Quick Reference Guide – Fire Ratings

All of the above materials is available in our range of rainscreen systems and in a range of colours.

 

This information should be used as a guide only, and we advise that you should review the product manufactures own datasheet

A1 = Non Combustible

A2 = Limited Combustibility

Euroclass Classification Guide

Euroclass Classification Guide

System Performance

We have tested our Optima FC and TFC systems to BS8414-2, and is compliant to BR135 classification 

A1 Further Details

Copper

Copper is a non-ferrous metal. The natural development of copper painta is one of coppers unique characteristics.

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Corten

Real Cor-ten A Steel is weather resistant. Resists atmospheric corrosion better than normal structural steels due to the dense, protective oxide layer (patina) that forms on the surface.

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Precoat Material

Precoat Material (Pvf2) has excellent colour and gloss retention meaning low maintenance and available in a wide range of solid, metallic and structured colours.

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Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is corrosion resistance and highly versatile, this tough metal requires relatively low maintenance.

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Zinc

Zinc is a non-ferrous, self-protecting metal. Natural zinc forms its own protective layer, called a patina, when it is in contact over time with air and water.

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Anodising

Anodising enhances the natural qualities of aluminium, it is corrosion and abrasion resistance.

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Testing / Warranty

Sotech’s commitment to authentic engineering capability has been witnessed over several years in the testing of products as they are being developed.

 

From the earliest Optima TFC designs tested at BRE, Garston for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration for Erie Basin, Manchester project.

All certificates are available on request.

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SOTECH OPTIMA: A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

 

From the earliest tests of our Optima TFC system at BRE through to the most recent large-scale testing of bespoke systems in Exova, Dubai, ‘safety’ has always been our primary concern, followed closely by outstanding design, flawless finishes and an end to end proactively managed production line.

 

Established in 1982, Sotech is a leading manufacturer of bespoke metal rainscreen cladding and architectural façade systems. When you choose us, you’re choosing a safe pair of hands.

Downloads

TFC System Downloads

Download the full system details:

Economical discreet fixed panel system, complete with rail and bracket support.

System fully independently CWCT tested and certified.

Download PDF for full details.

Bim Objects

Optima Rainscreen is BIM ready

Sotech as a manufacturer within the construction industry is striving to provide our clients with accurate digitised product information to help and support our customers and other stakeholders to drive BIM forward.

Speak to an expert

If you require advice with design detail, assistance with a specification or to discuss your project in detail contact our technical department who have over 35 years experience in the construction industry. The team is on hand to provide knowledge and support at every stage of your project.