VitraFix is a carrier system deemed non-combustible under the European Directive, which provides a solution that allows a wide range of panels to be installed on any building, from flat sheet systems through to cassette panels and secret install systems using undercut anchors.
Under the European Directive
Vitrafix is a cost-effective solution for façade installation.
VitraFix is rigid, lightweight and simple to install.
PROJECT SPECIFIC CALCULATIONS
The VitraFix system comes with project specific calculations upon request.
VitraFix has a standard range of brackets but can be offered in custom sizes to suit your specific requirements.
When required rails can be coated to ‘black out’ joints.
VitraFix uses high grade materials for peace of mind and longevity - 6000 series alloys for extruded components, 5000 series alloys for folded components and A4 stainless for fixings as standard.
We offer a range of all-in-one cladding systems including breather membranes, fire barriers and the VitraFix subframe system.
VitraFix has been tested within all of Valcan’s BS8414 tests achieving BR135 compliance and successfully tested to CWCT standards at a safety loading of 3600pa with our panel systems
Copies of test reports are available for download which include details of the specific configurations.
VitraFix | VF1 System
The VF1 system uses helping hand brackets installed against the wall and then aluminium L/T profiles - each bracket has an adjustment range of 30mm and from smallest to larges bracket, the range is 50-386mm. For larger cavities, VF1 can be combined with the VF2 system.
VF1 system is used where insulation is required externally and panels are to be installed as face fixed or cassette panels.
VF1 brackets are available as standard in 100mm, 140mm, 180mm and 200mm options giving adjustment range from 100-236mm. Custom brackets are available from 50-350mm.
VF1 rails are available as 100x50mm T rails and 50x50mm L rails – these can be coated to black out joints as required. Rail length is 3m or 6m - custom lengths available upon request.
VitraFix® Single & Double Brackets
VitraFix® T & L rails
Add VitraFix VF1 system to your NBS specification:
VitraFix | VF2 System
The VF2 system comprises of U-rails, top-hats and Z angles formed from aluminium or steel depending on project requirements.
VF2 top-hats and a Z rails are used where a façade has no requirement for external insulation with face fixed or cassette panels.
VF2 U-rails are used when the bracket and vertical rail position does not line up with the lightweight steel frame studs within the wall.
VF2 top-hats and Z rails are customisable.
Available in 5000 series aluminium or galvanised steel.
VitraFix® Top Hats
VitraFix® U Rail
VitraFix® Z Rail
Add VitraFix | VF2 system to your NBS specification:
VitraFix | VF3 System
The VF3 system uses horizontal C channel rails and brackets attached to a VF1 or VF2 subframe and is suitable for fibre cement or stone products.
The VF3 brackets are attached to the rear of the panel using undercut anchors, these brackets then attach to the C channel rail and are fixed into place.
Hidden / secret fixing method.
Fast / easy to install.
Add VitraFix | VF3 system to your NBS specification:
VitraFix | VF4 System
The VF4 system uses horizontal C channel rails and brackets and uses the VF1 or VF2 sub frame systems similar to the VF3 system however, the brackets are attached to aluminium panels by stud welding.
Hidden / secret fixing
Fast / easy to install
VitraFix | VFS - Soffit System
The VFS system offers a customizable solution for soffit installation applications.
The drop can be adjusted to meet the project requirements and the system is composed of brackets made from either 5251/H22 or 6063/T6 grade aluminium.
Adjustable soffit depth.
Simple / easy to install
Add VitraFix | VFS to your NBS specification:
Fixings & Colour Matching
Valcan offer a full range of fixings for assembly of the framing systems and the installation of our rainscreen panel systems.
Self-drilling fixings for the bracket to wall and rail to bracket are supplied in A4 (316) stainless as standard - A2 (304) stainless available on request.
For faced fixed projects, rivets supplied are available as A4 (316) stainless grade as standard. Rivets are supplied colour matched to the specified panel to ensure as discrete as the possible installation is achieved.
For discretely installed cassette systems on VitraDual, we supply our self-drilling low-profile pan heads in an A4 stainless steel colour matched to the specified colour.
The fixing itself, while critical to ensuring panels are securely installed, is only 1 part of the process, ensuring the correct tools are used further enhances the installed aesthetics and longevity of the project.
A full range of drill bits are available to ensure correct fixing holes are drilled for the panel.
A range of centralising tools is also available, we recommend these are used as this ensures that the face fixing is centred in the panel hole allowing the correct spacing for thermal movement.
Nose piece adapters can vary depending on the profile of the rivet head, we offer 2 options for our range of rivets and recommend that these are used on all installations to prevent over-tightening of fixings which restricts thermal movement of panels and can cause a negative aesthetic to the finished façade.
Please contact our team to discuss the accessories required for your project.
VitraFix Project Questionnaire
We appreciate every project is different and getting the correct amount of rails and brackets for your project is really important. We have created a questionnaire to that will help us understand the detail of your project to the best of your knowledge.
After submission, we’ll use this information to provide an accurate quote for your project.