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QuickClad: Polystyrene Cladding

Used by the European building industry for half a century to battle the continent’s cold climate, polystyrene cladding is now a cost effective option for those planning to build or renovate here in Australia.

At Quickwall, our innovative QuickClad sheeting is perfectly suited to the Australian climate – whether you’re up north in the humidity of the wet tropics, down south where the weather is cooler, or out in central Australia where the sun’s rays never seem to abate.

Suitable for use on both new and existing buildings, QuickClad comes in a range of different thicknesses – including 60mm sheets designed for steel frames and 70mm sheets for timber frames. Attractive, cost-effective and energy efficient, it is the ideal external wall cladding option for those in search of exceptional flexibility and value for money.

QuickClad is:

  • Great looking; it delivers an aesthetically pleasing finish.
  • Tough and long-lasting; your home will look great for a long time to come.
  • Completely seamless once finished.
  • Energy efficient; it keeps the heat in during winter and out over summer, saving you money long term.
  • Fire retardant; the sheets are covered with a non-combustible mineral coating and are therefore not a fuel source.

How does it work?

QuickClad is essentially a rigid cellular insulation board – and installation is relatively simple. Once the frame of the building has been erected, the boards are secured horizontally to the stud wall frame using specially-designed fixing discs and QuickBond adhesive. Any protrusions – such as windows, doors and decorative pieces – can be fitted either before or after the base coat application. QuickClad sheets can span stud centres of 600mm.

We recommend using QuickClad with our specifically designed Quickwall mineral-based two-pack polymer composite (a mix of Quickwall Skimcoat and Quickwall Polymer, the details of which you can find on our Specifications Page) and QuickClad Mesh. These products work to form a strong waterproof foundation for your Quick Finish of choice, ensuring the surface looks great for many years to come. The base coat should be allowed to dry overnight before the Quick Finish top coat is applied. Quickwall’s base coat and Quick Finishes work together to seal the cladding from the elements, ensuring it’s waterproof and UV resistant. These finishes are available in a wide range of different colours and textures, making it easy to find a top coat that suits your aesthetic vision.

What are some of the benefits of QuickClad?

There are many advantages to using this particular cladding system. To begin with, polystyrene cladding is ultra-lightweight and therefore very easy to handle – in most cases, it’s possible for one person to handle QuickClad sheets with ease. These sheets can also be cut and modified with basic tools for ease of application.

QuickClad – as with all Quickwall products – has been developed and tested in the tropics, meaning it’s designed to handle the harsh Australian climate. Strong and durable, this product is mould resistant and fire retardant – meaning it’s able to cope with hot and cold climates, as well as damp and/or humid conditions. Ultimately, this means that your walls will remain looking good for many years to come, adding value to your property in the process.

This innovative product is also an eco-friendly option for those who are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Providing excellent insulation, it works to keep the cold out (and therefore your home warm) during cooler weather, whilst also keeping the heat out during those hot summer months. QuickClad sheets have an excellent R value, which measures the ability of materials (such as insulation) to retard heat flow; QuickClad 60mm sheets have an R value of 1.666 while the 70mm sheets have an R value of 2.0. This can result in reduced energy consumption over time, saving you money in the long run. QuickClad is also completely non-toxic and therefore safe for the environment.

Get in touch with Quickwall

Are you looking for way to repel the heat of outback Queensland? Trying to reduce your heating bills in Hobart? In search of an attractive cladding system that will increase the aesthetic appeal and value of your home in Adelaide? Wherever you’re located, QuickClad has the answer.

If you’re interested in our innovative polystyrene cladding, please get in touch with us today on 1800 775 573 for a quote. We’re always happy to answer any questions or queries you might have – as well as provide advice regarding the application and installation of our products.




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