Over the last 12 months we have seen an increased interest from 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 12 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 continue to add finishes to our inventory as demand for them increases. Keep an eye on our blog posts for future updates.
If you are haven’t used or specified 3mm(1/8″) pre-finished solid aluminum plate for a project, we recommend reading our blog post: 7 Reasons you need to use Vitraplate Aluminum Cladding Panels on your next project.
Fairview is passionate about providing solutions for customers that has three key ingredients (1) improves efficiencies, (2) reduces risks and, (3) saves money. Vitraplate delivers on all of these and more.
Suggested further reading
Want to learn more? Here are some additional blog posts that you may find of interest:
– Solid aluminum panel cladding – passing trend or here to stay?
– What are the processes in the supply chain for coated metal panel products?
– Why is coil coated metal the best choice for exterior facade panels