11 August 2023

What is The Difference Between Curtain Walling And Cladding?

What is The Difference Between Curtain Walling And Cladding?
What is The Difference Between Curtain Walling And Cladding?

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What is The Difference Between Curtain Walling And Cladding?

Curtain walling and cladding are very similar installations that help to protect and improve the exterior of a building. You may be wondering ‘What is the difference between curtain walling and cladding?’. In this article, we’ll outline the differences between the two, helping you to choose the most suitable option for your property.

Curtain Walling

Curtain walling is typically crafted as an aluminium frame with large glass panels, creating a contemporary appearance. It is popular with commercial buildings and high-rise residential properties. As well as adding a sleek and stylish aesthetic to your project, you can also benefit from the many practical advantages of curtain walling.

Curtain walling has many applications and can be used throughout various Public and Commercial sectors. This includes education buildings, offices, factories, shops, hospitals, large stairwell screens and many other settings. Its versatile design means that we can easily adapt it to suit the requirements of your commercial project.

A key difference between curtain walling and cladding is that, unlike cladding, curtain walling is completely self supporting, not forming part of the building’s structure.

Curtain Walling And Cladding
An example of curtain walling

We provide curtain walling that complies with Chapter 6.9 of the NHBC regulations in addition to being completely CWCT certified. In addition, we make sure your new façade complies with Document L for the best possible thermal performance. When you choose ADS Commercial, unrivalled quality is provided as standard.

Our industry-leading curtain walling is professionally crafted using high-performance components and double glazing that is energy efficient. Your property can benefit from extraordinarily low U-values and outstanding thermal performance by selecting an aluminium or composite system.

Because of the weather resistance of the curtain walling we offer, you won’t have to worry about your commercial property being harmed by extreme weather conditions. This protection is crucial in preventing rotting and water damage.

A simple approach to improve the appearance of your commercial property is to choose curtain walling. We will work with you to develop a striking glass façade that satisfies your functional requirements and incorporates a chic, modern look. It is also a great technique to give an older, historical structure a contemporary feel.

Our curtain walling can easily match the design and intent of your project, regardless of the size or scope of your business facility. We can assist you in selecting the ideal curtain walling design, whether you are searching for a simple, minimalist aesthetic or something more striking to stand out.


Cladding is another great way to update the look of your property and protect it from the weather. It involves adding decorative protective layer to a building’s exterior and can be made from many different types of materials. This extra layer on the exterior of your property will also help to keep in more warmth. Cladding solutions are built from high-quality, durable materials and are quick to install and easy to maintain.

There are distinctive types of cladding, for example smooth, textured and coloured cladding. You may create a plethora of styles for your property with these because they are all available in a variety of colour and finish options. You should choose an option that suits your property the best and one you like in terms of appearance.

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An example of cladding

While cladding is very popular with homeowners, it is gaining traction in commercial applications as well. Head on over to our residential site to find out more about our coloured cladding installations.

You can get a free bespoke quote for your upcoming commercial project by using our online quoting tool today. You can also contact our expert team if you require any assistance. ADS Commercial serve areas throughout Devon, Cornwall and all of the Southwest from Bristol to Land’s End.

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