Building Beauty: Inspired by the beauty and the natural qualities of terracotta for more than 150 years, TERREAL has become a key player in building materials.
Terracotta; Timeless modernity of an age-old material.
Since ancient times, clay has been used for decoration, protection and appeal. Today, it takes new shapes that add style to your architectural designs. Terracotta is a material with cutting-edge production techniques and industry leading performance in all requirements: manufacturing consistency, numerous colour variations, product customization, ease of installation, versatility, insulation performance and environmental responsiveness.
While other materials may challenge Terracotta in some of these fields, few achieve all the following qualities:
- Modern yet Authentic
- Environmentally Friendly and 100% Natural
- Fire and Impact Resistant
- Durable, Perennial and Recyclable
- Low Thermal Conductivity
- Architectural and Creative
- Warm and Light
BUILT TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE
The substructure is designed to cope with New Zealand’s high wind and high humidity conditions, with either an EPDM dryseal or negative detail in the vertical joint, a minimum 50mm wide cavity and horizontal shiplapped tiles. The systems have been tested against wind pressures of up to 2.9 kPa. The bracket system used is illustrated under T50 support structure. As the tiles are hanging onto proprietary clips, the system does not create stress on the tiles but offers great seismic resistance.
Facades are thin and lightweight (from 30 kg/m2) and the wide cavity system achieves pressure-equalisation, exterior grade 50-year durability and extended detailing to comply with the required conditions for the project.