Equitone High Density Fibre cement is a mineral composite material with outstanding aesthetic and physical properties designed as cladding by and for architects. Every Equitone panel is unique, showing the raw, untreated texture of the fibre cement base material.
The fibre cement material is through-coloured, which means the surface displays the inner texture and colour of the core cementious matrix. No matter what facade design options you explore, the
through-coloured materials can be transformed into crisp, monolithic facade details.
The material can be perforated using water jet or CNC machines, large or very small cuts can be made, it can even be embossed and printed. Some designers have used it for interiors or furniture. Equitone is a contemporary and safe option for exterior cladding. Fibre cement is a cement composite material that consists of cement, cellulose and mineral materials such as sand. Nothing else. The Equitone
through-coloured materials enables you to achieve flawless intricate details.
A concern today is what happens to the material at the end of its life. How materials are disposed of is a growing environmental concern. One benefit of a fibre-cement, ventilated façade is the layers can be separated when the façade comes to the end of its life. This means the components, such as the fibre-cement, aluminium, timber, or insulation, can all be divided and sent for recycling separately. This is not possible with other materials or systems, like EIFS
The life expectancy of a fibre-cement ventilated façade has been confirmed, by the British Research Establishment in the UK, to be 50 years or more.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
All Equitone panels are certified with an Environmental Product Declaration according to ISO 14025 or EN 15804. These EPD’s are valuable as they can assist the designers and assessors in completing the Green Building Assessments.
ACMF are exterior experts, looking after the whole building envelope – cladding, flashings, louvres and screens, balustrades, roofing and fire-rated aluminium joinery – from initial design and product choices all the way through to installation. Our focus is on high-end residential and light commercial projects, and we maintain buildings over their lifetime.