When it comes to commercial and house cladding, two of the most popular materials used are aluminium and vinyl. Aluminium is one of the most sustainable building materials in the world and is used in a large range of applications.
Benefits of Aluminium
Malleable, easy to install
Corrosion resistant due to its protective oxide layer
High colour and gloss finish retention under harsh Australian weather climate
Sustainable and 100% recyclable
Aluminium comes from bauxite ore. Australia is the largest producer of bauxite ore in the world and has the second largest bauxite reserves after the Republic of Guinea. Bauxite is first processed to make alumina (Aluminium oxide) and Aluminium is refined from alumina.
Vinyl is one of the most popular house cladding materials used today. ABBEY Vinyl Cladding is superbly manufactured with long-lasting unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) resin, backed with insulation that is fire retardant and self- extinguishing. The insulated back provides greater insulation that will improve your home’s energy efficiency and cost savings. It is manufactured tough to last and protect the exterior walls of your home.
Vinyl Cladding Compliance
National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 – Building Code of Australia (BCA)requires compliance for vinyl wall cladding for new constructions. If certain vinyl wall claddings do not meet NCC 2019 test compliance in writing, they should not be used and cannot be certified and any property become difficult to sell. Australian based NATA laboratories tests are government approved, recommended and generally accepted in OECD mutual recognition. Tests to NCC 2019 include:-
NCC 2019 Fire Tests – BAL rating
NCC 2019 Weatherproofing tests
NCC 2019 Cyclic wind loading tests
NCC 2019 Accelerated weathering, colourfastness and dimensional stability
Difficult to ignite, easy to extinguish and won’t spread flames
Installing vinyl cladding on your home is ranked as one of the best home improvement projects for resale value
Get in touch with our expert team today to find out more about the cost of installing ABBEY Vinyl Cladding to your home and how we can help equip your home with the best cladding.Call the house cladding specialists Abbey Thermalboards on1800 621 113