The unmistakable appearance of glass fascinates and offers the finest of all possible facade finishes. For any specified, the aesthetic of a building is a key consideration. However, it is clearly also important that the building fabric is weather-resistant, helps thermal performance and keeps interiors warm and dry. Sto Glass rain screen cladding systems offer this and more.
Sto Glass uses RAL colours as the standard colour system, but the company can match any colour a client requires in its laboratory. Once chosen, the colour is applied to one side of the glass before it is toughened. By using 6mm glass panels rather than a thicker alternative, the system remains extremely lightweight and therefore quick and cost effective to install. Sto Glass panels can be curved, screen printed and custom made to any size or shape. They can be installed inside or out.
With the Sto Glass rainscreen cladding system the wall effectively 'breathes'. The outer leaf resists climatic conditions whilst the inner leaf provides thermal insulation. The ventilated cavity between the mineral fibre insulation layer and the Sto, lightweight, glass-bonded carrier board (made from 96% recycled glass) allows a continuous exchange of air, discharging moisture and keeping the building structure dry.
A Sto-designed, metal sub-construction, made from stainless steel to reduce cold bridging, is used to fix the system to the substrate, transferring wind loading to the structure. There are no visible fixings. In addition to glass, Sto rainscreen cladding systems can be finished in natural stone, creative renders or solar photovoltaic (PV) cells.
We can provide bespoke designs to suit your requirements, please contact our sales department for further info and discuss your needs.