Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer. Cladding is used in building construction to provide insulation, weather resistance and to improve the aesthetics of the building.
Cladding can be made of any of a wide range of materials including wood, metal and composite materials
Cladding may also help to control noise.
Cladding can become a fire risk by design or material.
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Expertise in the materials used in building cladding particularly high-rise buildings has been demand in recent times as a result of a number of fires in highrise buildings where the cladding used on the exterior of the building was considered to have been a factor.
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