The Sotech Optima Range of

Rainscreen Cladding Systems

Sotech offers a range of rainscreen cladding solutions, from traditional to contemporary, to bring a project to life. Sotech is at the forefront of rainscreen cladding design, having developed a comprehensive suite of systems.

 

Able to support natural materials such as copperzincstainless steel and aluminium, as well as aluminium composite material, our systems provide architects and specifiers an almost limitless choice, enabling their individual design intent to be fully realised.

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Optima FC+

Secret Fix Hook On

Rainscreen

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.

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 to BS8414. Classified to BR135 and safe to use on high rise buildings in conjunction with Euroclass A1 and A2 – s1,d0 fire rated materials.

Optima TFC

Through Fix Cassette

Rainscreen

Economical alternative to a complete secret fix rainscreen.

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

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.

Superior manufacturing techniques ensure there will be no build-up of metal thicknesses at the cruciform joint.

Optima IPC

Interlocking Pressed Plank

Rainscreen

The metal planks are connected by a simple interlocking male/female joint, which offers either a recessed or hairline appearance.

The pressed metal plank is available in a variety of materials and thicknesses up to 2mm enabling greater module sizes far in excess of the limitations found in some rolled systems.

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

Flashings and ancillary products available such as copings, fascia soffit, column casings, solar shading and architectural features.

Optima XPC

Extruded Plank

Rainscreen

Secretly fixed onto extruded aluminium support framework horizontally, vertically or diagonally. All planks can interlock with each other.

Components meet the requirements of Class 0 fire performance in accordance with building regulations and is fully independently tested and accredited to CWCT standards.

All commercial finishes may be incorporated on one elevation to create an almost limitless effect of colours and shapes.

The aluminium planks are connected by a simple interlocking male/female joint, which offers either a recessed or hairline appearance.

Optima Clip On Copings

SECRET FIX DRY JOINTED

COPING SYSTEM

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The brackets are positioned at the coping joints plus intermediate positions. When copings attached an expansion gap is left and water is allowed to penetrate the gap but is captured and drained.

Up to 4000mm long metal coping sections available reducing joints.

Dry jointed system, does not require any mastics or sealants.

Coping is hooked at the front, snapped over with a security fixing at the back leaving a pristine no fix appearance to the front or top faces.

Why Choose Optima Rainscreen Cladding

RANGE OF SOLUTIONS

Sotech offers a range of rainscreen cladding solutions, from traditional to contemporary

CWCT CERTIFIED

All Sotech Optima Rainscreen has been witnessed and certified by CWCT for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration.

SUPPLY CHAIN

Sotech have a network of haulage suppliers we use to get your goods to site. Our network are specifically chosen to offer the best possible range of delivery options to suit site requirements.

NBS SPECIFICATIONS

NBS specifications available tailored to your project.

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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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All certificates are available on request.

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

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