VulcaLap® – aluminium rainscreen system

aluminium rainscreen cladding system


VulcaLap® is an aluminium rainscreen system designed to simulate traditional Shiplap or timeless Tongue and Groove (T&G) boarding, exploiting the superior performance of lightweight aluminium extrusions. VulcaLap® is available up to 6m long, anodised or powder coated in any RAL colour and 11 WOOD finishes with stunning results! VulcaLap® is carefully designed to speed up site-fixing time with a full range of easily-assembled robust extrusions and pre-drilled screw clips. Suited to highly exposed projects such as Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Islands, and A2 fire rated, VulcaLap® gives property investors complete peace of mind.


  • Suitable for buildings over 18m high
  • Commercial, education and residential – new build and refurbishment.
  • Private homes, park homes and holiday lodges
  • Lightweight rainscreen, overcladding & infill cladding

Key features

  • Reaction to fire classification A2 – s1, d0. Limited Combustibility.
  • Powder coated in any RAL colour, 11 WOOD finishes, also anodised AA25 silver.
  • Short lead times.
  • Flush effect joints; all cuts hidden, no silicone required.
  • Standard plank lengths 3, 4, 5 & 6 metres.
  • 10 year warranty on the finish.
  • Withstands extreme windloads
  • Sustainable and 100% recyclable.


VulcaLap®  aluminium rainscreen system is made from extruded aluminium 6063T6, powder coated to any RAL colour (special colours available on request), 11  WOOD finishes or anodised. Manufactured in standard 3, 4, 5 & 6 metre lengths.
Wood finishes are not a foil-facing. Realistic polyurethane grain lines and colouring are fused into the main polyester powder coating under extreme heat. The resultant surface is more scratch-resistant.


Installation of VulcaLap® aluminium rainscreen is fast and easy. Suitable to fit with staggered, weatherproof joints, or modular with continuous vertical joints. Aluminium is cut with fine-toothed metal cutting saw blades. Fix to aluminium ZED section or timber battens at 600mm c/c with pre-drilled fixing clips. Complete with colour matched aluminium trims. Vulcan supply Fire-rated breathable membrane, ZED sections and Helping Hand support systems – please enquire here


The powder coated or anodised finish requires only regular cleaning.


Anodised and powder coated finishes have a 10 year warranty (WOOD finishes are tested in the Sunshine State of Florida), subject to correct maintenance regime. Overall life expectancy of powder coated aluminium is in excess of 40 years.

aluminium rainscreen

Reaction to fire classification A2 – s1, d0

wood effect cladding