Selection Of Rainscreen Cladding Systems

There are three main fixing methods for fixing facade cladding panels back to a timber batten or aluminium rail substructure. These are the following:

There are 3 types of panel fixing which include Face Fix, Secret Fix and Through Fix. Face fixes involve rivets or screws. Secret fix involves bonding panels with glue or tape. Through fix utilizes either screws or rivets to join two panels together.

The other way to fix up an envelope is by using manufacturers’ specialist systems, like mechanical fixing methods that use SFS thread cutting concealed screws or KIEL undercut anchor fixings.

Face Fix Systems

A ventilated facade can be built using different tested and certified frames that have their own, unique design advantages. For example, one could be installed with cladding panels at either the sub-frame or the top of the façade. Cladding panels must be installed on a durable and strong sub-frame. The specifications for this sub-frame must be in accordance with the other building standards.

The cheapest and easiest way to fix decorative cladding is onto a tanelised timber substrate using mechanical fixings. Metal fixings that require a special Torx bit can be protected by powder coating and also give a decorative shadow line effect.

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance option, installing decorative cladding onto an aluminium substructure will give your external walls the visual impact you want.

The system is flexible to meet even the most unique requirements. This means it adapts to cavity widths of 50-420mm; allowing your cladding to maintain a consistent, attractive appearance.

Invisible Fix Systems

The ventilated façade system is a simple, cost effective solution to any façade problem. With AGS framing solutions you’re able to frame any type of ventilated facade system. We can help build frames for all types of systems including:

frame and fixings in the UK.

Face Fix Systems

A ventilated façade can be constructed using different tested and certified framing systems, each with their own advantages in terms of aesthetics, installation and performance, to fix the cladding panels on a sub-frame. Cladding panels must be installed on a sub-frame of sufficient strength and permanent durability. Quality and/or treatment of the sub-frame must be in accordance with applicable building standards.

Screw fix to timber:

The easiest and most cost effective way of fixing decorative cladding is onto a tanelised timber substrate using mechanical fixings. These vandal resistant torx fixings can be powder coated to colour match the board and are generally used with a neoprene gasket as protection for the timber and to give a shadow line effect.

Rivet fix to aluminium subframe:

For a lightweight and low maintenance alternative to timber, decorative cladding can be fixed to an aluminium sub frame. The system is fully adjustable to accommodate even the most awkward and uneven scenario. It is available with cavity ranges from 50mm to 420mm allowing the consistent smooth lines cladding is known for.

Invisible Fix Systems

Ventilated façade systems involve fixing panels onto a sub-frame, which is then fixed to the structural exterior walls. These are provided by AGS in all different ventilated façade systems.

Mechanical Secret fix: Hangers, Rails and Screws:

To get smooth, clean lines without any framing showing, panels can be invisibly fixed by using aluminium framing. That’s achieved with a system that is tailored to the type of cladding you’re installing.

Adhesive fixing:

A less expensive and discreet choice to wall hooks and railings is the use of adhesive. You can achieve a similar clean and sleek look by using adhesive to either a timber or metal sheet.

Adhesives can be used in a temperature range of 5-35 degrees with an air humidity of no more than 75%. A small bead can be laid vertically along the cladding panel using a tool.

Specialist Fix Systems

We have a huge range of framing systems that will fit any type of building facade. One advanced system is our Wall Cladding Framing Systems, they are engineered from modern materials and support sturdy constructions. The fixings are concealed which means you can do it all with ease.