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Grooved rainscreen cladding, made in mineral composite, designed for use as a decorative and protective façade over external walls of buildings. The panels offer a choice of different finishes and colours in different sizes. The system includes the panels and the horizontal rails only. Primary subframe not included.

Standard product features

Material:

Mineral composite.

Vertical joint type:

Open 3 mm joints using wedges after each panel along the horizontal rail.

Air gap:

Nominal 50 mm.

Panel tolerances:

  • ± 1 mm in height.
  • ± 0.5 mm in length.

Reaction to fire:

  • EN 13501-1: B-s1, d0.
  • BS 476-6: Class 0.

Wind resistance:

2.2 kN/m².

Impact resistance (to BS 8200):

  • Standard: D.
  • Reinforced: B.

Thermal conductivity:

1.65 W/mK.

Bending strength:

> 26 MPa.

Resilience:

> 1.3 kJ/m².

Options

Size:

  • Height: 250–900 mm.
  • Length: Up to 3000 mm.
  • Thickness: 14–16 mm.

Joints:

  • Vertical: 3 mm.
  • Horizontal: 3, 13, 20 or 40 mm.

Backing wall:

Suitable for:

  • Concrete.
  • Blockwork.
  • Brickwork.
  • Structural and lightweight steel framing.
  • Timber frame.
  • Curtain walling.

Weight:

Approximately 36–43 kg/m² (depending on finish).

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
25-80-70/120 Drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding system

NBS Specification

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Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

Carea Ltd

Tel:

+44 (0)773 353 2295

Product reference

CAREA Grooved Panel Acantha

Size

[ ______ ]

Finish

[Gloss]
[Matt]

Colour

[Moon]
[Papyrus]
[Rhodes]
[Riven]
[Shell]
[Taïga]
[Urba]

Horizontal rail type

[3 mm]
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Mill finished.
[13 mm]
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Anodized.
[20 mm]
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Anodized.
[40 mm]
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Anodized.

Corners

[Mitred edge panel]
[Pre-coloured aluminium profile]
[Welded corner piece]

Manufacturer details

85 Fleet Street,
7th Floor,
London, EC4Y 1AE
Tel +44 (0)773 353 2295
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