Fibre cement building product manufacturer Cembrit has announced the launch of Patina Rough, a through-coloured cladding board which has a sandblasted surface which gives the board an stone-effect finish. Patina Rough is said to complement the original Patina, with its directional grain surface, to offer architects and specifiers a choice of cladding for a variety of external applications.
Cembrit Patina is a genuinely through-coloured, fibre cement decorative rainscreen cladding. The associated manufacturing and production methods are said to 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.
Patina Rough is available in two shades, flint and sand. The board also has an A2 non-combustible fire rating according to EN13501, which makes it applicable for new build and over cladding rainscreen applications.
Ged Ferris, Marketing Manager at Cembrit, said: “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.
“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.”