Ultra-Lightweight Cladding

Aliva Air is our solution for architects who wish to use stone, glass, GRC or ceramic cladding in combination with lightweight, modern construction methods.

Panels are formed from a layer of stone, ceramic, glass or GRC (approx. 10mm). This is cut and then bonded to a composite panel with a stainless steel backing, using a patented and BBA accredited production system.

As well as being ultra-lightweight, the panels can be manufactured in larger formats than traditional cladding – up to 4.5m by 1.5m.

Why use Aliva Air?

With land prices at a premium, modern building projects are reaching dizzying new heights. It is no longer possible to use stone slabs weighing in at well over a tonne per square metre. Modern lightweight steel frames, SFS type walling systems and CDM lifting regulations all further restrict the use of traditional stone. Aliva Air is an ultra-lightweight alternative that delivers the same aesthetic.

In addition, architects constantly strive to minimise the eco-footprint of new buildings, and Aliva Air stone meets the brief here too. Our ultra-thin panels allow greater yield of the quarried slabs.

You can find out more about Aliva’s façades projects here.

Call us on 01189 635900 or email one of our team to talk about what we can do for your architectural project.