New Vitrashield cladding system launches with three standard wall build-up systems that have achieved EW (External Wall) classification following extensive full-scale testing.
Fairview Architectural, Australia’s leading provider of compliant and high-performance cladding products has launched their latest façade solution – the Vitrashield AS5113 compliant cladding system.
This innovation follows changes in the test standard as referenced in the amendment to the Building Code of Australia in March 2018 and the market need for compliant cladding solutions that meet the current regulations and the important EW classification. The new standard offers an additional route to compliance along with deemed-to-satisfy and the traditional performance solutions. Vitrashield’s ability to solve re-cladding challenges is also a key component of its offering to the market.
Vitrashield - developed by Fairview’s Innovation team - comprises all of the components typically found in a lightweight commercial wall build up. It is then faced with a Vitrashield steel panel that has the highest quality corrosion prevention coating. As few other products/systems have gained the EW (external wall) classification, Fairview’s commitment to research and development and striving to find solutions for customers and the wider Australian construction market shows great leadership and provides surety to architects, builders, developers and certifiers.
Vitrashield’s system and its cassette cladding panel also make it an ideal solution for façade rectification and recladding projects. This is shown through test data from two of the systems that include Polyisocyanurate (PIR) combustible insulation; both were protected by the superior panel that cannot be penetrated by fire. The technology in the Vitrashield panel’s anti-corrosion coating provides a natural “self-healing” effect.
To achieve the EW classification, systems must be installed as per the tested system. However, Fairview will also readily works with customers to produce a customised Vitrashield system to suit their specific project needs.