AQUARIAN CLADDING SYSTEMS LTD

EVERSEA BUSINESS CENTRE
13 GARDENS ROAD
CLEVEDON
NORTH SOMERSET BS21 7QQ

Tel: 0808 223 9080
Fax: 0844 755 0289

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Suppliers of: Brick Cladding System, Terracotta Cladding System, Stone Cladding System, Insulating Cladding System, brickslips, brick slips, insulated brick cladding

Based in North Somerset since 2007, Aquarian Cladding Systems Ltd has a wealth of experience distributing brick, stone and Terracotta cladding systems, Rainscreens and Sunscreens throughout the UK. 

Working with architects, contractors, volumetric modular suppliers, developers & installation specialists, our cladding systems have been used on buildings across a wide range of sectors, from residential to retail, in both the public and private sector. Consequently we are able to demonstrate that our cladding systems such as Gebrik are cost-effective and durable throughout the lifetime of a building.

Whether your method of construction is refurbishment or new-build, our prefabricated systems typically provide insulation, weather protection and durability with the benefit of being fully tested and certified, eg to BBA, BRE and CWCT standards. 

To ensure we fully understand the drivers for our clients’ decisions we regularly attend conferences, network with industry experts and subscribe to numerous communications. We therefore understand current issues such as Priority Schools Building Programme, Green Deal, ECO, BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, RE:FIT, Modern Methods of Construction, Zero Carbon and many more.

BIM compliance: Aquarian is developing BIM capabilities and can provide models on request. Please contact us for further information.

Products

Gebrik Insulating Brick Cladding System

Gebrik consists of approx 500 different natural clay brick slips, in a range of sizes, cast in polyurethane under factory-controlled conditions.

Non load-bearing, lightweight stretcher, stack or flemish bond panels are produced to create approx 1m² ‘sheets’ which can be screwed directly to either masonry, timber or steel framesubstrates on site.

With a full range of factory-produced or site-applied components to suit external corners, surrounds to window or door openings and any other abutments, the system can cater for most architectural designs. 

Terracotta Rainscreens

Aquarian offer a wide range of Terracotta Rainscreens including the following systems:

  • Piterak® Slim is a large format terracotta cladding system with overlapping horizontal joints. It is installed with clips fixed on vertical profiles. used with the V-Clip® system from LABEL Façade, it is officially approved for vertical installation. Piterak® Slim is tough, rated Q4 for impact resistance, and can be used at ground level even in public spaces.

Sunscreens

Aquarian offer a wide range of Sunscreens including the following systems:

  • Autan® Square is a small sunscreen with square shape very economical. Its versatility adds to all the others advantages of terracotta baguettes to implement sun protection projects, screening or wall cladding in a playful format, which offers a wide range of architectural choices at affordable prices.
  • Autan® Round  is a small sunscreen with round shape very economical. Its versatility adds to all the others advantages of terracotta baguettes to implement sun protection projects, screening or wall cladding in a playful format, which offers a wide range of architectural choices at affordable prices.
  • Harmattan® is economical and original thanks to its ovoid shape end small length that allow original architecture like pixel effects. It can be use to implement sun protection projects, screening or wall cladding in a playful format, which offers a wide range of architectural choices at affordable prices.
  • Shamal® is a sunscreen shaped like an airplane wing. It is available with an exclusive fastening system that includes a support profile. It provides highly effective sunlight protection and thermal insulation for buildings. The inclination angle and spacing of elements are subject to the architectural choices. It is available in 2 standard dimensions : 14 or 20 cm.

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Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the Aquarian Cladding Systems website or via the BPi Download Library.

ADHESIVES BY COMPOSITION Cement Based/Cementitious .
ADHESIVES FOR DIFFERENT PRODUCTS BrickSlips .
BRICK SLIPS Brick .
BRISE SOLEIL See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS: .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced BRE Certified Brick Faces
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced Brick Faces
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced Insulated Panel Systems Brick Faces
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL BrickSlip Panels AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL BrickSlips Brick Strips .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL BrickSlips Brick Strips Insulated Panel Systems
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL External Wall Insulation Systems (EWI Systems) .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Resistant .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Fire Resistant EN 13501-1 .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Brickslips Brick Faces Brick Faced
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Cast Stone (Reconstructed Stone) Faced
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Insulated Polyurethane Foam Core (PU)
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Solar Control Sun Louvres and Screens .See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS:
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stone Faced .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stone Faced Brick Pattern
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stone Faced Insulated
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stone Faced Insulated Panel Systems
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Stone Surface AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta Panel .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta Tiles .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta Tiles AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta Tiles Double-Skin Systems
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta Tiles Large Format
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Terracotta Tiles Ventilated and Drained Systems
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Ventilated .
ETICS EXTERNAL THERMAL INSULATION COMPOSITE SYSTEMS .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS .
EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS Brick Faced AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS Brick Faced Brickslips
EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS EWI Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO)Approved .
FACADE SYSTEMS EWI ETICS (External Wall Insulation Systems) .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS:
FACADE SYSTEMS Ventilated and Drained Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Ventilated Systems .
FACADES Terracotta .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD EWI ETICS (External Wall Insulation Systems) .See Also EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS:
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres .
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Cladding
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Fixed
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Louvre Systems
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural Louvres Screening
LOUVRES AND SCREENS Solar Control .See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS:
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Brick .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Brickslips .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta Glazed Ceramic Colours .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta Tiles .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta Tiles AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta Tiles Double-Skin Systems
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta Tiles Large Format
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Terracotta Tiles Ventilated and Drained Systems
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Ventilated .
SOLAR SHADING SYSTEMS Sun Louvres .See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS:
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Architectural .
SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS Modular Terracotta Systems Terracotta Baguettes
WALL Claddings External .
AUTAN Terracotta Sunscreens
AUTAN XL DROPLET Terracotta Sunscreens
BEL-STONE Insulating Stone Cladding
GEBRIK Brick Cladding Systems
GERACO Insulated Terracotta Cladding
HARMATTAN Terracotta Sunscreens
ISOCOL Adhesives
MAESTRAL Terracotta Rainscreens
PITERAK SLIM Terracotta Rainscreens
PITERAK XS Terracotta Rainscreens
SHAMAL Terracotta Sunscreens
ZEPHIR Terracotta Rainscreens
ZEPHIR EVOLUTION Terracotta Rainscreens
ZONDA XL Terracotta Sunscreens

Aquarian Cladding to take part in Kingspan Building Efficiency seminars

February 2020

Aquarian Cladding to take part in Kingspan Building Efficiency seminars
Brick cladding systems supplier Aquarian Cladding will play a part in a series of seminars organised by Kingspan Insulation on building efficiency in March.
The seminars will explore the benefits of thermally efficient construction methods and financial savings in commercial and residential developments.
Aquarian Cladding’s Sales Director Julian Venus will be discussing ‘traditional brick facades using modern methods of construction’ at the seminars, which take place in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
He will provide a brief introduction to brickwork, from its early beginnings to contemporary use, and the benefits of a clay brick façade on buildings, before discussing the solutions using modern methods of construction that can replicate a conventional façade whilst offering many benefits, including significant reductions in wall thickness.
Julian said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for Aquarian to be a part of these seminars and I’d like to thank Kingspan for inviting me.
“More effective and efficient modern methods of construction are vital to meet the demands of the 21st century and clay brick façades maintain the benefits of performance and aesthetics while adding thermal efficiency and providing a much better environmental impact.”
Lucy Whalley, Kingspan Institution’s Head of Marketing (GB) commented: “We’re delighted to have Julian joining us for our building efficiency seminars.
“With more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, he has a comprehensive understanding of the brick façade industry and its route to market, while Aquarian Cladding Systems is at the forefront of innovation within the industry.”
Julian joins a line-up of expert speakers from the likes of Passivhaus Trust, Anthesis-Caleb, Currie & Brown, Sustainable Energy Association and Kingspan Insulation.
The seminars take place on March 11th, 25th and 31st. For more information on the seminars or to register, visit https://www.kingspan.com/gb/en-gb/products/insulation/services/continuing-professional-development-cpd/building-efficiency-seminar

Aquarian Cladding seals partnership with industry leaders to distribute MechSlip

February 2020

Aquarian Cladding seals partnership with industry leaders to distribute MechSlip

Specialist external cladding supplier Aquarian Cladding Systems has announced an agreement with Ash and Lacy and Ibstock Kevington to distribute MechSlip.

The innovative brick cladding system will uniquely allow architects and developers the creative freedom to design robust and versatile brick facades using any natural clay brick cut into slips. The slips can be mechanically fixed to any substrate, at any height, via an engineered metal support system.

MechSlip will be added to Aquarian Cladding’s product portfolio, alongside the B-rated Gebrik insulating brick cladding system and A1-rated Terreal terracotta rainscreen system, as a non-combustible A1-rated cladding solution, suitable for use on buildings over 18m.

For Aquarian Cladding, it means an exciting start to 2020 after another successful year in 2019. The South West-based company has seen continual growth since forming 12 years ago and Julian Venus, Aquarian’s Sales Director said: “We are delighted to be partnering with not one but two market-leading, innovative manufacturers. The opportunity to work together with Ash and Lacy and Ibstock Kevington is hugely exciting for all of us.

“We have had sustained success for over 12 years as experts providing technical, sales, distribution and installation support to specifiers and end-users of brick cladding. This agreement shows our commitment to providing the best cladding solutions for architects, contractors and developers.”

MechSlip will be introduced to Aquarian’s unique Approved Installer Network and the company will work with its 60-strong approved installation companies to add the unique brick cladding system string to their bow.

The development of MechSlip has been carried out as a joint venture between UK-based industry innovators Ash and Lacy, who have designed the mechanical metal support system, and Ibstock Kevington, the UK's largest brickwork special shape and masonry fabrication company, who cut the brick slips that go onto it.

MechSlip has been fire tested and meets Euroclass A1 in accordance with EN13501-1:2007 +A1:2009. It has also been tested for weathertightness in accordance with ‘Standard for systemised building envelopes CWCT, 2006’ and is currently registered for BBA certification, which is expected in 2020.

Founded in 1857, Ash and Lacy has been at the forefront of technical performance, product innovation and high standards of engineering for over 140 years and manufactures a diverse range of engineered facade and roofing systems for the construction sector.

Aneira Beament, Ash & Lacy’s Commercial Director of Brick Systems worked closely with Aquarian on the agreement: “As a manufacturer of high quality, engineered façade systems; choosing industry partners who share our desire to provide technically competent advice and solutions to the market is incredibly important to us. We are extremely proud to have partnered with Aquarian Cladding and I have no doubt that they will be intrinsic to the growth and success of our
MechSlip Brick Cladding system for many years to come.”
Founded in 1987, Ibstock Kevington has a successful history of developing innovative brick detailing solutions to traditionally complex construction problems and is part of Ibstock Brick, the UK’s largest brick manufacturer.

Ben Gerry, Commercial Director – Ibstock Solutions, added: “The newly-announced partnership with Aquarian Cladding is an exciting step forward for our MechSlip offering. Indeed, 2019 has been a year of real growth for MechSlip, with a number of high-profile building projects opting for the solution, and we’re thrilled to be starting 2020 by confirming fresh distribution opportunities with one of Britain’s leading cladding suppliers.”

Working with architects, contractors, developers and installation specialists, Aquarian’s cladding systems have been used on many award-winning buildings across a wide range of sectors. For more information call 0808 223 9080, email info@aquariancladding.co.uk or visit www.aquariancladding.co.uk.

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