There are many systems on the market for the installation of ventilated facades with a ceramic finish.
This solution is born as one of the best ways to avoid the aesthetic, acoustic and energy problems that can arise when designing "the skin" of new buildings, as well as a great solution to the remodeling of existing ones.
One of the most notable features is the creation of a moving air chamber between the original wall of the building and the porcelain stoneware. This greatly improves the insulation of the building, allowing us to obtain energy savings of up to 30% compared to conventional facade cladding systems.
The systems for Ventilated Facade consist of vertical and horizontal profiles depending on the manufacturer. The structure is anchored to the wall by means of "L" section aluminum fixing squares which in turn are fixed to the wall by means of fixing screws.
The porcelain stoneware sheets, which will give us the final finish of the facade, are fixed to the structure by means of a special anodized aluminum plate, double or single depending on the position it occupies within the entire framework, in which the fixing clips of the sheets are inserted, if necessary. They will have different dimensions and technical features depending on the position they occupy within the facade.
In the visible fixing system, the clips used to fix the Porcelain stoneware to the assembly are minimally noticeable from the outside. These clips are lacquered in a color similar to that of the Alcalagres porcelain piece to minimize the aesthetic impact they could produce if they were left in their natural color. In addition, the clips make it easier to dismantle the pieces in the event that any of them have to be changed for different reasons.
The type of clip changes depending on the piece of porcelain stoneware that we are going to use in the facade, and the external conditions the building is exposed to.
As its name suggests, in the concealed fixing system the clip of the "Integral Porcelain" piece is not visible from the outside. To achieve this, the porcelain tile is machined in two of its parallel edges with a groove of enough thickness to insert the clamping clip, the purpose of this clip is to transfer the shear forces that may occur and allow free movement of the piece when it suffers dilations.