BRE - Lightweight veneer stone cladding panels

Organization: BRE
Publication Date: 1 January 2001
Page Count: 6

This Information Paper reviews current knowledge on the use of thin stone veneer as part of composite cladding panels. In collaboration with industry, a limited research programme was carried out to identify potential problems associated with thin veneer stone cladding. Three main areas were considered: its vulnerability to impact damage, the effect of repeated wetting and drying cycles, and the effect of differential thermal movement between the stone veneer and the backing material. This IP replaces IP 17/98.