|Can be coloured to suit your needs and is available in the following two sizes:
||Extruded Aluminium available in the following three sizes (see below):
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
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.
Top rail detail
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.
Top rail detail
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.
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.
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.
The facade blade rail system can be factory curved to a minimum radius of three metres for both concave and convex curves.
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.
End caps are easily snapped in, with the added security of a locking off screw.
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.
- 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.
- Corner junction (no wrap around) using rail end cap
End caps are available for junctions where the end of the rail is visible.
Fire compliance is simple with the Sculptform Facade Blade system, all aluminium battens are deemed non-combustible under AS 1530.1.