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Swisspearl Cladding Panels

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RCM - Roofing and Cladding Materials Ltd Third party certifications:
  • BBA Agrément Certificate

    BBA Agrément Certificate

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Cement composite panels for use as exterior wall façade decorative panels in timber-frame and metal-frame buildings.

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Suitable for following 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.


BBA approved through coloured fibre cement facade panels with a smooth, opaque surface coating. 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.

Swisspearl Panels are grey/white fibre-reinforced cement panels finished with coatings on the top face. The panels satisfy the requirements of Category A, Class 4 to EN 12467 : 2012, for use as exterior non-load bearing, decorative panels for wall claddings in timber- and metal-frame constructions.

Nobilis panels are finished with a glazed acrylic top coat, and Zenor, Planea and Kandor panels with an opaque acrylic top coat. The panels are available in a range of colours. A factory-applied anti-graffiti coating is also available but the effectiveness of this coating has not been assessed and this aspect of performance is outside the scope of this Certificate.

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.
  • Meets the requirements of BS EN 12467.
  • 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.
  • Ten-year warranty.
  • Coefficient of thermal expansion: 1.0E-05 (1/K).
  • Compressive strength, minimum (5% fraction): 40 MPa.
  • Density: 1.7 (g/cm³, minimum).
  • 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).
  • Weight: 15.7 kg/m².
  • Young modulus of elasticity: 12 000 MPa (average).
  • Tensile bending:
  • Minimum lengthwise to fibre (5% fraction): 19.8 MPa.
  • Minimum crosswise to fibre (5% fraction): 24.6 MPa.
  • Minimum lengthwise to fibre (5% fraction): 22.2 MPa.
  • Design value: 9.0 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.
  • Weight: 15.2 and 22.8 kg/m².
  • Mechanical resistance: Category A, Class 4(1).
  • Density: 1550 kg/m³.
  • Water permeability: Pass.
  • Dimensional variations: Pass.
  • Durability against warm water: Pass .
  • Durability against soak/dry: Pass.
  • Durability against freeze/thaw: Pass.
  • Durability against heat/rain: Pass.

General information


Fibre cement




2510 mm

3050 mm


1250 mm


Ten year


Pr_25_71_11_25 Fibre-reinforced cement boardsPrimary


H20/150 Sheet cladding

H20/155 Sheet cladding

H92/120 Rainscreen cladding

K13/160 Proprietary

Specification data - Fibre-reinforced cement boards

Fire rating


In accordance with BS EN 13501-1: 2002 and therefore the cladding is not subject to any restriction on building height or proximity to boundaries.

For resistance to fire, the performance of the wall incorporating the cladding can only be determined by tests on the complete construction by a suitably accredited laboratory and is not covered by this Certificate.

Cavity barriers should be used to satisfy the requirements of the national Building Regulations.

Weather resistance

The panels are not airtight, watertight or water-vapour tight. They must be backed with a breather membrane acting as a vapour permeable water barrier, incorporated behind the cladding under supporting battens. The breather membrane must satisfy the requirements of BS 5250 : 2011 and have a vapour resistance of less than 0.6 MN·s·g-1.

Provision must always be made to allow water that has penetrated behind the cladding to drain away.


Bending strength

18 N/mm².

Sheet size


Nominal thickness

8 mm.

12 mm.


3050 mm.


1250 mm.

1220 mm.

Finish as delivered

Consult manufacturer for details and insert requirements.


Consult manufacturer for details and insert requirements.



Mechanical secret.




Pure acrylate.

Visible face.

Water-resisting (hydrophobic) coating.

Reverse face.

Environmental information

Country of product manufacture


Third party certifications

BBA Agrément Certificate

BBA Agrément Certificate

Certificate: 15/5227

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