VitraDual PVDF coil coated 5754-grade aluminium panel is A1 rated to BS EN 13501-1 for any colour/finish and is designed to provide a solution that can be fitted as cassette panels, standing seam effect, planks, flat sheets and so forth.
Valcan VitraDual is incredibly rigid and lightweight - typically 8.13kg/m2 for a 3mm thick panel.
Easy to maintain compared to other coating systems due to the micro-porous surface allowing most contaminants to be easily washed off.
Valcan VitraDual can be custom-designed into a wide range of shapes and dimensions as well as able to be perforated or curved in some applications making it a versatile design choice.
Valcan VitraDual only uses the highly recognised PVDF KYNAR 500 or FEVE paints known for their high durability, providing the optimum resistance to weather, seawater and industrial pollutants.
Low surface stress and tension levelled.
VitraDual has up to a 30-year warranty.
Valcan VitraDual panels are highly durable and impact resistant for use in all categories as defined in EAD 090062-00-0404, see BBA 20/5824 section 6.7.
We offer a range of all-in-one cladding systems including breather membranes, fire barriers and fabricated VitraDual cladding panels.
Valcan VitraDual has achieved the following certification. Full details and downloads of all certification is available at the bottom of this page.
VitraDual Aluminium Cladding is manufactured to EN485-3 and is A1 rated to BS EN 1350-1 (non-combustible), high impact resistant solid panel providing exceptional durability and mechanical benefits, due to the marine-grade 5754 aluminium.
Rated A1 to BS EN 13501-1
Sheet length: (mm)
3200 or 4000 – custom lengths are available from 2000mm-5000mm
Sheet width: (mm)
1000, 1250 or 1500
Sheet thickness: (mm)
2mm or 3mm
Weight per sheet:
2mm = 5.42kg/m2
3mm = 8.13kg/m2
Panels can be delivered across the UK and Europe. All panels are wrapped and packed on quality pallets and delivered via our own transport to ensure safe arrival.
Customer-Arranged Pickup: If you'd rather arrange transportation. Just give us a heads-up at least 48 hours prior to collection to ensure your order is ready.
VitraDual is available in 2mm and 3mm thicknesses as standard. Due to its high strength, 2mm 5754 VitraDual can span greater than 3mm PPC coated 1050 grade panels, offering weight and cost savings without compromising aesthetics, quality or safety.
Add VitraDual cladding panels to your NBS specification:
Valcan VitraDual uses the well known Kynar PVDF 80/20 coating system technology which boasts superior quality and our full-colour matching range as well as RAL colours, stone and wood effect finishes.
Valcan VitraDual cladding panels are prefinished, so they do not need fabrication before the coating process - this is unlike standard powder-coated systems and results in lower costs and reduced lead times.
Colours & Finishes
VitraDual is available in our extensive range of standard colours and finishes, as well as a custom colour match option. This helps to ensure reclads meet the current aesthetics ensuring easy planning consent but still achieving the requirements of Approved Document B, regulation 7.
We maintain high stock levels of VitraDual, which means we can minimise lead times for your project - contact us to check stocks on +44(0)1278 428 245.
Our solid colour range has been carefully curated to suit any façade requirement and design intent providing a versatile palette that can enhance any project, from contemporary to traditional styles.
This stunning collection of finishes that embody the luxurious and extravagant qualities associated with metallic colours. From bright and cheerful to sombre and traditional, offering versatility in design.
Provide depth, richness, and exceptional appeal. Our chromatic finishes are designed to enhance the aesthetic of even the most stunning architectural projects, providing a luxurious and sophisticated appearance.
These finishes are carefully crafted to replicate the unique characteristics and colours of these metals, providing a generous palette of colours to enhance the final appeal of your product or project.
Our stone-effect finishes are carefully crafted to imitate the distinctive characteristics and patterns found in various stone types, resulting in a stunning and authentic appearance.
Our colours and textures are carefully crafted to emulate the distinctive grain, knots, and markings found in different wood species, ensuring a stunning and authentic appearance.
Colour Name Search
1510 Fresh Green
1686 Power Red
1255 Riddle Grey
7690 Chromatic Ancient Red
9130 Enigma Black
9205 Champagne Metallic
3032 Mint Green
8355 Elegant Teak
1420 Reef Blue
9134 Smoke Silver Metallic
3221 Bleached Mint
7090 Chromatic Ice
4420 Blue Grey Metallic
9137 Dark Grey Metallic
6027 Light Green
10002 Lapis Blue
9304 Cool Grey
To ensure the best installation is completed, we recommend the use of our VitraFix framing system and accessories – for more information on installation accessories, contact the team at Valcan.
VitraDual panels are fabricated into “tray” panels with returns on all 4 sides, colour matched fixings are then installed in the joints/reveals to give a ‘discrete’ fixing system.
VitraDual panels are cut into flat sheets and holes drilled for rivet locations, fixings can be matched to the panel to give a partially hidden installation.
Other Fixing Examples
Secret Fix with Hook On
In this system, VitraDual panels are fabricated into "tray" panels with returns on all 4 sides, similar to the cassette fix system. However, instead of fixings being installed in the joints/reveals, the panels are hung onto a vertical profile that is fixed to the building, and fixed through the top ‘flange’ of the tray.
This fixing is then covered by the next panel fixed above – thus ensuring the fixings are always hidden.
Fast to install with no visible fixings – this is the premium fixing method for VitraDual A1, and can be used for a variety of panel sizes and surface shapes, from small panels right up to large format panels such as 4000 x 1400mm for example. The carrier system to use to support this panel is VitraFix VFX.
In the Plank system, VitraDual panels are fabricated into planks that are installed to the building substrate using the VitraFix VF1 support framing system and a secret fix mechanical fastener.
The planks are overlapped and fixed together as an interlocking system, which provides a continuous, smooth surface without visible fixings. This system is often used for projects where a timber plank alternative is required, or that type of look desired.
The widths and lengths of the planks can be made to your requirements within the parameters of our standard raw sheet sizes.
STANDING SEAM EFFECT SYSTEM
The Standing Seam Effect system is a popular choice for cladding projects where the client requires the standing seam look, but would like to use VitraDual A1 rainscreen system with its superior panel flatness and speed of install.
In this system, the VitraDual sheets are fabricated into panels that are installed vertically or horizontally, with a raised seam running along the edge of each panel, that overlaps the adjacent panel.
The Standing Seam panels are fixed back to the building with a VitraFix VF1 system. The widths and lengths of the panels can be made to your requirements within the parameters of our standard raw sheet sizes.
STUD-WELD SECRET FIX
The Stud Weld fixing system is an innovative method of installing VitraDual with no visible fixings.
The panels have brackets mechanically fixed to the back of a flat Vitradual panel, and then using the VitraFix VF4 System, these panels are installed to the building as a rainscreen cladding system.
This system provides a strong and secure attachment for the cladding panels, that can be installed quickly with very large panels available and a range of shapes and styles available.
VitraDual is one of the few large format cladding panels that are truly 100% non-combustible achieving A1 to BS EN 13501-1. Also tested to BS8414-2 for fire performance of external cladding systems and compliant to BR135 requirements - certificates are available which include VitraDual in specific configurations.
VitraDual has also been successfully tested to CWCT standards at a safety loading of 3600pa in both cassette fix and rivet fix using VitraFix as the subframe system.
VitraDual comes with a BBA (certificate number 20/5824) giving an external cladding service life of at least 30 years - see section 10 of the BBA.
Please download the test reports below for full specifications.
VitraDual gives the insurers, architects, contractors and building owners peace of mind on product specification.
All in one complete facade system
We now offer complete cladding systems in various fixing types including face-fix, cassette, standing seam and many others. We're providing these systems in conjunction with our trusted partners.
You'll benefit from a full system warranty, from the main substrate that includes fire barriers, insulation, subframe system (including components) and of course, the cladding panels.
For more information about our VitraDual complete systems, click here.