Rainscreen & Panel Systems
Today’s designers demand and expect choice and flexibility; they look for aesthetic solutions combined with practicality. The Central design concept provides exactly that, with the Central Fabrications product range being the solution of choice for many architectural situations.
Investment in fully automated, CNC flatbed routing technology has allowed Central Fabrications to further push the fabrication boundaries and can process board products including ACM up to 6000mm x 2000mm.
These developments have given architects designers and contractors greater scope in material choice and increased confidence to specify Central Fabrications Rainscreen products in an ever increasing range of building envelope situations.
Rainscreen cladding is a construction façade rainscreen system which consists of the subframe and different finishes like ceramic tiles, reconstituted stone boards, ceramic granite based on a natural stone, high-pressure laminates, composite aluminium panels or fibre-cement board, or durable exterior woods.
Rear ventilated systems offer guaranteed performance, withstanding even extremely unfavourable conditions such as those experienced in the textiles or brewing industries, or within a swimming pool or aquarium. There is currently no other walling system able to maintain its performance so effectively, protecting against dampness, heat, noise and fire to the required standards regardless of the internal or external conditions.
The principles of Rainscreen facades can be used both for interior as well as exterior architectural designs for new and refurbished buildings.
Interlocking Plank System
The panels are connected laterally by interlocking into a groove, giving the elegant appearance of either a recessed or hairline joint. They are fixed onto an extruded aluminium support framework using mechanical fixings, which are concealed in the inside edge on the groove.
Vertically laid planks are fixed onto horizontal aluminium L-profile extrusion via hands- free brackets. At the joint between panels a choice of recessed or hairline joints are available with secret fixings. In the instance of using copper, aluminium support structure must be anodized by avoid any bi metallic corrosion.
Design and supply of the structural wall, vapour barrier and wall fixings can be supplied by Central.
Hook On Panel System
The Hook On system provides panels with integral structural support hooks enabling them to be hooked on and secretly fixed to a punched and pressed Central aluminium carrier. The cosmetically flat and uniform appearance is a result of the superior design and manufacturing techniques employed.