Stone Cladding

What is Stone Cladding?

Façade stone is a fantastic, universal decorative product that has many advantages. First and foremost: the stone is a natural, solid building material. This means it will last for an eternity.

The unparalleled durability of natural stone

Natural stone cladding is a process of applying durable stone to a given surface. Whether it’s slate, greywacke, quartzite, granite or gneiss, the point is to enhance the beauty of a surface, at the same time providing it with that reliable durability, a known quality of stone. Almost every rock is incredibly resistant to moisture, frost or fluctuating, drastic temperature changes. Most importantly, a stone never loses its beautiful colour, so even with exterior stone cladding, the exposure to sun and UV light will not damage the surface.

Which cladding stone should you use?

Of course, it would be too ideal if every stone out there boasted such amazing physical properties. Some rocks are exempt from the aforementioned attributes, unfortunately being of slightly inferior quality.

The less durable materials . . .

Sandstones, limestones, marbles or travertines for example. This material can be used in construction and in the form of decorative stone, but sadly not in the form of external stone cladding. Marble, travertine and sandstone are porous rocks with a lot of natural pores. This excludes them from being used as natural façade-exterior stone. After all, a bit of absorption and a fluctuating change of temperatures may cause the water to expand inside the stone, splitting it apart or making vulnerable to chipping & breaking.

Will frequent sealing solve the issue?

These rocks are neither frost resistant. Of course you can use appropriate sealants or impregnators to protect these materials, but this is only feasible in outlet centres or patios. If you utilise them for bigger projects, but above all exterior stone cladding, they might not last. Impregnation with special agents can also be a very expensive and repeated over and over again. At this point it’s far more affordable to utilise a more durable exterior stone cladding.

Are other external stone cladding alternatives worth it?

Natural stone tiles are a much better material for facades than artificial stone equivalents. As already mentioned, natural stone wall cladding is far more durable, beautiful and has better physical properties such as scratch resistance and frost resistance. You may apply natural stone to buildings, pavements, stairs or any surface imaginable, indoor or outdoor. There are endless possibilities.

Why non-stone alternatives are inferior:

Façade stone imitations are usually composed of cement or concrete that’s properly coloured. One advantage of this material is the price. Tiles imitating natural stone cladding for walls are a little bit cheaper than true, organically sourced stone, but in the end, the imitations grant us a max lifespan of roughly 2-3 seasons. After that time the risk of colour fading and quality loss increase by twofold. Real stone cladding is slightly more expensive, but it is installed once and remains in that state for generations, exactly as it was mounted on the day of fitting.

We make stone cladding in Manchester, Cheshire, and all surrounding areas.


  • Stone cladding is more resistant to breaking and chipping than many other walling materials
  • Can withstand harsh weather conditions
  • Stone wall cladding is incredibly durable
  • Stone cladding requires very little maintenance
  • Stone cladding is weather and fire resistant 
  • Easy to maintain long-term
  • Perfect stone cladding ,ay increase the value of your home
  • Can be scratch and abrasion resistant  
  • Can be used for a variety of applications, indoors or out
  • Provides a high level of insulation, keep heating and cooling costs down  
  • Stone cladding is extreme durability and long lifespan
Natural stone cladding on exterior wall - Rendad LTD


The wide range of colours available makes it possible to pick the material in preferred colour.

What is the exterior stone cladding palette composed of?

The range of choices starts from soft browns, greys, and yellows to dark colours and their various shades. The right colour is the most frequently chosen element of the external, stone wall façade, so it’s pivotal the choice is perfect. Thankfully, natural stones like granite or quartzite come in over 100+ different shades, some plain others with minerals and veins. Regardless, the stone wall choice is aplenty.

Besides cladding on buildings & wall, what are the most optimal applications of stone?

Decorative stone is also used on porches, or as lining for a sauna wall, showrooms, receptions, pavements, living room floors. As well as many other public and private spaces. In fact, this material can be easily found on any property, in any place. The question of where and how we use it – depends only on our imagination.

Is stone cladding exterior mounting safe?

Absolutely. Stone cladding on walls is fitted with utmost precision and thanks to the current technology, professional fitters and their safe-first methods, the cladded surface will not cause any harm, no matter how long it stays up.

Is exterior cladding stone still trendy?

Indeed. It’s no wonder that these materials are used, to this day, to decorate shopping centres. If you purchase larger chunks of stone, you may create truly unique arrangements – your imagination may carry you further than expected. Stone is also timeless, being as fashionable in design today as it was fity, one hundred or a thousand years ago.