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RF50-FR Rainscreen Facades System

RF50-FR Rainscreen Facades System

RF50- FR is a 50mm deep back drained and ventilated, Hook-On cladding panel. Cassette panels are overlapped horizontal creating a baffle joint. The vertical joint is created using a unique Spanwall extruded Mullion incorporating anti-vibration EPDM gaskets which is mounted to the substrate wall using adjustable Helping Hand brackets. These Helping Hand brackets create the insulation/cavity zone and transfers the wind and dead load to the wall. The RF50-FR Cassette panel is retained by hooks which are bolted onto the extruded vertical mullion and secured with anti-lift screws.

As with all Spanwall Rainscreen panels systems, Austenitic Stainless Steel fixing screws and bolts are used.

Testing & Certification

RF50-FR is an independently tested “through wall” system and carries BS8414-2:2020 Fire Performance Classification in accordance with BR135 (3rd edition): 2013 and is suitable for use on high rise buildings*.

Spanwall chose the most rigorous test regime, assessing panels sizes much larger than the norm at the largest floor spans and deepest cladding zones practical**, to prove that the RF50-FR Fire Rated Rainscreen System is truly fit for whatever configuration you might specify.

RF50-FR is designated A2-s1,d0 to EN13501-1 (when PPC is applied to the aluminium substrate, A1 if Anodized) and has passed the Standard for systemised building envelope testing by CWCT. RF50-FR also carries the prestigious UL Mark – Performance of Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Cladding.

These independent test certificates and standard CAD drawings are available in Downloads via the Architects & Installers tab. 

**See classification report EUI-20-000374- Revision1


Benefits of the Spanwall RF50-FR

RF50-FR Rear Fixed 50mm Fire Rated Rainscreen System Brochure

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Spanwall RF50-FR

The Spanwall RF50-FR Rear Fixed 50mm Fire Rated Rainscreen System has evolved over 50-years of manufacturing to meet the demands created by Architects, Specifiers, Contractors and building owners for a precision-made Fire Rated and independently tested back ventilated Rainscreen façade system. Spanwall RF50-FR is manufactured on a state-of-the-art Bending Cell which can produce a fully folded cassette panel in 90-seconds. RF50-FR is a flat faced Hook-on cassette rainscreen cladding panel offering crisp clean lines. RF50-FR is ideal for new builds or retrofit projects. Panel sizes are custom to suit the project needs and bespoke designs (like Titanic Visitors Centre) and multiple options including perforating and profiling are done inhouse. By continually investing in the latest 2D and 3D CAD and Modelling software systems, Spanwall can stay at the forefront of cladding design and development. Spanwall can offer design advice and technical back-up to help your design team to fully realise their design concepts.

Swanton House, Student Accommodation, Queens St, Belfast

Product: Spanwall RF50-FR
Architect: Hamilton Architects, Belfast
Main Contractor: O’Hare & McGovern, Newry

Eolas Building ICT Hub, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare

Product: Spanwall RF50-FR Perforated Hook-On Aluminium Cassette Panels
Architect: Coady Partnership
Main Contractor: Tracey Brothers
Façade Contractor: Gunn Lennon Fabrications Ltd
Awards: Winner - Best Educational Building Local Authority Members Association Awards 2016

Spanwall offer a full range of products and solutions to complement the RF50-FR, these include secondary support system, flashings, custom fabrications, inhouse stud welding, routing, perforating and fixings/screws.

The information above should only be used as a guide. We strongly advise that you should review the manufacturer's own product information or alternatively contact us and we can provide this for you on request.

Euroclass Classification Guide

A1 = Non Combustible - No contribution to fire

A2 = Limited Combustibility - Very limited contribution to fire

RF50-FR Rear Fixed 50mm Fire Rated Rainscreen System Performance

The RF50-FR system has achieved Fire Performance Classification in accordance with BR135 (3rd edition): 2013, as tested according to BS 8414-2:2020