Concrete cladding: the key facts

Using concrete cladding panels is an excellent solution for agricultural and industrial buildings of all shapes and sizes. They are versatile, durable and available in a range of sizes depending on your needs.

What’s more, they can be used for both temporary and permanent structures and, above all, they are an extremely cost effective way of cladding your structure with minimal hassle.

Our customers regularly ask us for advice on concrete cladding for their building projects so we have put together this handy guide. Let’s have a look at the key facts you need to know before deciding whether concrete cladding is right for your project.


What are the advantages of concrete cladding?

Concrete panels offer your building effective protection against the elements. The panels slot into one another perfectly and form an effective rain screen for your building, as well as offering complete thermal protection, keeping the moisture out and the heat in.

They are both fire resistant and wind resistant and they weather well over time. In short, concrete panels are a popular cladding solution for projects with varying specifications.


Are concrete cladding panels permanent or temporary?

The beauty of concrete cladding is that it works just as well for a temporary structure as it does for a permanent building. The tongue and groove fittings mean that if you only need them on a temporary basis, they are as easy to take down as they are to install.

If you’re looking to use precast concrete cladding panels as part of a permanent structure, our selection of high-quality concrete panels offers a wide range of choice and guaranteed durability that’ll stand the test of time.

The flexibility of precast concrete cladding is what makes it such an effective construction material to work with. The fact that it’s so easy to install and remove means that your construction time and project costs can be dramatically reduced. This is one of the most significant advantages of choosing precast concrete cladding panels for your building.


What sizes do concrete cladding panels come in?

Here at JP Concrete we can provide panels that span up to 6 metres and come in heights of up to 10 metres. Our non-load-bearing panels are 100mm thick and have a tongue and groove fitting for easy installation.


Are there any issues with concrete cladding?

 In some cases with structures that have used concrete cladding, concerns have been raised that condensation has formed within the wall construction, but this is normally due to either poor-quality concrete being used, or occurs simply because the cladding panels weren’t installed properly.

At JP Concrete, we only use high-quality materials and our panels are fitted together with extreme care, meaning that movement of air is restricted and condensation is unlikely to develop. We are committed to providing the best service we possibly can and making sure our customers are completely happy with the quality of our products.

Our team are experts when it comes to construction projects which involve the use of precast concrete, so if you have any doubts please don’t hesitate to get in touch and speak to one of our team members about your specific needs.


Do you provide concrete cladding construction details?

 Yes, absolutely. Ask one of our expert team members about this when you make your enquiry. The advice we offer during our initial conversation is completely free of charge. It is important to us that our customers feel confident and fully informed before making any purchase from us.


How much do concrete cladding panels cost?

Concrete cladding prices vary hugely depending on the scale of your project and the quantity and size of concrete cladding panels that are required.

On the other hand, concrete cladding panels are always an extremely cost-effective cladding solution. They are low in cost and provide long-lasting results, which ensures excellent value for money in the long run.

For more information on using concrete cladding as a temporary or permanent solution, please give our team a call on 0115 8952904 for a chat about your project.

We will happily talk through the options with you and provide you with bespoke advice from one of our experienced and knowledgeable specialists.