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Downer - DCS041 Floor To Floor System - Rainscreen framing

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DCS041 - Floor to Floor System - DCS041 RT075/4/6000

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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.


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

High-strength, adjustable and enhanced wind resistance system, capable of spanning storey heights without the need to introduce intermediate fixings. A rainscreen framing system suitable for multi-storey buildings.


Downer rainscreen DCS041 floor to floor framing system is designed to provide vertical support to most rainscreen cladding panels using the principle of a ventilated façade with the ability to span over non-load bearing walls and be fixed back to floor slabs.


Wall brackets combined with extruded aluminium box and “T” box profiles offer an adjustable system which allows for thermal and structural movement and variation in cavity depth to suit project specific requirements.


DCS041 vertical rails offer direct support to the cladding panels by face or adhesive fixing them.


It can also be used as a support to other framing systems such us DCS004 Mechanical Secret Fix or DCS021 Omega and Zeds for horizontal support.


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.
  • Anodizing and powder coating.
  • Value engineered cladding framing system.
  • Cutting service available.

General information

Color

Grey

Silver

Finish

Mill

Material

Aluminium

Shape

Other

Length

3000 mm

6000 mm

Bespoke

Width

Bespoke

Height

Bespoke

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.

Colour

Grey.

Bracket

DCS04 BA083/100.

Guidance for specification option:

Fixed point wall bracket single (centre) anchor fixing to concrete floor slab.

DCS04 BA118/100.

Guidance for specification option:

Fixed point wall bracket single (centre) anchor fixing to concrete floor slab.

DCS04 BA088/120.

Guidance for specification option:

Fixed point wall bracket double (side) anchor fixing to concrete floor slab.

DCS04 BA123/120.

Guidance for specification option:

Fixed point wall bracket double (side) anchor fixing to concrete floor slab.

DCS04 BA153/120.

Guidance for specification option:

Fixed point wall bracket double (side) anchor fixing to concrete floor slab.

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Accessories

DCS041 Isolator Pads and DCS041 SP4/200 40 x 40 mm Connecting Spigot.

Fixings

Primary fixings: Varies, dependent on primary structure. Secondary fixings: HBS 100 x 75 A2 S/S Bolt Sets and FDS 65530 W16 Spigot Retaining Screws.

Primary structure/ substrate

Concrete.

Masonry.

SFS.

Timber.

Section size

75 mm depth.

Profile

T-Box carrier rail.

Lengths

6000 mm.

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

Literature

DCS004 Downer Framing Mechanical Secret Fix System

DCS004 Downer Framing Mechanical Secret Fix System

Downer Framing DCS041 Floor to Floor System Technical Guide

Downer Framing DCS041 Floor to Floor System Technical Guide

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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