Swisspearl ®

Overview


Product Overview

Swisspearl ® high-density fibre cement panels are non-combustible, impact resistant and offer a wide range of colours setting an unparalleled standard for exterior cladding materials.

Manufactured in Switzerland, the panels are installed using a rear-ventilated system providing a natural, energy efficient method.

Swisspearl has 7 ranges to choose from including many unique finishes and offer a wide range of stock locally.

Low maintenance and UV resistant, durable finish on Swisspearl ensures long-term performance in the harsh Australian climate.

The natural look and beauty of the material with its translucent or pigmented finish and though coloured, delivers an exciting option for architectural design.

Manufactured in Switzerland and with millions of panels installed around the world,
Swisspearl ® provides a durable and aesthetically appealing product for all building designs.

In addition to the energy savings of a rear ventilated facade installation, Swisspearl ® provides a sustainable advantage with 95% of the product being made up of natural raw materials from the Swiss mountains: cement, pulverised limestone, water and air. 

Less energy is consumed during the manufacture of Swisspearl ® high density fibre cement panels, as compared to many other building materials.

With a lifetime in excess 40 years, Swisspearl ® improves both the ecological and economical outcome of every building envelope.

Swisspearl ® offers more than 90-100 colours and the option of custom colour matching, together with a variety of different coatings for exterior facades and cladding.

Specifications


Swisspearl ® panels are large non-combustible high-density fibre cement sheets that offer an unparalleled standard for exterior cladding materials.

The panels are installed as a rear-ventilated system providing a natural, energy efficient method.

Fixing Details available to download below:

Swisspearl Horizontal Fixing Detail Section

Swisspearl Vertical Fixing Detail Section

Swisspearl – Vertical Fixing Detail Section

Tech & Installation


Swisspearl Installation Manual

Fixing Details available to download below:

Swisspearl Horizontal Fixing Detail Section

Swisspearl – Vertical Fixing Detail Section

 

Swisspearl Facade Panels are Installed on Timber or Metal Substructures.

The fastening method using “visible” screws or rivets allows an efficient attachment to the supporting structures. In fact, the fastener heads are available in the same shades of colour as the panels, and are hardly visible even a slight distance away as they blend with the overall surface

SIGMA | Concealed Panel Attachment

The concealed attachment has been designed for applications with the highest aesthetic standards. This high-end method of use brings out the full attractiveness of the surface finish of the Swisspearl® panels.

SIGMA concealed panel attachment is available for 8 and 12 mm panel thickness.

The panels are supplied from the factory accurately cut to size, including anchoring points to the panel rear face.

Aluminium parts are fitted to the panels on site and the panels hung into the appropriate supports on the sub-framing.

The sub-framing is made either out of timber battens covered by a layer of EPDM for moisture protection; or by metal, i.e. aluminium or galvanized steel.

Metal Sub Frame (aluminium or galvanized steel)

Sub Frame | Panel Supports

The panels are supplied including the fasteners but without the support
profiles. This leaves the great advantage of flexibility for architect or customer with 2 options:

  • Sub frame made from standard hat and Z profiles (cost efficient)
  • Sub frame system (there are many products available)

Downloads:

Swisspearl System and Technology Resource

Colour Chart


Swisspearl Colour Chart

Carat

CARAT panels are integrally coloured with a transparent or pigmented acrylic top finish shade in shade. The unique natural look and the timeless beauty of the monolithic material with its delicate vein texture, provide an exciting and noble expression to every building.

Avera

AVERA is a high density fibre cement facade panel with a living texture never seen before. It brings out the authenticity of the mineral material and the differences in the texture and colour between the individual panels are a natural component of the products characteristic.

Reflex

REFLEX panels are directional, mostly integrally coloured and have an iridescent surface coating which is purely acrylic. Changing lighting and angles of vision produce amazing nuances in color shades. For cutting and Installation, manufacturing direction of sheets is to respect.

Incora

INCORA individual granules are incorporated resulting in a symbiosis between the marble granular material and traditional Swisspearl high density fibre cement. The unique surface texture is then finished with a wafer-thin, transparent coating to ensure durability.

Zenor

ZENOR high density fibre cement panels, with a smooth opaque surface coating that resembles the base panel colour.

Sustainability


95% of Swisspearl® high density fibre cement panel is made up of natural raw materials from the Swiss mountains: cement, pulverised limestone, water and air. This ensures an effective protection of material resources, avoiding unnecessary transport distances.  

Swisspearl® high density fibre cement panels are manufactured with low energy and a high level of environmental awareness.

The manufacturing process is based on a closed water cycle and a slow natural curing time  of 28 days, requires little energy. Within the factory, panels are only transported by electric lifting trucks , – i.e. no colloid dust.

The panels are 100% environmentally friendly since neither the raw materials nor the production process contain any dangerous substances.

With a lifetime of over 40 years, Swisspearl® improves both the ecological and economical outcome of every building envelope.

When developing its products, Swisspearl® draws on its own exciting history, and examples of pioneering architecture, as well as seminal advancements in technology.

This is what also makes Swisspearl® the sustainable material of tomorrow.

The Swisspearl® cladding system is in accordance with the ultimate technology of uninterrupted rear ventilation. This provides the key to energy conserving solutions both for winter and summer and effectively protects the building structure from the elements for a very long time.

Swisspearl® – A Swiss pearl for the environment.

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Locations

NSW

29 Henderson Street
Turrella NSW 2205
P: 02 9556 6000
F: 02 9556 6066

VIC

25 West Park Drive
Derrimut VIC 3030
P: 03 9394 3100
F: 03 8353 2271

QLD

128 Mica Street
Carole Park QLD 4300
P: 07 3718 2300
F: 07 3718 2399

WA

72 Bushland Ridge
Bibra Lake WA 6163
P: 08 9494 0100
F: 08 9494 0190

SA

57 Barnes Avenue
Marleston SA 5033
P: 08 8113 6000
F: 08 8113 6099