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Downer - DCS004/DCS031 Mechanical Secret Fix, On Helping Hand System - Rainscreen framing

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DCS004/DCS031 - Mechanical Secret Fix, on Helping Hand System - T100/60-3

Architectural Panel Solutions Variant:
Third party certifications:
  • BBA Agrément Certificate

    BBA Agrément Certificate

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Downer is the original Helping Hand framing system. Downer rainscreen framing systems from Architectural Panel Solutions can be combined with numerous facade solutions and are manufactured in the UK.

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Application

Downer aluminium rainscreen framing systems are ideal for multiple sector applications and construction projects. A BBA approved framing system, it is ideal for use as a sub-frame to support cladding on the external or internal walls in structures of new or existing buildings.


Our Downer aluminium rainscreen framing systems are generally used for cladding applications for both internal and external facades, as well as living wall systems where Downer rainscreen framing is used as the sub-state for the application of living wall 'green facade' solutions.


The brackets and rails support the decorative cladding facade and create the cavity between the building substrate and façade panel providing vital insulation and ventilation.


Downer aluminium framing solutions are used for endless rainscreen cladding systems and are appropriate for a multitude of man-made, composite and natural facade panels, which use mechanical fix and structural adhesive techniques.

Description

For use where a smooth finish is required, unobstructed by visible fixings.


Downer DCS004 rainscreen framing system is designed to provide a mechanical secret fix support to most rainscreen cladding panels using the principle of a ventilated façade.


DCS004 MSF can be installed onto Architectural Panel Solutions DCS031 Helping Hand cladding framing system, DCS041 Floor to Floor or DCS021 Omega & Zed rainscreen framing system offering design freedom to suit project specific thermal and structural demands and variation in cavity depths.


Features and benefits:

  • Manufactured from extruded 6000 series aluminium (Grade 6005A and 6063).
  • BBA approved.
  • Made in the UK.
  • Made in Britain certified.
  • Easy to install and maintain.
  • Fixings are specified for each system and stocked (EJOT).
  • In-house static and thermal calculations.
  • Anodising and powder coating.
  • Value engineered cladding framing system.
  • Cutting service available.

General information

Color

Grey

Finish

Mill

Material

Aluminium

Shape

Other

Length

3000 mm

6000 mm

Bespoke

4850 mm

Warranty description

30 year

Uniclass

Pr_20_85_20_04 Aluminium carrier railsPrimary

CAWS

H92/120 Rainscreen cladding

Specification data - Aluminium carrier rails

Standards

To BS EN 755-1 alloy EN AW-6063 and suitable for the specified finish.

Factory finish

Mill.

Lengths

Vertical rail: 3000 mm.

Bracket

HH-Single40.

HH-Single45.

HH-Single50.

HH-Single60.

HH-Single70.

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Accessories

ISO/Single - Thermal isolation pads.

Guidance for specification option:

For Single Helping Hand Brackets. Thickness 5 mm.

ISO/Double - Thermal isolation pads.

Guidance for specification option:

For Double Helping Hand Brackets. Thickness 5 mm.

A2 ISO/Single - Thermal isolation pads.

Guidance for specification option:

For Single Helping Hand Brackets. Thickness 7 mm.

A2 ISO/Double - Thermal isolation pads.

Guidance for specification option:

For Double Helping Hand Brackets. Thickness 7 mm.

Fixings

Primary fixings: Varies, dependent on primary structure. Secondary fixings: 4.8 x 19 mm framing drill screws and LT3-5.5 x 25 mm Low profile TEK Screws.

Primary structure/ substrate

Concrete.

Masonry.

SFS.

Timber.

Section size

Vertical rail: 60 mm depth.

Profile

DCS004Rail-3 horizontal carrier rail on T carrier rail.

Guidance for specification option:

3000 mm horizontal rail.

DCS004Rail-6 horizontal carrier rail on T carrier rail.

Guidance for specification option:

6000 mm horizontal rail.

Sustainability data

Contains Red List materials

No

Country of material origin

United Kingdom

Country of product manufacture

United Kingdom

Recyclability

100%

Manufacturer guidance

100% recyclable aluminium rainscreen framing.

Recycled content

As defined in clause 7.8 of BS EN ISO 14021

90 %

Third party certifications

BBA Agrément Certificate

BBA Agrément Certificate

Downer BBA

Case studies

DOWNER RAINSCREEN FRAMING USED EXTENSIVELY FOR THE BROXBOURNE SCHOOL

DOWNER RAINSCREEN FRAMING USED EXTENSIVELY FOR THE BROXBOURNE SCHOOL

Downer Helping Hand framing offers a helping hand

Downer Helping Hand framing offers a helping hand

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