Application

  • External facades.
  • Rainscreen cladding systems.
  • Roof solutions.
  • Interior design.
  • Design led buildings.
  • Soffits and fascias.

Suitable for lightweight steel frame, timber frame, modular/ offsite and concrete frame construction methods.

The panels maybe used for certain interior applications, but are not suitable as:

  • Flooring material.
  • Cladding to wet rooms like toilets, change rooms, etc.
  • Kitchen tops.
  • Surrounding to open fire places.

The panels are not suitable to be used in areas with exposure to mechanical impact, i.e. wear and tear on panel surface, including frequent cleaning procedures.

Description

BBA approved, coloured fibre cement facade panel. Aesthetically the panel provides texture, colour and a highly effective protective layer to the building facade. The range consists of six different colour ranges, with the majority integrally coloured.

Swisspearl facades allow a wide range of possibilities for the design of façades, with an extensive selection of surface options, various types of joints and fastenings, and panel formats.

The panel provides an ecological construction material with a unique aesthetic appearance and high durability. Manufactured in Switzerland, the facades are manufactured from 95% natural raw materials from the Swiss mountains.

Rear ventilated systems can be installed regardless of weather and temperature and are quick and easy to install.

Features and benefits:

  • Fire-rated to BS EN 13501-1: Class A2-s1,d0.
  • High levels of weather resistance and durability.
  • Customized colours and colour match fixings available.
  • Virtually maintenance-free.
  • Recommended for buildings over 18 m.
  • Long life expectancy.
  • Integrates with other RCM products.
  • CE marked.
  • 25-year warranty.

Applications:

  • External facades.
  • Rainscreen cladding systems.
  • Roof solutions.
  • Interior design.
  • Design led buildings.
  • Soffits and fascias.

Suitable for lightweight steel frame, timber frame, modular/ offsite and concrete frame construction methods.

The panels maybe used for certain interior applications, but are not suitable as:

  • Flooring material.
  • Cladding to wet rooms like toilets, change rooms, etc.
  • Kitchen tops.
  • Surrounding to open fire places.

The panels are not suitable to be used in areas with exposure to mechanical impact, i.e. wear and tear on panel surface, including frequent cleaning procedures.

Recommended fixings:

  • Adhesive fix.
  • Mechanical secret fix.
  • Rivet fix.
  • Screw fix.

General information

Size

2010 x 1250 mm

Nobilis only.

2510 x 930 mm

Nobilis and limited Carat colours only (consult the manufacturer for details).

2510 x 1250 mm

3050 x 930 mm

Nobilis and limited Carat colours only (consult the manufacturer for details).

3050 x 1250 mm

Uniclass 2015

Pr_25_71_52_25 Fibre-reinforced cement boardsPrimary

CAWS

H20/150 Sheet cladding

H20/155 Sheet cladding

H92/120 Rainscreen cladding

K13/160 Proprietary

Specification data - Fibre-reinforced cement boards

Product Reference

RCM – Swisspearl® Largo 25 Year Warranty

Type

Avera

Carat

CaratHR

Incora

Nobilis

NobilisHR

Reflex

Texial

Vintago

Size

2010 x 1250 mm

Nobilis only.

2510 x 930 mm

Nobilis and limited Carat colours only (consult the manufacturer for details).

2510 x 1250 mm

3050 x 930 mm

Nobilis and limited Carat colours only (consult the manufacturer for details).

3050 x 1250 mm

Thickness

8 mm

Weight: 15.7 kg/m².

12 mm

For Nobilis, Carat, Reflex only. Weight: 24.6 kg/m².

Colour/ Finish

See 'Options' below.

Fixing

Adhesive

Mechanical secret

Rivets

Screws

Standard product features

Coating:

  • Visible face: Pure acrylate/ Two-component polyurethane coating (dependent on variant specified).
  • Back face: Water-resisting (hydrophobic) coating.

Technical characteristics:

  • Coefficient of thermal expansion: 1.0E-05 (1/K).
  • Compressive strength, minimum (5% fraction): 40 MPa.
  • Density: ~1.7 (g/cm³, minimum).
  • Fire classification (to EN 13501-1): A2-s1,d0.
  • Fire performance: Non-flammable, incombustible.
  • Frost resistance (to EN 12467): Complies with category A.
  • Heat conductivity: 0.56 W/(m∙K).
  • Heat resistance: Guaranteed up to -40°C and + 80°C.
  • Lightfastness (to ASTM G 155-05): Complies.
  • Moisture content: 7% (maximum).
  • Moisture expansion (air dried, humid): 0.5 mm/m.
  • Resistance to ageing and to chemicals: Similar to unreinforced concrete. Normal salted air environment (coastal areas) does not affect the functional performances of the panels.
  • Shrinkage (long term, wet/ dry): 1.0 mm/m.
  • Water absorption capacity: 14% (average).
  • Young modulus of elasticity: 15 000 MPa (average).

- Tensile bending:

  • Minimum lengthwise to fibre (5% fraction): ~18.5 MPa.
  • Minimum crosswise to fibre (5% fraction): ~24.5 MPa.
  • Minimum lengthwise to fibre (5% fraction): ~21.5 MPa.
  • Design value: ~8.0 MPa.

- Water vapour diffusion:

  • Vapour diffusion conductivity, wet: 0.00328 mg/m/hPa.
  • Vapour diffusion resistance index: 220.
  • Diffusion equivalent air layer thickness (8 mm sheet): 1.75 m.

Product Options

Type:

  • Avera: Solid-coloured fibre cement panels with a vibrant texture.
  • Carat: The panels are integrally coloured with a transparent, lightly pigmented acrylic top finish shade for vibrant colours with increased protection against weathering and UV radiation.
  • Carat HR: The same as the standard Carat range but with a special surface finish to provide increased scratch resistance and a higher ultraviolet (UV) resistance.
  • Incora: Integrally coloured. The panel stands out through a vivid marble spreading pattern and balanced display of colours.
  • Nobilis: This semi-translucent surface coating on a pure acrylic basis provides the classic fibre cement appeal with visual depth to it.
  • Reflex: These panels are directional, mostly integrally coloured and have an iridescent surface coating which is purely acrylic.
  • Texial: Delicate nuances of colour and the raw texture that is the result of the mechanical embossing process highlight the authenticity.
  • Vintago: The mineral material of fibre cement combined with a sanded surface gives Vintago a natural authentic and unique look.

Colour/ Finish:

A wide range of more than 70 colours and additional bespoke colours are available, consult technical literature and manufacturer for details.

Third party certifications
  • Certificate: 15/5227
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