AQUARIAN CLADDING SYSTEMS LTD
EVERSEA BUSINESS CENTRE
13 GARDENS ROAD
NORTH SOMERSET BS21 7QQ
Tel: 0808 223 9080
Fax: 0844 755 0289
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.
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.
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.
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.
Birmingham city centre provided with perfect cladding solution thanks to Aquarian
Leading external cladding supplier Aquarian Cladding Systems has provided the perfect solution for a £17m project in Birmingham.
Overlooking the Birmingham canal network, Granville Lofts is a high quality development of 119 one and two bedroom apartments. The £17 million scheme has been developed by Seven Capital and built by Colmore Tang Construction. 51 car parking spaces also form part of the development. Client: Seven Capital. Main Contractor: Colmore Tang Construction. Civil and Structural Engineers: CWA (Copeland Wedge Associates). Cladding: Aquarian Cladding / Gebrik UK
Main contractor Colmore Tang selected the experienced ALD Group from the Aquarian Approved Installer Network to install Aquarian’s unique insulating brick cladding system Gebrik on the Granville Lofts development.
Overlooking the Birmingham canal network, the seven-storey Granville Lofts development comprises of 112 one-and-two-bedroom apartments in an up-and-coming area within the vibrant city centre.
Chosen for its exemplary aesthetics, reliability and speed of installation, Gebrik was also vital in overcoming several challenges.
With the site situated between the railway and canal, deep foundations were restricted therefore the building was piled which meant the overall construction needed to be relatively light.
Further restrictions were imposed by Birmingham City Council’s Planning Department, who insisted on a masonry façade due to its historic city location.
ALD Group Contracts Manager Andy Wood explained: “With over 3,700m2 of brickwork to install, Gebrik provided a quick and efficient cladding solution.
“Most of the cladding was installed during the autumn and winter, and because Gebrik is not affected by weather, we were able to continuously install come rain or shine.
“Logistically, the city centre site was a real challenge, but with Gebrik arriving in up to 600m2 single loads, vehicle movement and site storage was reduced to a bare minimum, meaning less impact on our neighbours and a safer environment for all.”
The 3,727m2 of Gebrik cladding, plus the fully insulated Fusion structural SFS system, contributed to the completion of the entire scheme in less than 40 weeks.
Aquarian were on hand with their technical expertise, ensuring that insurers and Birmingham City Council’s Building Control were satisfied that the construction complied with the system’s BBA certificate and current fire regulations.
For Aquarian’s Managing Director Paul Richards, Granville Lofts is yet another success story for Aquarian and Gebrik.
“We’re extremely proud of our robust, intelligent and innovative brick cladding system and its ability to adapt and thrive in challenging environments,” said Paul.
“We were thrilled to have been involved in a project as high-profile as Granville Lofts and the installation by ALD was one of outstanding quality. It’s yet another perfect example of Gebrik.”
Aquarian Cladding, based in North Somerset, supplies brick and terracotta cladding systems to the UK construction industry across a wide range of sectors, from residential to commercial.
To find out how Aquarian Cladding can help you achieve stunning brick facades please contact our sales team today on 0808 223 9080 or email email@example.com
Aquarian Cladding Leading external cladding supplier to star at Offsite Expo
Leading external cladding supplier to star at Offsite Expo
Aquarian Cladding Systems will be exhibiting at this year’s Offsite Expo at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
The event, which takes place on Tuesday September 24th and Wednesday September 25th, plays host to the leading UK and international offsite manufacturers and component suppliers.
Attendees will be able to view the widest display of new and innovative offsite applications within the built environment and study an extensive range of offsite technologies.
Aquarian Cladding, one of the country’s leading external cladding suppliers, will be showcasing its Gebrik Insulating Brick Cladding System and Terreal Terracotta Rainscreen System.
Paul Richards, Managing Director of Aquarian, said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting at Offsite Expo as it brings together those who are driving change in the construction sector.
“It provides the ideal platform for construction professionals looking to engage with key industry contacts, network in vibrant surroundings and acquire new knowledge
“The Aquarian team look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand and showing them the value that our cladding systems can add to a project.”
Aquarian Cladding has been supplying brick and terracotta cladding systems to the UK construction industry across a wide range of sectors, from residential to commercial, for more than 12 years.
Acknowledged for the quality of its products and service, which includes an Approved Installer Network policy, the North Somerset-based company has won a string of awards.
For more information, telephone 0808 223 9080, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aquariancladding.co.uk.