Sotech Optima Low Zone Secret Fix Rainscreen

Independently tested and certified by CWCT.

The Optima LZ Rainscreen is a variation of the standard FC Secret Fix system using a different versatile carrier, affording the opportunity to reduce the cladding zone. The system is suitable for exterior use as rainscreen cladding or interior use as a wall covering.  Its versatility is such that a multitude of materials and thicknesses (from 1.5mm to 4mm) used on one universal carrier.

The substructure carrier rail complete with locating hooks is fully pre-fabricated prior to going to site. Along with the hands free fixing brackets the system offers a very quick and accurate installation.

When the requirement is to have rainscreen fitted to SIPS or insulated panels the Eco Carrier rail can be introduced and would require the standard FC panel.

The Optima Low Zone Secret Fix Rainscreen Cladding System

The Optima LZ Rainscreen is a variation on the standard FC Secret Fix System using a different versatile carrier affording the opportunity to reduce the cladding zone.

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Precise coordination between panel and substructure presents the system in pristine appearance without the use of visible fixings.

The substructure carrier rail complete with locating hooks is fully pre-fabricated prior to going to site. Along with the hands free fixing brackets the system offers a very quick and accurate installation.

Its versatility is such that a multitude of materials and thicknesses (from 1.5mm to 4mm) used on one universal carrier.

Superior manufacturing techniques ensure accuracy of panel sizes and form.

Independently tested, fully compliant and certified by CWCT.

Fully compliant to NHBC technical requirements.

Optima LZ rainscreen cladding has been developed as a carrier and panel system allowing for secret fixing of panels. Its versatility is such that a multitude of materials and thicknesses (from 0.7mm to 4mm) may be used on one universal carrier.

Regardless of material or thickness used, the superior design and manufacturing techniques employed maintain a cosmetically flat and uniform appearance.

This drained and ventilated system consists of a baffle-jointed series of panels that creates a weather shield in front of a primary structure.

The system has been independently tested and certified to meet CWCT rigorous specification for rainscreen cladding and NHBC technical requirements.

Optima LZ rainscreen cladding is engineered to seamlessly integrate with all other building façade elements such as windows, doors and louvres.

Substructure for 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 that allows adjustability of the carrier profile in all planes to line and level cladding zones from 90mm above insulation thickness to a maximum inclusive cladding zone of 320mm.

Panels have polyethylene anti rattle clips attached to the back retaining flange, these connect with the hooks on the substructure.

Consult Sotech regarding structural restrictions, and constraints relating to panel size, fastener type frequency of fixings.

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Available Materials

Aluminium

ACM

CCM

Copper

Galv

Zinc

ZCM

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.

View our full testing and history timeline here:

All certificates are available on request.

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Download the full system details:

Secret fix, hook on panel system, complete with rail and bracket support, designed for restricted cladding zones.

System fully independently CWCT tested and certified.

Download PDF for full details.

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