Petrarch® is the natural choice when looking for a stone cladding panel

 

Just like natural stone, but with added versatility

 

Natural beauty, strength, durability and a superb choice of colours and finishes this reconstituted stone cladding panel offers you all of these, which is why Petrarch continues to be the choice of architects and specifiers for nearly 50 years.

With Petrarch, beauty is more than skin deep, just like a material made by nature, it is equipped to endure the worst that nature can throw at it. And just like a natural material, it can cleverly blend with its surroundings or provide a stunning contrast as your design demands.

Made in the UK
Manufactured in the UK for nearly 50 years
Fire Protection
Suitable for all applications A2, s1-d0 according to EN13501-1
Light weight yet strong & durable
Extreme environmental durability, impact resistant and maintenance free
Individual
Special and bespoke colours and multiple finishes gives freedom in design
Versatile
A sleek and elegant design delivered with an easy installation
Installation
Secret and visible fixing options for ventilated façade systems

Beautiful but practical textures
with individual styles

Think of a colour…

an outstanding 1,500 colours in Petrarch palette to date

There’s a very good chance that you will find what you’re looking for. Whether used outside or inside, all are designed to enhance the natural environment of a building and complement the landscape – or create a startling statement.

Panel Formats

3040 x 1210mm
2430 x 1210mm
Panels are delivered cut to size

Thickness

7mm and 10mm

Pattern

Highly intricate and striking designs can be created, adding an exciting new visual element for architects and designers that will accentuate any internal features.

Pattern

Highly intricate and striking designs can be created, adding an exciting new visual element for architects and designers that will accentuate any internal features.

Typical System Build Up

Slide Air tight structural wall build-up (Concrete or Steel frame)
Helping Hand wall brackets Mineral wool insulation Vertical Support Rails Horizontal Carrier Rails Panel Allowing open vent top and bottom
Air tight structural wall build-up (Concrete or Steel frame)
Helping Hand wall brackets Mineral wool insulation Vertical Support Rails Horizontal Carrier Rails Panel Allowing open vent top and bottom

Fixing & Framing

Petrarch panels can be easily mechanically secret fixed to bracket and rails, or simply face fixed or adhesive fixed for a clean seamless appearance.

Architectural Panel Solutions have many suitable types of rainscreen support systems which have been developed to suit Petrarch.

Mechanical Secret Fix

Face Fix – Rails and Brackets

Adhesive Secret Fix

Please see our full range of Downer framing solutions, all of which suitable with our Petrarch reconstituted stone panel.

Details

Joint & Corner Options

Open Joint

Martlets

Birds Beak

Mitred Corner

Open Corner

External Profile Corner

Petrarch achieves ‘Best in Class’ in latest CWCT testing

Over the past few weeks we’ve been working at full speed, putting our reconstituted stone cladding panel ‘Petrarch’ through its paces with rigorous testing as per standards set out by the CWCT.

Working in collaboration with Vinci and LCT Construction, a specialist rig was set up at Vinci’s site in Leighton Buzzard and what followed was some pretty impressive resistance testing. We’re proud to say that Petrarch excelled; standing up to extreme measures with ease, this resistant facade weathered powerful air permeability, rain, wind, impact and fatigue tests.

Made in Britain for almost 50 years, Petrarch is proven to perform and this latest round of CWCT testing demonstrates exactly this. What’s more, this most recent CWCT update featured a more intensive fatigue and wind resistant test; comprising of serviceability, safety and cyclic pressure loading.

Read the full story here.

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