Drive Through Building Supplies: Public Welcome!

Cladding Sections

When adding wall cladding to the exterior of a property, it is important to make the right choices about the cladding system you intend to use on the building. Using the right cladding sections will ensure that you get the best aesthetic for the property, and will also ensure that the cladding meets the required construction standards, such as resistance to moisture, fire resistance, acoustics, environmental issues, and long-term weathering. Cladding sections are so essential for ensuring that the exterior of the property is well protected that there are several different varieties of cladding system used by construction teams. It is possible to use a variety of different profiles, including metal cladding with half round profiles which are attached to the steel surface of buildings. When laying out horizontal cladding, it is important to understand that these materials will be told that sensitive, and it is therefore important to find the right tools in order to secure the cladding system. A variety of different profiles are used in order to ensure that the end result is aesthetically pleasing, and that the cladding is fully secure.

Top hat cladding systems

The top hat is used where it is not possible to use the building’s existing framework to support the cladding by direct fixing. These top hats are the most economical solution when you need to provide secondary support for horizontal cladding. These sections may also be known as top hats leaves, and are used for the purpose of spanning rails, securing the rail to the exterior of the building. The sleeves then fit over the rails in order to prevent them from moving when the cladding is applied. In some cases, it is possible to use secret fixing methods to secure the top hat to the rails.

Other types of fixing methods

In addition to the use of the top hat cladding system when fitting cladding to an exterior wall there is also a range of other fixing methods that can be used to keep the cladding upright.

SBS direct offers a range of different options for fixing methods, including:

  • Top hats
  • Junction studs
  • Battens
  • Backing angles

All of these are available in a range of different sizes, including 1.15 BMT junction studs, and the others being available in a variety of different sizes. All of these products are made using weather resistant metals, which will help to ensure that the cladding remains on the wall for many years to come. If you are uncertain about the type of cladding sections that you need in order to secure materials to your wall, then talk to SBS Direct today about the products that we have to offer. Our teams can advise you about the right materials and products for your property, and also suggest quantities required for the surface that you need to cover. Talking to our staff can help you to discover the perfect top hat cladding sections options for your construction project requirements.

Need a Quote on Building Materials

  • bgc
  • global-trade-supplies
  • powers-fasteners
  • studco-building-systems
  • agi-insulation

Ready to start your project?

Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible.

Contact Us


Get the latest news, events and announcements straight to your inbox.