The early stages of planning a facade construction project always give rise to a wide range of technical questions. These are key to determining the overall appearance and, above all, the cost of the project.
The weight and format of the facade cladding, the distance to the wall and the anchoring base in the outer wall of the building all require careful, expert planning.
Our staff will give you a comprehensive overview of all the facade cladding materials used for ventilated curtain walls and their manufacturers.
We will inform you about the various properties and special features of the materials. At the same time, we will provide an estimate of the costs taking into account all additional conditions such as location, building characteristics, type of fastening, thermal insulation etc.
Our architects and engineers will work with you to develop a proposal for your property. This will provide the optimum solution to meet your design, durability and cost specifications.
You will receive the following support:
- General advice on VCW facade systems (design, advantages, areas of application, materials,
calculation models etc.)
- Inspection and drafting of main technical details
- Preliminary static studies
- Construction regulations
- Detailed information regarding the physical aspects of the structure and fire prevention measures
- On request, we can also organise training courses and offer support for our partners through
our broad and
- Well-established network of contacts in the sector
PLANNINGIn the planning phase, we implement the technical engineering aspects of the design wishes stated by the architect or real estate developer. This takes account of architectural and usage specifications as well as legal regulations relating to the physical aspects of the structure and its design. We develop supporting structure solutions, which comply with the static design and physical requirements of the structure while preserving the appearance of the design concept. Our integrated, construction solutions utilise every opportunity to optimise efficiency. The know-how accumulated by our engineers through many years of practical experience on construction sites is also a valuable resource in planning, advising clients and developing structural building designs. They understand the damage risks, limits and characteristics of construction designs and materials.
We will provide you with
the following service:
- Final architectural drawings presenting the main technical details
- Definition of special components
- Elevation of the facade cladding
- Static design of the facade (facade cladding, substructure, special components)
- Assembly plans for the substructure
- Calculation of quantities/Production of bills of materials
Composition of FASSCO Fibrecement PanelsBack-coating for the stabilisation of the panel, balancing atmospheric differences between the front and back of the panel. A film of water impermeable polymer, applied as emulsion paint with subsequent film formation by elevated temperature. Board the backbone. A multi-layer cement bonded composite, each layer being reinforced by a blend of refined cellulose and durable, high strength textile polymer fibres (PVA). Adhesion primer to smoothen the board surface to close its micro-porosity and to prepare the substrate for the following paint layers. A highly filled water based emulsion paint, applied by roller and cured at elevated temperatures. Decorative layer, providing plain colour, multi-colour, metallic looks, light effects when the colour of reflective light changes the different angles of observation and printed digital files. A water-based, pure acrylic, high polymer emulsion paint, coloured with inorganic or mineral pigments, inorganic inks that are cured at elevated temperatures for film formation. CLP Shield to enhance the durability of the entire coating system, easy to clean and protecting the decorative layer against damage by mechanical abrasion or vandalism by wall graffiti. A solvent-free, acrylic co-polymer resin, hardened by cross-linked polymer molecules under energetic UV radiation.
CLP ShieldDecorative coatings on FASSCO panels are highly durable and weather resistant. An essential contribution to this performance is due to the transparent top-cop we call “CLP Shield”, that acts as a protective shield against UV/IR radiation from the sunlight as well as against various physical damages. CLP is a harder and more scratch resistant option than any acrylic emulsion paint coating that one can use. Due to its chemical structure, CLP is chemically resistant, easy-to-clean, even after vandalism by graffiti sprays. These exceptional properties make FASSCO panels particularly suitable for public and high-wear areas. This top-coat consists of an acrylic co-polymer resin that develops hardness and water resistance by crosslinking its molecules to a strong network. Applied as liquid resin pain, the liquid hardens by chemical readioation that is initiated by UV light. The surface finish of the top-coat can be influed by the control the radiation energy to give a matt or gloss effect to the final product.
- General advice on VCW facade systems (design, advantages, areas of application, materials, calculation models etc.)
- Water impermeable – No liquid penetration or mold formation
- Anti-bacterial – easy to clean with chemicals
- Solvent resistant – Easy-cleaning even with chemicals or water pressure.
- Offers prolongues service life of the product.
Quality Control – QCFASSCO panels are manufactured within the scope of the quality management system of FASSCO Corporation Co., Ltd. Taking into account the recommendations of the International Quality Management Standards ISO 9001, the manufacturing process follows a detailed description of all raw materials, individual process steps and their relevant parameters. Particular attention is given to the product quality control and documentation of product properties and deviations from specifications. This includes:
- Inspection and characterisation of raw boards
- Reception tests for paints
- Quantity of applied paint layers (layer thickness)
- Paint drying and film formation of coating
- Colour measurement
- Clp matt/gloss measurements
- Inspection for visible defects (e.g. pinholes or inclusions)
Production FlowBlow is a depiction of the production flow
CertificationsFacade Corporation Co., Ltd. declares that FASSCO panels fulfill the requirements as defined by the European Standard EN 12467 (fibrecement flat sheets) and can be used for internal and external wall cladding, ceiling finishes, flooring, including rainscreen panels in ventilated facades. Facade Corporation Co., Ltd. issues a Declaration of Performance that refers to certification by independent notified bodies in Germany, i.e. KIWA, MPA Bautest GmbH (0770) for the determination of product type (raw board for FASSCO panels) and materialprufamt NRW (0432) for the reaction to fire of the coated panels. Raw boards for FASSCO panels are manufactured by Swisspearl GmbH, Germany, according to certified management systems for Quality ISO 9011, Environment ISO 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety OHSAS 18001. In analogy to equivalent boards coated by Swisspeal, the Facade Corporation Co., Ltd. applied the engineering parameters for installation of FASSCO panels in ventilated facades as defined and published by the German Building Authority DIBt in the Certificate Z-31.4-183.
At the Facade Corporation we offer a variety of fixing solutions depended on your requirements and taste.
We split these into two categories:
FASSCO Ventilated Facade panels may be fixed to a metal supporting frame using an aluminium or stainless steel rivet. The rivets have colour mateched heads to blend in with the panel making them unoticable at 5 meters distance. Aluminium rivets can only be used with aluminium supporting grames. Stainles steel rivets can be used with aluminium, galvanised or stainless steel supporting frames.
- Cost effective solution
- Quick and easy installation
- Allows horizontal insulation for ceilings
2. DWG Data
Gluing the panels onto a metal supporting structure in an elegant and durable fixing method. The Facade Corporation uses a silicone polymer or polyurethane based glue for this 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 guaranteed conditions. The applications of the facade panels require high precision and special skills.
- Easy and fast installation
- No exposed fixing elements
2. DWG Data
ClipFix is a mechanical fixing system for invisible applications. Consisting of a two-part anchor with one part that is screwed into the panel and the other attached to the metal sub-construction.
- No exposed fittings
- Least possibility of deformation
- Higher wind-load resistance
2. DWG Data
The substructure transmits the load of the cladding itself and the wind-load to the enclosing external wall (load-bearing wall). Metal sub-structures 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 plba and flush and acts as a support for installing a variety of facading cladding materials
The sub-structure 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. 3m, an expansion of 5mm must be taken into account.
So-called fix points/sliding points 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 holes – the profile slides in the slot holes allowing the transmission of stresses from forces such as wind-loads.
Facade anchors approved by the building authorities must be used to anchor the cladding construction 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 fibrecement facades, the most commonly used anchors are plastic anchors with galvanized screws.
Generally, a distinction is made between the following types of anchors:
Construction site management
Throughout the construction project, members of our technical field service team wil be available to advise you and your staff either on-site or in the 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 happy to supervise building work to ensure that the plans are executed correctly and to a high standard of quality.
They can access unexpected problems that may arise in the construction phase e.g. due to deviations from the planning documentation and quickly find solutions for you.
We will provide you with the following services:
– Site visits for technical clarification
– Organization of anchor extraction tests
– Support in schedule planning and monitoring
– Installation instructions (installation monitoring)
– Training for construction companies
– Quality control during construction
– Finding solutions for problems arising during construction
For more information Please consult our technical manual in the download centre or send us a message.