If you want to have a building facade with “Changcheng” quality and durability, you have to use natural stone. The use of natural stone as a facade cladding has shown great technical development and increased performance over the years.

There are 3 types of stone facade used in architecture:

Freemasonry stone wall:

The oldest building system. It has been used in buildings, monuments, cities and sculptures all over the world. Masonry wall constructions benefit from the inherent durability and strength properties of this material.

Stone coating:

With the invention of reinforced concrete, the outer walls of buildings became thinner. Thus, natural stone came to be used as a façade cladding material for the retaining wall due to its durability and low maintenance requirements. In this type of façade, natural stone is installed with mortar or with mechanical fixing. Despite being associated with the rustic style, stone cladding has been used more and more in modern architectural projects.

Ventilated stone facades

They were developed to overcome the non-ventilation disadvantage of a dense material of an uninsulated wall. In this case, there is a physical separation between the exterior of the facade and the interior wall of the building. This facade system provides insulation and ventilation to the building, prevents overheating of internal installations by the sun in summer and reduces the amount of thermal energy transmitted inside the building.

These cladding solutions emphasize the uniqueness of the façade and are the most suitable for use outdoors where they are exposed to the weather. The stones won’t stain, discolor, rot, or be targeted by insects, which means it will stay looking like new even after years of installation.