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 color as the panels, and are hardly visible even a slight distance away as they blend with the overall surface
SIGMA | Concealed Panel Attachement
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. Aluminum 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. aluminum or galvanized steel.
Metal Sub Frame (aluminum 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 out of standard hat and Z profiles (cost efficient)
- Sub frame system (there are many products available)
Swisspearl System and Technology Resource
Rear ventilated façade / Rain screen cladding installed onto exterior thermal insulation
The design principle involves the deflection (screening) of the rain water. As the panel joints are not sealed, minimal amounts of water can gain access into the air cavity behind the panel. The cavity is naturally ventilated by vent gaps at bottom and top, so that any moisture will evaporate naturally by thermal action. Cladding systems that are sealed on the exterior do not allow any moisture to evaporate; thus leaks will lead to problems like mould, fungi, etc. on systems without rear ventilation.
- Almost no maintenance
- Maximum thermal insulation effect, without thermal bridges, keeping the building structure at a constant temperature; humidity / condensation is eliminated.
- Considerable energy savings
- No cracks, sealant, paint problems
Panel Technical Data
- Cladding panels
Shield off the weather. The cladding panels are crucial for the appearance of the building. The panels are attached to vertical supports by rivets, screws or concealed fastening system.
- Vertical panel supports I Air cavity
Made out of metal profiles or timber battens.
- Exterior thermal insulation
Material, thickness and attachment to be determined by architect; including vapor/moisture barriers as required.
- Exterior wall