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Uncalibrated stone is an excellent material for cladding a building exterior. Usually viewed as a roofing material, uncalibrated stone has some excellent properties and can be used for cladding, flooring, and decorative purposes. Natural stone is attractive, weather resistant, durable, and fireproof, making it the perfect choice for cladding a building’s façade. But does stone cladding add value to a property? Let’s take a closer look.
The simple answer is Yes! Stone cladding can add value to a property. The more complicated question, however, is how can it do this? Firstly, natural stone is a visually attractive material. Its unique appearance and natural grey colour can transform the appearance of any property’s exterior or interior walls. This increases a property’s market value by making it more appealing to potential buyers.
Secondly, adding a layer of stone cladding to a building exterior can significantly improve thermal performance. The extra layer will enhance insulating capacity, helping to trap heat inside. A layer of stone cladding will also protect the exterior brickwork from weathering, reducing erosion and prolonging the life of the building.
At SSQ, we supply high quality natural stone which has been used in cladding projects across the UK. If you’re considering natural stone as a cladding option, here are three reasons why it’s the way forward:
1. Stone cladding will enhance kerb appeal – Natural stone has a unique attractive appearance. It will transform the overall look of any building making it a more attractive option for potential buyers.
2. Natural stone provides protection – Weather resistant, durable, UV barrier, protective layer, waterproof. With a natural stone clad exterior, far less maintenance will be required on any property exterior.
3. Stone cladding is 100% non-combustible – Natural stone is one of the most fire-resistant building materials available today. It will protect a building from the spread of fire making it the perfect choice for cladding multi-occupancy properties.
As you can see, natural stone is an excellent choice for cladding a property exterior. It can be used for both residential and commercial buildings and is popular in both modern and traditional property renovations.
If you’d like to find out more about using natural stone as a cladding material, contact SSQ today. You can call us on 020 8961 7725 or send us a message online and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.