Cassette Rainscreens

Product Description

A façade suite that incorporates a rainscreen cassette system has many advantages over a proprietary panel on rail system because the cassette is generally designed to be installed over a unitised system that integrates the air seal (and insulation). This is the key flexible advantage that allows the designer to freely design flat or 3-dimensional panels over the façade, which under normal circumstances may become complex or even impossible junctions to manage with regard to weathering. A cassette system may incorporate folded ACM, zinc, stainless steel, surface finished aluminium or terracotta. Thermosash have engineered a unique method of fitting of brackets that eliminate potential wind uplift and, because of the unitised panel supporting the cassettes, also absorb seismic or differential structural movements without compromising any of the junction or critical weathering detailing.

Section & Panel Sizes

As the cassettes or panels are generally fixed over a panelwall (PW) system the primary structure, air barrier and insulation panel section size is either 100 / 150 / 200mm + the cassette section, which is generally only limited by the original material size availability or the receiving panel - optimized to manage waste / control cost.

Performance / Testing

  • AS/NZS1170 (Structural Design Actions)
  • Other codes as specified by the consultant mechanical engineer

Maximum Spanning Ability

Thermosash specifically engineers the best suite option for your project taking into consideration span, structural system, and environmental loads (e.g. wind). The spanning ability will vary depending on the above.

Thermosash Suites are recognized as having the largest spanning systems on the market due to our specific engineering capability and the customised nature of the work we complete.

Warranty

The standard warranty is 5 years from the date of practical completion for these products. This covers workmanship and weather tightness, providing the subcontract includes fabrication, installation and glazing of all components.

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Key Features

  • An extremely adaptable system that allows bespoke designed elements to be incorporated confidently, with no concern of creating complex junctions that will leak.
  • Minimizes junctions between trades.
  • Versatile bracketing system that allows for a vast variety of materials to be incorporated.
  • A system that allows seamless integration of ancillary components such as brackets for solar shading, signage brackets etc that do not penetrate the wet zone,thereby eliminating the chance of leakage.

Specification

We recommend using Masterspec 4211TS Curtainwall when specifying this suite.

Finishes

  • Polyester powdercoat - both standard and special colours available
  • Anodised - all anodised colours available - commercial grade 20 Micron finish recommended
  • PVF2 Fluorocarbon finishes - available on request

Relevant Projects

North Shore Elective Unit

North Shore Elective Unit

Auckland

Jasmax

Argon

2013

132 Halsey Street

132 Halsey Street

Auckland

Athfield Architects Ltd

Haydn & Rollett Construction Ltd

2019

UOC Beatrice Tinsley Building

UOC Beatrice Tinsley Building

Christchurch

Jasmax

Dominion Constructors Ltd

2019

UOA Boyle Building

UOA Boyle Building

Auckland

Jasmax

Fletcher

2011