Aluminium Cladding System

Exterior Rainscreen Cladding

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Aluminium Cladding & Rainscreen System

A1 Fire Rated (Anodised) and A2 Fire Rated (Powder-coated)

Available in 2 styles of Tongue and Groove (T&G) board, and traditional Shiplap. VulcaLap®aluminium cladding exploits the superior performance of lightweight aluminium extrusions and is available in lengths up to 6.2m long.

VulcaLap® Rainscreen Cladding

NBS Specification

VulcaLap® aluminium rainscreen made from extruded aluminium 6063T6, anodised or powder coated to any matt RAL colour or Wood finishes.
Purpose-designed starter or vented cill, corner sections and trims and fixing clips must be used. 150mm plank coverage, in T&G or Shiplap profile, supplied in standard 3, 4 or 5m length, special order up to 6.2m.
All plank cuts to be hidden by trims; staggered/ random jointing. Refer to Vulcan drawings and installation details before submitting tender: VulcaLap® downloads.


aluminium shiplap cladding

Tongue & Groove

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New T&G125 Profile

Wraptite self-adhesive breather membrane

Fireshield intumescent breather membrane


Renowned for it’s lightweight properties, aluminium is about a third of the weight of steel, which makes it easier and cheaper to transport and install than most other metals.


Aluminium is very resistant to corrosion. Corrosion does not affect aluminium due to it’s protective oxide coating. Unlike copper, weather conditions don’t influence aluminium.


Aluminium is infinitely recyclable with no loss of quality. More than 55% of the world’s primary aluminium is produced using hydroelectric power (no CO2 emissions and renewable).


  • Lightweight Rainscreen Cladding
  • High-Rise Buildings over 18m
  • Exterior Cladding
  • Overcladding & Infill Cladding
  • Commercial, Education and Residential
  • Soffits, Fascia and Bargeboard

Installation Video

Fire Rated

Reaction to Fire Classification A2 – s1, d0. Suitable for High-Rise Buildings over 18m

Hidden Fixings

Secret Fixing allows for an attractive contemporary finish

Fast UK Lead Times

VulcaLap is Manufactured in the UK with Short Lead Times

Powder-Coated Finishes – A2 Fire Rated

VulcaLap can be coated in a wide range of colours, gloss levels and textures. Our extensive range of high quality powders gives you limitless design opportunity.

Furthermore, all coatings are backed by a 10-year warranty to give you peace of mind, along with a durable exterior. All of our powder-coated finishes achieve Reaction to fire classification: A2-s1,d0

View our RAL Colour Chart for standard colours. We recommend a smooth matt finish for most exterior applications.

Wood Effect Finishes

WOOD Finishes – A2 Fire Rated

Our VulcaLap system is available in 11 different attractive WOOD finishes.

These WOOD finishes are an ideal choice for those seeking to capture the warmth and character of real timber, but with the maintenance and colour change.

All of our WOOD finishes have undergone testing in the Sunshine State of Florida and are backed by a 10-year warranty.

A2 Fire Rated

Anodised Silver & Bronze Finishes – A1 Fire Rated

Anodising is an electrochemical process which enhances the natural weathering resistance, as well as giving a much more consistent, aesthetic finish.

Anodised finishes are A1 Fire Rated.

The anodised process does not add anything to the metal, meaning that it remains 100% recyclable and 100% pure aluminium.

As the need for improved product durability, sustainability and aesthetics increases, anodised aluminium is becoming an increasingly popular choice for property owners.


For information on how Aluminium reacts to fire, see here

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Fire Safety Information

HM Government Building Regulations 2010 – Approved Document B Volume 1, 2019 Edition

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We are on hand to assist with fixing details, CAD files, and product specification. With over 30 years combined experience, we can offer time-saving and cost-saving cladding solutions to suit any project.