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Application

External rainscreen cladding.


Suitable for for use over:

  • Concrete.
  • Blockwork.
  • Brickwork.
  • Structural and lightweight steel framing.
  • Timber frame.
  • Curtain walling.

Description

Grooved rainscreen cladding, made in mineral composite, designed for use as a decorative and protective facade over external walls of buildings.

The panels offer a choice of different finishes and colours in different sizes. The system includes the panels and the horizontal rails only. Primary subframe not included.


Technical characteristics:

  • Air gap: Nominal 50 mm.
  • Panel tolerances: +0/ -1 mm in height, ±0.5 mm in length.
  • Reaction to fire: EN 13501-1: A2-s1, d0.
  • Wind resistance: 2.3 kN/m².
  • Impact resistance (to BS 8200): Standard: D; Reinforced: B.
  • Thermal conductivity: 1.65 W/m·K.
  • Bending strength: >26 MPa.
  • Resilience: >1.3 kJ/m².
  • Panels can be specified (separately) as stand-alone products if required.

General information

Finish

Includes Riven, Shell and Meca finishes.

Gloss

Matt

Material

Mineral

Composite

Shape

Rectangle

Square

Other

Curve.

Length

Bespoke

Width

Bespoke

Uniclass

Ss_25_20_70_25 Drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding systemsPrimary

CAWS

H92/120 Rainscreen cladding

Product range

Carea grooved panels

Specification data - Drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding systems

Thermal insulation

Insert requirements (specify separately if required) or omit.

-

Breather membrane

-

Material

Insert requirements (specify separately if required) or omit.

Fasteners

Insert requirements (specify separately if required) or omit.

Secondary support structure

See also Horizontal rail type, Corner and System accessories for detailed options.

With Backing structure (CWB) horizontal installation.

Without Backing structure (CWoB) horizontal installation.

With Backing structure (CWB) vertical installation.

Without Backing structure (CWoB) vertical installation.

Cavity fire barriers

-

Horizontal

Insert requirements (specify separately if required) or omit.

Vertical

Insert requirements (specify separately if required) or omit.

Cladding panels

-

Material

Glossy.

Meca.

Riven.

Shell.

Smooth Matt.

Panel joints

Open 3 mm vertical joints using wedges after each panel along the horizontal rail. Horizontal: as per rails specified.

Reveals

Consult manufacturer's literature for other details.

Metallic.

Ardal.

Samples required

Product samples, mock-ups or prototypes.

System accessories

Shore rail(s).

Starter rail(s).

High rail(s).

Expansion rail(s).

Finishing rail(s).

Nail finishing rail(s).

Top Hat traversing fixing (QFT).

Top Hat reinforcement (QRQ4).

At ground floor level, additional Top Hat reinforcement can be used to provide extra support for the impact resistance of the cladding.

Other.

Consult manufacturer for options and insert requirements.

Panel size

Panel thickness: 11 mm.

447 x 447 mm.

597 x 197 mm.

597 x 247 mm.

597 x 297 mm.

597 x 397 mm.

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Panel finish

Glossy.

Meca.

Riven.

Shell.

Smooth Matt.

Colour

Refer to manufacturer's technical brochure and insert requirement.

Weight

26 kg/m² (approximate).

Dependent on finish.

Horizontal rail type

Thickness: Rail: 1.8 mm; nib: 1.0 mm.

3 mm.

Mill finish.

13 mm.

Anodized.

20 mm.

Anodized.

40 mm.

Anodized.

Corners

Pre-coloured aluminium profile.

Mitred edge panel.

Welded corner piece.

Air gap

Nominal 50 mm.

Environmental information

Country of material origin

France

Country of product manufacture

France

Literature

Ardal Tech Spec

Ardal Tech Spec

Ardal Product Sheet

Ardal Product Sheet

BRE Global Assessment Report

BRE Global Assessment Report

BRE Global Classification Report

BRE Global Classification Report

Carea Facade Portfolio

Carea Facade Portfolio

Carea Facade technical brochure

Carea Facade technical brochure

Classification of Accessories for Grooved Panels - Vertical Fitting

Classification of Accessories for Grooved Panels - Vertical Fitting

Classification of Accessories - Grooved Panels - Horizontal Fitting

Classification of Accessories - Grooved Panels - Horizontal Fitting

Classification of Reaction to Fire Performance in Accordance to NF EN 13501-1 (ARDAL / ACANTHA)

Classification of Reaction to Fire Performance in Accordance to NF EN 13501-1 (ARDAL / ACANTHA)

Implementation Guide for Grooved Panels - Horizontal fitting

Implementation Guide for Grooved Panels - Horizontal fitting

Implementation Guide for Grooved Panels - Vertical Fitting

Implementation Guide for Grooved Panels - Vertical Fitting

Case studies

Artisanal Hotel, Paris FR

Artisanal Hotel, Paris FR

Curial Residence, Paris FR

Curial Residence, Paris FR

Forth Bank, Newcastle UK

Forth Bank, Newcastle UK

Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, Bristol UK

Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, Bristol UK

Indigo Hotel , Liverpool UK

Indigo Hotel , Liverpool UK

John Lewis retail store, Exeter UK

John Lewis retail store, Exeter UK

John Lewis store, York  UK

John Lewis store, York UK

Kidbrooke Housing, London  UK

Kidbrooke Housing, London UK

Law Courts, Nantes FR

Law Courts, Nantes FR

Léon Jouhaux School group, Lyon FR

Léon Jouhaux School group, Lyon FR

Media library, Les Mureaux FR

Media library, Les Mureaux FR

Merchant square, London UK

Merchant square, London UK

RMN Head Office, Paris – FR

RMN Head Office, Paris – FR

Ronald Mc Donald House, Birmingham UK

Ronald Mc Donald House, Birmingham UK

Tresham Institute, Corby UK

Tresham Institute, Corby UK

Victoria Point New Hotel, Ashford UK

Victoria Point New Hotel, Ashford UK

Acton Gardens - London UK

Acton Gardens - London UK

Third party certifications

BBA Agrément Certificate

BBA Agrément Certificate

BBA Carea Grooved horizontal cladding system certificate 07/4429 Product Sheet 1

BBA Agrément Certificate

BBA Agrément Certificate

BBA Carea Grooved vertical cladding system certificate 07/4429 Product Sheet 2

QA Certificate

QA Certificate

CSTB Technical Approval Grooved Carea Vertical Fitting 2.2_14-1659

QA Certificate

QA Certificate

CSTB Technical Approval Grooved Carea Horizontal Fitting 2-16-1774

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