What is Cristolite™ ?
Cristolite™ is a lightweight stone panel, combining a thin layer of natural stone and perlite board reinforcement. Its principally designed for external cladding, but is suitable for many applications.
Cristolite™ is our innovative, highest performing lightweight stone panel. It is designed to meet the stringent demands of today’s construction industry. It is particularly well suited for cladding for its fire and mechanical performance.
Improving on our tried and tested lightweight honeycomb stone, we offer a panel that gives higher performance values than previously possible. The superior strength characteristics of perlite manufactured to a precise, scientific degree ensure a lifelong performance. Bonding only a thin section of stone reducing the comparative weight to nearly 65% less than traditional stone cladding.
Material & Finishes
As a company ingrained in natural stone, we offer assistance in choosing a suitable material in both performance and finish for your project. From a simple idea on colour or finish, we can help guide you towards a material that meets your criteria.
Check out our material guides with regards to materials, finishes and a selector guide to help offer an introduction on choosing the right material. The materials we have in our gallery are but the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of both natural and man-made stone choices available.
We are open to pushing the design capabilities of traditional stone. Whilst we can control the finish of the material, we can provide even further machining to create unique finishes. Check out our project gallery featuring a unique Jura limestone feature wall at Next High Wycombe,utilising a 3 tone machined finish.
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Changing from the legal standard of 40mm thick stone and replacing with a rigid, high performing composite brings a generational leap in performance.
|Variable||Traditional Stone||Lightweight Stone (External Cladding)||Cristolite|
|Nominal Thickness||40mm Solid||35mm Composite||28mm Composite|
|Weight (kg/m2)||>90 kg/m2||43 kg/m2||43 kg/m2|
|Panel Size (m)||Small to medium||2.6m x 1.5m **||2.6m x 1.25m **|
|Fire Rating||Typically A1/A2||BRE135 System, Panel Euroclass: B2||Panel Euroclass: A2|
|Installation Skill||Moderate to high||Low||Low|
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Our products have undergone extensive material testing to ensure their suitability.
Applications – Stone Cladding
Cristolite is well suited for the cladding industry. It has been designed to meet the stringent fire and mechanical performances required for both internal and external cladding. To learn more about our cladding system and service offered, go to our lightweight cladding page.