What type of substructure is needed to install Equitone?
Equitone panels are mounted on a substructure made of wood, aluminium, hot-dip galvanised steel or stainless steel. This substructure is the static link between the anchoring base (outer wall) and the panels. The material is chosen according to different criteria.
Metal for the highest fire protection standard
A metal substructure is easy to adjust in three dimensions and can be applied to the building without any constraint. During renovation work, for example, it can be compensated for – both vertically and horizontally. A metal substructure also meets the highest fire protection targets. That’s why it is often used in building classes 4 and 5.
Regulations you must follow
Screw and plug combinations that have been approved or evaluated by a building authority must be used to anchor the substructure in the load-bearing wall. Additionally, the stability of the substructure must be proven. This is the responsibility of the building owner or representative in accordance with state building regulations.
Find out more – download Equitone’s design guide.