Different Types Of Combustible Cladding In Melbourne

Are you planning to install Combustible Cladding Melbourne? If yes, you must learn a few things about cladding before choosing the one for your building so that you provide only the right one for your property.

So read ahead and explore more!

What exactly is cladding

Cladding is the outer skin of any building. It provides thermal insulation & weather protection and enhances the appearance of a building.

Some types of claddings can burn if it catches alight. The problems with metal panels and insulated cladding relate to multi-story buildings due to the potential for instant fire spreading through the building’s external areas. These products could catch fire easily and melt at low temperatures.

Hence, it’s crucial to note that the presence of combustible cladding on the outside of your building doesn’t really mean that it is a fire hazard or dangerous to your life. It relies on where the cladding has been applied and the overall fire safety measures of the building.

Metal Composite Panels

Metal composite panels or MCPs are a part of the cladding system on the exterior of buildings, and there is a variety of colours such as grey or even colorless.

Also, MCPs can be of different shapes and designs. You can also use them in different ways like covering a part of the wall or covering it entirely or using it as a decoration around the windows, on balconies, signage on walls, or awnings.

These claddings are sandwich-like panels that usually come with 2 to 5mm of thickness. It consists of 2 outer metal layers and a centre material. MCP includes outer layers of zinc and copper, but aluminium is the most common as the external layer. In professional terms, it’s called the ACP (aluminium composite panels).      

The cores of the panel are made of various types of materials including PE (polyethylene) that may vary in terms of their combustibility and capacity to broaden the fire.  

In the past ten years, MCP has become the mainstream in the construction industry. However, ACP has been used as a building product in the 1980s; hence, it may be found in some old buildings. If you have one too, go for Combustible Cladding Replacement for a better experience.

Insulated Cladding Systems

These systems comprise the bulk of foam insulation which is fixed ott the structural frame and sealed, rendered & finally painted.

Insulated cladding systems are lightweight and have great thermal insulating functionality because they use a chunky layer of insulating foam-like polyurethane, polyisocyanurate, and polystyrene.

These systems could be hard to identify visually as they can look just like rendered concrete or brick.

Besides, tapping on its surface often produces a discrete sound like a hollow thud that is not like the sound of tapping concrete or brick.   

You can pick any of the above cladding types for your project. All you need to do is find a suitable agency for installing the high-quality and durable Combustible Cladding Melbourne.

So why not do it right now?

Reach the professionals and get your quote now!