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Swisrail

Above: Osborne Apartments, Swansea Powell Dobson Architects Left: Tarling Estate, London BPTW Partnership

The Swisrail System A lightweight, thin-coat insulated render system specifically designed for use on framed buildings subject to NHBC approval. A system of steel rails and channels provide a 25mm drained cavity between the insulation and the steel frame to comply with NHBC guidelines. Insulation slabs are faced with a durable, decorative top-coat - Silicone render is used for enhanced overall performance, with Mineral renders available as the eco-friendly option. Both finishes can be applied with rolled or dragged surface texture, in a wide range of colours. Applications • For NHBC compliant new build applications, tailored to lightweight frame construction • A flexible ventilated system suitable for curved and complex detailed applications • For unrestricted use on buildings up to 6 storeys and high rise applications, subject to Alumasc’s high rise policy

Performance • Fully warranted system with life expectancy in excess of 30 years • Utilises the BBA accreditation of Alumasc’s Swistherm system and will be the subject of a separate datasheet • Manufactured to ISO9001:2000 and ISO14001:2004 Quality and Environmental Management standards • Incorporates a cavity to allow drainage to protect the underlying structure via a support frame to give full NHBC compliance • Fully weather resistant whilst remaining vapour permeable • Allows the fabric of the building to act as a heat store, increasing thermal efficiency • Eliminates cold bridging, condensation and mould growth • Protects structural fabric, limiting movement and thermal shock and freeze-thaw cycles associated with traditional brickwork façades • Highly resistant to impact damage • Rated Class 0 for surface spread of flame 06/4297

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Phoenix Apartments, Chertsey KDS Associates

Lunar Rise, Plymouth Form Design Group

Technical expertise and tailored project support •

Design & Specification Support Detailed design meetings, project specific elevational colour schemes, CAD drawings and product samples

Calculations Thermal calculations, condensation risk analysis, wind loading calculations (for high rise projects)

Specification Support Detailed specification (to NBS format), health and safety sheets and product data sheets

Installation, Aftercare & Warranties Application by Alumasc approved contractors, Alumasc on site support, routine maintenance requirements, full package of warranty options

April 2008

ALUMASC EXTERIOR BUILDING PRODUCTS LTD White House Works, Bold Road, Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4JG, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1744 648400 Facsimile: +44 (0)1744 648401 Email: info@alumasc-exteriors.co.uk Web: www.alumascfacades.co.uk


Swisrail 3

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Typical System Components Steel Framework (with cement bonded particle board substrate )

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Aluminium Beading

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Swisrail Galvanised Top Hat Sections (NHBC approved - create 25mm cavity)

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6 4

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Rolled Texture Finish

Dragged Texture Finish

High Density EPS Insulation Slab

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Approved Mechanical Fixing (into top hat sections)

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ST1 Composite Mortar (used as a reinforcing layer)

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Glassfibre Scrim (bedded into ST1 Composite Mortar)

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ST Render Primer (to match silicone topcoat colour)

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ST Silicone Render (available in a wide range of colours and textures)

Render Finishes Lightweight, through-coloured Silicone and Mineral render finishes, provide a wide variety of design options. Both are available in rolled or dragged surface textures in a range of grain sizes, and in a wide choice of colours from the Alumasc Colour System.

Colour Options

Alumasc Colour System Wide Range Available

ST Silkolitt Silicone Render 1.5; 2.5; 3.5mm Grain Sizes

ST Silkorill Silicone Render 2; 3mm Grain Sizes

ST Mineral K Render 2; 3; 4mm Grain Sizes

ST Mineral R Render 2; 3; 4mm Grain Sizes

Insulation Options

Table A Insulation Choice

• A choice of insulation materials are available, in thicknesses to achieve very low U-values • Vertical steel support rails provide a 25mm gap between insulation and structure •

An eco-friendly Swisrail system is available, comprising Mineral Wool or Cork insulation, with Mineral render finish 06/4297

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Table C Construction Types

Swisrail

EPS

Framed Structure

Cork

Mineral Wool

Steel Frame

Phenolic

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Concrete Frame

Polyisocyanurate (PIR)

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Table B Render, Coatings, Finishes

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Swisrail

Swisrail

Modular Timber Frame

SIP’s

Steel Frame

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Silicone Render

Mineral Render

Thin Joint Blocks

Polymer Dashing Render

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MMC

Polymer Plain Render

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Ecobuild

Rendabrick

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Traditional Brick Slips

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Silicone Façade Paint Masonry Paint

Passive House

Rammed Earth

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Clay Blocks

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April 2008

ALUMASC EXTERIOR BUILDING PRODUCTS LTD White House Works, Bold Road, Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4JG, United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1744 648400 Facsimile: +44 (0)1744 648401 Email: info@alumasc-exteriors.co.uk Web: www.alumascfacades.co.uk


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