This concept is a different solution for an external wall cladding with different materials, being its main function, the separation of the covering material from the brick wall.
A ventilated façade is created from installing a rigid covering separated from the building wall, usually with bricks, but anchored to it to transfer their own loadings besides of wind loadings. The cavity between them must be opened in some parts, usually in joints, to get air ventilation. This cavity improves building performances avoiding moisture and condensations, besides providing a better stability to the entire building, making its life much longer.
Basically, its installation consists on installing an aluminium framework on the building wall and concrete structure, and the porcelain tiles on the aluminium framework.
ADVANTAGES OF VENTILATED FACADE
- Protects the enclosure wall and building structure from atmospheric agents, reducing thermal expansion and avoiding moisture spots.
- Façade is the building protection against atmospheric agents, and due to the high ceramic performance, we achieve improving that protection.
- Ventilated Façade generates an extra indoor space due to the thermal insulation installation on the external brick wall side.
- Promotes energy savings by optimizing the use of the thermal inertia of the bearing wall.
- No thermal bridges. This solution creates a ventilated cavity between the ceramics and the enclosure, where we can install the thermal insulation. Due to the continuous insulation, protects the concrete slabs, shutter boxes, etc.
- The weight of this façade is supported by the concrete structure, while the enclosure function is retaining the aluminum structure against wind loadings. So, we have an equilibrated repartition of functions that promotes the building health.