What is the Ventilated Façade?

The ventilated façade of a building is an external cladding system consisting of several layers that can be adapted to both new buildings and existing buildings with a façade redevelopment work. The layers that make up a ventilated facade are:

  • Insulation layer, on the external perimeter wall;
  • Cavity fro ventilation;
  • Support structures where to anchor the external coating
  • The actual external coating

A technology that can guarantee high performance, which is why it is increasingly used in architecture for building façade. the advantages are recorded in terms of thermal, acoustic insulation, protection of the structure and enhancement of the building’s aesthetics. 


It can be installed on any building façade using support that guarantee a mechanical anchoring system for the cladding, always leaving on air chamber between the external façade and the load-bearing structure of the building. This means that the building has high performance both in the summer month, as part of the heat will be reflected outside, and in the winter months. 

It is important, for a good result, to the external covering panels to be applied on the façade with anchoring system to form a continuous layer. These are elements that are specifically created for ventilated façades that allows you to create continuous ventilation (the so-called chimney effect) in the empty space of the air chamber. 

Materials must be of high quality, as in the case of our UHPC Cladia® with Ductal® inside panels, to guarantee high resistance to temperature changes, external stresses, chemical attacks and smog. The result will be a more insulating façade, suitable for problems such as humidity, infiltrations, detachments. 

The ventilated façade is also an ideal system for an energy redevelopment work on existing buildings, giving a new skin to a building and also allowing maximum freedom of expression for the architect.