Sotech Optima FC+, Secret Fix Hook On Rainscreen

Optima FC+ is an evolution of Sotech’s original secret fix hook on rainscreen system.

 

Featuring an innovative slide and lock adjustment mechanism, Sotech’s enhanced secret fix hook on rainscreen system now features carrier rail hooks which can be locked in position on site by installers, rather than in the factory, leading to significantly reduced lead times for all parties. Its versatility is such that a multitude of materials and thicknesses (from 2.0mm to 4mm)  used on one universal carrier.

Why Choose Optima FC+

Precision fit

Precision fit and finish with 20mm joints in both directions, suitable for large and bespoke panel sizes.

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

User friendly with quick and easy adjustment on site - can be fixed top down, or bottom up, with individual panel removal and replacement.

Fire tested

Fire tested to BS8414, 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

Featured Project

Kelaty House

Architects impression of Kelaty House in Wembley.

 

Due to open Q4 2020, 9,500sqm of Optima FC+ – Sotech’s secret fix hook on rainscreen  system – is being installed in natural silver anodised matt and gloss in Kelaty House in Wembley, London.

 

Sitting in the Wembley Park regeneration area, within the immediate vicinity of Wembley Football Stadium, it will include 300 bed Apart Hotel and 600 bed student accommodation arranged within five separate buildings ranging in height from 4 to 13 storeys.

Benefits

Secret Fix Hook on Rainscreen FC Plus

Precision fit and finish with 20mm joints in both directions, suitable for large and bespoke panel sizes.

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

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

Fire tested to BS8414, and classified to BR135 for high rise buildings.

CWCT tested and certified.

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

User friendly with quick and easy adjustment on site - can be fixed top down, or bottom up, with individual panel removal and replacement.

NBS specifications available tailored to your project.

Designed to work in harmony with Siderise OCSI products.

Substructure

Bracket and Rail Buildup:

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 192mm 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:

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

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.

Case Studies

The FC+ still has identical appearance maintaining the elegant joints as the Optima FC

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.

 

Optima FC+ has been successfully fire tested to BS8414. Classified in BR135, Optima FC+ is safe to use on high rise buildings in conjunction with Euroclass A1 and A2 – s1-d0 fire rated materials.

 

The system is also approved and certified by CWCT.

All certificates are available on request.

Downloads

FC+ Cut Away

Download the full system details:

Secret fix hook on 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.

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

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

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.