Sustainable construction is the name of today’s game, and this is not a bad thing
Today’s homes are constructed to mirror life’s successes and also to abide by the gold standards of sustainable construction or living.
The world has taken notice of the massive repercussions of global warming, purely driven by inefficient usage of natural resources. This has got to do with the spike in world population and the energy consumed to build societies and communities for the new generation.
Gone are the days when it was the law makers’ and government’s duty to plan and execute green building initiatives to create sustainable and future ready communities for our children. Today, private firms, MNCs, and civic societal bodies have all come forth in the singular aim to educate and build sustainable societies. No more can we, as citizens of the developing world, be ignorant about the repercussions of climate change.
However, while constructing your dream home, you need not succumb to sacrificing aesthetics to achieve sustainability. Building materials manufacturers have been investing a lot of intelligent resources to create eco-friendly and sustainable building materials.
When it comes to building your dream home, the facade of the house becomes it’s aesthetic element. Facades, if and when properly used, gives such a premium and world class look, that you will be astounded by what can be achieved with clay facade products.
What are clay ventilated facades and how good are they
Clay façade tiles provide the visual impact of a timeless modern façade with the distinctive character of natural clay. Its appeal when combined with steel, glass and wood lies in its subtlety, symmetry, natural elegance and timeless perfection.
Wienerberger clay façade solutions have created a union between natural tradition and state-of-the-art technology. High strength and tested safety make Argeton & Aspect façades suitable for premium homes.
Are clay facades aesthetic and architecture friendly?
By definition, good architecture implies an unending creative quest for new applications. The use of clay for facade cladding is perfectly attuned to this philosophy. Clay facade tiles have already been used for protecting dormer windows, gables ends and blind facades. But they also offer major technical and architectural advantages as facade cladding.
Wienerberger Aspect Clay Ventilated Façade systems, provides the architect with the opportunity to experiment with colour, styles and finishes that can lend a touch of singular beauty to the building.
Facade and curtain wall systems are of paramount importance when considering issues of green building and sustainable design. Many proponents of high-performance, green design certainly believe that it is high time to move away from the conventional façade formats mostly visible in high-rise, high-design buildings for the past half-century. Some of the world’s most prominent “green” skyscrapers are looking at greener options to envelope their buildings.
A correctly executed facade cladding, with clay façade tiles, is an excellent heat insulator. Thanks to its mass, ceramic has a high heat buffering capacity. The effect is as if the house were sheathed in a continuous second skin. This minimizes heat loss in winter and prevents overheating during summer.
Advantages of Clay Facade tiles offered by Wienerberger
Wienerberger is an Austrian clay building materials manufacturer who is the world’s largest clay bricks manufacturer. With world beating technology and processing techniques, they make world class clay bricks, clay roof tiles, and clay facades. At their Kunigal plant in Karnataka, Wienerberger is dedicated to bring top class clay building materials in Indian homes. Among many clay products from the brand, are two clay facade labels namely; Argeton and Aspect.
Argeton and Aspect successfully combines technology and ecology under the aspect of economic affordability. The tiles are made entirely from natural raw materials derived from a sustainable source to create a pleasing effect inside the building. By keeping the heat from entering inside, a cool and comfortable indoor climate is ensured.
The façade plates are colour fast and will not deteriorate. Your façade´s charisma will give you lasting and enduring pleasure. Sophisticated firing processes and selected clays are key constituents in the production of the natural fired colours. Their outstanding feature is their quality and weather resistance.
The variable joints and tile formats along with the tile properties prevent lateral shifting of the tiles and the penetration of driving rain. The compression of the vertical joints prevents rattling of the tiles in windy conditions. Firing at exceptionally high temperatures ensures the tiles resistance to fire as well as aggressive substances like acid rain.
There is no need for further maintenance, if proper care has been taken during installation. The tiles are highly resistant to all kinds of weather conditions therefore ensuring the longevity of the colours. An ingenious drainage concept even prevents soiling. Therefore an Argeton & Aspect façade retains its aesthetic appeal throughout the year.
How to get a product sample plus an expert consultation
Want to get a free product sample from Wienerberger, click here. Once you touch and feel the product and interact with a product expert from the company, you will be better placed to build your dream home, which not only will be sustainable, but also aesthetically marvelous.