Composite Cladding Explained

Composite cladding is a high-quality panelling material that can be used on exterior roofs and walls to enhance the appearance, insulation and durability of industrial buildings.

At Crocker Cladding, we fit composite cladding that helps improve the appearance of buildings, offers high levels of insulation, and provides physical protection against the elements. It’s a useful material for both existing properties and new builds, particularly valuable for commercial industrial premises.

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What is Composite Cladding?


Composite cladding is a type of exterior cladding material used on buildings. It is made from a combination of materials – at Crocker Cladding we use composite cladding that is highly insulated, made up of six different layers, including metal exteriors and an insulated core.

Composite cladding generally comes in the form of panels that are installed on the exterior of a building. These panels are designed to provide a protective layer against the elements, while enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the building.

It can also be used as a roofing material, offering excellent versatility and strength.


Composite Cladding for Walls and Roofs


Composite cladding is a valuable material for both wall and roof panels.

Composite wall cladding is affixed to the sides of the existing building structure, creating an insulative, protective layer. It does not offer structural support, but rather looks to enhance the durability of the building.

When it comes to roofs, composite roof cladding is an ideal choice for apex structures, it is particularly strong and insulative, preventing heat from rising and escaping from the building. It is also lightweight but durable.


What Are the Benefits of Composite Cladding?


Composite cladding is a robust, long-lasting material that requires very little maintenance, making it an ideal choice for industrial buildings.

It offers the following benefits:

  1. Durability: Composite cladding is designed to withstand the elements, including wind, rain, and sun exposure. It is typically resistant to rot, insects, and other types of damage (such as scuffs and scratches), which can extend the lifespan of the building.
  2. Low maintenance: Composite cladding is easy to clean and requires little maintenance over time which is highly valuable in an industrial setting.
  3. Versatility: Composite cladding comes in a variety of colours, textures and finishes, allowing for a wide range of design options. It can be customised to fit the style of the building and surrounding environment.
  4. Thermal insulation: Composite cladding offers good thermal insulation, reducing heat loss and helping to controlled internal environment inside buildings.
  5. Sound insulation: Cladding helps prevent the transmission of sound which is useful in industrial settings.

Overall, composite cladding is a popular choice for buildings because it offers aesthetic and practical benefits, these range from aesthetic advantages to practical benefits.


Is Composite Cladding Eco-Friendly?


Composite cladding can help buildings become more environmentally friendly.

Due to its insulative properties, composite cladding helps reduce the amount of heating that a property needs to keep a comfortable interior temperature. In commercial properties, this can create a more pleasant environment for staff and visitors.

Not only is this good for bills, but it also means less fossil fuels are required to be burned in producing electricity and heat. In turn, this can also help reduce the amount of heat that escapes into the atmosphere.


How Do You Attach Composite Cladding?


Composite wall cladding can be attached to the exterior of buildings in a couple of different ways.

One of the most common techniques for attaching cladding to industrial buildings is to use self-drilling screws. These are subtle and do not detract from the clean finish of the cladding, whilst being simple and quick to install.

Other techniques for attaching composite cladding can include using rivets or hidden fasteners.

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Improve Your Property with Composite Cladding


Whether you’re looking to improve the appearance, durability or insulation of your commercial building, composite cladding is an excellent material to consider.

At Crocker Cladding, we are professional installers of a range of cladding materials, including composite cladding, and we fit on both commercial and residential buildings. Our team oversee the entire fitting process, from sourcing the right cladding for your needs, to installation.

Get in touch with our team to make an enquiry or request a free quote. Fill out our contact form or call us on 07954 323335.