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Unity A1SF (Secret Fix Cassette) Non-Combustible Aluminium Rainscreen Cladding

Application

Suitable for use on a diverse range of construction projects.

Description

A non-combustible “Hook-On” secret-fix cassette system that provides streamlined aesthetics and is easy to install.


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).
  • An interlocking plank and soffit system (PS).

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

Color

Extensive range of colours. Consult manufacturer and insert requirements

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Finish

Anodized

Pre-coat

25 micron minimum.

Material

Aluminium

Uniclass

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 Enhanced data

System performance

Developed and manufactured in accordance with CWCT guidelines.

Thermal insulation

Insert requirements.

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Breather membrane

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Material

Insert requirements.

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Secondary support structure

To BS1474, Extruded aluminium, 6063/T6 grade alloy.

Aluminium helping hand framing.

Aluminium support system comprising extruded vertical support rails with adjustable wall attachment brackets.

Aluminium unity F2F (floor to floor) framing.

Floor to floor spanning support system comprising an extruded vertical sheeting rail (Rail Type 1 - 2 mm face, Rail Type 2 - 4 mm face), a Primary Angle Bracket, a BS Link Bracket (allowing for up to 30 degree rotation), Link Bracket Fixing Assemblies, a Fixed Point Clip and a Sliding Point Clip (if required).

Cavity fire barriers

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Horizontal

Insert requirements.

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Vertical

Insert requirements.

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Cladding panels

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Material

Aluminium cassette panels.

Panel joints

Open joints.

Samples required

None.

Panel and finish samples.

Samples of fixings.

Fabrication samples.

Mock-up to validate details.

Insert required size and details.

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

An extensive range of colours available. 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 SF-01 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-01 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-02 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-02 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-04 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-04 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-05 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-05 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-06 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-06 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-07 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-07 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-08 Technical Drawing

Unity A1 SF-08 Technical Drawing

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