David Fraser

SikaTack rainscreen fixings for fibre cement panels

  • 31 Mar 2016

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David Fraser, Sika Façade Specialist – Structural Adhesives, Sika UK, discusses ways to avoid visible fixings and increase design freedom in fibre cement cladding.

Ventilated rainscreen cladding has become increasingly popular in the last three decades – offering a simple and cost effective solution which is also aesthetically pleasing and thermally efficient. 

Architects, specifiers and contractors are progressively looking for ways to avoid visible fixings and increase design freedom in façades, however some panels have particular needs in which specialised innovation is needed.

The most common and cost-effective solution for secret fixings to aluminium or timber frames is an adhesive secret fix such as the SikaTack Panel. The BBA-certified SikaTack adhesive system consists of an adhesive, prefixing tape and surface pre-treatment agents and is able to bond a variety of panel types.

Fibre cement panel fixings

Some panels require specialised solutions. As a result of identifying a key trend in the industry for fibre cement panels, which involves creating a natural stone appearance for a building’s façade, Sika has launched an adhesive system specifically for the structural characteristics of fibre cement cladding.

The SikaTack Panel-50 system, which is currently progressing through BBA approvals, provides designers further freedom to specify fibre cement panels to achieve the precise aesthetics and performance they require.

Sika’s adhesive solutions are backed by a Registered Contractor Scheme to assure quality of installation and are thoroughly tested for extreme dynamic loads and weather conditions.

In addition, Sika’s technical service back-up is readily available from its team of experts.

Sika Limited
Welwyn Garden City
Telephone: +44 (0) 1707 394444

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