Cembrit, the fibre cement building product manufacturer, is pleased to announce the launch of Patina Rough. This is a new through-coloured cladding board which has a sandblasted surface to give the board an attractive, stone-effect finish. Patina Rough complements the original Patina, with its directional grain surface, to offer architects and specifiers a desirable choice of premium cladding for a wide variety of external applications.
“The overwhelmingly positive reception Patina received from the architectural community inspired us to create Patina Rough, a design alternative with all the performance qualities of the original,” commented Ged Ferris, Marketing Manager at Cembrit. “Patina Rough has a surface that achieves a natural, cast, or engineered stone cladding-type finish, but at the reduced price and structural cost that is in line with lightweight rainscreen cladding.”
Cembrit Patina is a genuinely through-coloured, fibre cement decorative rainscreen cladding. The associated manufacturing and production methods ensure that it is genuinely hard-wearing and built to last, as the through-coloured process ensures the bumps, scratches, abrasions and other surface blemishes associated with surface coated claddings are eliminated.
In addition, Cembrit also incorporates a dirt-resisting process in the production of Patina.
Furthermore, it is designed to be installer-friendly, as there is no need to seal edges or other cuts, and with Patina being through-coloured, it is much easier to handle on a construction site than surface-coated sheets.
Patina Rough is available in two popular and attractive shades, Flint and Sand. The board also has an A2 non-combustible fire rating according to EN13501, which makes it ideal for new-build and over-cladding rainscreen applications.
The sheets can be used for a range of applications, including rainscreen cladding, weatherboarding, window elements, fascia, balconies and prefabricated facade elements.