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Designing the Envelope: Choosing a ventilated facade pattern

By bilda | August 4, 2021

Designing the Envelope: Choosing a ventilated facade pattern The pattern applied onto the opaque part of the building’s envelope has a significant impact on the overall building appearance. That is why cladding design requires a comprehensive and systematic approach in terms of […]

Rainscreen facade, illustrating the topic about rainscreen systems, cavity and joints

Cavity and joints in rainscreen systems

By bilda | March 4, 2021

Cavity and joints in rainscreen systems The cavity The cavity in rainscreen facades emerged as a practical solution to hardships that Norwegian farmers faced; the double-leaf facades kept moisture out of barns, protecting their grain from molding. This approach they came up […]

Black rainscreen cladding against sky, in the rain

Be safe and save – optimizing the thickness of rainscreen cladding panels

By bilda | October 22, 2020

Be safe and save – optimizing the thickness of rainscreen cladding panels Building great, functional facades starts with optimizing the façade panels. The optimized thickness saves on cost for materials, as well as for the fixing system itself. It also makes for […]

BILDA Rainscreen System and the 7Rs

BILDA and the 7Rs

By bilda | August 21, 2020

BILDA and the seven R-s The cladding methods realized by The BILDA Team outsail all existing curtain wall methods. Most cladding systems are based on a set of standard aluminum extrusion profiles and basic fixing plates and dowels. Our vision was to […]

What is a rainscreen cladding system and what are its advantages?

By bilda | June 29, 2020

What is a rainscreen cladding system and what are its advantages? The term “rainscreen cladding” refers to an additional outer layer, attached to the original façade of the building. It creates a double-wall construction, thus protecting the wall from water penetration and […]

Main differences between point-fixed facades and profile facade systems

By bilda | June 29, 2020

Main differences between point-fixed facade and profile facade systems Architects, facade contractors, investors, and construction supervisors are getting increasingly aware of the advantages that profile facade systems can bring along for their projects. Anyway, there is still a significant gap in the […]

Innovative method for building insulation fixing

By bilda | June 22, 2020

Innovative method for building insulation fixing thermal insulation set model Thermal insulation behind the building structure is a must. The standard method nowadays is fixing with plastic dowels to the walls. In case that the insulation is thicker, plastic dowels do not […]