Exterior cladding May 3rd, 2011 Building Cladding 1. 2. 3. 4. What is cladding Types of cladding Construction methods Advantages and disadvantages What is cladding? Cladding is the covering of the exterior of a building with another material for weather control or aesthetic purposes. Types of cladding • Timber • Terracotta • Metallic : – Aluminum – Copper – Zinc – Brass • Synthetic • Solar Timber cladding Terracotta cladding Copper cladding Zinc cladding Brass cladding Aluminum & timber cladding Solar cladding Advantages 1. Low maintenance 2. Protection from weather elements – – – – – UV light protection Water Heat Dust Chemical pollution 3. light weight (structure value) 4. Aesthetic appeal Disadvantages 1. Higher initial cost 2. Construction time 3. Constant washing needed Assignment Find and hand draw a metal cladding construction method step by step (5 steps) each on A4 size paper.