Facade Blades

This page includes comprehensive technical information on our Facade Blades system. Keep scrolling to browse or use the menu to find exactly what you are looking for.

Aluminium

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Typical Facade Setup

Sculptform Facade Blade mounting option

The System

Sculptform Facade Blades

Mounting Rail
Blade Mounting
Bracket
Blades
Can be coloured to suit your needs and is available in the following two sizes:

  • 50x50mm (for direct fix application)
  • 50x90mm (for applications that require rail spanning)

 

  • Diecast aluminium (ADC12)
  • Centre bolt allows blades to pivot (installation non-perpendicular to rail)
Extruded Aluminium available in the following three sizes (see below):

  • 50x150mm
  • 50x200mm
  • 50x300mm

 

Blade Sizes

Coatings

Interior only Interior / exterior
Powdercoat - Duratec

Interior / exterior
timber wall cladding Eternity Bronze Pearl
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interior wall cladding Appliance White
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interior wall cladding Arctic White
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Wood Cladding Chain Pearl
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interior wall cladding Chalk USA
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ceiling styles and designs Champagne Kinetic
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interior wall cladding Citi Silver Pearl
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interior wall cladding Copper Metallic Kinetic
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interior wall cladding Dark Grey
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ceiling styles and designs Desert
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timber wall cladding Eternity Charcoal Pearl
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timber wall cladding Eternity Nickel Pearl
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Wood Cladding Eternity Pewter Pearl
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interior wall cladding Evergreen
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Intensity Storm
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interior wall cladding Leaf
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ceiling styles and designs Linen Pearl
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timber wall cladding Lunar Eclipse
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Wood Cladding Lunar Grey
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interior wall cladding Matt Canvas Cloth
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interior wall cladding Monument Zeus
Wood Cladding Powdercoat - Duralloy

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tongue and groove cladding Apo Grey
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vertical timber screen Barley
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architectural cladding Barrister White
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Shou Sugi Ban Basalt
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vertical timber screen Berry Grey
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Shou Sugi Ban Black
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architectural cladding Blue Ridge
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architectural cladding Bright White
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architectural cladding Canola Cream
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tongue and groove cladding Charcoal
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Shou Sugi Ban Classic Cream
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timber ceiling cladding Classic Hawthorn Green
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architectural cladding Cottage Green
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soffit ceiling Cove
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vertical timber screen Deep Brunswick Green
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soffit ceiling Deep Ocean
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tongue and groove cladding Doeskin
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vertical timber screen Dune
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Shou Sugi Ban Evening Haze
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tongue and groove cladding Grey Nurse
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Shou Sugi Ban Gully
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tongue and groove cladding Hammersly Brown
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vertical timber screen Iron Stone
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tongue and groove cladding Jasper
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vertical timber screen Light Grey
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tongue and groove cladding Magnolia
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Shou Sugi Ban Mangrove
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vertical timber screen Manor Red
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architectural cladding Mid Bronze
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tongue and groove cladding Monument
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timber ceiling cladding Notre Dame
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Off White
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Olde Pewter
Interior Only
Shou Sugi Ban Aluminium-Powdercoat-Duralloy-Pale Eucalypt
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Paperbark
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Oyster
Interior / exterior
timber ceiling cladding Rivergum Beige
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architectural cladding Shale Grey
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architectural cladding Shoji White
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tongue and groove cladding Stone Beige
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tongue and groove cladding Stone Grey
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Shou Sugi Ban Surfmist
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Shou Sugi Ban Terrain
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Shou Sugi Ban Wallaby
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timber ceiling cladding Weathered Copper
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timber ceiling cladding Wedgewood
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timber ceiling cladding White Birch
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Windspray
Interior / exterior
vertical timber screen Woodland Grey
timber feature wall Powdercoat - Precious

Interior / exterior
soffit ceiling Bronze Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber feature wall Champagne Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Charcoal Metallic Pearl
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soffit ceiling Citi Pearl
Interior / exterior
facade architecture Copper Kinetic Pearl
Interior / exterior
timber feature wall Essential Silver Pearl
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facade architecture Gunmetal Kinetic Pearl
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facade architecture Metropolis Bronze Pearl
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facade architecture Metropolis Silver Glow Pearl
Interior Only
facade architecture Metropolis Storm Pearl
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facade architecture Mother of Pearl
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soffit ceiling Natural Pearl
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facade architecture Nickel Pearl
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facade architecture Onyx Pearl
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facade architecture Pewter Pearl
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facade architecture Platypus Kinetic Pearl
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facade architecture Sharp Silver Kinetic Pearl
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timber feature wall Silver Kinetic Pearl
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timber feature wall Silver Pearl
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facade architecture St Elmos Fire Kinetic Pearl
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facade architecture Steel Pearl
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timber feature wall Typhoon Pearl
Sculptform - Bronze Medium Anodised

Interior / exterior
Sculptform Antique Gold Antique Gold
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Sculptform - Anodised Black Black
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Dark Bronze Dark Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Bronze Medium Medium Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform - Bronze Medium Standard Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Light Bronze Light Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Pale Bronze Pale Bronze
Interior / exterior
Sculptform - Dark Gold Dark Gold
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Gold Light Light Gold
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Sculptform Gold Medium Medium Gold
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Sculptform Anodised Silver Silver
Sculptform Walnut Timber-look Wrap Timber-look Wraps

Interior / exterior
Sculptform Greywash Oak TLW Greywash Oak
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Chocolate Oak TLW Chocolate Oak
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Sculptform Smoked Oak TLW Smoked Oak
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Sculptform Spotted Gum TLW Spotted Gum
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Walnut Timber-look Wrap Walnut
Interior / exterior
White Oak
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Whitewash Blackbutt TLW Whitewash Blackbutt
Interior / exterior
Sculptform Whitewash Oak TLW Whitewash Oak
Mounting Options
Sculptform's Facade Blade system has three mounting options to accomodate a variety of situations. Each option allows for both building and thermal movement to ensure the longevity of the facade.
Direct Fix - 50x50mm Mounting Rail

The direct fix method uses a 50x50mm aluminium mounting rail which is suitable to be fixed to pre-cast concrete, blockwork or to piggyback off a steel structure. This rail is not designed to span between fixing points and fixings into the substrate are typically 800mm depending on project specific requirements.

 

Rail mounting point

Sculptform Facade Blades direct fix mounting option

 

Fixed to Mullion - 50x90mm Mounting Rail

The fixed to mullion method is used when mounting rail spans are required. This method uses the larger 50x90mm rail profile for increased rigidity. Spans can typically be up to 3 metres between rail mounting brackets.

See more about rail mounting brackets

Sculptform Facade Blade mounting option

 

Top rail detail

Sculptform Facade Blade mounting option

 

Sculptform Facade Blade mounting option

 

Direct Fixed to Slab Edge

This method is used when slab to slab blade spans are required. This method also uses the 50x90mm mounting rail which can span up to 3 metres between rail mounting brackets.

See more about rail mounting brackets

Sculptform Facade Blade mounting option

 

Top rail detail

Sculptform Facade Blade mounting option

 

Spacing Options

Sculptform’s Facade Blades allow specifiers ultimate customisability when it comes to blade spacing. Typically blades are spaced between 150-300mm apart.

When your facade is open to allow for ventilation, the maximum blade spacing is 125mm due to NCC regulations, the minimum blade spacing for all facade blade applications is 100mm.

Blade spacing is an effective element for value management, as small changes can have a significant impact on overall system cost.

Rail Mounting Brackets

Sculptform’s proprietary rail mounting brackets are used in our facade blade system to mount the rail to the substrate, typically at 2.4m increments. Allowing for in/out and up/down substructure tolerance adjustments of up to +-25mm, the brackets use serrated components to lock into place at the desired position.

These rail mounting brackets make it fast and simple to apply Sculptform’s Facade Blade system to a variety of substructures including steel mullions, blockwork walls and slab to slab applications.

Sculptform Facade Blade rail mounting bracket

Rail Joining Strips

The Facade Blades system uses specially designed rail joining strips to connect mounting rails. These joins are different for each mounting method, as explained above in the mounting options section.

This is a detailed view of how the joining strip works.

Sculptform Facade Blade rail mounting strip

Curving Rail - Minimum Radius

The facade blade rail system can be factory curved to a minimum radius of three metres for both concave and convex curves.

Sculptform Facade Blades curving rail

Raking Mounting Rail

For more design freedom, the two part bracket allows to blade to be installed non-perpendicular to the rail. This creates opportunities for raking effects and angled blades on your facade with minimal blade cantilever.

Sculptform Facade Blades raking

Blade End Caps

End caps are easily snapped in, with the added security of a locking off screw.

Sculptform Facade Blade end caps

Back Cover Strip

To provide a seamless visual appearance to the back of the batten, back cover strips are provided which simply snap into the rear of the batten on site.

Sculptform Facade Blades back cover strip

Corner Details
  • Set the fins in from the corner and mitre the rail

When wrapping blades around a 90-degree corner, the recommended option is to set the fins in from the corner and mitre the rail.

Sculptform Facade Blades mitred corner

 

  • Corner junction (no wrap around) using rail end cap

End caps are available for junctions where the end of the rail is visible.

Sculptform Facade Blades endcap

Fire Compliance

Fire compliance is simple with the Sculptform Facade Blade system, all aluminium battens are deemed non-combustible under AS 1530.1.