VitraDual is a prefinished rainscreen panel designed to provide a non-combustible aluminium panel solution that can be fitted as both cassette panels and flat sheets with no oil-canning appearance offering a cost effective and aesthetically pleasing facade solution.

Benefits of VitraDual A1 Rated Cladding:

  • Non-combustible – A1 rated to BS EN 13501-1
  • Lightweight – VitraDual is incredibly rigid and lightweight and is therefore also easy to install.
  • Versatile – 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.
  • Maintenance – easy to maintain compared to polyester based coatings.
  • High Durability – VitraDual panels are highly durable and impact resistant. They can be used effectively in high traffic areas.
  • Paint System – VitraDual only use the highly recognised PVDF KYNAR 500 or FEVE paints known for their high durability, providing the optimum resistance to weather and industrial pollutants.
  • Warranty – VitraDual has upto a 35 year warranty.
  • Extremely Flat – Low Surface Stress.

Fixing Systems

Cassette Fix

Vitradual panels are fabricated into “tray” panels with returns on all 4 sides, fixings are then installed in the joints/reveals to give a ‘discrete’ fixing system, to further hide these fixings it is possible to seal these joints using colour matched or contrasting sealants. Panels are stiffened by attaching rails to the back of the panels

Rivet Fix

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.

Colours

VitraDual is available in our extensive range of standard colours and finishes, as well as offering a colour matching option helping to ensure reclads meet the current aesthetics with higher fire ratings.

We maintain high stock levels of VitraDual in our standard colour range which means we are able to minimise lead times for your project.

View Valcan’s full product colour chart here

Key Features

Composition

VitraDual is made up of an aluminium sheet coil coated with highly durable PVDF paints available in 2mm and 3mm thicknesses as standard. VitraDual can be produced in custom sizes as required.

Standard sizes are:

  • Width(mm)  1000, 1250* or 1500*   *Standard
  • Length (mm)  3200 or 4000 – custom lengths are available from 2000-5000mm
  • Overall panel thickness 2mm or 3mm
  • Weight: 2mm = 5.42kg/m2 or 3mm = 8.13kg/m2
  • Delivery: 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.

Non-Combustible and Weather Tested System

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.

VitraDual has also been successfully tested to CWCT standards at a safety loading of 3600pa in both cassette fix and rivet fix

VitraDual gives the insurers, architects, contractors and building owners peace of mind on product specification.

Test Standard Results
BS EN 13501-1 A1 / Non-combustible
BS8414 / BR135 Pass / Compliant
CWCT Pass

Versatile

The system uses a 2mm or 3mm non-combustible aluminium cladding panel which is a durable, impact resistant solid panel which can be prefabricated through curving, rolling or perforation. This allows for an extended range of design options.

Coating System

VitraDual uses the Vitrabond/Vitracore PVDF coating system which boasts superior quality and our full colour matching range as well as RAL colours, stone and wood effect finishes. VitraDual cladding panels are prefinished which means they do not need fabrication prior to the coating process. This is unlike standard powder coated systems and means we are able to provide reduced lead times, reduced damage and lower costs.

Certifications

Ceramapanel has achieved the following certifications. Full details and downloads of all certifications are available on our resources page here and at the bottom of this page.

Case Studies

To view more case studies, visit out projects page here

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