Step back in time this Christmas, with APS

At some point this year haven’t we all wished we could go back to before 2020 happened? To a time where things felt more festive and we could actually go out and party? Stop wishing, and let’s go back in time together…

We’re going back to a time where we could actually party!

Here’s our office back in the 70’s and Petrarch has just been launched. Shows exactly how long our reconstituted stone panels have been going and how seriously cool they still look. (Wish we could say the same for the team!)

We’d like to thank you for your support and custom this past year and wish you all the very best for 2021.  It’s got to be a better one. We look forward to seeing you in person and waving goodbye to virtual meetings. 

 In the meantime, here are just a few of our highlights for 2020!


BBA certification for our Downer Original Helping Hand cladding framing

BBA certified cladding framing solutions

In today’s competitive facade market architects and contractors need to be certain the building materials they specify offer exacting technical standards and meet the toughest criteria. At Architectural Panel Solutions we invest extensively in testing and certification to ensure our cladding framing systems deliver that assurance.

BBA certification denotes the quality, safety and reliability’ of the UK’s leading construction products. Our updated certification applies to our entire range of Downer and Helping Hand framing solutions – designed to be used as a sub-frame to support cladding on external or internal wall structures of new or existing buildings.’ Pete Brough, Joint Managing Director


Montieth Street – Petrarch Reconstituted Stone Cladding Panels 

With a design brief centred around ‘connectivity and accessibility,’ ODA Architects have expertly realised this fantastic mix-use project which features an impressive landscaped rooftop and picturesque inner courtyard.’ Visually, it’s clearly more than on-point with its expansive modern and bright facade, punctuated with contrasting bold window insets. 10 Montieth Street is a breathtaking showcase for our reconstituted stone cladding; Petrarch.

Embodying the spirit of Petrarch’s strapline perfectly, this is a prime example of how our reconstituted stone panels are ‘changing the face of living and working spaces’ everywhere.

Set in the desirable neighbourhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, 10 Montieth is a monolithic Petrarch panel project which takes up an entire block. A real delight to behold it’s designed in a unique modular style, boasting one and two bedroom apartments with eye-catching cascading terraces.

A cheeky new Christmas Downer framing logo

The brainwave of our Technical Estimator Juan Barato… we love it! 

How do you make cladding and framing even remotely festive, well with a little santa hat of course, Juan 😉 Just brilliant. And the perfect little Christmas touch we need to get us in the spirit! It’s been a showcase year for our original Helping Hand Downer framing portfolio with BBA certification and numerous projects worldwide, that’s it’s only right we dedicate some space to it in our highlights section.


From all of the team at Architectural Panel Solutions, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!