For these newly developed houses, a huge part of the design is sustainability which we would suggest is becoming one of the most important factors when building a home. There are many ways of achieving a sustainable living space such as efficient appliances, renewable energy, down to the materials we use in construction.
The modern home not only is effective in it’s environmental and ecological impact but boast beauty and aesthetically pleasing design for all. The most common denominator among these homes derived from its exterior facade, which in most cases, uses a new material which is constantly developing called Aluminum Composite Paneling. ACP for short is an aluminum cladding which is easy to use, install, and fabricate making it one of the most versatile and cost-efficient building materials to this day.
Why is this material so important? ACP or ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) is manufactured with two aluminum sheets sandwiching a filling interior, usually a polyethylene or corrugated aluminum. This means the panels are not only recyclable but can be made from completely recycled materials and be used over and over again. ACM is not only environmentally friendly but it is extremely safe as well. ACM does not combust and requires spacers between exterior wall and cladding, providing a second level of protection that not only to contain, if one were to occur, fires from escaping but preventing oxygen from entering as well.