Vidar is a clean and elegant lightweight cladding system offering a choice of large format natural clay, slate and ceramic tiles. Fast and simple to install, this inexpensive and 100% inorganic system is completely recyclable and conceived in accordance with Cradle to Cradle environmental principles.

Designed in Denmark and made in Germany to BSEN 1304: 2013, Vidar can be used for both facades and roofs, providing a seamless transition from wall to roof. The system allows for solar panels to be integrated flush with façade or roof elements.

Vidar natural clay shingles come in 18 architect-selected colours, from dark yellow and red-brown to black-brown, black, blue, grey and white. The firing process produces an incredibly beautiful range of nuanced shades, with the design possibilities further enhanced by relief variations, from smooth to rustic to horizontally corrugated.

Vidar ceramic tiles are impervious to water damage and stain penetration and come in a choice of 6 architect-selected colours, from pastel shades of white and yellow to vibrant silky black.

Vidar natural slate tiles are available in 3 attractive shades: plain grey, green and silver white. The slates are easily installed, using one of two slightly different fixing systems, with no visible attachment:  D-Wall clip-on and Zappa screw-fix.


Made from 100% inorganic materials, the Vidar lightweight system weighs only 40 kilos per square metre and is assembled in 3m lengths.  It is A2 fire resistant. It has been tested to a height of 25m and resists winds up to 40m/s.

The 75mm thin wall comprises tiles mounted on an aluminium backing system. Build-up does not require wet trades and can result in fast construction – up to 14 m2 per hour can be fitted by a single, low-skilled operative.  More information from the manufacturer

Project News …

An installation of Vidar clay shingles is currently underway on a ground-breaking 100% affordable housing project in East London.  Watts Grove in Bow is the UK’s first mid-rise CLT modular scheme.

Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, 65 new homes are under construction on a former brownfield site.  The architects selected Vidar lightweight shingles in the Oslo Pearl White colour option to complement the surrounding mix of residential, warehouses and industrial buildings.