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9. External Cladding

This is very important as this is the exterior finish everyone will see. BuildStore experts will guide you through the various bricks, stones and rendering available.


External cladding exhibit

What will I learn about here?

  1. The quality of different manufactured reconstructed stones
  2. The implications of using wet pressed and semi-dry manufactured stone
  3. The benefits of wet pressed hydraulic stone products
  4. Matching regional natural stones in colour
  5. Aggregates used in the manufacture of stone products

    6. Can stone be obtained which has a natural sparkle in sun and rain?

    7. Which products weather best and will look good in 20/30 years time

    8. Staining and efflorescence. Water absorption

    9. Colour fast products

    10. Supplying 'made to order' architectural dressings to suit product chosen
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