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History of the Rainscreen Principle – A Brief Overview

History of the Rainscreen Principle – A Brief Overview

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Where and when did the rainscreen principle begin? And why has it become such an important feature of building envelope science? In this article we review the beginnings of the rainscreen principle, to give the reader a better understanding of the bigger picture surrounding this important aspect of building enclosure design.  What is the Rainscreen principle, in simple terms?  In ...
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Top 3 Rainscreen Installation Systems for Metal Cladding in 2023

Top 3 Rainscreen Installation Systems for Metal Cladding in 2023

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One of the most effective ways of enhancing the performance of a building envelope is to use a rainscreen cladding system. The rainscreen concept began to be understood in the early 1900’s, as out lined in our blog post - History of the Rainscreen Principle and has become the standard in building envelope construction.   The metal panel rainscreen system, whether ...
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Non-Sequential Cladding Installation – What is it, and why should I care? 

Non-Sequential Cladding Installation – What is it, and why should I care? 

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Just as it sounds, the term non-sequential means that the panels do not need to be installed in sequence, one after another. Another term for this concept is “Non-Progressive”, but that term can be confusing to many people because the word “progressive” is normally associated with forward thinking and innovation.  SoSo, panel systems that allow for a non-sequential sequential installation ...
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10 common questions about the availability of non-combustible aluminum cladding for NYC in 2022

10 common questions about the availability of non-combustible aluminum cladding for NYC in 2022

1. Where can I find stock of non-combustible cladding as "ready to ship" material? We can only comment on our own supplies of non-combustible cladding. At present, we stock pre-finished 3mm(1/8") solid aluminum in 10 express (ready to ship) finishes for our Vitraplate product. Stock is available for delivery within 2-5 days of receipt of your order. See here for ...
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Comparison of the Fire-Resistant Aluminum Composite Panel brands in USA

Comparison of the Fire-Resistant Aluminum Composite Panel brands in USA

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 that is Global adoption of aluminum composite panels or ACPs for exterior and interior cladding is still accelerating. Architects and individual consumers are discovering it challenging to switch from this flexible construction material to any obvious replacement; despite the present surge of fire occurrences in numerous locations across the world due to using the highly flammable polyethylene core (PE) ACM, ...
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The 4th and Final in Fairview’s 1776 Series of finishes – Old Glory

The 4th and Final in Fairview’s 1776 Series of finishes – Old Glory

Since launching our 1776 Series at the start of the month we have enjoyed sharing a new collection with you each week. This week we reveal the fourth and final collection – Old Glory. This collection joins the three other collections that together make up the 1776 Series. The other collections are The Midnight Ride, The Shot Heard Round the ...
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Fairview Architectural team grows as demand for premium cladding products thrives

Fairview Architectural team grows as demand for premium cladding products thrives

Fairview Architectural (Fairview), the leading provider of non-combustible premium aluminum cladding products in the US and Canada, announces today the appointment of Jim Pontefract to the Business Development team and Cooper Fossey to Customer Service, as the Company brings in additional resources to cope with growing demand for its range of metal façade cladding solutions. Pontefract has extensive experience in ...
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The 3rd Collection in the 1776 Series - Old Ironsides

The 3rd Collection in the 1776 Series – Old Ironsides

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We are now in the third week of July which means that it is time to launch the third collection in our 1776 Series – our range of finishes celebrating American independence and being launched every week throughout July 2022! Our latest collection, Old Ironsides, tells the story of the USS Constitution (also affectionately known as Old Ironsides), the US ...
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