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A residential facade refers to the exteriors of the building. The design pattern of the facade plays an essential role in the urban fabric and reflect the interior personality and character of the building.

Residential Facades

Different Types of Residential Facades

There are a range of different types of residential facades with varying characteristics explained below.

Lightweight facades

Mainly seen in medium and high-rise office buildings, this type of facade adheres to the resistant structure of the building, but doesn’t form part of it. The lightweight facade needs to be designed to support the loads that place stress on its components. 

The advantages of a lightweight facade system are its ease of installation and the amount of light they let into the building. 

Heavyweight facades

For a facade to be considered heavyweight, it should be made from heavy construction materials with an average weight of above 100kg per square metre. 

Within this category, there may also be different types of facades defined as load-bearing or self-supporting depending on the thermal insulation needs. 


This type of facade is formed mainly of prefabricated modules (often wood and concrete panels) that are assembled on-site. Prefabricated facades are usually adopted in industrial factories and large shopping centres.

The main advantages of this type of façade are the speed and ease of installation, as well as a lower cost compared to other systems.


Traditional facades are made up of traditional construction materials like brick, stone, wood, ceramics, rendering, etc. 

They are less complex to build and Installation is quick and easy. But, they do not have an air chamber or insulation resulting in less heat and sound insulation.

Benefits of Residential Facades

High Energy Performance

Energy efficiency is such an important factor in the construction of residential buildings. Well structured facades make the most of the natural light and ventilation where needed. Glass facades are often used to brighten up buildings and improve their energy performance. 

Strength and Durability 

Facades add strength and durability to buildings which is essential for withstanding harsh weather conditions and corrosion. Ultimately, this helps the buildings to retain their integrity and appearance for longer rather than when using traditional building materials.



Residential facades can help with reducing your heating and electric bills. Construction costs are also cost-effective due to the wide range of materials that can be chosen from. 

Aesthetic appeal

Facades can transform properties giving a unique style and character to a building, whether it’s a sleek, modern, traditional or sophisticated appearance.  

Noise reducing 

Sound proofing boards reduces noise pollution from external sources such as construction, traffic, rail and aircraft.

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