Equitone: Evoking the natural beauty of fibre cement

Fibre cement mineral composite materials combine outstanding physical and aesthetic properties. For more than a century, the combination of mineral materials, water, air and heat has been transforming the exteriors of buildings around the world.

Due to the nature and range of the materials, fibre cement suits both modern and traditional schemes – from private commercial properties, to public centre facilities and is the ideal choice for both new builds and refurbishments. 

Architect’s choice
EQUITONE is a through-coloured facade material designed by and for architects. The material’s versatility provides architects with the ability to bring inspirational designs to life.

Constructing beauty
EQUITONE materials can be cut and fabricated into a variety of shapes and sizes, enabling an architect to add intricate detail to the facade and create striking patterns in the exterior design. EQUITONE’s fibre cement materials are available in a range of through colours, offering an extensive palette of subtle and inspiring shades in a variety of textures and finishes.

Look and feel
Although the overall look is important, the texture can make a big difference to the finish of a building too. EQUITONE materials are available in a range of finishes such as EQUITONE , which is a great tool for architects who want to play with texture, light and shadow. Its unique 3D shape with routed lines gives a striking final effect, particularly when cut into unusual shapes.

EQUITONE’s most recent addition to the range, EQUITONE , accentuates the beauty of fibre cement. The material encompasses the characteristics of cement whereas the fibres render its surface textured yet velvety. The ever-changing atmosphere gives the material natural subtle shade variations.

Key features
EQUITONE is a durable facade material which combines outstanding physical and aesthetic properties. It has a life expectancy of a least 50 years and once installed requires low maintenance.

In addition, EQUITONE meets the fire performance classification (A2-s1 d0), making it suitable for a variety of building types.

In practice
Depending on an architect’s vision, EQUITONE can be fitted using secret fix when a smooth surface is required, or using a range of face fix systems to achieve the desired aesthetic.

Commenting on the use of EQUITONE for a public-sector building Rushcliffe Arena, Ajay Chauhan, architect at CPMG said: “We’re really pleased with the overall finish of the project. EQUITONE was the ideal choice– it gave the aesthetic appearance we hoped for, was within budget and is fantastic quality.”

For more information about EQUITONE, visit www.equitone.co.uk