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OUR CAPABILITY

CGL provide end-to-end service and expertise. Whether it is supporting your design team, producing mock-ups, feasibility studies, programming or technical assistance, we have the expertise to help you achieve your project goals for Rainscreen.

Overview

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CGL provides end-to-end service and expertise. Whether it is supporting your design team, producing mock-ups, feasibility studies, programming, or technical assistance, we have the expertise to help you achieve your project goals for Rainscreen. Unrivaled manufacturing capability in our 50,000 sq ft factory, teams of highly skilled fabricators, and an enormous bank of experience to draw on means we can do things with rainscreen others can only dream about.

A new “joined-up” approach from design through to installation means we offer a very lean process where everything is fully considered from the outset, saving you time and money. We design it to be efficient to manufacture and we manufacture it to be safe, quick, and simple to install.


Design

Design
A frequently misused and misunderstood term, we like to be clear and transparent about our design role. Here’s what we do: By the time it reaches us, the scheme has typically been designed from a visual standpoint by someone else, usually the end-user or developer’s architect. This sets the expectation for the finished building and it is our job to realise that expectation as closely as possible while recognising any technical or budgetary constraints.

Our design team will do the support structure calcs, develop the panel splits and sizes, assist with material selection and gauge, resolve difficult details around projections in the façade such as windows and porticos, and all while ensuring it is viable from a manufacturing and installation perspective.


Manufacture

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CGL has been manufacturing Rainscreen for over 30 years. In that time we have amassed unrivaled technical knowledge and manufacturing capability and capacity. Working in every material imaginable, whether pre or post-coated, we have the combination of high volume manufacturing plant and skilled workforce to fabricate any type of façade. Our capability has recently been supplemented by the acquisition of a laser cutter and 6 metre router. These add to our already impressive list including multiple brake presses and turret punches.

With these extensive resources managed by our industry-leading Preactor™ production management software, we can deliver in large volumes quickly and reliably.


Install

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CGL work with the best installers in the business. By collaborating closely right from the outset, build and delivery sequences are optimised, details around tricky obstacles resolved and installation time kept to a minimum. Installers can specify the degree of pre-build of the support structure to suit their needs – either fully in component form to minimise costs, or partly pre-assembled to accelerate site works. Balancing the needs of the installer, from a feasibility and safety point of view, with those of the designers is something we consider right from the outset of each project, leading to the best fit-for-purpose construction design.

UNRIVALLED MACHINERY & CAPABILITY

Our plant list across 3 facilities is extensive and reflects our continuous investment in the best equipment. This gives us excellent control over product quality and delivery times.

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