Flat Panel Rainscreen Cladding Solution with a Crisp Edge – Introducing Optima Edge

Optima Edge is a variation on the innovative FC+ secret fix hook on rainscreen model

 

Introducing Sotech’s brand new rainscreen cladding system with a flat panel and a clean, crisp edge – Optima Edge; a desirable variation on the innovative FC+ secret fix hook on rainscreen model. Taking the very best of the FC+ system , the team made significant modifications to give the new system a floating panel appearance with a clean, crisp edge.

Why Choose Optima Edge

Clean edge appearance

The panel face have no folds and provide a clean edge appearance.

Improved ventilation & drainage

Improved ventilation & drainage as the ventilation paths are much bigger than the original FC.

True A1 and A2 cladding systems

Mechanical fixing methods and no use of adhesives, providing true A1 and A2 cladding systems.

User friendly

Retaining the principles of Optima FC+ - it is fully modular, it is fully drained and can be fitted top down and bottom up.

Fire tested

Fire tested to BS8414-2;2020, and classified in BR135 for high rise buildings.

CWCT certified

CWCT tested and certified.

Euroclass A1 and A2 – s1,d0 panel materials

Full range of Euroclass A1 and A2 – s1,d0 panel materials from 2mm – 4mm.

NBS specifications Available

NBS specifications available tailored to your project.

Materials Available

Need a sample?

To request a sample, arrange an appointment or ask a question:

Phone

Call +44 (0) 191 587 9213

Benefits

Flat Edge Rainscreen Cladding System - Optima Edge

The panel face has no folds and provide a clean edge appearance.

Retaining the principles of Optima FC+ - it is fully modular, it is fully drained and can be fitted top down and bottom up.

Suitable for large and bespoke panel sizes.

The carrier rail hooks can be locked in position on site by installers, rather than in the factory, leading to significantly reduced lead times for all parties.

System is available in 4mm Aluminium with Sotech’s bespoke carrier design. Changing the finish from PPC to Anodised will completely change the look and feel of the building.

Improved ventilation to suite the latest standards, in line with the Optima plus range.

Mechanical fixing methods and no use of adhesives, providing true A1 and A2 cladding systems.

Fire tested to BS8414-2;2020, and classified in BR135 for high rise buildings

Available in Euroclass A1 and A2 – s1,d0.

NBS specifications available tailored to your project.

Substructure

BRACKET AND RAIL BUILDUP FOR CONVENTIONAL BACKING WALLS AND EXTERNAL INSULATION:

Easy installation - refer to installation guide for wall type build up.

Suitable for all types of wall constructions either new build or refurbishment.

A fully adjustable system.

Varying lengths of hands-free brackets combined with FC+ hook on rails giving a full range of cladding zones from 160mm above insulation thickness to a maximum of 402mm.

Fully adjustable hooks on the carrier rail, co-ordinate with pre-punched notches in the panel returns to give a secret fix anti rattle secure connection.

Drainage and ventilation zones are all full compatible with CWCT guidelines.

ECO RAIL BUILDUP FOR SIPS OR COMPOSITE PANEL BACKING WALL WITH NO REQUIREMENT FOR EXTERNAL INSULATION:

Eco rail uses a continuous fix method, without the need for the bracket.

Panels can be fixed to a simple Eco FC carrier of minimum 38mm depth to create ventilation with a cladding zone as shallow as 90mm.

System provides the minimum drainage and ventilation zone, in the absence of external insulation.

Fully adjustable hooks on the carrier rail, co-ordinate with pre-punched notches in the panel returns to give a secret fix anti rattle secure connection.

Factory positioned hooks etc.

Fire Tested to BS8414-2;2020

Optima Edge is the only one of its kind available in the UK passing the latest 2020 fire testing standards in Element test centre in Dubai.

 

Optima Edge is fire tested to BS8414-2;2020, and classified in BR135 for high rise buildings.

Testing / Warranty

Safety has always been our primary concern. Sotech’s commitment to authentic engineering capability has been witnessed over several years in the testing of products as they are being developed. All Sotech Optima Rainscreen has been witnessed and certified by CWCT for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration. We have completed several successful fire tests and welcome and encourage full scale system testing.

 

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Flat Edge Rainscreen Cladding System - Optima Edge

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Optima Edge is a desirable variation on the innovative FC+ secret fix hook on rainscreen model. Taking the very best of the FC+ system, the team made significant modifications to give the new system a floating panel appearance with a clean crisp, edge. This brand-new system, available for specification now, maintains many of the benefits of Optima FC+ with additional benefit of the flat face with clean crisp edge; something highly revered and sought after by architects in the UK market.

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.

Visit our showrooms

London rainscreen cladding Showroom

London Showroom

Our brand new London showroom in Bloomsbury is free to anyone to visit. If you contact us in advance, we can arrange for a technical representative to meet you there to discuss your unique requirements and demonstrate our systems.

 

26 Store St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BT

 

Opening hours:

 

Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Please note that Sotech’s showroom in the Building Centre is not usually staffed. To be met by one of our Technical Experts at the Building Centre (or at your offices), please call +44 (0) 191 587 9213.

Sotech Rainscreen Cladding Training Centre

North East Showroom

Our North East showroom in Peterlee includes our state of the art manufacturing facility and training centre. Installers are welcome to visit for training on our products or to discuss upcoming projects. Architects are invited to discuss their unique requirements and get advice on specifications.

 

Unit 2 Traynor Way, Peterlee SR8 2RU

 

Opening hours:

 

Mon – Thur: 8.00am – 5.00pm | Fri: 8.00am – 4pm

 

Sotech’s North East showroom is home to its state of the art manufacturing facilities. To arrange a tour, followed by a meeting with one of our Technical Experts, please call +44 (0) 191 587 9213.

SOTECH Safe Hands M

SOTECH: A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

 

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

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 38 years experience in the construction industry. The team is on hand to provide knowledge and support at every stage of your project.