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Fibre cement claddingis an ideal material for exterior cladding panels as it offers many practical benefits, such as strength, durability and an excellent fire performance rating.
Eastland panels are manufactured from a mixture of cement, reinforcement fibres, additives and water, which is built up in thin layers and compressed to create sheets which left to dry and harden before being painted or coated to achieve a decorative finish.
Fibre cement façade panels are resistant to mould, rot and bacteria, and there is no risk of shrinkage, warping or cracking once installed. Although they do offer some weather resistance, cladding products such as this are designed to be used as a decorative outer skin rather than a completely water and wind-proof shell, so inner cavity walls should be made watertight. As fibre cement is a non-combustible material, it will not fuel a fire within the building or ignite when exposed to flames.
Fibre cement cladding products are extremely low maintenance, for example Eastland panels which should be cleaned with water and a mild detergent, with no specialist chemicals or processes required. Colourfast, UV resistant and hydrophobic coatings can be applied to Eastland panels to offer additional protection against weather and pollution.
Lightweight but strong, modern panels such as Eastland can be installed quickly, efficiently and safely onto a wide range of substrates as an outer skin, minimising labour costs and disruption to public facilities. Typically fitted onto a timber or aluminium sub-frame using rivets, screws or glue, Eastland cladding panels can also be easily installed alongside other façade systems or more traditional building materials like brick for a mixed material aesthetic.Panels can be pre-cut to bespoke measurements to limit expensive waste or delivered to a project in full sheets to be cut and drilled on site. This helps to limit manpower, wastage and storage footprint.
This choice of cladding material brings with it many technical and performance related benefits, making it the perfect option for everything from high rise to small scale projects.