What is a Ventilated facade?

    By May 19 , 2017

    A Ventilated façade is an external light weight cladding material which forms the building envelope design. There is a ventilated cavity between the external cladding material and the insulating layer.  This acts as a barrier in preventing the rain water from entering the interiors and the condensation of water vapour happens without hampering the building façade. It acts as a multi-layer installation system which keeps the building dry.

    Ventilated Facades Characteristics

    The characteristics of Ventilated facades are –

    • The Ventilated façade could be made out of any light weight cladding material like ACP, Cement panels, Fibre panels etc.
    • These façade systems create a very comfortable indoor environment. They are very good for heat insulation and energy saving. It reduces the amount of heat a building can absorb.
    • Provides very good sound insulation of the building.
    • The Ventilated facades increase the durability of the building and the external facade cladding.
    • Keeps the building dry and prevents any kind of water seepage.
    • Easy to maintain and easy to install.

    It is also known as a double skin facade which comprises of two skins having a gap in between them which allows the flow of natural air between them.