In this age of rising electricity bills, people are naturally doing whatever they can to save some money. Ensuring that your home is well insulated is an excellent way to do so as insulation reduces both your heating bills significantly. Stone cladding is an excellent natural insulator and thus it can contribute significantly to a more stable interior home temperature. As well as being an excellent thermal insulator, stone cladding is also a very good acoustic insulator. This means that if it is installed on your home, it will help to block exterior noise such as traffic, the sound of passersby and so on. Your home will be quieter and more peaceful if you use natural stone.
Stone cladding is perennially popular as it is a truly timeless and elegant material that never goes out of fashion. You can choose from a range of natural stones each of which have their own unique, beautiful look. Stone cladding is highly desired as it gives a sophisticated look that simply cannot be matched by any other building or cladding material. Its exceptional beauty also means that stone cladding will help to increase the resale value of your home significantly whether you have used it inside or outside the home.
Replicating the look of natural stone can be prohibitively expensive when using full-sized pieces. Stone cladding cost far less and will deliver the exact same look; installation is less expensive too.
Most modern structures are not designed to structurally support the weight of stone but natural stone cladding weighs much less and can be used up to 3m in height without requiring wall ties.
As well as being used to transform the external appearance of a property or garden features, natural stone cladding can successfully be used inside; common internal uses include fireplaces, bathrooms, kitchens, feature walls.
Many people are too busy to spend a lot of time on home maintenance but they don’t want to have to call someone else in to do it either. Stone cladding is actually very low maintenance once it has been installed, so you can basically forget about it once it is up. The most that you have to do is to clean it occasionally.
Another reason why you might want to consider using stone cladding on your home is the fact that it is incredibly durable. Once it is installed it will last for years – indeed, a lifetime – with very little maintenance. Stone cladding is actually one of those rare materials that improves over time! Stone cladding is also completely fire resistant and will not support a flame.