Optima FC+ (Secret Fix Rainscreen)
Application

Rainscreen cladding system for all types of buildings including hight rise.

Description

Optima® FC+ Secret Fix Hook On Rainscreen features an innovative slide hand lock hook adjustment mechanism.

Features and benefits:

  • Can be fixed top down, or bottom up
  • Suitable for large and bespoke panel sizes
  • Precision fit and finish with 20mm joints in both directions
  • Drained and ventilated system consists of a labyrinth jointed series of panels that creates a weather shield in front of a primary structure
  • Fire tested to BS8414, and classified in BR135
  • Full range of Euroclass A1 and A2, s1,d0 panel materials from 2mm - 4mm
  • Mechanical fixing methods and no use of adhesives, providing true A1 and A2 cladding systems
  • CWCT tested and certified
  • Compliant to NHBC requirements

Support & Fixing system:

The secondary system wall brackets are manufactured from extruded aluminium with a hands free facility for fixing to the extruded carrier profile allowing adjustability in all planes. Featuring an innovative slide and lock adjustment mechanism. Sotech's enhanced secret fix hook on rainscreen system now features carrier rail hooks which can be locked in position on site by installers rather than in the factory, leading to significantly reduced lead times for all parties. The carrier profile is slotted to accept the integral panel hooks, complete with PVC anti-rattle clips. Vertical carriers include compression gaskets.

Application:

Rainscreen cladding system for all types of buildings including hight rise.

General information

WarrantyDescription

Warranty on the product finish will be dependent on location and subject to a questionnaire

Uniclass 2015

Ss_25_20_70_25 Drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding systemsPrimary

CAWS

H20/150 Sheet cladding

H92/120 Rainscreen cladding

Specification data - Drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding systems Enhanced data

Product Reference

Optima FC+ Rainscreen

Thermal insulation

Full range of bracket zones to accommodate specified thickness of rockwool insulation

Breather membrane

-

Material

By installer

Aluminium: 2 mm; precoated PVdf or polyester

Aluminium: 2 and 3 mm; polyester powder coated (PPC) to BS 6496

Aluminium: 2 and 3 mm; anodized (25 micrometre minimum) to BS 3987

Aluminium: 2 and 3 mm; PVdf 70/30 two coat system (25 micrometre) to AAMA605

Aluminium: 2 and 3 mm; PVdf 70/30 three coat system (40 micrometre) to AAMA605

Aluminium composite material (ACM A1): 4 mm

Aluminium composite material (ACM A2): 4 mm

Copper: 1.5 mm; natural finish, and Pre Patinated

Stainless steel (rigidized): 1.2 and 1.5 mm; natural, polished, or patterned finish

Weathered zinc

Fasteners

By installer

Secondary support structure

FC+ brackets and rails with slide lock adjustment mechanism

Horizontal

By others but Siderise tends to be used in our fire tests

Vertical

By others but Siderise tends to be used in our fire tests

Cladding panels

-

Panel joints

20 mm recessed joints vertically and horizontally

Reveals

Typical window reveals in standard FC+ details

Samples required

Finish and system samples available

System accessories

Column casing

Coping system

Corner profile - external

Corner profile - internal

Fascia system including bull-nose

Head profile

Jamb profile

Window sill profile

Thickness

1.2 mm

1.5 mm

2 mm

3 mm

4 mm

Finish

Aluminium: 2 mm; precoated PVdf or polyester

Aluminium: 2 and 3 mm; polyester powder coated (PPC) to BS 6496

Aluminium: 2 and 3 mm; anodized (25 micrometre minimum) to BS 3987

Aluminium: 2 and 3 mm; PVdf 70/30 two coat system (25 micrometre) to AAMA605

Aluminium: 2 and 3 mm; PVdf 70/30 three coat system (40 micrometre) to AAMA605

Aluminium composite material (ACM A1): 4 mm

Aluminium composite material (ACM A2): 4 mm

Copper: 1.5 mm; natural finish, and Pre Patinated

Stainless steel (rigidized): 1.2 and 1.5 mm; natural, polished, or patterned finish

Weathered zinc

Colour

Not applicable

Standard product features

Colour:

Full range available in finishes listed. Refer to Sotech for available anodized, PPC, polyester and PVdf colours.

Features:

Secret fix hook on rainscreen system.

Finish:

Pre-coat, PPC and anodised aluminium, corten, stainless steel, natural and pattinated copper and zinc.

Material:

Aluminium, ACM A1, ACM A2, Stainless steel, corten, copper and zinc.

Shape:

Standard rectangular and square flat panels, other shapes by agreement.

Size:

In aluminium 1300 x 3800 standard maximum. Larger sizes possible on application.

Warranty description:

Dependant on specified finish and material.

Recycled content:

Generally prime aluminium.

Recyclability:

99%.

Environmental information

Recyclability

99%

Recycled content

Generally prime aluminium

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Third party certifications
  • CWCT: BS8414, BR135, ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015, OHSAS18001:2007
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