Manufactured from hydraulic cement, fillers & additives combined with alkali-resistant glass, carbon basalt or natural nano fibres. CONTEMPO UHPC is the only truly proven thin-walled glass reinforced concrete cladding panel available globally. Tried and tested for nearly 40 years in the harshest climates with the greatest demands on fibre cement.
The unique characteristics of Contempo combined with its superior mechanical properties; enable for increased spans between fasteners that is unrivaled amoung fibre cement & our 150+ year product life cycle is Concrete Cladding glass reinforced concrete cladding
They are produced in a fast, cost effective and more efficient manner than ever before through adopting lean manufacturing methodology to it's daily production. This process bridges the gap between the limited capabilities of current solutions and the architectural aesthetic demands of our market.
Its inherent advantages as a result of its physical ultra high performance performance (UHPC) make CONTEMPO the state of the art in regards to how each element performs throughout it's life cycle.
Traditionally used for flat cladding panels & currently very popular in contemporary iconic modern architecture; can now be manufactured with formed double-curved geometries. This value added option of having an edge-return of the same surface quality as the front surface, gives a monolithic appearance. This ability to shape concrete - especially in a simple, cost effective manner; allows our clients the freedom to design more demanding architecture they aspire to achieve.
Other cementitious systems do not have the capability or the history to meet these contemporary architectural aesthetic and design aspirations with such success.
Panel Thickness: 3/8" & 1/2″ standard
Panel Weight: 5.2 lb/f2
Standard Panel Size: 48" X 144" & 60" x 144"
*Custom sizes are available upon request*
CONTEMPO UHPC Panel System are commonly used as an exterior and interior wall cladding in but not limited to the following applications:
We have developed twenty standard colours based on the natural, mineral palette of mother nature that surrounds us. With adequate lead time, there are options to formulate custom colours.
Custom colors are formulated by utilizing lab-scale equipment, molds, and curing chambers in our R&D Lab. Formulating colours requires considerable investment of internal resources, involving rounds of trial & error to achieve the final result.
We look forward to collaborative experiences with our clients. Together we can create unique textures, profiles, and finishes for projects with special aesthetic and performance requirements. We have never been afraid of being different.
Custom textures and surface designs can be achieved using a variety of methods, most frequently beginning with the creation of a tool or pattern that is then used to cast custom polyurethane molds. Patterns can begin with natural materials – we Re in a unique position to leverage our technologies and expertise to achieve custom designs in an efficient, cost-effective way.
Our Lab is equipped to develop custom textures and surface designs for custom material orders. Pricing for development and samples is dependent on the project. Sample sizes for custom patterns are limited by the capacity of the smaller-scale production environment of our lab
In order to regulate the flow of moisture between the material surface and the environment, ClearSeal a hydrophobic, breathable finish, is applied to all panels before shipment; it is invisible and does not affect the natural appearance of CONTEMPO
For projects in which color variation is not desired, we offer an alternative factory-applied finish. This process affords tighter control of the surface color characteristics, mitigating colour variation.