Mineral stone strips; the construction of the future
Stone strips are a real eye-catcher with regard to the finish. They make for a sleek finish, while ensuring that sustainability comes first. They determine the finishing of the rest of the building and therefore the final appearance of the building.
Stone strips versus traditional construction
Traditional construction was due a make-over. Aspects such as safety and time pressure had to be considered. Stone strips can be applied ex-works, which simply requires fewer actions on the construction site. For example, it is generally no longer necessary to lay a traditional brick wall, saving labour hours, as well as materials. Stone strips applied to timber-frame elements are a complete ex-works product.
In addition, the application of mineral stone strips also means that a lighter foundation can be used, since the stone strips reduce the weight of the entire structure. Using stone strips lets you realise a high-quality insulated wall in less time without white deposits on the masonry.
Applications of mineral stone strips/facing bricks timber-frame elements
A variety of applications is available within the range of mineral stone strips. Which mineral facing brick you choose, is up to you. The colour, shape and brickwork can be customised to your liking. Aesthetically, the stone strips are available in all types of finishes you’d expect from traditional bricks.
Sustainability of stone strips
Since the underlying wall often features high-quality insulating materials, you’ll be building in a sustainable manner. The net carbon emissions are lower than those of other building materials, and a finish with stone strips ensures that the panel can be (re)used at a later stage. The stone strips can even be replaced later by another motif or finish, so you can stay up to date with the latest trends in finishing in the future.
Yet another example of the sustainability of stone strips: you can now incorporate insulation materials in a wall that has the same thickness as traditional walls. Add to this, the fact that stone strips do not need to be baked at 1125 degrees: 60-degree is all that’s needed for the drying process. All in all, this means there’ll be less carbon emissions in the production process!
Several finishes are possible. Stone strips are one option, but so are wood, plastic, aluminium or stucco.