Vitrashield™

Application

Vitrashield is suitable for application on Type A, B, and C constructions including hospitals and mixed-use development. The 2019 BCA Verification method 3 under section C (fire performance) sets out the use of AS5113 passed systems in line with the performance requirements for CP1 and CP2.

Anywhere a CV3 method to compliance is required. Suitable for new builds, facade recladding and rectification projects. It has a minimal impact on the wall integrity or original design and may even enable combustible components to be left in place.

Description

AS 5113-classified wall systems with superior fire performance combined with extreme corrosion resistance.

When combined with the system, the Vitrashield panel can shield combustible elements within the wall build-up whilst still achieving a complete pass to AS 5113. This ability to provide high overall wall build-up flexibility, long with maintaining the same overall look as traditional aluminium panels, is especially suited to rectification works where combustible elements may already be present.


The Vitrashield external cladding system is a complete wall system as required by the AS5113 test, from internal plasterboard to the external cladding. The systems provide an essential basis for designing a safe and compliant external wall. The Vitrashield panel is easily and accurately installed by using a pre-fabricated panel cassette over a top hat substructure with hidden mechanical fixings.


The manufacturer offers a selection of systems that have already achieved EW classification to suit a variety of wall requirements, and is also able to assist with testing, engineering and assessments to achieve the safest and simplest compliant solution on an individual project basis: consult manufacturer for details.


Features and benefits:

  • Corrosion resistance.
  • Solid and strong.
  • Larger spanning performance.
  • Flexible cladding options.
  • Simple to install.
  • Excellent long-term weathering.
  • High impact resistance.


- Vitrashield™ System 1001:

  • The system features a non-combustible sarking and a 6 mm insulated wall wrap. The wall structure is a typical lightweight steel frame wall, glass wool insulation and standard plasterboard. The panels are fixed in a classical cassette design onto steel tophats, which also act as a cavity barrier.


  • - Vitrashield™ System 1002:
  • The system contains a 70 mm polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation: recladding projects with combustible insulation have the option of leaving the insulation safely in place. This minimizes project timeframe and costs, and makes less impact on the building structure and owners.
  • The wall structure is a lightweight steel frame wall, clad internally with standard plasterboard. Externally the wall features non-combustible sarking and a 6 mm insulated wrap, clad over with the Vitrashield panels. Incorporates intumescent cavity barriers at floor levels.


- Vitrashield™ System 2001:

  • Features the Siniat® Weather Defence® exterior sheathing board. Deemed non-combustible, the board is waterproof, durable and breathable, helping to achieve the Condensation Management requirements of the 2019 BCA. Additionally, Weather Defence is fast and easy to install.
  • The wall structure is a typical lightweight steel frame wall, insulation and standard plasterboard. The panels are fixed in a classical cassette design onto steel tophats.
  • 2001 has been tested with PIR insulation, achieving a perfect reclad solution where other combustible wall components have been used behind the cladding. Using a non-combustible insulation also possible.


- Vitrashield™ Custom System:

  • In addition to the selection of systems that have already achieved EW classification to suit a variety of wall requirements, Fairview are able to assist with testing, engineering and assessments to achieve the safest and simplest compliant solution on an individual project basis.


General information

Finish

Kynar 500® PVDF paint system: Durable; optimum resistance to weather and industrial pollution.

Color

Available in solid colour and metallic ranges: consult manufacturer's literature and insert requirements.

Material

3003 series aluminium alloy.

Shape

Rectangular.

Size

Weight: 10.2 kg/m².

2500 x 1250 x 4 mm

2500 x 1750 x 4 mm

3200 x 1250 x 4 mm

3200 x 1750 x 4 mm

4000 x 1250 x 4 mm

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WarrantyDescription

15-year warranty, subject to standard terms and conditions.

Uniclass 2015

Ss_25_20_72_72 Rigid sheet cladding systems

Primary

Specification data - Rigid sheet cladding systems Enhanced data

Thermal insulation

Manufacturer's standard

Dependent on system specified: System 1001: Knauf Earthwool insulation; System 1002: PIR insulation, 70 mm-thick; System 2001: PIR insulation, 80 mm-thick.

Custom

Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Breather membrane

-

Material

Manufacturer's standard

Dependent on system specified: System 1001/ 1002: TBA Firefly Vulcan Fire Barrier; System 2001: not applicable (refer to Siniat Weather Defence).

Custom -

Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Fasteners

Manufacturer's standard

Dependent on system (and therefore material) specified. Systems 1001, 102 and 2001 only.

Custom

Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Cladding support

Manufacturer's standard

92 mm, 1.15 BMT steel framing; Vitrashield steel zed angles; Vitrafix tophats. Systems 1001, 102 and 2001 only.

Custom

Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Cavity fire barriers

-

Horizontal

Manufacturer's standard

 TBA Intubatt, sealing off openings between tophats. Systems 1001, 102 and 2001 only.

Custom

Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Vertical

Manufacturer's standard

Dependent on system specified.

Custom

Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Cladding panels

-

Material

4 mm thick steel skins over mineral compound core

Typical panel composition: Protective film; PVDF coating; 0.35 mm BMT zinc/ aluminium-coated steel skin; mineral compound core; 0.35 mm BMT zinc/ aluminium-coated steel skin; polyester protective coating.

System accessories

None

Steel angle

To finish Vitrashield against another cladding type.

TBA Firefly sarking

Controls moisture and condensation.

Plasterboard. 10 mm-thick

Standard for Systems 1001, 1002, 2001.

Plasterboard. other

Insert requirements.

Galvanized flashing

For use above window and door openings to protect the wall cavity from direct flame impingement, particularly beneficial for aluminium frames.

Fixings

Consult manufacturer for options if fixings need to be increased in gauge or fixing frequency depending on project specific engineering requirements.

Execution

Consult manufacturer for detailed instructions

Product Reference

Vitrashield™ System 1001

Vitrashield™ System 1002

Vitrashield™ System 2001

Vitrashield™ Custom System

Combustibility

Compliant to AS 5113.

Environmental information

Embodied carbon

Consult manufacturer.

Recyclability

Consult manufacturer.

Literature