The world is facing a significant challenge with combustible cladding, as building owners and occupants struggle with the risks associated with materials like aluminium composite panels (ACPs). This widespread issue has caused anxiety, financial strain, and social disruption, making it more crucial than ever to find a reliable solution for recladding projects.
Aluminium composite panels have a long and complex global history. Introduced in the 1960s, ACPs quickly gained popularity for their lightweight, cost-effective, and versatile properties. However, the combustible core of these panels has led to devastating consequences, with fires in buildings with ACP cladding causing increased concern.
The tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017 was a turning point, prompting governments worldwide to implement strict regulations and prioritize the process of recladding. This process, also known as reclad or facade upgrade, has become essential for ensuring the safety and security of building occupants.
The combustible cladding crisis has led to significant financial, emotional, and social consequences for apartment owners and building occupants. The high costs of recladding, ranging from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars per apartment, have placed immense financial stress on those affected. Emotionally, the issue has caused anxiety and uncertainty, with many feeling unsafe in their own homes. Socially, residents in buildings with combustible cladding have faced stigma and disruption due to the reclad process.
Valmond & Gibson's element13 is designed to transform the facade upgrade of commercial, educational, aged care, and apartment buildings, offering exceptional quality and fire performance without compromising on design. Engineered from marine-grade aluminium, element13 meets rigorous safety standards, ensuring compliance and safety for all projects needs.
element13 is the perfect solution for those looking to reclad their building with certainty. Trusted by architects, designers, developers, builders, and contractors as a premium solid aluminium façade system, its non-combustible nature and superior features make it ideal for installation in harsh environments, recladding projects, and new builds.
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By selecting element13 for your reclad building projects, you can have the confidence that your building's façade will be upgraded with the highest quality, safety, and compliance standards. With element13, Valmond & Gibson offers an unparalleled cladding solution for a multitude of projects, guaranteeing top-notch performance and peace of mind that your building is in the best hands.
Don't let the challenges of combustible cladding continue to impact your life. Invest in a reliable, safe, and aesthetically pleasing solution with Valmond & Gibson's element13 today.