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Unity A1PS (Interlocking Plank & Soffit System) Non-Combustible Aluminium Rainscreen Cladding

Application

Suitable for use of fascias, soffits and copings on external building envelopes.

Description

An interlocking non-combustible solid rainscreen panel that is cost effective. The interlocking nature of the system ensures no visible fixings and allows for ease of installation.


Features and benefits:

  • Manufactured from non-combustible material that has an A1 classification to EN 13501-1.
  • Developed and manufactured in accordance with CWCT guidelines.
  • Unity rainscreen panels with associated carriers, bracketry and support systems are designed to allow the correct flow of ventilation and drainage run off in line with current building regulations.
  • Available in anodized or pre-coat finishes in an extensive range of colours.
  • Offers protection to a building’s external facade.
  • Can be used to enhance the look and feel of both new build and refurbishment projects.
  • Can be installed horizontally and vertically.
  • Panels available in lengths up to 6000 mm.
  • Design assistance available; consult manufacturer for details.
  • Air gap: 25 mm minimum.


Part of a range of Unity A1 systems (specified separately) that includes:

  • A floor-to-floor framing system (F2F).
  • A through-fix rainscreen system (TF).
  • A discrete-fix rainscreen system (DF).
  • An interlocking rainscreen system (IL).
  • A secret-fix rainscreen system (SF).


Installation:

  • The Unity A1 non-combustible rainscreen panel is produced using a solid aluminium substrate that can be fitted as either a cassette or as a flat-faced panel fixed onto an appropriately designed support framework.
  • Rainscreen cladding panel to be fixed to an appropriately designed carrier system.
  • Carrier rail profile to be fixed to a helping hand or primary support bracket through thermal insulation.
  • Helping hand support bracket to be fixed to SFS steel wall and cement board with stainless steel fixings (including thermal isolator).
  • Unity A1 F2F (floor-to-floor framing): Primary support bracket to be fixed back to main structure at every floor level using fixings/anchors which have been designed to withstand the imposed loading.


Consult manufacturer's technical literature for further details.

General information

Finish

Anodized

Pre-coat

25 micron minimum.

Color

Extensive range of colours. Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

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Material

Aluminium

Uniclass 2015

Ss_25_20_70_25 Drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding systemsPrimary

CAWS

H92/120 Rainscreen cladding

Specification data - Drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding systems

Configuration

Horizontal.

Vertical.

Horizontal and vertical.

Horizontal corner section

Required.

Not required.

Panel length

Available up to 6000 mm; insert requirements.

Fire classification (EN 13501-1)

A1.

Finish

Anodized.

Coil-coat.

25 micron minimum. Gloss level 25/40%.

Colour

Extensive range of colours. Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

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Thickness

3 mm.

Joint width

Insert requirements, 10–20 mm.

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Sheeting rails

Continous rails.

Individual rails.

Rail material/ finish

To BS 1474, Extruded aluminium, 6063/T6 grade alloy.

Literature

Metalline Unity A1 Brochure - Commercial

Metalline Unity A1 Brochure - Commercial

Metalline Unity A1 Brochure - Offices

Metalline Unity A1 Brochure - Offices

Metalline Unity A1 Brochure - Residential

Metalline Unity A1 Brochure - Residential

Unity A1 PS-01 Vertical Joint Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-01 Vertical Joint Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-02 Horizontal Joint Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-02 Horizontal Joint Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-03 Soffit Return Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-03 Soffit Return Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-04 External Corner Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-04 External Corner Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-05 Internal Corner Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-05 Internal Corner Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-06 Cill Interface Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-06 Cill Interface Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-07 Head Interface Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-07 Head Interface Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-08 Capping Interface Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-08 Capping Interface Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-09 Glazing Jamb Technical Drawing

Unity A1 PS-09 Glazing Jamb Technical Drawing

Third party certifications

  • A1 classification - BS EN 13501-1

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