Screen Bar System™

Recent changes surrounding fire specifications on public and private housing have lead to an increase in demand for aluminium to replace condemned cladding on high-rise buildings.

Vulcan’s Screen Bar System is A2 fire rated, made from easily-assembled, secretly-fixed extrusions – perfect for timber replacement and new developments.

Year Warranty

Premium wood finishes

Recent Projects

Due to recent changes in building regulations, many housing associations are faced with challenges surrounding timber cladding replacement. High-rise dwellings now require fire rating on all external wall materials of A1 or A2 classification. Timber and other cladding less than A2 present a fire risk. Here are some recent wood finish projects which we have supplied to ensure buildings meet current regulations.

Timber Balustrade and Cladding Replacement

Vulcan aluminium Screen Bar System in ‘Rosewood’ finish provided a like-for-like timber replacement with A2 fire rating. This project eliminated the risk of fire whilst giving the property a modern low maintenance finish. The residents are impressed with the system as the existing timber had greyed and weathered unevenly in very few years.

Timber Cladding Replacement

The existing timber planks on this building failed to meet the required fire performance for high-rise dwellings. VulcaLap® T&G 125mm aluminium profile in ‘Western Red Cedar’ was selected for replacement due to its traditional timber appearance, low-maintenance qualities and superior product performance.

Timber Cladding New Build

Council property managers required a low-maintenance alternative to real timber on new builds next door to an existing timber-clad estate. VulcaLap® T&G 150mm aluminium profile in ‘Dark Oak’ provided peace of mind for the residents. It will also prove a good replacement for the estate next door!

Rainscreen System

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.

Composite Cladding Specialists

With over 30-years experience supplying composite cladding projects throughout the UK, we are uniquely positioned to partner with architects and main contractors to achieve project success. Our technical team can provide practical solutions to suit the demands of any cladding project.

Do you offer composite cladding installation services?

No. We are supply only but we can put you in touch with installers who have fixed our composite cladding systems before. Our systems are easy to install and can be completed by any competent carpenter.

Do you supply private customers?

We strongly advise end users to order their composite cladding through a reputable contractor. Our Estimating team are on hand to assist customers with cladding take-offs, but installers are responsible for quantities and site wastage.

Do you supply the whole of the UK?

Yes, our composite cladding and aluminium cladding is all stocked in Croydon and we deliver throughout the UK.

What are your typical lead-times for composite cladding?

Naturetech Composite Timber Cladding (stock) 1-2 weeks, (non-stock) 6-8 weeks. VulcaLap Aluminium Cladding lead times are 6-10 weeks.

Do you provide support systems and all ancillary items?
We provide breather membranes: Fireshield for enhanced fire safety, and Wraptite. All fixings and trims are supplied as per project requirements, we have a full range of colour matched trims to suit each type of application. We manufacture aluminium ZED section for 25mm and 40mm cavities. Timber battens are best sourced from your local timber merchant, if required.
What warranty do you offer for your composite cladding products?

Naturetech composite timber cladding comes with a 15-year warranty on the paint finish and 25-years on the substrate.
VulcaLap WOOD and RAL finishes offer a 10-year warranty against fade. Cleaning recommendations must be followed to protect the warranty. Contact us if your project is near the sea so we can provide a specific warranty.