Four reasons to install a ventilated facade

hen thinking about efficiency, the first strategy to apply should be saving energy. It’s important to understand that improving thermal insulation is a great way to reduce energy waste by preventing heat gain or loss through the building envelope. Rainscreen cladding systems are considered to be the most effective solution for thermal insulation. So, if trying to improve your home efficiency, there is no better option than CUPACLAD®

W , a full series of natural

slate ventilated facades allowing you to save energy and money while boosting a contemporary style for your home.


is the perfect solution for

external wall insulation both for renovation and for new projects. The outer layer of CUPA PIZARRAS slate

acts as a natural barrier, ensuring total protection against weather and moisture. In addition, the combination of external wall insulation and a ventilated cavity generates significant energy savings while increasing thermal comfort.

2. HIGH DURABILITY WITH NO MAINTENANCE Slate is naturally resistant and long-lasting, involving practically no maintenance costs at all.

Besides this high durability of natural slate, CUPA PIZARRAS products exceed all international quality standards.


rainscreen cladding

systems are composed of 100 per cent natural slate and enable the construction of efficient and sustainable facades. Unlike prefabricated materials,

Free design service from National Ventilation

Visitors to the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows this autumn were able to seek advice on their selfbuild and refurbishment projects from National Ventilation, a leading UK-based ventilation manufacturer. With one of the largest ranges of ventilation products in the UK, the company specialises in innovative, energy saving solutions and provides a free ventilation design service, as well as engineer site visits. National Ventilation exhibited at the Edinburgh,

Northern Harrogate and Somerset shows. For further information on all products and services offered by National Ventilation, please call or visit the company’s website.

01823 690 290 Warm up this winter with underfloor heating

Amber Underfloor Heating is the new name in underfloor heating; offering excellent, high quality solutions with exceptional customer service. Distributed exclusively through wholesalers, retailers and retail showrooms, Amber offers the full electric underfloor heating solution. The easy-to-use products include 100W/m² and 150W/m² AmberMat heating mats, 140W/m² AmberDry thin heating foils for installation directly below timber-based flooring, removing

the requirement for latex, and two ranges of electronic, stylish thermostats. With the running costs priced typically at 0.5-0.75p per sqm per hour, every homeowner will be completely satisfied. november/december 2017 29

iDecking - the most convenient solution for cladding! • Mobile clips which lock and release

iDecking - the mos

Mobile clips which lock and release Easy installation & removal by hand • No screws, no treated softwood joists • No drilling, no mechanical fixings • Installs up to five times faster

• Easy installation & removal by hand No screws, no treated softwood joists No drilling, no mechanical fixings Installs up to five times faster

• Available in top quality tropical hardwoods as well as eco-friendly DURO EXCELLENCE compositecomposite CAD & BIM Objects available

vailable in top quality tropical hardwoods as well as eco-friendly DURO EXCELLENCE

• CAD & BIM Objects available

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ient solution for cladding!

slate doesn’t require any additional treatments during manufacture, installation or upon project completion,

substantially reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. CUPACLAD®

truly ecological building solution. 4. NATURAL BEAUTY

Slate is a completely natural and beautiful material that gives any building a stylish and contemporary design. In order to get that exclusive and quality look, all CUPACLAD®

is a


are selected one by one for their remarkable texture and handcrafted to be used for cladding.

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