Mechanically Fixed Brick Cladding, Corium
CORIUM is a unique brick cladding system that combines the natural beauty of a clay brick finish, with a mechanically fixed fast track metal rail installation. It offers a facing brick finish for projects where a faux brick wall cladding system is required, rather than traditionally laid brickwork.
The system comprises extruded clay brick tiles specifically manufactured to fix mechanically to a HPS200 galvanised steel backing section. These profiled interlocking lengths are mounted in horizontal rows onto a vertical aluminium support system, and the brick tiles are then clipped in place prior to the mortar being applied.
The mechanical "clipping" feature is unique to CORIUM and provides a final precision finish, whilst enabling some adjustment of tile position during installation.
CORIUM is suitable for use on a wide range of substructures including concrete, timber frame, structural steel, light weight steel frames, masonry and structurally insulated panels.
An innovative and versatile solution, the CORIUM system presents an extensive standard range of colours and textures. If you cannot find the finish you are trying to achieve, send us a concept visual so that we can investigate bespoke blends to meet your design intent.
We built Belmont House from the top down; by putting the roof on and starting on the top floor, it allowed us to get water-tight very quickly so that when the following floors were being installed, they were off the critical path and we could start the fit out process a lot earlier. This level of flexibility really suited us and the project. I’d definitely use Corium again.”
Project Director - McLaren Construction
The benefits of Corium
Tested at Wintech Engineering for hard and soft body impact, water penetration and wind resistance, the Corium system conforms to CWCT test methods for Systemised Building Envelopes & CWCT TN76.
The standard tile size is 215 x 65mm, with heights including 50, 65, 90, 140, 215 and 327mm also available. CORIUM enables bespoke bonding patterns without compromising performance or build time.
Building with CORIUM can be up to 3x faster than with traditional brickwork, and is quick and easy to install. The system is also ideal for tight access sites where storage and access are a concern.
Mounted at an angle or as a soffit, CORIUM can achieve a dynamic finish. Mosaic and decorative patterns can add an extra dimension to any project. For further detail on installing Corium at an angle, please get in touch and we will put you in contact with the relevant specialist.
CORIUM has met all expectations and looks very crisp. The brick cladding has re-branded the building and given it a new lease of life"
Director- tp bennett architects