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What are the different types of wall cladding?

When it comes to wall cladding, there are a range of options to explore. With so many different types, it’s worth considering the advantages of each to decide what kind of cladding to use for your property.

About wall cladding

The first question you might have is what is wall cladding?’ Put simply, cladding refers to layers of different material, used to protect walls from damage – for example, from water. Wall cladding can be both interior and exterior. 

What is wall cladding material?

There are many different types of material used in wall cladding. These include bricks, wood, glass, aluminium, cement and more.

What is interior wall cladding?

Interior wall cladding is used to protect the inner walls of your home. Wallpaper, for example, is a form of cladding for indoor walls.

Different types of wall cladding

The best type of wall cladding depends on the kind of wall or building you’re planning to clad – although each type has its advantages.

Let’s take a look at some different kinds of wall cladding and the walls they might be suitable for:

Brick

Brick cladding is great for insulating homes, helping to keep them warm during colder months and cool in the summer. This has the added advantage of making buildings more energy efficient! Brick cladding is also resistant to wear and tear, such as weather-related damage.

Wood

Much like brick, wood cladding is a good insulator and a great choice if you’re looking for weather-resistant material. It can also do a lot to improve a building’s appearance, so it’s definitely one to keep in mind if you’re refurbishing your property.

Glass

If you want to brighten up a building, cladding the exterior with glass is the way to go. It’s a great way to let more natural light in – which means less need for artificial light inside. This also gives the interior a more spacious feel, opening up rooms and making the building more enjoyable to be in.

Aluminium

Aluminium might not be the first material that comes to mind when you think about cladding, but it’s a popular choice – and there’s a good reason for that.

Aluminium cladding is highly durable, making it suitable for a wide range of buildings. It’s also a good insulator, so if you’re looking to save energy, it’s definitely worth considering.

Cement

Once cement wall cladding is installed, you’ll find it’s simple to maintain, meaning cement is a good choice if you’re seeking to enhance your property’s appearance. It also tends to last a long time, as it has a high degree of resistance to all kinds of weather, making it a cost-effective option.  

Stone

The aesthetics of stone wall cladding make it a popular choice for anyone looking to refresh their property’s appearance. Not only does stone give the building a striking look, but it’s also very durable, not to mention a good insulator!

If you want to find out more about the different types of wall cladding and their advantages, or you’re ready to get started on cladding your property, get in touch with us today.