Architectural Cladding

Architectural cladding refers to any material that is applied to the exterior walls of a building. Exterior cladding is used to provide a building with added protection from the elements, and to provide interesting textures, colours and/or finishes to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the building. Cladding is increasingly being incorporated with all kinds of architectural styles and designs for a stylish finish.

There is a wide range of architectural cladding systems from which to choose.
More and more architects, builders, and homeowners are realising the benefits of using high quality architectural cladding. The most common options for cladding include: metal, stone, wood, concrete, and even synthetic materials. As such, there is a wide range of textures, finishes, and colours from which to choose. This means that you are able to choose the architectural cladding that best complements and enhances the architectural style of your home.

At Icon, we highly recommend metal walling cladding for all Australian homes.

As all Australians are well aware, our climate is one that is prone to extremes. This is one of the main reasons why we recommend steel cladding for Australian buildings. As metal cladding suppliers and installers, we have seen first-hand the difference that metal cladding panels make and the benefits that they provide.

Steel wall cladding has a range of benefits for your home:
  • It is long-lasting and incredibly durable, even in the Australian climate. This offsets the initial outlay for the steel cladding panels.
  • Steel is a lightweight material in comparison to many other types of architectural cladding. This means it is quick and easy to install, and it exerts minimal pressure on the building’s load-bearing structures.
  • Maintenance is minimal and incredibly cost-effective.
  • Steel cladding is weather tight and secure, when installed by a professional and experienced team.
  • Steel is fire retardant so it won’t catch alight in the event of a fire.
  • Steel is a malleable material, meaning it can be used to create a wide variety of shapes and profiles.
  • Because it is so versatile in terms of form, colour and finish, steel cladding can be used in conjunction with almost any architectural style or design preferences.

We only use high quality steel cladding made by Colorbond.

In addition to the benefits listed above, Colorbond provides additional advantages for you, the homeowner:
  • Colorbond steel has been developed to withstand the harsh extremes of the Australian climate. The emphasis has always been on developing and producing a range of steel products that are incredibly durable, thereby providing homeowners with long-lasting solutions. In fact, Colorbond steel comes with 5 layers of protection! In addition to a pre-treatment, primer, and baked-on topcoat, Colorbond steel is coated in our corrosion-resistant Activate technology – an industry leading development that enhances the quality of our steel products.
  • The durability of Colorbond steel means that, unlike other products, it is resistant to paint chipping, flaking, and blistering.
  • Colorbond steel architectural cladding is available in 22 different colours, including 6 that have a premium matt finish. Colorbond enables you to mix and match colours for your metal roof, down pipes, fascia boards, roof gutters, as well as metal wall cladding for a cohesive look.
  • Colorbond is a sustainable choice. Colorbond’s Thermatech solar reflectance technology ensures Colorbond steel reflects more of the sun’s radiant heat in comparison to other materials. This reduces the build up of heat in your home on very hot and sunny days. This not only improves the comfort of your home for you and your family, but it also lessens your need for air-conditioning, thus reducing your electricity bill and the drain on natural resources. Thermatech technology is available in all classic and matt colours, with the exception of Night Sky.
  • There are additional eco-friendly advantages when choosing to use Colorbond metal cladding. All Colorbond steel products already include some recycled materials. The longevity of these products means that it will take a long time before they need to be replaced. This further reduces the impact on the environment, as does the fact that all the steel is 100% recyclable. When your Colorbond steel cladding has reached the end of its long life-span, it can be recycled rather than ending up in a landfill.
  • A home with a good energy efficiency rating will be in more demand in the Australian property market. This, in combination with the stylish use of metal cladding, will increase the rental and resale value of your home. It’s yet another reason why Colorbond is a great investment for your property!

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At Icon Asbestos Removal, we offer a wide range of services. These services include asbestos removal, metal roofing, metal reroofing, and metal cladding installations. Our expert team has vast experience in using Colorbond products to enhance the aesthetic appearance and resale value of Australian properties.

Contact our friendly team to arrange a FREE quote at your convenience. We will also be happy to answer any questions you might have about steel architectural cladding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in many industries for its fireproofing and insulation properties. It is made up of microscopic fibers that can be inhaled into the lungs and cause serious health problems, including cancer.

If your home was built before the 1980s, it is likely that it contains asbestos. If you are unsure, you can contact a professional to test for asbestos.

Exposure to asbestos can lead to a number of serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

If you think you may be exposed to asbestos, it is important to take precautions to protect yourself. These include wearing proper respirators and clothing, and avoiding disturbing asbestos-containing materials.

If you find asbestos in your home, the best course of action is to contact a professional for removal. Asbestos should never be disturbed or removed without proper training and equipment.

Yes, asbestos can be removed from your home by a professional. However, it is a dangerous process and should only be attempted by trained and certified individuals.

The cost of asbestos removal can vary depending on the size and scope of the project. However, you can expect to pay several thousand dollars for a typical removal job.

There may be financial assistance available from your local government or from private organizations. However, these programs are typically only available for low-income homeowners.

There are strict regulations in place regarding the removal of asbestos. These regulations are designed to protect workers and the public from exposure to this dangerous material.

Only trained and certified individuals should attempt to remove asbestos. This is a dangerous job that requires special equipment and safety precautions. We are fully qualified to remove all types of asbestos.

The time required for asbestos removal depends on the size and scope of the project. Asbestos roofs can be day in a single day. Most residential projects take 1-3 days to complete.

Attempting to remove asbestos yourself is extremely dangerous and is not recommended. Asbestos fibres can be easily inhaled, which can lead to serious health problems. In addition, improper removal can result in exposure for others in your home or neighbourhood.

Yes, you can sell your home if it contains asbestos. However, you must disclose this information to potential buyers and take proper precautions during the sale process.

If you think your home may contain asbestos, the best course of action is to contact a professional for testing and removal. Asbestos should never be disturbed or removed without proper training and equipment.

No, asbestos cannot be recycled. Once it is removed from your home, it must be disposed of properly in order to protect workers and the general public.

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