Research, Library and Information Services for the Design and Construction Industries

Products and Materials


I was asked to find suppliers all types of cladding and façade panels systems, and I have continually added to this piece of research, to keep it up to date, as new techniques and manufactures have come to the market.

The research consists of a short description of the cladding type, with its manufacturers/suppliers, and their websites.

Rainscsreen cladding, insulated sandwich wall panels, and honeycombe systems, with and without secret fixing

  • steel
  • aluminium panels
  • aluminium weatherboarding
  • natural stone and coloured glass, on lightweight concrete panels
  • rock fibre panels
  • natural wood veneers
  • mineral wool
  • perforated panels and mesh
  • fibre cement
  • resins
  • laminates
  • glass
  • brick

and coloured metal finishes –

  • bronze and copper metallic finishes
  • zinc
  • in perforated panels, and mesh
  • Patinated finishes
  • Powder coatings

and Sustainable claddings – metals, timber, brick, glass etc.


Sourcing products, manufacturers & suppliers

Many clients have difficulty in actual sourcing products – this is a very small selection of the products that I have found:

  • Acoustically insulated Plasterboard
  • Heavy-duty hinges for over-sized doors
  • Interstitial Blinds in Curtain Walling
  • Louvre systems, with circular openings – both standard ranges, and bespoke ranges
  • Metal Copings: suppliers and contact details
  • Open-fronted Pigeon Hole Units – for storage, sports equipment, and use in changing rooms
  • Sliding Folding Doors: List of suppliers of sliding and folding doors