Composite panels are factory engineered panels used mainly for exterior cladding, partitioning, and load bearing walls and roofing elements in a wide range of non-residential buildings. Panels are manufactured on a continuous lamination basis with metal facings, usually steel or aluminium – encapsulating a foamed polyurethane core. This composition offers a high degree of stability, rigidity and excellent load bearing capacity. Composite panels are outstanding providers of thermal insulation; reducing heating and cooling costs for the lifetime of a building. These panels are long-life applications, maximising natural resources used in manufacture and contributing to reduced emission of greenhouse gases – in production, transportation and installation.
Built–up roofing is the most popular material used on low-slope roofs. A built-up roof is composed of several layers of bitumen felt surfaces and finished up with a mineral faces layer of felt. Recent built-up products incorporate a rigid insulation layer as part of the built-up roofing. The fabrics or layers used on built-up roofing are cured ply sheets. These sheets are commonly reinforced with fiberglass mats or organic mats, depending on their application. Built-up roofing provides excellent waterpoofing and UV protection. These low-cost and low-maintenance roofs are long lasting in inclement weather. Gravel or minerals can be used as surfacing materials.
Wall cladding is a type of decorative covering intended to make a wall look like it is made of a different sort of material than it actually is. Some of the most common examples are on the outside of buildings, but cladding can also be an artistic element in interior decorating. It’s usually non-structural, which means that it doesn't impact the stability or integrity of a building’s architectural core. In most cases its designed to be permanent. Wall cladding provides insulation, waterpoofing, fire resistance and can be made from almost any material except for metals.