A facade is a building elevation and, to be more precise, its front representative part. Even though any elevation may be called a facade, its key task to a significant extent is to improve the appearance of a building and give its a more expressive character. A building facade fulfils, apart from the representative function, also an important protective function securing the object against a negative impact of external factors.  It should at the same time ensure proper conditions inside the building. Therefore the term ventilated facade may often be encountered. But what does a ventilated facade really mean?


There are many different types of facades available on the market. In practice, while selecting the type of facade, we need to consider not only the aesthetic values but, above all, all material properties. It is the material properties and the applied technology that determine the protective function and thus, the durability of a facade and the effectiveness of building protection.

The most well-known facades from amongst all available ones are: aluminium or steel facade, glass facade, wooden facade, concrete facade, stone facade, solar facade. All the indicated types of facades are divided on account of the applied material. The previously-specified ventilated facade is a special sort of facade.


Ventilated facade is a type of facade built in a specific way. It consists of an external housing, insulation materials, grid and mounting elements. The external housing may be conducted from various elements such as steel or aluminium. Insulation materials include, among others, mineral wool, steam-permeable foil etc. and impact the thermal-insulation properties of the facade, hence, the conditions inside the building. The grid is mounted to the external building wall by means of mounting elements. The housing is mounted after the assembly of the grid. The most important feature of the ventilated facade is the so-called ventilated space, thus, an empty space between the linings and insulation layers. As a rule, this ought to be the minimum of 20 mm of empty surface.


Applying a ventilated facade involves a number of advantages. Thanks to the gap or the ventilated area discussed above, proper air circulation is ensured. This allows for the whole wall to “breath”, ensuring fixed temperature and thermal comfort. Ventilated facades constitute protection against adverse weather conditions and fire. Apart from that, they are easily mounted and their modern solutions in the scope of material selection will meet the requirements of even the most demanding clients.


Company Nowoczesne Elewacje is an experienced producer of ventilated facades. For many years, our specialists have been designing, manufacturing and assembling steel and aluminium ventilated facades. Our portfolio contains many satisfied Clients all over Europe.

If you are planning the conduct of a facade for your building we encourage you to fill out the contact form, on the basis of which we will prepare an initial offer or to contact us directly via telephone at: +48 531 983 230 or via email at: biuro@nowoczesneelewacje.com