This year has seen an increased interest by the construction market in the use of non-combustible exterior cladding solutions such as 3mm(1/8”) pre-finished solid aluminum panel, Vitraplate. These materials, already used widely around the world, are becoming increasingly sought after by all areas of the industry from designers and specifiers to general contractors and fabricators. To meet this growing demand, Fairview has increased the amount of Vitraplate inventory that it holds in its US-based warehouse.
Vitraplate has been available in the US since 2017 but it is only this year with building codes changing in some States that the need for a non-combustible solution on a construction project is sometimes needed. These materials can easily replace traditional aluminum composite panels where a fully non-combustible solution is required. They can also be used in collaboration which can help building owners get the most optimized solution for their budget.
Fairview currently has 10 finishes in stock of Vitraplate at its Connecticut warehouse. These “Quick Ship” materials can be processed within 2-5 days of order receipt. The finishes, chosen for their popularity in the market to date are shown below. We will let you know as we add more finishes to this selection.