What are the benefits of stone cladding?

What are the benefits of stone cladding?


When considering house cladding options, the many types of cladding may prove overwhelming. So why not stop for a moment and focus solely on the wide-ranging benefits of stone cladding?

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When considering house cladding options, the many types of cladding may prove overwhelming. So why not stop for a moment and focus solely on the wide-ranging benefits of stone cladding?

All cladding is not equal, and while stone cladding may not be the most cost-effective of exterior cladding options, it adds tremendous value in terms of aesthetics – and is among the more durable and sought after cladding solutions.

There are a wide range of natural stone cladding systems, including but definitely not confined to schist, granite and slate – in the end, it comes down to personal preference.

Stone Façades from Timaru Bluestone
Stone Façades from Timaru Bluestone

What sets natural stone cladding apart from the rest?

Natural stone panels offer a desirable mix of structural strength, high levels of insulation and outstanding noise reduction – the perfect option for high density living in terraced housing or apartment complexes. But the benefits don’t stop there. Aesthetically unmatchable, the natural stone cladding will perfectly suit many rural settings – but will equally set off a rustic or farmhouse-inspired vernacular.

How durable is a granite cladding system?

Granite is among the oldest and most common natural stones used in traditional cladding systems. Known for its permanence of both colour and texture, granite is a coarse-grained stone made of interlocking crystals, providing a practical elegance that is difficult to match. With colour options including white, light grey and pink, granite has proven to be a vastly popular building material for both interior and exterior granite cladding owing to its proven durability.

Mason and Wales Queenstown from Jamie Cobel Photographer
Mason and Wales Queenstown from Jamie Cobel Photographer

Stone veneer vs natural stone

Stone veneer is a popular choice for commercial developments, manufactured to replicate the appearance of natural stone but using a mix of materials including cement, aggregates and iron oxides moulded to mimic natural stone.

Sawnstone Awa/Statuary Natural, Stone Cladding from Hinuera Natural Stone
Sawnstone Awa/Statuary Natural, Stone Cladding from Hinuera Natural Stone

Will a marble cladding add more aesthetic value?

Marble is one of the more desired cladding options due to its strength, fire resistance and erosion-resistant qualities – and it’s undeniable class and beauty. With colour options ranging from light to dark (and anywhere in between), marble is possibly better suited for interior use, adding an elegance that is hard to replicate with other cladding solutions. Choosing a marble cladding solution will increase property value through its innately luxurious and sought-after nature. 

 

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What are the benefits of stone cladding?
What are the benefits of stone cladding?

What are the benefits of stone cladding?


When considering house cladding options, the many types of cladding may prove overwhelming. So why not stop for a moment and focus solely on the wide-ranging benefits of stone cladding?

Words by ArchiPro

When considering house cladding options, the many types of cladding may prove overwhelming. So why not stop for a moment and focus solely on the wide-ranging benefits of stone cladding?

All cladding is not equal, and while stone cladding may not be the most cost-effective of exterior cladding options, it adds tremendous value in terms of aesthetics – and is among the more durable and sought after cladding solutions.

There are a wide range of natural stone cladding systems, including but definitely not confined to schist, granite and slate – in the end, it comes down to personal preference.

Stone Façades from Timaru Bluestone
Stone Façades from Timaru Bluestone

What sets natural stone cladding apart from the rest?

Natural stone panels offer a desirable mix of structural strength, high levels of insulation and outstanding noise reduction – the perfect option for high density living in terraced housing or apartment complexes. But the benefits don’t stop there. Aesthetically unmatchable, the natural stone cladding will perfectly suit many rural settings – but will equally set off a rustic or farmhouse-inspired vernacular.

How durable is a granite cladding system?

Granite is among the oldest and most common natural stones used in traditional cladding systems. Known for its permanence of both colour and texture, granite is a coarse-grained stone made of interlocking crystals, providing a practical elegance that is difficult to match. With colour options including white, light grey and pink, granite has proven to be a vastly popular building material for both interior and exterior granite cladding owing to its proven durability.

Mason and Wales Queenstown from Jamie Cobel Photographer
Mason and Wales Queenstown from Jamie Cobel Photographer

Stone veneer vs natural stone

Stone veneer is a popular choice for commercial developments, manufactured to replicate the appearance of natural stone but using a mix of materials including cement, aggregates and iron oxides moulded to mimic natural stone.

Sawnstone Awa/Statuary Natural, Stone Cladding from Hinuera Natural Stone
Sawnstone Awa/Statuary Natural, Stone Cladding from Hinuera Natural Stone

Will a marble cladding add more aesthetic value?

Marble is one of the more desired cladding options due to its strength, fire resistance and erosion-resistant qualities – and it’s undeniable class and beauty. With colour options ranging from light to dark (and anywhere in between), marble is possibly better suited for interior use, adding an elegance that is hard to replicate with other cladding solutions. Choosing a marble cladding solution will increase property value through its innately luxurious and sought-after nature. 

 

Top banner image credit: Clearwater House no.2 from Context Architects

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What are the benefits of stone cladding?

What are the benefits of stone cladding?


When considering house cladding options, the many types of cladding may prove overwhelming. So why not stop for a moment and focus solely on the wide-ranging benefits of stone cladding?

Words by ArchiPro

When considering house cladding options, the many types of cladding may prove overwhelming. So why not stop for a moment and focus solely on the wide-ranging benefits of stone cladding?

All cladding is not equal, and while stone cladding may not be the most cost-effective of exterior cladding options, it adds tremendous value in terms of aesthetics – and is among the more durable and sought after cladding solutions.

There are a wide range of natural stone cladding systems, including but definitely not confined to schist, granite and slate – in the end, it comes down to personal preference.

Stone Façades from Timaru Bluestone
Stone Façades from Timaru Bluestone

What sets natural stone cladding apart from the rest?

Natural stone panels offer a desirable mix of structural strength, high levels of insulation and outstanding noise reduction – the perfect option for high density living in terraced housing or apartment complexes. But the benefits don’t stop there. Aesthetically unmatchable, the natural stone cladding will perfectly suit many rural settings – but will equally set off a rustic or farmhouse-inspired vernacular.

How durable is a granite cladding system?

Granite is among the oldest and most common natural stones used in traditional cladding systems. Known for its permanence of both colour and texture, granite is a coarse-grained stone made of interlocking crystals, providing a practical elegance that is difficult to match. With colour options including white, light grey and pink, granite has proven to be a vastly popular building material for both interior and exterior granite cladding owing to its proven durability.

Mason and Wales Queenstown from Jamie Cobel Photographer
Mason and Wales Queenstown from Jamie Cobel Photographer

Stone veneer vs natural stone

Stone veneer is a popular choice for commercial developments, manufactured to replicate the appearance of natural stone but using a mix of materials including cement, aggregates and iron oxides moulded to mimic natural stone.

Sawnstone Awa/Statuary Natural, Stone Cladding from Hinuera Natural Stone
Sawnstone Awa/Statuary Natural, Stone Cladding from Hinuera Natural Stone

Will a marble cladding add more aesthetic value?

Marble is one of the more desired cladding options due to its strength, fire resistance and erosion-resistant qualities – and it’s undeniable class and beauty. With colour options ranging from light to dark (and anywhere in between), marble is possibly better suited for interior use, adding an elegance that is hard to replicate with other cladding solutions. Choosing a marble cladding solution will increase property value through its innately luxurious and sought-after nature. 

 

Top banner image credit: Clearwater House no.2 from Context Architects

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