Following the recent pattern of innovation in its aluminium decking system, AliDeck has again made waves in the industry with the launch of AliClad, a non-combustible soffit cladding system for steel balconies.
Designed with steel fabricators in mind, the AliClad system enables off-the shelf balcony soffit cladding specification, removing the need for bespoke folded sheet-metal or custom flat panels.
Richard Izzard, AliDeck Managing Director, said: “This new soffit cladding system is the result of many conversations with balcony fabricators. With our AliDeck range of products proving hugely popular due to its flexibility and high quality, we’ve listened to the positive feedback our decking system design has received and applied it to solving problems in another area of balcony construction.”
The first AliClad product to launch is AliClad Flow, which has been designed to provide a water-management system for steel bolt-on or slide-on balconies. Delivering fast and efficient removal of rainwater and other liquids, AliClad Flow is an ideal solution for safe and controlled balcony drainage.
With just three simple components making up the AliClad Flow system, effective soffit drainage solutions are quick and easy to factor in to steel balcony design, saving valuable time and labour in fabrication and removing the need for folding machines or punch tools.
“We believe that AliClad will help change the way that fabricators approach balcony construction,” continued Richard. “With the underside of balconies able to be cladded with an entirely off-the-shelf product, we can save them a great deal of expensive and bespoke soffit fabrication, helping them to increase the cost-effectiveness of their balconies.”
With benefits including modular design, costeffectiveness and ease of installation, it’s plain to see how the AliClad system could prove popular with architects and specifiers as well as fabricators.