Vitrastone – Australia’s answer to natural stone cladding
Fairview has today announced the launch of their latest product, Vitrastone, a natural stone cladding system that is ideal for exterior applications. The leading façade cladding manufacturer’s latest offering will enable architects to feature a natural stone veneer on their projects which is lightweight, easy to install, weatherproof and stable.
Vitrastone is available in a wide range of natural stone finishes such as travertine, granite, bluestone, marble, limestone and sandstone that can be used for interior and exterior use. The stone wall panels are also suitable for use where non-combustible materials are required as well as in high impact areas. The natural stone cladding system is composed of an aluminium honeycomb substrate, Vitracore, with an exterior stone cladding layer composed of natural stone laminate.
“Natural stone façade finishes are extremely popular in the US and we are already seeing the trend reaching Australia”, explains Fairview CEO, Andrew Gillies. “With this increasing demand it was important that we produce our own high quality natural stone cladding solution for our customers”.
This is the second new product to be added to Fairview’s portfolio in recent months with the hugely successful VitraArt, making its debut in September on the George Windsor apartments in Melbourne. The custom cladding solution was used by PACE architecture to feature an original artwork by local artist, Matthew Johnson, as a large scale décor print on the outside of the apartment building.