SureClad® Porcelain facade for bespoke home
Shackerley’s SureClad® porcelain cladding system has been used to create an unusual facade for a contemporary bespoke home in Shrewsbury. The porcelain facade at the private home has been designed to complement and reflect the surrounding landscape of the property, which is on the bank of the river Wye.
Specified in a natural tone, the SureClad® porcelain facade system has been supplied in two finishes; one highly polished and one honed, to create a facade that responds to changes in light and vegetation. The porcelain cladding panels were laid out on the facade in a portrait orientation and a consciously fragmented broken bond pattern, mixing the two finishes to create interest across the facade with random reflections and texture.
Shackerley has been the consistent delivery partner for the facade throughout the project, helping the client to develop the facade design from concept through to installation. Shackerley’s expertise enabled the facade to be designed, manufactured and installed in a way that was both commercially and technically possible, with all porcelain cladding panels manufactured at one of our ISO 9001 certified factories in Lancashire.
The SureClad® porcelain cladding was manufactured as installation ready facade panels, with an A2-s1,d0 safety meshing, undercut anchors and rails. The porcelain cladding panels have been installed using the Shackerley SureClad® Hang On fixing system, which enables flexibility for the position of the fixing on the rail. This enabled installation of the facade with the broken bond cladding panel layout and the Shackerley team worked closely with the installer to design the rail layout for the rails and clips on the facade, ensuring that the SureClad® porcelain cladding system overcame the complexities of the facade design.
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Porcelain cladding is a fully vitrified cladding system suitable for any commercial building.
Shackerley’s SureClad® porcelain is cut into cladding panels at Shackerley’s UK cladding manufacturer site in Lancashire and fully prefabricated as an installation-ready porcelain cladding system .
Porcelain cladding systems are amongst the most lightweight cladding systems, providing an alternative to traditional stone cladding systems. Even large format porcelain cladding panels provide a lightweight facade because porcelain cladding systems can be manufactured as thin as 10mm
Porcelain cladding is fully vitrified, so it provides stain resistant and colourfast cladding that remains robust and attractive. SureClad® porcelain cladding is stain resistant and colourfast as well as providing U/V stable cladding with colours that are permanent with no fading.
Porcelain cladding is an excellent choice for scratch and abrasion resistance and it does not get scratched with normal wear and tear. Porcelain cladding panels are rated 8.5 on the MOHS scale - a qualitative scale that characterises the scratch resistance of various minerals and rates diamond as 10.
Porcelain cladding does not fade or discolour over time. For example the SureClad® porcelain cladding system is a U/V resistant cladding system that is robust and hardwearing, with excellent resistance to algae and graffiti, providing low maintenance cladding.
A mechanically fixed porcelain cladding system is a cladding system that is formed of cladding panels which are mechanically fixed to the building structure to create the facade. No adhesives should be considered when testing a mechanically fixed cladding system for windload resistance. All Shackerley cladding systems including our SureClad® porcelain cladding system, are mechanically fixed cladding systems prefabricated in full accordance with ISO/TS17870-3:2023 – published by BSI. All Shackerley cladding systems are assembled in ISO 9001 certified UK factories, and comprise fully pre-fabricated, installation ready cladding panels, providing a cladding system with no panel assembly required on site.
A ready to install porcelain cladding system has all parts of the cladding system pre-fitted onto the cladding panels in an appropriately accredited/quality-controlled factory. Shackerley’s ready to install cladding panels are pre-fabricated with all undercut anchors and clips attached. Avoiding any assembly of components on site ensures improved quality of installation and performance of the finished cladding. All Shackerley cladding systems are supplied as fully pre-fabricated cladding panels for an installation-ready cladding system, with all cladding panel pre-fabrication carried out in our ISO 9001 certified UK factories, avoiding any need for the assembly of panels on site. For porcelain cladding systems the requirement for factory assembled panels is detailed in the new standard ISO/TS 17870-3:2023 – published by BSI.
Any porcelain cladding system should be tested for hard body and soft body impact resistance. Shackerley’s impact resistant porcelain cladding systems have been tested to verify impact resistance and durability. All Shackerley cladding systems are tested and certified in accordance with ISO TS 17870-3 and CWCT standards for hard body impact resistance and soft body impact resistance.
A porcelain cladding system should be windload tested for both positive and negative windload pressure. Windload resistance is important for safety, so selecting a cladding system that has undergone windload testing is vital. Shackerley’s wind resistant porcelain cladding has been tested to verify resistance to windload in accordance with CWCT standards to provide certified wind resistant cladding systems.
XXL porcelain cladding panels are extra large porcelain cladding panels, which are typically 3600mm x 1600mm. These extra large cladding panels allow for floor slab to floor slab installation and a monolithic layout, which is often important on larger projects. As with all Shackerley porcelain cladding systems, our XXL porcelain cladding panels are delivered to site as fully pre-fabricated installation ready panels that need no site assembly in accordance with the requirements set out in ISO/TS 17870-3:2023 – published by BSI.
Porcelain rainscreen is a facade cladding using porcelain panels. Porcelain rainscreen systems should be fabricated in an appropriately accredited, quality controlled, factory environment in accordance with the requirements of ISO TS 17870-3 and delivered to site as ready-to-install facade panels, mechanically fixed to the building
, structure in compliance with the requirements set out in ISO/TS 17870-3:2023 – published by BSI. The porcelain rainscreen system provides a drained and ventilated facade that protects the building, enhances thermal performance and delivers an attractive porcelain finish for a building.