Sotech Optima TFC, Through Fix Cassette Rainscreen

Sotech Optima TFC, Through Fix Cassette Rainscreen

 

The Optima TFC Rainscreen has been developed as an economical alternative to a complete secret fix rainscreen cladding. The cost effective rainscreen solution requires discreet colour match wafer head fixings in the vertical panel recesses.

 

Superior manufacturing techniques ensure accuracy of panel’s size and form leaving even recesses and cruciform of pristine appearance.

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Accurate installation is both simple and speedy as there is no precise coordination between panel and substructure as there would be with a hook on system.

Consistency of colour, the cassette recesses are formed from the face of the material

Inspection or damaged panel removal is possible by loosening adjacent panels.

NHBC and LPCB accredited including a red book entry.

Shows 20mm standard joint between panels. Joint size can vary but 15mm minimum.

A fully independently tested and accredited system to CWCT standards.

Optima TFC has been developed as an economical alternative to a complete secret fix rainscreen.

Whilst being the most economical rainscreen solution, requiring discreet fixings in the vertical panel recess, the engineering of the system retains the benefits of a drained and ventilated façade. Superior manufacturing techniques ensure there will be no build-up of metal thicknesses at the cruciform joint.

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

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

Optima TFC is engineered to seamlessly integrate with all other building façade elements such as windows, doors and louvres. All fixings used in the systems are stainless steel.

Substructure for Rainscreen fitted to Sips or Insulated Panels

Easy installation, refer to installation guide for wall type build up

Panels can be fixed to a simple top hat or timber baton of minimum 38mm depth to create ventilation with a cladding zone as shallow as 90mm.

System allows ventilation zone to be minimum stipulated by CWCT.

Panels are fixed using wafer head, self-tapping stanless steel screws through pre-punched holes.

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

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 together with angles and tee profiles allows adjustability in all planes to line and level cladding zones from 110mm above insulation thickness to a maximum of 320mm.

Panels are fixed using wafer head, self-tapping stainless steel screws through pre-punched holes.

Ventilation zone behind panels often has to exceed CWCT minimum requirements to accommodate structural rails.

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

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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.

TESTING & WARRANTIES TIMELINE

All certificates are available on request.

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

System fully independently CWCT tested and certified.

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Optima Rainscreen is BIM ready

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