Commercial Fibre Cement Cladding Glasgow


Fibre cement cladding for commercial projects in Glasgow

Are you a Glasgow-based architect, quantity surveyor, or construction professional in search of fibre cement cladding for your commercial construction project?

You’re in the right place. Below are examples of various commercial buildings we’ve successfully enhanced with fibre cement cladding, demonstrating its suitability for a wide range of commercial properties throughout Glasgow:

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Click here to explore some of the award-winning commercial fibre cement cladding projects we’ve previously participated in.

Why choose Fibre Cement Cladding for your commercial projects in Glasgow

Fibre cement cladding stands out as a superior selection for commercial projects in Glasgow, offering unmatched durability alongside aesthetic flexibility. Architects can leverage its extensive variety of textures and colours to fulfill their vision, ensuring each project complements Glasgow’s rich blend of historical and contemporary architecture. For project managers and quantity surveyors, the appeal lies in its cost efficiency and minimal upkeep, facilitating budget adherence and sustainable development.

Glasgow’s continued growth and architectural evolution open doors to innovative commercial opportunities. As Scotland’s largest city, it showcases significant economic and cultural development, with an increasing population that underscores its metropolitan allure. This environment, coupled with Glasgow’s architectural diversity, positions fibre cement cladding as an ideal choice. Its capacity to withstand the variable Scottish climate—ranging from biting winds to persistent moisture—guarantees lasting quality. Additionally, the material’s fire resistance enhances safety for the densely populated urban fabric.

Employing fibre cement cladding in Glasgow’s commercial ventures harmonises contemporary needs with the city’s architectural legacy, providing efficient, aesthetically pleasing solutions for the construction industry and contributing to the city’s dynamic skyline.

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Why choose fibre cement cladding in Glasgow

A significant advantage of fibre cement cladding for commercial projects is its minimal upkeep requirements. A simple wash with soapy water is all it takes to maintain its appearance throughout the year. Moreover, the concrete component in fibre cement provides a robust defence against woodpeckers, termites, and other pests, a common concern with wooden materials.

Furthermore, fibre cement cladding is known for its longevity, typically lasting at least 30 years before needing any replacement. Yet, studies have indicated its potential to endure well over 60 years. Regardless of the specific type of fibre cement cladding selected, its colour remains vibrant without the need for retouching or repainting.

In summary, the key advantages of opting for fibre cement cladding in commercial ventures include its aesthetic similarity to timber cladding, excellent fire resistance, flexibility, straightforward installation, durability, and low maintenance demands.

Our range of fibre cement cladding boards is offered in four distinct formulations, each possessing unique performance features and benefits. Available in dimensions of either 1250 x 2500mm or 1250 x 3050mm, these boards can be customised to any size required, with a standard thickness of 8mm, catering to diverse project specifications.

Key benefits of fibre cement cladding in Glasgow

Fibre cement cladding is increasingly favoured for commercial building facades, thanks to its distinct advantages. Highlighting three key benefits of this material:

Strength and Climate Resilience: Exceptionally robust, fibre cement cladding thrives under severe weather conditions. This cladding is a composite of cement, cellulose fibres, and specific additives, which together forge a formidable material. It’s impervious to moisture, decay, pests, and UV rays, and remains unaffected by warping, cracking, or peeling, irrespective of the weather. Its resilience ensures long-term performance with minimal need for repair or replacement, making it a cost-effective choice for commercial projects.

Enhanced Fire Safety: Inherent fire resistance is a standout feature of fibre cement cladding, critical for commercial buildings prioritising fire safety. The cladding’s cement content serves as a fire retardant, halting flame spread and minimising fire damage. With its superior fire rating, fibre cement cladding not only safeguards the structure and its occupants but can also assist in adhering to stringent building standards and regulations regarding fire safety.

Minimal Upkeep: Notably, fibre cement cladding demands little by way of maintenance. Unlike alternative cladding options, it eschews the need for frequent repainting, staining, or sealing. Resistant to fading, discolouration, and mould, it typically requires nothing more than a gentle clean with soapy water to maintain its appearance. This low-maintenance aspect translates to considerable savings in time, labour, and costs throughout the building’s lifespan, a significant advantage for commercial property management.

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Experts in Fibre Cement Cladding and Facades, our firm excels in representing and supplying some of the world’s most modern Cladding solutions for commercial projects. We are renowned for our exceptional service, highly competitive pricing, and swift delivery capabilities. With a portfolio that includes both natural and composite materials, we guarantee the perfect solution for your commercial venture.

Why Dalply?
Is it durable?

Fibre cement cladding boasts remarkable durability, effortlessly withstanding the most severe weather conditions. This resilience makes it an ideal choice for commercial projects across the UK, ensuring long-term structural integrity and aesthetic appeal even in the face of extreme environmental challenges.

Is it safe?

This variety of cladding boasts arguably the highest fire safety credentials compared to any similar cladding or facade options, ensuring unparalleled protection for commercial buildings. Additionally, it is capable of enduring whatever extremes mother nature may present. This resilience and safety profile make it an exemplary choice for commercial projects, prioritising both durability and safety standards.

Does it look good?

Our collection is one of the most extensive in the UK, featuring an unparalleled variety of colours and designs in fibre cement cladding. Moreover, our cladding offers unmatched flexibility in installation, adaptable to vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and even curved surface applications, making it an ideal choice for diverse commercial projects.

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Fibre Cement Cladding FAQ's

All the most common questions asked about fibre cement cladding and cladding in general answered here...

Fibre cement panels are used for covering a building’s exterior in both domestic and commercial applications. It is made using sand, cement and cellulose. These cladding panels may come pre-painted or you can paint them after their installation. Fibre cement cladding panels are widely chosen because they do not rot, are resistant to termites and insects, have fireproof properties, and are impact resistance.

Many manufacturers claim that their fibre cement cladding will last for more than 50 years and would not get damaged easily. It is resistant to fire, termites and insects, corrosion, and has excellent impact resistance. It does not require maintenance after it is installed.

Fibre Cement Cladding behaviour in relation to fire — the products have an A2-s1, d0 reaction to fire classification in accordance with EN 13501-1 : 2007

Yes, fibre cement cladding can be painted. People generally choose fibre cement cladding over other cladding options because the paint life-cycle of fibre cement cladding is a lot more. Fibre cement doesn’t soak in painting products like wood siding products do. Also, you can paint this cladding on your own without hiring a professional.

Fibre cement cladding does not require frequent cleaning. Also, cleaning it is supremely easy. You will need water, a soft cloth, a mild liquid soap, and some brushes. If you want to remove chalk, dust, or construction debris, you can use the brushes to clean cladding. If you want to clean oil and grease stains, use liquid dish-washing soap and a soft cloth to rub the stains off. Never use a harsh brush or abrasive cleaner because they can damage the paint as well as the material. You can also use a hose to remove dust particles.

Fibre cement cladding is water-resistant, which means it would not be affected by water exposure and would not disintegrate. If you want to make it completely waterproof, you can apply a membrane or liquid waterproofing treatment. So, even during harsh weather conditions like frost, snow, and rain, nothing will happen to fibre cement cladding.

Yes, cladding can be put over bricks and it is a cost-effective option because you will not have to demolish the existing structure but still give it a fresh look. The renovation time has also decreased considerably.

Fibre cement is a construction material used primarily in facade and roofing products due to its durability and strength. It is popularly used as cladding material as well.

When fibre cement cladding is produced, water used in its manufacturing is recycled numerous times, the solid wastes are recycled, as well as sustainable raw materials are utilised. So, fibre cement is eco-friendly. Moreover, it does not require maintenance and can withstand all types of weather conditions, insects, fire, and water. So, it remains intact for up to 50 years.

Cement board is a combination of cement and reinforcing fibres made into up to 2500 x 1250 or 3050 x 1250 mm sheets, which can be 8mm -12mm thick. They are screwed or nailed to wood using corrosion-resistant screws. Although fibre cement boards may not have any movement under thermal stress, they are installed with a small gap between the joints, which are filled with taping compounds or silicone sealant Which can be left or closed using profiles or tapes.

Fibre cement cladding is a sustainable, cost-effective, and highly durable material. Residing or cladding a house with it would not be overly expensive because the material would last for up to 50 years and requires very little maintenance. The price also depends on the thickness, finish, and style of the material. For a 100 square metre area, expect the total cost of material per square metre can cost roughly between £20-£75 per sqm.

No. Asbestos and fibre cement are completely different materials. Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral and is found as thin, long fibrous crystals. On the other hand, fibre cement is a synthetic material made using cement, sand, and cellulose fibres and contains no dangerous materials.

No, fibre cement cladding board does not contain asbestos or any dangerous material whatsoever. They are made using sand, cement, and cellulose. Asbestos was used earlier but due to safety reasons, it has been replaced by cellulose. Although asbestos provided strength to fibre cement cladding boards, they are not used anymore because they can become the source of airborne toxic fibre.

Due to the long life of fibre cement, it is not disposed of as often as aluminium, vinyl, or wooden cladding is. Fibre cement should be disposed of carefully so that its sharp corners do not cause any damage. Moreover, you can talk to a recycling agency and sell off the fibre cement to them.

Fibre cement board is made using cement, sand, and cellulose fibres. Asbestos was used originally as the reinforcing material. However, due to safety concerns, it was replaced by cellulose. Fibre cement boards are considered as the most sustainable cladding option currently.

If you are looking for a permanent solution that does not require maintenance, retouching, frequent application of paint, and is resistant to warping, fire, water, termites, mould, and mildew, fibre cement cladding is the best option. It is also completely eco-friendly and does not release any harmful gases in the air.


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