The natural beauty of real brick can be used to stunning effect in the design of mid to high-rise buildings, new construction and re-cladding projects through the unique cladding system known as CORIUM.
CORIUM, from PGH Bricks & Pavers, is a break through brick look, ventilated rainscreen façade system that combines the natural beauty of real brick, with cost effective, fast track installation of ‘system’ based cladding. It offers a genuine brick finish for projects where a lightweight cladding system is required rather than traditional brickwork.
Architects can now bring any design to life using the CORIUM system. Decorative and textural patterns, as well as mosaic, are easily created. And CORIUM brick tiles can be mounted at any angle to achieve truly dynamic finishes – even overhead for soffits and ceilings – adding that extra dimension to project design. Innovative, complex and precise bond patterning can be brought to life quickly and easily, resulting in stunning brickwork elevations.
The CORIUM system comprises brick tiles specially manufactured to fix mechanically to a galvanised steel backing section. These profiled lengths are mounted in horizontal rows onto a vertical support system and the brick tiles are then clipped in place. The mechanical ‘clipping’ feature is unique to CORIUM and ensures a high strength façade that enables some adjustment of brick tile position during installation. CORIUM can be used with a wide range of substructures, including concrete, timber frame, structural steel, lightweight steel frames, masonry and structurally insulated panels.
Being a lightweight cladding system, CORIUM is versatile and quick to install, leading to reduced construction times and cost savings. Already used with great impact and success for commercial and high-rise residential projects in the USA and United Kingdom, CORIUM provides true design flexibility.
According to Rob Sindel, managing director of CSR Limited, it is CORIUM’s speed of installation and design versatility that will impress Australian architects and the construction industry.
“Our strategy is to bring products to market that increase the speed of construction and are easier to install. CORIUM can be used on mid to high-rise buildings. It’s lightweight, and once the framing system is in situ, the brick façade can be clipped into place, significantly reducing construction times. CORIUM offers the benefits of a brick cladding system with faster construction and a traditional brick look, and is a great example of our strategy in practice,” says Rob Sindel.
Offering an extensive range of colours and textures, mosaic and decorative patterns are easily achieved. From a design perspective, the variety of sizes and selection of specials means anything is possible without compromising performance or construction time.
CORIUM is ideal for projects where the natural beauty of real brick is desired, but a lightweight cladding solution is required, due to the nature of the building, or the requirements of the construction process. The framing system goes up quickly and the CORIUM brick tiles are simply clipped into place.
CORIUM is bringing back the look of brick to commercial and high-rise construction. “When it comes to choosing the façade material for a project the designer wants to be able to create whatever look they desire,” says Rob Sindel. “The feedback from the architectural community has been very positive. What they love are the design possibilities that CORIUM offers. They see potential and a building product they can really get creative with.”
When it comes to evolving building design, CORIUM from PGH makes the impossible, possible.
For more information visit corium.pghbricks.com.au or call 1300 267 486.