The gap between the cladding and the enclosure wall forms an insulating layer, allowing free airflow through the chamber space, and therefore providing clear advantages in terms of energy saving.
The cladding panels are placed (depending on the material used) using a perimeter joint, which prevents any kind of problem or pathology that may result from material expansion, thus ensuring that the material preserves its good finish qualities (also preventing cracks or fissures produced by accumulated material stress). On the other hand, the cladding provides protection from direct sunlight on the rest of layers (insulation and enclosure) neutralizing sudden temperature changes and thus prolonging their service life.
The project we are talking about today is a new hotel with ventilated facades in the city of Barcelona (Spain). For its facades two different types of profiles and Portuguese limestone cladding have been used.
Saving energy at home is something we can achieve thanks to energy efficiency. According to experts, households waste more than 50% of the energy they consume due to poor insulation of walls, floors, windows and roofs.
Single fixed anchoring of great simplicity and strength for self-supporting enclosure walls. The bolt with total length (L) consists of two parts, being the first part built-in inside the wall (E) and the second one protruding from the wall with length (X), which supports the weight (P) of the cladding at its end.
The system is completely dry, clean and safe, fitting takes place on an existing cladding, which does not have to be removed, thus reducing the amount of debris as well as working hours by 40 % and the total renovation costs by 30 to 40%.
The Masa Integral System (Sistema IntegralMasa or SIM in Spanish) has been designed in response to a product requirement resulting from the further development of fastening systems for ventilated façades: the inclusion of the enclosure walls as part of the fastening system for use as a lightweight façade.