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Downer - DCS031 Helping Hand System - Rainscreen framing

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DCS031 - Helping Hand System - T100/60-3

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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-strate 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.


Downer rainscreen framing is manufactured in Hasting, UK, where we

Description

Offers fast installation and reduced costs. Incorporates helping hand wall brackets. Suitable for low to medium-height buildings with solid masonry or stud frame walls.


Downer DCS031 HELPING HAND rainscreen bracket framing system is designed to provide vertical support to a range of rainscreen cladding panels using the principle of a ventilated façade.


Downer Helping Hand® brackets combined with extruded aluminium L & T profiles provide an adjustable system allowing thermal and structural movement and variation in cavity depth to suit project specific requirements.


DCS031 vertical rails offer direct support to the rainscreen facade panels by face or adhesive fixing them.

It can also be used as a support to other rainscreen framing systems such us our DCS004 Mechanical Secret Fix, DCS021 Omega and Zeds for horizontal support or Downer Timber Batten Holders to build an adjustable timber frame.


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

4850 mm

Bespoke

Warranty description

30 year

Uniclass

Pr_20_85_20_04 Aluminium carrier railsPrimary

CAWS

H92/120 Rainscreen cladding

Specification data - Aluminium carrier rails

Factory finish

Mill.

Lengths

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.

Primary structure/ substrate

Concrete.

Masonry.

SFS.

Timber.

Profile

T carrier rail.

Section size

60 mm depth.

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 Helping Hand framing offers a helping hand

Downer Helping Hand framing offers a helping hand

DOWNER RAINSCREEN FRAMING USED EXTENSIVELY FOR THE BROXBOURNE SCHOOL

DOWNER RAINSCREEN FRAMING USED EXTENSIVELY FOR THE BROXBOURNE SCHOOL

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