Tech & Installation

Trespa® Have Developed a Number of Versatile Fixing Methods Using Both Visible and Invisible Systems.

Installation is easy and fast, delivering significant savings in time and cost.

The two most common fixing systems within Australia are:

Invisible Fix (Concealed) TS200 system with hanging brackets inserted to the back of the panel and rails mounted to the sub frame.

Visible Fix (Direct) TS700 system with corrosion resistant rivets or screws fastened to the sub frame.



Machining panels should only be done by a machining or construction professional with proper equipment. The homogeneous composition of the material makes it possible to machine both the sides and the surface.

Machining Trespa® panels is comparable to machining high quality hardwood. Trespa® panels may be machined using carpentry tools. The hardness of Trespa® panels makes greater demands on tools than machining materials composed of softwood.

The use of hard metal tools is advised. Diamond-tipped tools are recommended for large series. This ensures a very good finish and a long tool life.

Health and safety

Please note that serious dangers are inherent with the use of (carpentry) machinery. In all cases, adhere strictly to the guidelines of the machinery manufacturers and the recommendations of the safety and labour organisations.

Transport and handling

In general, lift the Trespa® panels and avoid sliding them as much as possible, also during transport and assembly.

Additional guidelines apply for Trespa® Meteon® Gloss or other Trespa® panels provided with a protective foil:

  • Do not remove protective foil during machining.
  • Machine preferably using computer operated equipment.
  • Do not write directly on the protective foil but use adhesive stickers for marking/coding.
  • Remove only the foil in the affected areas in case of the foil burns or melts during machining.


The following general guideline apply to sawing of Trespa® Meteon® panels.

  • Feed: 7 – 22 m/min (≈ 23 – 72 ft/min).
  • Tooth: Alternate tooth or trapezoid flat tooth.
  • Positioning: Entering tooth always at the decorative side of the Trespa® panel.
  • Cutting edges: Best results are obtained with stationary machines. Any sharp edges can be removed with sandpaper or router.
  • Rake angle: A rake angle of 45º gives the best performance.
  • Use insert templates covered with rubber mats to prevent the Trespa® panels from sliding if the machine does not have a moving worktop and/or if you are machining double-sided panels.


Trespa® Meteon® panels are installed as a component of rainscreen cladding or ventilated facade system. This “breathing” envelope system, employed the world over, can contribute a number of advantages to building designs.

Rainscreen and decorative façade

Trespa® Meteon® panels cut to size are used as a rainscreen and decorative facade; a building solution with both technical and aesthetic benefits. Joints between panels can remain open.

Cavity depth and ventilation

The free air cavity depth between the rainscreen cladding and the insulation or wall construction allows for ambient air to flow through from the ventilation inlets and outlets. For continuous ventilation behind the panel, a certain cavity depth between the rainscreen cladding and the insulation or wall construction is needed.

The cavity depth as well as the minimum size of the ventilation inlets and outlets must be in accordance with applicable building standards, regulations and certificates.


A ventilated facade can be constructed using different tested and certified fixing systems, each with their own advantages in terms of aesthetics (e.g. invisible fixing, joinery details), installation and performance, to fix Trespa® Meteon® panels on a sub-frame.


First, a chimney effect draws air through the cavity, aiding in the removal of heat and moisture from rain or condensation. Second, the rainscreen blocks some solar gain and accommodates continuous insulation, considerably reducing air-conditioning. Third, these results are shown to improve comfort within occupied zones.

Residents and users not only find themselves in a low-maintenance-environment, but the dry and comfortable conditions of the building may also make a positive contribution to indoor environmental quality

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