Timber-Looking Aluminum Bar and Cladding System Stunningly realistic, this is a lightweight, fire-rated, and maintenance-free alternative to wood or steel. The lightweight nature of our aluminium cladding combined with its amazing strength and ease of maintenance makes for years of enjoyment. Compared with real wood, one of the most appealing features of an aluminium batten is it’s low-maintenance. Whether you choose an aluminium siding which looks similar to wood, or an aluminium framed batten, there are many benefits.
While many different architectural methods are available, siding is one of the most popular choices for architects. Whether you are looking to add a striking feature wall or cover the whole exterior, you will find your ideal solution in the range of solid aluminium extruded cladding by Austratus. Wood-effect aluminium sublimated cladding is no longer reserved only for top-end builds: the lower cost makes this kind of product accessible for all budgets.
Our wood-look, natural aluminium battens, covered by innovative, easily installed concealed fasteners, offer non-combustible solutions in a wide range of profiles and colours. Our robust, pre-finished aluminium panels, sheeting and batten systems are 100% aluminium, offering a low-maintenance, compliant, safe solution. The decorative aluminium cladding range offers a real wood appearance, providing a realistic woodgrain look to timber cladding and panels, as well as a unique metallic surface while benefiting from aluminium benefits. Sculpted Wood Finish Aluminium and Real Wood Veneer offers the appearance of real wood in the pattens, whilst benefiting from aluminium fire-resistance qualities.
Timber veneer wrapped aluminium battens, offer several advantages over traditional, wide-sectioned timber. Timber veneer-wrapped aluminium can be manufactured to a uniform 7-metre length, which is joined together smoothly so that it looks like one piece. Wood species differ in density and may weigh as much as 10 times more than wood veneer-wrapped hollow aluminium in an equivalent size. For those who love the looks of wood, but do not want the maintenance required for wood to keep looking great from year to year, wood-look aluminium is the lighter alternative compared with composite cladding.
Timber-look aluminium is an excellent choice, which brings the best qualities from both of these options in one new, clever solution. Choose from a wide selection of powder-coated or anodised finishes, or go with the natural-looking woodgrain – all the styling of wood, all the benefits of aluminium. Whether you want a cosy wooden appearance, a contemporary concrete appearance, or the highly-impactful stone appearance, the choice is yours.
We have just scratched the surface here, but we must recognise just how versatile aluminium is. Whether used inside or out, the aluminium cladding from Ullrich Aluminium is usable in many ways. Stronger and lighter than real wood, it is an astonishingly simple product to work with, with the only limitations being your imagination.
Used either as standalone street furniture applications or as an on-site addition to a pre-existing structure, Longboard Woodgrain illustrates a commitment to providing material options that are low-maintenance, eco-friendly, and sustainable. Longboard aluminium siding is a premium, architectural-grade aluminium wood grain typically used in contemporary residential and commercial projects. Longboard Metal Siding has a strong core made from aluminium, which is liberally coated in durable polymer-based paint.
The protective coat is exceedingly thin, resulting from the aluminium exposure to oxidizing environments. Then, wood-like films are blown around the aluminium planks that have been powder coated, and transported to a furnace, where heat and pressure deposit images onto the material. The strong aluminium does not sag over time, so whatever you build or install stays true to shape for years.
The lightweight aluminium siding makes the Austratus incredible easy to install and care for, and the only cleaning required is a light wiping with a mild detergent and water a couple of times per year.
Due to aluminium claddings’ lightweight nature, they can be added to older building’s external walls, requiring no structural changes or reinforcement. Because cladding is light, it requires few fastening points, which reduces labour and material costs. Acoustic support panels can be integrated into a system, providing an effective acoustic solution, yet also replacing the need for drywalling and painting of walls or behind aluminium ceiling battens, saving both time and money.
The battens are available in many shapes and sizes, which allows a designer to make a larger architectural statement while using a minimum amount of building labour. Knotwood instantly adds character to any room of the house, giving it a rich, inviting appearance with no need to redecorate. No matter how you go you receive the warm, wooden-look aluminium experience with none of the sanding, painting, staining, or oiling.
If we did IDs on timber weatherboards vs aluminium-clad materials, and we assumed 25-40 years lifespan, then you need (roughly) 750 years (that is 30 usage cycles) to embody the zero-energy footprint when using recycled aluminium products, as opposed to using new wood products each time. Given the fact that many Timber products are recoverable and reusable, the Aluminium potential to re-use does not over-weigh the upfront Carbon costs of Aluminium. Aluminium may also be used as structural strengthening, or as an alternative for replacing exterior cladding systems with concrete and wood, and this may improve the appearance of a building.