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Render carrier board brick slip render system.
Designed to satisfy the need for an insulated render system incorporating a drainage cavity, for use on lightweight steel or timber frame construction.
Render Carrier Board Silicone Render System.
Features and benefits:
Range of Brick Slips and Pointing Mortars, consult manufacturer for details.
M21/20 External wall insulation system . . . . . .
M21/210 External wall insulation system
The system can also contribute to a limiting risk of interstitial and surface condensation. For further information, please see the system’s BBA Certificate.
Durability: 30 years; Fire performance: To BS EN 13501, A2-s1, d0; Strength and stability: When designed in accordance with the guidance located within the systems certification, the system can adequately resist the wind loads and impact damage likely to be met in service.
The systems can be expected to have a design life in excess of 30 years.
Ensure the substrate is clean and structurally sound. The substrate must be completely dry and not damaged by rain or frost. Consult the board manufacturer and redo pull-out tests before continuing if rain or frost damage is evident.
Sheathing boards must achieve minimum pull out requirements to be suitable for the system application. Ensure sheathing boards or panel substrates are line and level to allow RagRails to be installed flush to the substrate. Slight variances in the substrate can be overcome by using suitable packers to ensure the system is installed line and level. All sheathing boards must be securely fixed, correctly jointed and sealed (where required) as per the board manufacturer's instructions.
If the walls are not line and level, the fixing lengths must be checked to ensure adequate embedment into the sheathing board/ frame substrate. This will need to be confirmed on site prior to the installation of the Wetherby system. Sizing of flashings trims and beads also require alterations.
Existing timber or steel cladding - remove any defective areas of the existing substrate and where required make repairs to ensure the surface is ready to receive the EWI system. Clean the existing walls to the satisfaction of the Contract Administrator to remove any friable material algae or lichen. WBS Biocidal Wash can be used to treat areas of moss algae and mould growth.
Support rails and brackets
The RagRails or Timber Battens create a drainage cavity between the Sheathed frame and Render Carrier Board. This cavity will then allow for any moisture located within these areas to track down and drain out, either from the bottom of the system or into specifically designed drainage boxes.
15 mm RagRail Cavity Spacer Rails.
Rails or Timber Battens should be installed vertically at 600 mm cts and around windows ensuring the Render Carrier Boards are fully supported. RagRails are to be fixed down one side of the rail and through the centre of the rail hitting the studs at 300 mm cts. The above would all be subject to Job Specific Detailing, including Pull Out Tests and Wind Load Calculations.
25 mm RagRail Cavity Spacer Rails.
Rails or Timber Battens should be installed vertically at 600mm cts and around windows ensuring the Render Carrier Boards are fully supported. RagRails are to be fixed down one side of the rail and through the centre of the rail hitting the studs at 300mm cts. The above would all be subject to Job Specific Detailing, including Pull Out Tests and Wind Load Calculations.
25 mm Timber Battens.
Rails or Timber Battens should be installed vertically at 600mm cts and around windows ensuring the Render Carrier Boards are fully supported. Timber Battens are to be fixed at every 150m cts. The above would all be subject to Job Specific Detailing, including Pull Out Tests and Wind Load Calculations.
The actual fixings of the Rail / Battens will need to be appropriate for the substrate that the system will be installed over. Fixings and their frequency will be subject to pull out tests and wind load calculations.
LS 5.5 (steel frame).
R-QCP (timber frame).
WBS Approved Render Carrier Board, minimum 12 mm.
1200 x 2400 mm, insert requirements.
The framed substrate must be sheathed using a Wetherby approved sheathing board ensuring that they achieve minimum pull out requirements to be suitable for the system's application. These boards must be fixed as per their manufacturer’s instructions using their approved fixings. Please see table located in systems BBA certificate for further information. Render Carrier Boards must be externally fixed to the Timber Batten / RagRail using approved WBS fixings.
WBS approved mechanical fixings.
WBS approved render carrier boards to be fixed using WBS approved mechanical fixings in accordance with board manufacturer’s instructions / any pull out tests and wind load calculations completed for the project.
Please note: 3–5 mm gaps must be left between render carrier boards with approved sealant installed. Designated mesh strip (100 mm) to be installed over board joints which must be encapsulated with 1–2 mm scrim adhesive.
Fire barriers and stops
Systems can incorporate cavity closers/fire barriers if required. NVFB’s and Intumescent Strips are required on all projects 2 storeys and above as per BRE Report BR135:2013. Building Control would also need the confirm the positioning and the requirement of the cavity fire barriers/ intumescent strips.
Tenmat Intumescent Strip.
Intumescent strips should be screw fixed in place at 250 mm max centres, using a non-combustible screw with a head of no more than 11.5 mm diameter. They should be mechanically fixed at agreed locations to form horizontal and if specified vertical fire breaks in the cavity.
Tenmat NVFB Fire Barrier.
Vertical cavity closer detail and cavity closers around openings (where required) – Tenmat NVFB Non-Ventilated Fire Barrier
Mechanically fix the NVFB through the centre of the barrier at distances no greater than 250 mm from each end, using a stainless steel screw, with a head diameter between 12 and 14 mm maximum width (no washer required). The depth of the screw should be sized according to the substrate to which the screw will be anchoring in to but must allow for the screw head to be compressed 5–10 mm into the surface of the NVFB barrier. Ensure that NVFB pieces are tightly abutted together and are aligned flush with each other. Point in any small gaps (up to 5 mm) with intumescent sealant if required. The Render Carrier Board is to be installed over the NVFB fire barrier ensuring the NVFB is adequately compressed.
Fixing type, length and frequency are all subject to pull out tests, job-specific detailing/requirements and wind load calculations.
TKE Range – Steel Frame - Stainless Steel Screw.
Typically used to fix intumescent strips to their agreed locations (Rail / Sheathing Board / Steel Frame).
JT3-FR6 Stainless Steel Screw.
Typically used to fix NVFB fire barriers to their agreed locations (Sheathing Board / Framed Substrate).
All structural movement joints must be mirrored through the Render Carrier Board System. As a minimum, incorporate the movement joints every 7–10 m vertically and at every other floor level horizontally. Structural Engineers will be required to confirm how much movement will occur and where movement joints are located in the substrate. All movement joints and surface render beads must be fully meshed in, applying silicone sealant where necessary.
WBS Stainless Steel Movement Joints.
WBS PVC Movement Joints.
WBS Stainless Steel Surface Mounted Render Stop Beads.
WBS PVC Surface Mounted Render Stop Beads.
Compriband sealing tape between the render carrier boards.
Where movement joints are required.
Render carrier or reinforcement
Glass Fibre Reinforcement Mesh.
Trowel apply a 4-6 mm thick coat of scrim adhesive to the entire surface of the boards. Lightly run a notched trowel through the scrim adhesive at a 45 degree angle to ensure the correct thickness of adhesive is applied. Bed WBS Alkali Resistant Scrim Cloth into top third of the wet adhesive, overlapping joints by 75mm minimum. The scrim cloth must be overlapped around building corners and returned into all reveals and heads. All beads must be fully scrimmed in. Install additional 500mm x 250mm minimum pieces of scrim cloth diagonally across corners of all wall openings. If required install secondary fixings through the wet scrim adhesive and WBS Alkali Resistant Scrim Cloth whilst adhesive is wet. 100 x 100 mm scrim patches to be installed over each secondary fixing head. Finally scratch scrim adhesive horizontally in preparation for the Wetherby 7-15 mm Brick Slips.
50 m² roll.
Typically used for the stainless-steel secondary fixing installed through the mesh at a rate of 1 per m2. Can be specified to be fixed into the render carrier board only or through it into the Rail/ Batten located behind. The positioning/fixing type would be subject to job-specific detailing, wind load calculations and pull-out tests.
WBS 7–15 mm brick slips.
WBS Brick Slips should be cleaned before application ensuring all slips are free of residue. Whilst the brick slip adhesive is wet the brick slips can be firmly pushed into the adhesive. Brick slips should be installed line and level and staggered leaving a consistent joint.
NB. Brick Slips are manufactured using raw natural ceramics and will inevitably vary in nature. Natural variations in colour, texture and dimensions may be present. It is advisable to mix slips from at least 5 boxes to minimise grouping of colours. Any product deemed faulty or out of tolerance should not be applied and should be reported to Wetherby immediately.
See manufacturer's brick slip brochure and insert requirements.
Relevant tape and jointing to be specified as per board manufacturer’s guidance/instructions.
WBS Sealing Tape.
Pre-compressed, expanding waterproof sealing tape.
WBS Firtree Fixings.
WBS Jointing Pieces.
WBS End Caps.
WBS EVO-STIK Silicone Sealant.
The manufacturer offers a product sample service, providing a small sample of the finished build-up, colour and texture before a final decision is made. Contact the manufacturer for further information.
Submit samples of Wetherby Brick Slips for approval. Keep approved samples on site for the duration of the contract for inspection and comparison purposes.
Install system as per manufacturer’s instructions.
Inspection of completed installation.
Documentation for insulated render systems.
O&M manuals and data sheets relevant to the system installed.
WBS Pointing Mortar.
Once brick slips have set, point up with WBS Pointing Mortar using a pointing gun. Shape mortar to desired joint type using a pointing trowel. Care should be taken not to apply WBS Pointing Mortar onto the brick slip face or pistols as this can be very difficult to remove. Once pointing mortar is dry, brush down the wall to remove all loose mortar.
NBS BIM object standard
This BIM object has been authored to meet the requirements of the NBS BIM object standard.
Find out more about the NBS BIM object standard.
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