From top hats to drill bits, we have you covered.
120 x 35 x 1.10 mm BMT
RapidPANEL Intermediate Top Hat
50 x 35 x 1.10 mm BMT
RapidPANEL 3.5mm Back Flashing
3.5mm x 0.48 BMT
Finished black on external face
EPDM rubber closed cell gasket tape
Single sided self-adhesive foam
Black UV resistant
3 x 48mm x 25m Roll
A2 stainless steel
(Use with CeramaPANEL Raw, Hewn, Groove and Natural.)
Screw with Washer
A2 stainless steel
(Use with CeramaPANEL Infuse, Depth and Classic)
and Drill Bits
Specialty cutting blades and drill bits available to ensure correct processing of your Ceramapanel boards.
why ventilated facades
Ventilated Facade systems also known as double-skin facades or rain-screens, greatly assist in protecting buildings against wind, rain and temperature variations and keeping the building dry and energy efficient.
A ventilated facade system consists of two layers of different facades separated by an air cavity which prevents rainwater from penetrating and diffuses water vapour from the inside. While the external cladding protects from rain and wind, the air cavity plays a major role in the ventilated facade system. A naturally ventilated facade results in a temperature difference between the face of the cladding panel and the air cavity behind. This in turn creates a variation in air density causing air to flow upwards within the cavity resulting in a chimney effect. The airflow transports heat from the cavity out through openings at the top of the wall, reducing humidity and increasing the efficiency of insulation.
Benefits of ventilated facades
Significant reductions in HVAC reliance through:
- A reduction in the amount of heat the building absorbs in hot weather conditions from the partial reflection of solar radiation by the outside facade, and the naturally ventilated air cavity.
- In cold weather conditions ventilated walls retain heat, resulting in a lower reliance on heating. HVAC electricity consumption typically accounts for around 40% of total building consumption.
Ventilated facade systems provide an increase in the reflection of external noise, with some projects achieving an average reduction of up to 8dB. With the primary external noise sources affecting buildings being road traffic noise, a reduction of this level can greatly improve occupant comfort.
Ventilated facades don’t suffer from mould, fungi and rot, making them extremely durable and virtually maintenance free. The natural bottom-to-top airflow through the cavity assists in eliminating moisture accumulation on the facades, helping to prolong the structural integrity and ultimately the lifespan of a building.