Metalline is at the forefront of aluminium rainscreen cladding and insulated panel production in the UK. Our products are engineered specifically for architectural fabrication.
The stone effect is achieved by using a Polyester Powder Coated finish, which imitates the appearance and textures of natural stone. The PPC finish can be applied to a variety of our CWCT certified Unity rainscreen cladding panels and fire test rated Ultima aluminium insulated panels.
Our polyester powder coating range includes a wide selection of interesting colours and textures as well as natural stone effect, including plain oxide, tile, soft, corten and crystal patina.
Metalline are the first to use this innovative stone effect cladding on their range of Unity rainscreen cladding panels, which featured on their recent Canary Wharf Residential project. The external façade when completed will feature over 3000 panels, both flat and curved in stone white and include fittings and bracketry for a unitized system. This ability to mirror a natural finish on aluminium Unity rainscreen panels has led to a number of interesting approaches from developers looking to enhance the external envelope of their project.
Read more about the Canary Wharf Residential project here.
The benefits of aluminium:
Our cladding enables architects and designers to enhance the look and feel of new builds and refurbishment projects. Stone effect cladding is a process that can replicate existing colours and textures, which can match the styles the surrounding architecture.
To the naked eye, the finish of the stone effect cladding resembles a perfect substitute for natural stone cladding panels. It also offers a range of cost saving benefits, which are due to the reduced costs in labour, transportation, cutting and the amount of stone required.
As well as being cost efficient, there are many other benefits to using aluminium over natural stone, such as:
- Increased strength and stability
- Ease of Installation
- Design Flexibility
Architects and contractors have specified our products for a variety of projects. This is because we deliver top quality products with the highest level of service. Our gallery showcases many of products and projects that we have worked on over the years.