Vitradual, an AS4284 tested cladding product from Fairview, meets your sustainability, durability, and compliance goals in cladding rectification projects. 

From a design perspective, the facade and cladding system is one of the most important aspects of a building. Facades are required to manage condensation, protect the building from inclement weather, resist the spread of fire and have a significant impact on energy efficiency. However, despite its critical role, facade and cladding design as well as specification and installation has been the subject of various compliance issues in Australia. 

With increasing focus on building resilience, builders, engineers and architects are now – more than ever – expected to deliver a building that is not only visually appealing and meets the design intent, but more importantly, is compliant, more durable, performs as it should, and is better able to resist environmental conditions. 

Tested AS4284 Compliant 

Vitradual is Australian Standards AS4284 tested for high performance, energy efficiency and minimal maintenance. 

When exploring compliant cladding options, the existence of an AS4284 test report is usually considered sufficient. However, this is not the case. It is important to review the test report and make sure the detailing and pressures are relevant for the project. Each building will have a Serviceable wind load pressure and an Ultimate wind load pressure, which must be known in order to ascertain whether a particular product can be used on a specific building. 

Fairview supplies AS4284 tested cladding products demonstrating proven performance, energy efficiency and minimal maintenance – products that are built for the future. These test results demonstrate industry leading performance and are readily available for analysis of both serviceable and ultimate wind load pressures. 

Deemed non-combustible to AS1530.1 and AS1530.3 

Aside from the appearance, technical details such as sustainability, thermal insulation and fire protection are important considerations for today’s architects and specifiers when it comes to selecting a cladding product. 

Made from 100% recyclable 3mm solid aluminium, Vitradual is one of the few large-format cladding panels that are deemed non-combustible when tested to AS1530.1 and AS1530.3. 

Fully NCC Compliant System

The NCC referenced standard for actions on buildings AS/NZ 1170 series provides direction for determining the appropriate loads on building components. Typically, a 50-year design life is the basis for structural design. 

The design capacity of Vitradual and its supports and fixings, must be determined in accordance with this design life using verification method BV1. 

The Vitradual cladding system is fully NCC compliant and is backed by a minimum 15-year manufacturer’s direct warranty, giving you ultimate peace of mind for your next project.

A coating process that delivers consistency, quality finish and top performance 

With innovation at the core of everything they do, Fairview continually looks for means to improve their product range and bring to the market new and unique features. The latest is a natural copper faced Vitradual panel. Using innovative technology as part of the manufacturing process, a thin layer of natural copper is fused to an aluminium layer without using adhesive, achieving a 3mm sheet as per the traditional Vitradual product.

Rather than a painted surface, Fairview can provide a natural copper finish that is cost effective, flat, and rigid without having to use copious quantities of copper (2.7mm aluminium and 0.3mm copper). 

The Vitradual range also offers the following finishes: 

  • Repel – A self-cleaning surface coating 
  • Static dissipative (exceptionally low outgassing) Surface Coating – Designed for IT industries 
  • Anti-bacterial coating – to meet food handling and storage requirements 
  • VitraART – for personalised design and imagery 

As part of Fairview’s commitment to quality assurance and control, Vitradual’s coil-coating (roll-to-roll) continuous method using only PVDF Kynar 500 or FEVE paints, continues to be well proven for superior quality, ongoing performance and colour integrity. 

Fairview is trusted for absolute compliance across their extensive product range, with a product for every facade rectification requirement.