AQUARIAN CLADDING SYSTEMS LTD

22 HILL ROAD
CLEVEDON
NORTH SOMERSET BS21 7NZ

Tel: 0808 223 9080
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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 700 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 Brick Slips .
BRICK SLIPS Brick .
BRISE SOLEIL See Also SUN LOUVRES AND SCREENS: .
CLADDINGS and FACINGS See CLADDINGS EXTERNAL: .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced BRE Certified
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Faced Insulated Panel Systems
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Slip Panels .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Slip Panels AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Slip Panels Brick Strips
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Slip Panels Brick Strips Insulated Panel Systems
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Brick Slip Panels Insulated Panels
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 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 .
EWI EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION SYSTEMS Brick Faced AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
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 Cladding Applications .
INSULATION EXTERNAL BOARD EWI ETICS .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 Brick Slips .
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
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

Ibstock factory visits prove vital for Aquarian Cladding Systems

June 2022

Aquarian Cladding Systems has always prided itself on being more than just a supplier – and team visits to a range of Ibstock PLC factories over the past month proved both exciting and invaluable.

The specialist external brick cladding systems supplier’s product portfolio includes MechSlip, a non-combustible, A1-rated mechanically-fixed cladding solution.

Using brick slips with unique profiles to enable them to each be mechanically fixed to any substrate, at any height, via an engineered metal rail support system, MechSlip was developed by industry leaders Ibstock Kevington, who cut the brick slips, and Ash and Lacy, who designed the mechanical rail.

The Aquarian team visited neighbouring factories, Chesterton and Kevington Mildands, as well as Cattybrook in Almondsbury, and Julian Venus, Business Development Director of Aquarian Cladding Systems, said: “The two factories in Newcastle-under-Lyme allowed us to go beyond supplying and instead we were able to see the craftsmanship of Ibstock’s brickmaking, how the brick slips were cut and how corner components were cut and bonded.

“The factory in Cattybrook offered a unique experience as it also holds a clay pit quarry with the clay contributing towards the creation of Ibstock bricks. As well as machinery, kiln, and an impressive stockyard, we were able to see some new and exciting products that we believe are going to be an enormous success.

“The Ibstock teams at all three factories were great and imparted their detailed knowledge of the entire process perfectly. We’d like to say a big thank you to Ibstock PLC for having us.”

MechSlip has been introduced to Aquarian’s unique Approved Installer Network and the company has worked with its 60-strong approved installation companies to add the unique brick cladding system to their portfolio.

Factory visits such as the three undertaken are vital, according to Julian, in helping Aquarian Cladding Systems add value to the supply chain.

“Companies must look at increasing the value they offer to the supply chain to provide a better service, and this has always been our target. We don’t just distribute MechSlip, we understand the product, the design requirements, the construction requirements and the manufacturer requirements so we’re able to offer the most effective solution to each project we work on.”

With Ibstock launching Ibstock Futures to create the UK’s first automated brick slip systems factory in the UK, with the planned capacity of producing annual volumes of up to 60 million slips, the brick cladding market shows no signs of slowing down.

Julian added: “There has been a real growth for MechSlip over the last three years, with a number of high-profile building projects opting for the solution, and we can only see an exciting future partnering with Ibstock, one of the market-leading, innovative manufacturers in the sector.”

As key distributors of Gebrik, MechSlip and NaturAL-X, Aquarian Cladding Systems is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of brick cladding systems. 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, or email info@aquariancladding.co.uk

Aquarian Cladding looking to win Façade Awards UK for second year running

June 2022

Aquarian Cladding Systems has been shortlisted for ‘Best use of brick slip cladding system’ at the 2022 Façade Awards UK – and will be looking to win the award for the second year in a row.

Last year, the specialist supplier of external brick cladding systems won for its supply of Gebrik on the Better New Addington Leisure and Community Centre.

This year, it’s for the supply of MechSlip to specialist cladding contractor A2O Ltd on the Thurrock Civic Centre in Essex, constructed by Kier (Eastern) Ltd, that’s set to kick-start huge regeneration plans for Thurrock, which has impressed the judges.

After considering several brick cladding options, LSI Architects specified the mechanically-fixed, non-combustible MechSlip clay brick cladding system, supplied by Aquarian, to achieve a through-coloured, textured brick façade of sufficient mass to ensure a statement building.

Working with Kier, it was proven by A2O to be the most effective and robust solution to achieve the required quality, performance and safety while meeting the budget and programme requirements.

Jazz RigdenJazz Rigden, Aquarian Cladding’s Sales Director, said: “Having showcased our Gebrik Insulating Brick Cladding System on the New Addington Centre project last year, we are delighted to make this year’s Façade Awards UK shortlist for Thurrock and shine the spotlight on MechSlip.

“There were so architectural features to the façade, and it was the level of attention to detail, during the design and installation process by A2O, that was key to the success of the facades package. As a result, the finished building is an authentic example of the versatility of MechSlip and workmanship of the installation team.”

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 4 at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

Aquarian Cladding Systems work with architects, contractors, developers and installation specialists. For more information, call 0808 223 9080, or email info@aquariancladding.co.uk

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