Rainscreen cladding or Rainscreen Facades is the attachment of an outer face of rear-ventilated cladding to a new or existing building.
The rainscreen cladding system is a form of double-wall type construction that uses an outer facing ‘cladding’ screens weather and rain from the building and an inner layer that provides thermal insulation, prevents excessive air leakage and carries wind loading. The external face of the rainscreen system breathes like a skin while the inner layer reduces energy losses. For more information please visit Proteus, a trusted supplier to Longworth.
This type of external facade is incredibly popular in modern construction due to the versatile and robust nature of the available products and their ability to provide varied and interesting designs.
Longworth has fantastic supply chain relationships with all major manufacturers of Rainscreen Cladding Systems. Coupled with our knowledgeable and highly-skilled team, we are able to provide our clients with a value-engineered designed system that matches all aesthetical and budgetary requirements.
- Can be finished in metal, stone, high-pressure laminate, cementitious material or timber, formed into panels and face-fixed, secretly-fixed or bonded.
- Generally fixed into a lightweight secondary framing system, accommodating the thermal, vapour control and air tight requirements of our design.
- Can be used on new build or refurbishment for a modern architectural appearance.
Projects that have used Rainscreen Cladding
Joseph Priestley Building
Wigan Bus Station
Vita Student Accommodation
Life Sciences Accelerator
Fairview Estates Ltd
Oldham Town Hall
Morgan Sindall PLC
What our clients say
"Longworth's knowledge, hands-on attitude and wealth of experience allows them to work with the architect and project team to turn complex designs into reality. We commend their positive and cooperative attitude towards design."
Jason Duggan - Architect, Capita Symonds