For a lightweight solution, Airtec stone is
chosen by many architects. Not only is it a
practical choice, but it is also easy to fit without
any visible fixings for a sleek finish.
Alsecco Airtec stone was specified by ICE Architects for a new
multi-million-pound project in Wigan, officially known as the
Joint Services Centre (JSC).
Airtec stone granite luxor panels were chosen for the rain-screen
cladding on the upper levels of the building, while Alprotect stone
XL was used as an integrated plinth course at the base of the
building. This sophisticated and high-tech finish not only looks
exactly as the designer envisaged but also provides a high-impact
and durable finish to the building.
The standard of the workmanship has been extremely high with the project being delivered to the complete satisfaction of the main contractor and client.
The Airtec stone ventilated rain-screen system removes many
of the technical and structural constraints affecting natural
stone thanks to its lightweight properties. The composite
panel consists of a stone veneer 5-10mm thick bonded to a
lightweight aerated clay concrete base. The panel is up to
60% lighter than solid natural stone and is equally suitable
for refurbishment projects as it is new build. It also has a
unique, contemporary finish.