 June 2020
- valcanltd-CeramapanelSecretFix File Size: 267.62K | Last Updated: 2 June 2020
- NBS_ValcanLtd_DrndAndBackVntltdRnscrnCladSym_Ceramapanel_8mm-RivetFix_Revit File Size: 1.33M | Last Updated: 2 June 2020
The surface of Ceramapanel may show variations in tone, appearance and coloured spots/flecks which adds to natural aesthetics of the material. The porosity of Ceramapanel allows the panels appearance to change with wet weather conditions and when dried out return to the original colour/tone. Each panel is naturally unique and it is recommended that over large projects, panels are mixed from pallets. For more information on Valcan products please download the brochures below, contact us directly here or on 01278 428 245 or order samples here.