Just like natural stone, but with added versatility

Architects and specifiers have long been aware of the advantages of manmade cladding products over stone. With Petrarch, we have perfected the art of producing the manmade alternative. Petrarch reconstituted stone cladding is our own product, and a visually stunning cladding solution which simulates the colour and texture of natural stone, slate or terracotta.

Petrarch stone cladding enables you to design with individuality and style and can be supplied in large format panels. Extreme environmental durability, high impact resistance and easy maintenance are intrinsic qualities. Its versatility means you can utilise this unique rainscreen cladding material to enhance or complement the natural environment, or create an imaginative style statement.

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Fuel your creativity

Petrarch comes in a choice of over 1,500 colours, and is available in four finishes and  in two different thicknesses, there is bound to be a panel that’s perfect for your application. We manufacture Petrarch ourselves at Architectural Panel Solutions, so creating a bespoke solution for you is simple.

“smooth, riven, matt or honed, beautiful but practical textures with individuality and style”

Think of a colour

Available in a comprehensive range of colours: contemporary, rustic or elegant… Petrarch is a very versatile cladding solution that invites creative design.

With an incredible number of colours in the Petrarch palette, there’s a very good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for. Whether used outside or inside, all are designed to enhance, so that it blends with its landscape – or stands out for striking impact.

Pewter Riven/Matt

Pewter Smooth      

 Graphite Riven

Graphite Smooth



Choose your texture

Because of how it’s formed, quarried and weathered, natural stone comes in different surface finishes and textures. With Petrarch, you get a choice of four different finishes to lend even more individuality and style to any building. Our smooth, matt, riven and honed finishes are equally attractive, as well as being equally durable against the elements. Our unique surface textures are available in all colours, so you really can bring your vision to life.

  • SMOOTH – Capturing the beauty and boldness of a satin style finish
  • MATT – Unobtrusive and non-reflective, yet making a clear design statement
  • RIVEN – Naturally striking and gives the appearance of stone that has weathered the elements for centuries
  • HONED – Smooth, elegant and subtle which adds a classic finish


This man-made alternative to stone cladding is an extreme weather resistant facade – manufactured to withstand the most severe environmental conditions and, just like natural stone cladding, Petrarch will mature over time giving character and depth to any architectural scheme. It’s also incredibly lightweight, saving time and costs on site. What’s more, we can enhance the surface appearance by adding coatings including an anti-graffiti treatment to ensure your stone rainscreen cladding maintains its striking looks, year after year.


Petrarch cladding is suitable for internal and external cladding applications: a truly versatile, durable and innovative stone cladding option which has been the choice of architects and specifiers for 40 years.

Petrarch features

  • BBA accredited
  • Colours and textures to match natural stone and complement other materials
  • Large panel format
  • Extremely durable suitable for external and internal use
  • Easy to clean surface
  • Class O fire performance
  • Highly resistant to climate extremes and pollution
  • Simple face fix or secret fix options
  • Does not require specialist site skills
  • Tested to CWCT standards when combined with our TEN66 framing solutions.
  • Proven performance and life expectancy in excess of 30 years
  • Colour and texture can emulate natural stones

For more information please download our datasheets.

More Information

Smooth BBA approved, high quality systems
Matt Expert metal roofing and cladding soluions
Riven Trusted technical expertise
Honed Choice of systems, materials and finishes


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