Ventilated Facades

What is a ventilated facade?

A ventilated facade is a construction method that allows a physical gap to be created between the outside of the facade and the interior wall of the building. 

This space creates an open cavity that allows the exchange of the air contained between the wall and the outer cladding. The cavity results in a range of thermal, acoustic, aesthetic and functional advantages that add great value to the product. 

Here are some of the benefits of designing a ventilated facade with porcelain tile.

Aesthetics: The porcelain tiles installed on the facade are completely flat, which produces a stunning visual effect. Fixing brackets make it possible to modify the verticality of pieces at the anchoring points of the profiles. 

Accessibility: Full accessibility to the original building facade whenever repairs, refurbishments or other maintenance operations need to be carried out. Because service installations can be housed in the air chamber, these will not affect the aesthetic appearance of the facade. 

Energy Savings: A building with a ventilated facade (that is, one which is externally insulated by a ventilation chamber between the porcelain panels and the original building wall) yields energy savings between 25% and 35% and has greater control over the interior temperature. 

Acoustic Insulation: The combination of porcelain coverings and the ventilation chamber yields a 10% to 20% reduction in external noise pollution. 

Elimination of Moisture: A ventilated facade protects the building from atmospheric agents in general and particularly from the moisture generated by rain and snow, preventing condensation and the typical moisture stains from forming.

For more information on ventilated facades:  www.granitifiandre.com/ventilated-facades

Technical Solutions for ventilated facades: www.grespania.com/ceramic-tiles-for-ventilated-facades