Cupaclad Slate Cladding

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Introducing

Cupaclad Slate Cladding

Natural slate cladding panels provide the perfect solution for both exterior facades and internal walls. The Cupaclad® slate cladding system combines the natural properties of the elegant material, with the ecological and sustainable benefits that slate can offer, providing a class A1 fire rated, non-combustible system (to EN13501-1).

With a range of cladding solutions available, Cupaclad® utilises high quality and durable slates with an effective panel fixing system. A perfect choice for architects and specifiers, this ventilated facade cladding system is lightweight, easy to install and available in a range of shapes and sizes suited to varying architectural designs.

Available in a range of tile sizes and finishes, the Cupaclad® rainscreen slate facade system provides an efficient and sustainable cladding option that utilises the natural beauty of slate. An ecological facade option, the natural slate used as part of the Cupaclad® system is not subject to any chemical or heating processes as with alternative materials. Tested to European and British standards and achieving an A1 class fire rating, this slate rainscreen system has been developed to achieve exceptional performance.

CUPACLAD 101 Logic
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Invisible Fixings - 101 Logic

Cupaclad® 101 is a ventilated rainscreen cladding system for facades that utilises invisible fixings for a precise and uniform finish. This exclusive fixing system allows an easy installation with stainless steel nails and overlapping slate tiles.

Made up of 40 x 20cm slate tiles installed horizontally with invisible fixings, the Cupaclad® 101 logic is a single fixing system with self-drilling screws, specifically designed to ensure optimum rainscreen installation and complete invisibility. Features include:

  • Slates/m2 - 16.7
  • Weight/m2 (slate) - <30kg/m2
  • Measurements - slate size 40 x 20cm / nominal thickness 7.65mm
  • Fixings - invisible exclusive screws
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Invisible Fixings - 101 Random

Cupaclad® 101 is a ventilated rainscreen cladding system for facades that utilises invisible fixings for a precise and uniform finish. This exclusive fixing system allows an easy installation with stainless steel nails and overlapping slate tiles.

The Cupaclad® 101 random is available in various shapes and sizes of slates with self-drilling stainless steel screws with large flat heads, specifically designed to ensure a perfect fixing and reduced installation times, whilst allowing the creation of dynamic and innovative compositions. Features include:

  • Slates/m2 - +15
  • Weight/m2 (slate) - <30kg/m2
  • Measurements - slate size 50 x 25/50 x 20/ 50 x 15cm / nominal thickness 7.65mm
  • Fixings - invisible exclusive screws
CUPACLAD 101 Parallel
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Invisible Fixings - 101 Parallel

Cupaclad® 101 is a ventilated rainscreen cladding system for facades that utilises invisible fixings for a precise and uniform finish. This exclusive fixing system allows an easy installation with stainless steel nails and overlapping slate tiles.

Made up of 40 x 25cm slate tiles installed horizontally with concealed screws, the Cupaclad® 101 parallel system shares the same invisible self-drilling stainless steel screws with large flat heads, specifically designed for an easy installation and perfect end result. With its aligned joints, this system highlights the unique character and beauty of natural slate. Features include:

  • Slates/m2 - 14.3
  • Weight/m2 (slate) - <30kg/m2
  • Measurements - slate size 40 x 25cm / nominal thickness 7.65mm
  • Fixings - invisible exclusive screws
CUPACLAD 201 Vanguard
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Visible Fixings - 201 Vanguard

Cupaclad® 201 is a ventilated rainscreen cladding system for facades that utilises visible fixings for a reduced installation time when compared to other ventilated facades. Using large format slate tiles with stainless steel clips, the 201 system creates a clean and contemporary finish.

A patented system, the Cupaclad® 201 Vanguard is a complete rainscreen system made up of 60 x 30cm slate tiles installed horizontally with visible stainless steel fixings. Each slate tile is fixed to the structure using stainless steel clips, that remain slightly visible upon completion of installation. To eliminate possible vibrations and provider greater system resistance, the stainless steel clips have evolved from the traditional hooks. Features include:

  • Slates/m2 - 6.4
  • Weight/m2 (slate) - <25kg/m2
  • Measurements - slate size 60 x 30cm / nominal thickness 7.65mm
  • Fixings - visible exclusive screws
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Cupaclad Design

With limitless style options, Cupaclad® design offers a vast array of possibilities for designing ventilated facades using varying sizes, forms and combinations of natural slate. Perfect for architects looking to create innovative and cutting edge designs, this range provides a variety of suggested facade options, with facade experts on hand to advise and assist in sourcing the best solution for your project. Each individual project design can be carefully adapted to meet project requirements and tested to ensure reliability and regulation compliance. Options include:

  • Shield: combine natural slates with other materials like wood, metal or coloured ceramic in an overlapping hexagonal design
  • Ascent: a geometric design utilising rhomboid and trapezoid shaped natural slates
  • Honeycomb: inspired by nature, utilising contemporary honeycomb shaped natural slate tiles
  • Lineal: create distinguishing features by combining overlapping slate tiles with different colours, textures and materials
  • Wave: inspired by the waves of the sea, utilising dynamic zigzag rhomboid shaped tiles
  • Diagonal: a simple design with adjustable rectangular pieces to utilise the visual impact of diagonal lines
  • Offset: inspired by rustic traditional stone facades, utilising two different sized asymmetric slate formats to create irregular patterns
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Benefits

 Tested

Tested to the highest British and European standards and regulations, the perfect slate for each system is carefully selected based on wind, bending, impact and fire tests to guarantee performance. The 101 and 201 ranges are classified A1 fire rated (non-combustible) to EN13501-1.

 Modern

The unique and natural beauty of slate provides a contemporary facade finish. With various different design options and formats, Cupaclad® provides a modern cladding system that is lighter than any other natural stone system.

 Sustainable

An ecological option for facade cladding, thanks to the use of natural slate instead of prefabricated products. There are no heating or chemical process involved as natural slate is only subject to extraction and mechanical transformation. Complementary to external insulation systems by helping to keep buildings cool in summer and temperate in winter, therefore reducing energy consumption.

 Efficient

The natural slate system is highly durable, maintenance free and quick and easy to install. Colour and properties remain unchanged over the years, the material is kept dry due to continuous ventilation and many issues relating to humidity are reduced, resulting in a longer life span of the installation.

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