Every architect’s dream is now a reality with the new Equitone product brand from Marley Building Systems.
Equitone is more than a material. It is the key to design freedom when creating facades for external and internal applications.
The superior fibre cement facade cladding material brings to the table a unique aesthetic look that can be easily transformed into any shape and size. For vivid surface texture or an accent design, Equitone gives you a host of options for public, residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Add a splash of colour or texture by combining different ranges, play with shapes, cut and perforate, or print and apply decals to the material. Yes, all of this is possible!
Talking on the qualities of the Equitone product brand, Product and Specification Manager, Marinda De Beer, says Equitone is at the forefront of fibre cement facade technology. “It is a perfect solution with the perfect material.”
Equitone is an original through-coloured material with a highly expressive fibre cement structure. It comprises a high density fibre cement facade material that is available in 8 and 12mm widths. The core material is made up of a combination of high grade cement and cellulose fibers which are combined with water and pressed at high pressure into the resulting of sheets / boards. The sheet sizes vary between 1220x2500mm and 1220x3050mm, and are 15kg/m² to 46kg per small sheet.
According to Marinda, the individuality of Equitone is in the unique colour, texture and surface of each panel.
“We offer an original range of natural hues for the through-coloured sheets, but just to be true-to-life, we also offer bright colours in non-through coloured materials.”
Architects will be rest assured to know that Equitone is also a highly durable product. The life expectancy of the material is said to be in excess of 50 years. Equitone’s fibre cement facade boards are exceptionally strong and have multiple resistances to demanding environmental influences. The surface however has a delicate linen touch.
“The ventilated fibre cement facade also serves as a rain screen,” Marinda explains. “The outer panel deflects rain and sun heat away from the building. The ventilation space also allows air to circulate freely behind the panel, creating a well ventilated and comfortable inner building.”
To top all of these superb qualities, Equitone is a Green Building practice which will assist architects in designing healthy buildings. The material has great sound insulation too and is 100% fire resistant (Euroclass A2).