Traditional Handset Façade Cladding is a time served building practise whereby natural stone is fixed to a pre-constructed backing structure (either blockwork or framework) to provide an exterior envelope for a building. Being heavier, natural stone often needs mechanical fixings to be adhered to this structure (which is typically made from stainless steel). PMJ Masonry has an approved list of mechanical fixing suppliers that provide all the necessary supports needed.
Joints in this facade system use mortar to bind each section together. Mortar joint tolerances as set out in BS 8298 and allow for typically 5mm ( +/- 1.5mm) joints for all but the largest stones on the market.
The most common types of natural stone used for Traditional Handset Façade Cladding are granite, limestone and sandstone. However, it is possible to utilise marble and slate. Clients and customers of PMJ Masonry can take advantage of the far-reaching partnerships with quarries from around of the world which allows a rich variety of stone patterns and colour choice to suit all requirements.
Traditional Handset Façade Cladding is still the most indemand choice amongst architects, main contractors and clients throughout the United Kingdom. Its durability, unrivalled quality and varying characteristics allow for unique idea’s to be made a reality.