StoVentec FibreCement emerges as a versatile facade marvel, seamlessly blending aesthetic brilliance and durability. It offers architecture professionals a diverse cladding solution for energy-efficient renovations.
Sto, a trailblazer in facade solutions, is making waves in the industry with the unveiling of StoVentec FibreCement, the latest entrant in its esteemed line of ventilated cladding systems. With a rich history spanning over three decades, Sto has consistently delivered cutting-edge solutions, earning the trust of architects, designers, and installers. StoVentec FibreCement marks a strategic move to expand Sto’s product offerings, presenting a mineral finish that caters to the evolving needs of building owners and project managers engaged in energy renovation initiatives.
“Sto’s distinctive strength lies in being a comprehensive facade specialist. We can seamlessly address every facet of a facade, incorporating thin coatings on insulation, bonded coatings, enameled glass, and now fiber cement—all while respecting budget constraints and regulatory requirements.,” Alexandre Tetard, the Product Manager for Ventilated Facades at Sto, stated in a press release.
Fiber Cement: A Timeless Blend of Aesthetics and Economy
Fiber cement’s enduring allure, celebrated for its natural aesthetics and cost-effectiveness, takes center stage with StoVentec FibreCement. Crafted from plant-based fibers, this cladding solution not only showcases a timeless visual appeal but also stands out for its exceptional durability, extending the intervals between renovation cycles. The StoVentec FibreCement product line introduces two distinct versions: textured panels and colored finish panels.
Featuring a sanded surface and tinted throughout, the textured panels subtly reveal the raw structure of the fiber cement material. The surface boasts colored nuances, small inclusions, lime particles, and a finely linear structure, creating a dynamic appearance in varying light conditions. Eleven hues and seven textures offer ample aesthetic freedom.
Presenting a smooth appearance with various shades in RAL and NCS color charts, the colored finish panels are available in two levels of glossiness: Matt and Gloss. Additionally, five metallic colors are offered. With its easily cleanable and graffiti-resistant surface, this panel is designed for visual appeal and practicality.
“This new panel is the result of extensive preparation by Sto to ensure impeccable quality. All features have been scrutinized, test projects have been conducted, and logistics have been fine-tuned before its market launch,” Tetard emphasizes.
Versatility in Integration for Distinctive Facades
StoVentec FibreCement seamlessly integrates with other external thermal insulation (ITE) systems like StoTherm thin coatings on insulation and various finishing materials in StoVentec’s cladding range—ceramic, terracotta veneer, natural stone, glass mosaic, and enameled glass. This offering aligns seamlessly with architects’ preferences for material mixing, providing unique facades within budget constraints.
Thanks to the comprehensive StoVentec system, the number of interfaces is minimized, ensuring Sto remains the sole point of contact from concept to construction, facilitating a streamlined support process.
Expert Color Matching and Regulatory Compliance
Another feather in Sto’s cap is its mastery of colors. Sto’s StoDesign service lends its expertise to professionals seeking an equivalent coating color to StoVentec FibreCement for a harmonious facade. Varied color harmonies, ranging from subtle to contrasting, can be envisioned.
StoVentec FibreCement holds an A2-s1, d0 classification, meeting fire protection requirements without question. This simplifies decision-making for building owners and project managers selecting StoVentec system finishing elements, ensuring safe and compliant implementation.
Additionally, the FibreCement panel meets seismic regulations, allowing deployment in all seismic zones. Its applicability extends without height restrictions on concrete and masonry structures, making it a fitting choice for condominiums and public buildings, including schools.