Support you at all stages
In the section below, you are able to explore in more details the work that is needed to be considered when constructing a Ventilated Facade. Thanks to our expertise amongst all aspects of the facade construction process such as the engineering, production and installation, you can freely choose at what stages of your project you would like to have us present to consult with you. Facade engineering is a highly technical expertise with many variables needed to be considered for a personal consultation on the matter please feel free to contact us at any stage.
FASSCO ventilated facade panels may be face fixed to a metal supporting frame using an aluminium or stainless steel rivet. The rivets have colour matched heads to blend in with the panel. Aluminium rivets can only be used with aluminium
supporting frame. Stainless steel rivets can be used with aluminium, galvanised or stainless steel supporting frames.
- Cost effective solution
- Quick and easy installation
Glue – Chemical Fixation –
Gluing the panel onto a metal supporting structure is an elegant and durable fixing method. Facade Corporation uses a silicone or polyurethane based polymer as glue for that purpose. The fixing procedure must always take place in strict accordance with the conditions of the supplier of the adhesive system and under his supervision and guarantee conditions. This system is a three part solution that consists of a primer, tape and adhesive itself.
- Easy and fast installation
- No exposed fixing elements
ClipFix – Mechanical Fixation –
ClipFix is our mechanical fixing system for invisible applications. Consisting of a two-part anchor with one part is screwed into the panel and the other attached to the sub-construction.
- No exposed fittings
- Least possibility of deformation
- Higher wind-load resistance
- Easy on-sight installation
The substructure transmits the load of the cladding itself and the wind load to the enclosing external wall. Metal substructures are generally used as these can compensate for tolerances in the shell construction. Most systems consist of a two-part construction, which is fastened to the supporting external wall using anchors. This base construction is aligned plumb and flush and acts as a support for installing a variety of facade cladding materials.
The substructure system must be designed in such a way that materials used can expand due to temperature changes without creating stresses in the structure. For example, when using aluminium profiles with a length of approx. 3 m, an expansion of 5mm must be taken into account.
So-called fix point / sliding point structures are often used for this purpose.
The bracket used has the following functions:
- acts as a fix point for screwing the profiles into position in the round hole – the profile is fixed,
transmission of own weight and wind loads
- acts as a sliding point for screwing the profiles into position in the slot hole – the profile slides in the slot holes,
transmission of wind loads only
Facade anchors approved by the building authorities must be used to anchor the VCW to the supporting external wall. The optimum anchors are selected for use in each project based on considerations such as the materials used in the construction of the supporting external wall and the prevailing loads. For VCWs, the most commonly used anchors are plastic anchors with galvanised screws.
Generally, a distinction is made between the following types of anchor:
with Galvanised screw
Expanding Mortar filled
Construction site management:
Throughout the construction project, members of our technical field service team will be available to advise you and your staff either on-site or in your offices.
Even in the preliminary and detailed planning phases, we can therefore develop and discuss any special solutions that may be required for the project directly on-site.
During construction, our staff will be pleased to supervise building work to ensure that the plans are executed correctly and to a high standard of quality.
They can assess unexpected problems that may arise in the construction phase, e.g. due to deviations from the planning documentation, and quickly find solutions.
We will provide you with the following service:
- Site visits for technical clarification
- Organisation of anchor extraction tests
- Support in schedule planning and monitoring
- Installation instructions (installation monitoring)
- Training for contracted companies
- Quality control during construction
- Finding solutions for problems arising during construction