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Century Stone

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Century Stone (Ireland)

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Stacked Stone

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Advantages Of Using ZClad

Flexible

The applications for ZCladTM are endless, it’s simple installation means it can be incorporated in to both commercial and residential environments; its resistance to intense temperatures makes it suitable for both internal and external use.

Faultless

As ZCladTM is made from natural stone it bears all the form and character of a dry-stone wall. Each piece is made in a Z shape to avoid visible joins, fitting seamlessly together without the need for specialist labour or equipment.

Swift Build

Our design means it can be constructed in a fraction of the time normally taken to build traditional stonework; up to 30m2 can be built each day compared with 3m2 for random rubble walling.

Straightforward

Specialist skills and training are unnecessary to achieve the look of a stone wall. Watch the installation video.

Cost Effective

ZCladTM has the advantage of producing less waste during construction and requires no maintenance after installation; compared to conventional stone walling.

Unique

ZCladTM panel ends are dressed, rather than straight sawn, so that when forming a corner or reveal, they create a dressed effect effortlessly.

How To Install ZClad

One pack contentsCalculating Quantities

ZClad comes in a box, each box covers an area of one third of a square metre and contains the following:

Calculating Quantities

Ensure you have enough panels to cover the area you intend to clad. To do this simply measure the horizontal and vertical dimensions, multiply these two figures together and then add on 10% to cover wastage and cutting.

All you need are a few basic hand and power tools and an adhesive to apply the panels to the wall.

Mix the Adhesive

Mix the adhesive either by hand or using a power mixer, making enough to do a small area at a time.

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions, ideally the mixture will stick to a trowel but can be flicked off easily.

Creating the Baseline

It is important that your first course of cladding is level, it will be harder to correct errors later. Use packing pieces if necessary.

Corners and WallingCorners and Walling

Always start the cladding at a corner. Offer the panel to the wall first to ensure it fits. Use a grooved trowel to spread the adhesive evenly on the wall. Push the panel firmly into place using a rubber mallet allowing the interlocking edge to overhang the corner. Repeat on the other side of the corner interlocking the ZClad panels to make a good join. Complete the corners at either end of the course before working to the centre to ensure that any cut edges are hidden.

Apply adhesive to either end of the panel to fill the joint area and give the finished wall a seamless appearance.

The process for making external or internal corners is the same.

Cutting

The panels can be cut using an electric grinder, however you may find it easier to use a cutting bench. To avoid waste measure the panels accurately cutting to a Z shape to maintain the seamless pattern.

Fixing ClipFixing Clip

To ensure a secure fix on higher walls, the panels come with an integral clip that can be easily screwed to the masonry behind. For walls over 2 metres high we recommend these clips are used.

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Stone Cladding Gallery

Check out these great examples of interior and exterior stone cladding installations.

For more information about how to buy our stone cladding products, contact us or order stone panel samples for your own building project.

Stone Cladding Colours

Order ZClad natural stone cladding samples.

Easy building with ZClad

As well as reduced labour costs, ZClad has the advantage of producing less waste during construction and requires no maintenance after installation is complete. Whilst traditional stone walling can have up to 25% wastage, ZClad has virtually none.

ZClad is a real stone panelling system specifically designed to create a distinctive, natural stone finish wherever it’s used. The panels rise in interlocking tiers, fitting seamlessly together, eliminating the need for specialist labour. The panel ends are dressed, rather than straight sawn so that when forming a corner, they create a dressed effect effortlessly, thus making ZClad a quick and easy system to use.

The cement base is fixed to a covering of natural stone with metallic mesh to hold it together.

Frequently Asked Questions about ZClad

Are ZCladTM panels made from natural stone?

Yes, they made from natural stone to give a more authentic look.

What holds ZCladTM natural stone panels together?

Our ZCladTM natural stone is bonded to a cement base, reinforced with mesh.

Is ZCladTM suitable for indoor or outdoor use?

ZCladTM is suitable for both interior and exterior applications on new or existing buildings. We recommend the use our Natural Finish Stone Sealer for exterior applications.

Is each ZCladTM panel different?

Yes, each panel is unique in design, colour, blend and texture. 

Are ZClad panels easy to install?

Yes, specialist skills and training are unnecessary.

How do I calculate the quantity needed?

Flat Walls and Internal Corners - Multiply the length of the wall by the height of the wall, add 10% for cutting and wastage, this will give the quantity required in square metres (m2).

External Corners - These are measured in Linear Metres (lm). A linear meter is the height of the corner to be clad, from the top to the bottom of the section you wish to cover (eg. from the ceiling to the floor, or the height of a garden wall).

What surfaces can ZClad be applied to?

ZClad is suitable for use on masonry and concrete surfaces. 

How are ZCladTM panels laid?

They should be laid in brick fashion i.e. they must stagger or overlap each other.

Are the backs of ZCladTM panels flat?

Yes, this allows them to be adhered effectively to any masonry wall.

Does ZCladTM supply corner pieces?

ZCladTM innovative design means that you can construct internal corners using the same interlocking flat panels.

For external corners, we supply specially constructed external corner pieces.

What adhesive does ZCladTM recommend?

We recommend Matios tile adhesive.

Are ZClad panels easy to maintain?

Yes, ZClad panels are robust, easy to keep clean and do not fracture, deteriorate or lose their colour. 

ZClad Natural Stone SealerDo ZClad panels need sealing?

Yes, we recommend our ZClad Natural Finish Stone Sealer. Download the Application Guide PDF.

Can ZClad panels be used in wet areas?

Yes, ZClad panels can be used in or near swimming pools, water features, near beachfronts or salt spray. We recommend the use our Natural Finish Stone Sealer for wet area situations.

Are ZClad panels affected by cold weather? 

No, ZClad natural stone panels can be used in subzero or freeze/thaw conditions with no adverse effect if installed correctly. 

Are ZClad panels affected by heat?

No, ZClad natural stone panels can be used in extreme climates and are also suitable for fireplace surrounds.

Will the colours of the stone fade?

No, actually the colour of the natural stone used in our ZCladTM panels will usually be enhanced with time.

What size are ZClad natural stone panels?

Each pack contains: 1 panel @ 200mm x 200mm; 1 panel @ 400mm x 200mm; 2 panels @ 600mm x 200mm; panels are 40-50mm thick.
ZClad panel sizes

How much do ZClad panels weigh?

1m2 of ZClad weighs approx 85Kgs 

How are ZClad panels cut?

ZClad panels can be cut with a standard diamond cutter.

Do ZClad panels require mechanical fixing?

Yes, above 2 metres we recommend use of the integrated fixing clip.

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Contact

ZClad
The Freight Terminal
Bicester Road
Enstone
Oxfordshire
OX7 4NP
United Kingdom

Helpline  01869 220 050
Outside of UK  +44 1869 220 050

Email  info@zclad.co.uk

Terms & Conditions of Sale

These conditions apply to the sale and delivery of any Products (‘the Goods’) by ZClad Natural Stone Cladding Ltd (‘theCompany) to a purchaser (‘theBuyer’) unless they are inconsistent with any other express terms of agreement made between the Seller and the Buyer in writing before the Products are delivered. The following conditions of sale do not imply a credit account ongoing credit will not be granted.

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1. Offer of Acceptance

a)  The placing of an order (whether orally or in writing) and whether based on a quotation from the Company or not, shall be deemed to be subject to the Terms and Conditions herein contained, and these Terms and Conditions shall be applied to the order and to any contact resulting from the acceptance thereof to the exclusion of any other provision contained in any other document issued by either the Buyer or the Company. In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing contained in any order sent by the Buyer.
b)  Any modifications or amendments of these Terms and Conditions shall not be binding upon the Company unless otherwise stipulated herein, or agreed on behalf of the Company by duly authorised individual.
c)  The Company reserves the right to accept or reject, in whole or in part, orders received by it from any person employ by the Buyer.

2. Delivery

a)  Any delivery dates and times given are estimates only and any delay in delivery shall not give the Buyer the right to repudiate the contact or to reject the Goods in question. The Company does not accept any liability for any loss or damage resulting from delay in deliver, or failure to deliver whether caused by circumstances within its own control or not.
b)  Delivery of and risk in the Goods shall be deemed to have been taken place by the physical delivery or the transfer of the Goods to the Buyer at his Company address or premises, or the physical delivery of the Goods to the Buyer’s haulier or to an independent haulier employed by the Buyer for the carriage of the Goods in question.
c)  Signature of any delivery by any agent, employee or representative of the Buyer or by any independent haulier shall be conclusive proof of the delivery.
d)  Where the Company delivers in bulk or bulk container the Buyer has the responsibility of ensuring safe access, safe and suitable storage fully complying with all aspects and regulations made by H.M. Government or other acknowledged authority and that all receiving storage facilities will accommodate the full quantity ordered and where necessary produce the required certification relating to the storage of or any other regulations relating to the Goods delivered and that all health and safety regulations and requirement laid down by H.M. Government or other acknowledged authority are fully complied with at the point of delivery whether in the passing, storage and handling of Goods. The Company cannot accept any responsibilities for the health and safety of the Buyer or his/hers representatives mounting the Company’s vehicles for whatever reason or purpose.
e)  Except when within a written guarantee is given by the Company, at any time or date for the delivery is an estimate only and shall not be of the essence. Claims for non-delivery or damage will only be accepted if received in writing within 7 days of date of delivery or of damage.
f)  Damage caused due to inadequate site access and or the lack of proper facilities shall be at the risk of the Buyer.

3. Quantity, Weights & Measure

a)  The quantity of all consignments shall be ascertained by or on behalf of the Company and be notified to the Buyer on a delivery or advice note. Such quantity shall be conclusive unless any irregularity in the measuring or in the notification is proved.
b)  The quantity of all bulk deliveries are sold on the basis of the weight or measurement on the Company’s measuring devices and the Company cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for discrepancies in the Buyers measuring devices.
c)  Details of any quantity deficiency subsequently evidence by the Buyer must be notified to the Company on the same day.

4. Pallets /Containers

a) Pallets/Containers supplied to the Buyer by the Company in the course of supplying the Goods shall be charged exclusive of the price of the Goods and a deposit shall be levied by the Company on all Pallets/Containers supplied to the Buyer, such deposit to be credited to the Buyer on the return of the same Pallets/Containers to the Company in good and serviceable condition.

5. Transfer of Property

a) The property in the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer and legal beneficial ownership of the Goods shall remain with the Company unless and until the Company has received payment in full for the Goods in question (each being considered as a whole).
b) The Buyer holding such Goods as bailee and storing the same separately or prior re-sale in which case the Company’s beneficial entitlement shall attach to the proceeds of the re-sale or to the claim for such proceeds.
c) The Buyer at all time shall hold such proceeds of sale as trustees for the Company.
d) In the event of recovery of Goods being necessary, the Company shall be entitled to enter any premises where these Goods are stored or believed to be stored.
e) Any goods returned must be in a saleable condition and within the original packaging/containers. Any goods returned must be with the prior agreement of the company and will be subject to a 15% handling charge unless otherwise agreed in writing.

6. Risk & Insurance

a) The Company shall not be liable in respect of any claim arising out of any loss or damage caused to any person or property by the use of the Goods supplied.

7. Payment Terms

a) Payment of the Goods is expected to be made in accordance with terms agreed by the Company. A Buyer in subsequent breach of these terms can be charged interest at the rate of 2% per month without prejudice to the Company’s rights of recovery.
b) The Buyer shall not be entitled to make any set-offs against sums due to the Company or withhold payment in respect of any counterclaim without the express written permission of the Company.
c) Payment is 30 days of invoice date, unless notified in writing at the time of delivery or acceptance of contract.
d) Accounts outstanding beyond the Company’s terms will be forwarded to our Collection Agency who will act on our behalf and take any measures necessary in recovering the debt in full. A charge of 15% of the outstanding amount will be made for the recovery and administration of this method of collection and will be due for payment immediately upon collection.
e) Directors Guarantee – any amount owed to ZClad Natural Stone Cladding Ltd that remains unpaid by a limited company will be the joint and several responsibilities of the directors of that company.

8. VAT/Duty

a) All prices quoted are exclusive of Value Added Tax ruling at the time of supply.
b) All prices relating to the supply of Hydrocarbon Fuels shall include Excise Duty at the rate in force at the time of supply. All variations in duty (or any other Government taxation’s) is for the Buyer’s account as levied from time to time.

9. Force Majeure

a) If the Company is prevented or delayed (directly or indirectly) from making a delivery of the Goods or any part thereof on the agreed date of delivery or from otherwise performing the contract or any part thereof by reason of act(s) of God, war, riot(s), lock-out(s), trade dispute(s), fire(s), break-down, interruption of transport, Government action, delay in delivery to the Company of any Goods or materials or by any cause whatsoever (whether of like nature to those specified above or not) outside its control, it shall be under no liability to the Buyer and shall be entitled without any liability to extend the time or times for delivery or otherwise performing the contact or any part thereof by period equivalent to that during which such delivery or installation or performance has been prevented by any of the restrictions herein before referred to.

10. Quality Complaints

It the Buyer has cause to complain of the quality of the Goods delivered by the Company, details of such complaint must be received in writing at the Company’s office within seven days of the Goods being delivered so the complaint can receive attention. Outside of this arrangement the Buyer will not be entitled to receive recompense from the Company should the complaint subsequently contain any substance

Any alteration or variation to our above standard terms must be in writing and signed by the buyer and an authorised representative of ZClad Natural Stone Cladding Ltd.

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