Cupaclad 201 Vanguard is intended for use as a ventilated facade system that helps to improve the energy efficiency of a building, while also offering a clean and contemporary finish.
It is composed of slender slabs of slate, measuring 60 by 30 centimetres, which are installed horizontally and secured by two visible stainless steel brackets. For ease of installation, the metal rails onto which the slate is fixed are marked where the brackets should be placed.
Natural slate was chosen for the system for its durability and natural aesthetic, which Cupa Pizarras believes "fits perfectly into the contemporary architectural trends" and is suited to all types of architecture projects.
"The Cupaclad 201 Vanguard rainscreen cladding system stands out due to its stainless steel clips, which are slightly visible at the bottom, contrasting with our natural slate," said the cladding and roofing manufacturer.
"The result is sustainable cladding with a modern touch."