Shackerley is an independently-owned, British manufacturer, prefabricator and distributor with a rich industrial heritage. We have served the architectural and construction industries for over 50 years.
For the past two decades our core business has been the prefabrication and supply of ventilated cladding systems, incorporating high quality contemporary and traditional façade materials. Heavy investment in specialist facilities, equipment and training at our Lancashire factory has underpinned our continuous expansion and portfolio development, and today we are widely recognised as one of the UK’s most successful suppliers of external cladding solutions.
Terracotta gives today’s buildings real warmth and character with its beautifully rich, earth-tone colours. This intrinsically traditional material is now being used in conjunction with new modern methods of construction to provide innovative, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly cladding solutions.
The inherent plasticity of the material before firing means that it can be easily extruded or pressed into large format panels, usually hollow inside to reduce weight and cost. With technological advances in manufacturing, terracotta panels are relatively economical to produce, compared with other natural cladding materials.
Although made of clay (which is porous), terracotta becomes almost impermeable after being subjected to exceptionally high temperatures. It is also strong, durable and resistant to climatic extremes. Thanks to its natural composition and the temperature at which it is fired during the production process, it is also inherently fire resistant.
These attributes all combine to make terracotta ideally suited for use in modern ventilated façade systems.
Every façade we supply is delivered to site as a fully prefabricated, ‘installation- ready’ SureClad® system, and all prefabrication work is carried out off-site under ISO 9001 accredited quality-controlled conditions at our Lancashire based factories.
Shackerey’s range of primary support brackets and vertical rail profiles is universally specified for applications across our extensive portfolio of façade coverings. These varied façade options include ceramic granites, engineered and quarried stones and traditional terracotta façades. Compatibility across our systems allows specifiers to combine several façade coverings on an elevation.