Blending materials to harness the best attributes of each allows manufacturers to create dynamic products. Precision engineered composite cladding provides the AEC design community with flexibility and room for customization. The following selection demonstrates how the qualities of natural stone and cement can be combined with synthetic elements to achieve new levels of durability and aesthetic cohesion.
HardiePlank Lap Siding
James Hardie’s flagship HardiePlank Lap Siding demonstrates the best aspects of its fiber cement technology. This product captures the tradition and timelessness of timber lap siding and infuses the facade with performance and durability. HardiePlank Lap Siding comes in a range of colors and finishes that imitate materials like wood and stone.
Inspired by nature and the ongoing fight against COVID-19, the new Six-S collection by Neolith showcases the company’s decoration technology and finishing techniques. Available in six variants, these sintered-stone tiles are detailed enough to feature prominently within interiors and durable enough to withstand the elements as facade components.
Northern Facades’ dry joint back-vented Accumet rainscreen panel is produced using aluminum composite. It is available in a variety of sizes, custom shapes, and colors. Accumet is SB-10 and ASHRAE 90.1 compliant with the inclusion of Northern Facades’ ISO Clip.
Stonewood by Fiberesin Industries is a solid, phenolic architectural panel that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is durable. With a high strength-to-weight ratio, this product is ideal for either horizontal or vertical surfaces and can be used in rainscreens and direct applications.
Produced using stone composite material, Steni Vision versatile rainscreen panels combine a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes. The precut, unconventionally shaped components are inexpensive, easy to install, impact resistant, and helpful in reducing a building’s carbon footprint.
An innovative alternative to traditional stone cladding, GammaStone veneer panels are lightweight. This TerraCORE Panels product is manufactured using a stainless-steel backing, fiberglass, and a variety of nature-inspired veneers.