Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork


SIAC specialises in installing Rainscreen  façades in a wide range of cladding materials, including aluminium, stainless steel, copper, zinc, granite and other surfaces. These are integrated high-performance modular systems offering architects great flexibility, with accurate detailing in either flat or curved facades.

Rainscreen systems allow the flow of air into the system ventilating the cavity. This allows any water which penetrates the panel joints to flow down the back of the panels and out at the sill drip.

Normally when Rainscreen is used, the internal leaf of the building is constructed in reinforced concrete or concrete block, this means that the Rainscreen is not on the critical path as the building is already sealed. Installation is simple and can proceed at the same time as the internal fit-out.

Rainscreen is a very flexible cladding option which allows the style and shape and colour of the façade to be altered dramatically.