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Vitradual Sets the New Standard in Cladding Compliance

20 Jun 2022 by Fairview

When it comes to rectification, Vitradual is one of the only products available that can meet your sustainability, durability, and compliance goals.

From a design perspective, the facade and cladding system are one of the most important aspects of a building. Façades are required to manage condensation, protect the building from inclement weather, resist the spread of fire and has a significant impact on energy efficiency. However, despite its critical role, façade and cladding design, specification and installation has been the subject of a variety of compliance issues in Australia.

With increasing focus on building resilience, builders, engineers and architects are now more than ever expected to deliver a building that is not only visually appealing and meets the design intent, but more importantly, is compliant, more durable, performs as it should and is better able to resist environmental conditions. 

Waterproofing equates for just 1% of a building’s costs, yet water defects and the resulting damage can account for 80% of all building defects. The total cost of building defects in Australia was $6.2 billion over the last 10 years and approximately $1.4 billion of that was due to water damage.

Tested AS4284 Compliant

Vitradual is Australian Standards AS4284 tested for high performance, energy efficiency and minimal maintenance.

When considering compliant cladding options, common experience is that the existence of an AS4284 test report is considered sufficient. This is not the case. It is important to review the test report and make sure the detailing and pressures are relevant for the project. Each building will have a Serviceable wind load pressure and an Ultimate wind load pressure, which must be known in order to ascertain whether a particular product can be used on a specific building.

Fairview supply AS4284 tested cladding products demonstrating proven performance; energy efficiency and minimal maintenance – products that are built for the future. Our test results demonstrate industry leading performance and test results are readily available for analysis of both serviceable and ultimate wind load pressures. 

Deemed non-combustible to AS1530.1 and AS1530.3

For today’s architects and specifiers, it is the technical details as well as the appearance that count; such as sustainability, thermal insulation and fire protection.

Comprised of 100% recyclable 3mm solid aluminium, Vitradual is one of the few large-format cladding panels that are deemed non-combustible when tested to AS1530.1 and AS1530.3. 

Fully NCC Compliant System

The NCC referenced standard for actions on buildings AS/NZ 1170 series provides direction for determining the appropriate loads on building components. Typically, a 50-year design life is the basis for structural design.

The design capacity of Vitradual and its supports and fixings, must be determined in accordance with this design life using verification method BV1.

The Vitradual cladding system is fully NCC compliant and is backed by a minimum 15-year manufacturer direct warranty, giving you ultimate peace of mind for your next project.   

A Coating Process That’s Best for Consistency, a Quality Finish and Top Performance

With innovation at the core of everything we do, Fairview continually looks for means to improve our product range and bring to the market new and unique features. The latest is a natural copper faced Vitradual panel. Using innovative technology as part of the manufacturing process, a thin layer of natural copper is fused to an aluminium layer without the use of adhesive – achieving a 3mm sheet as per our traditional Vitradual product.

Rather than a painted surface, Fairview can provide a natural copper finish that is cost effective, flat, and rigid without having to use copious quantities of copper (2.7mm aluminium and 0.3 mm copper). 

The Vitradual range also offers the following finishes:

  • Repel – A self-cleaning surface coating
  • Static dissipative (exceptionally low outgassing) Surface Coating – Designed for IT industries
  • Anti-bacteria coating – to meet food handling and storage requirements
  • VitraART – for personalised design and imagery 

As part of Fairview’s commitment to quality assurance and control, Vitradual’s coil-coating (roll-to-roll) continuous method, using only PVDF Kynar 500®or FEVE paints, continues to be well proven for superior quality, ongoing performance and colour integrity.

Fairview are trusted for absolute compliance across their extensive product range, with a product for every façade rectification need.

Stop sacrificing quality and compliance, for a cheaper price.

Learn more about Vitradual by heading to: https://info.fv.com.au/vitradual-solid-aluminium-panels

Fairview
Australia
With almost 30 years’ experience in the façade industry, Fairview is committed to providing aesthetically pleasing and safe cladding products to the construction industry. Our aim is to consistently facilitate the successful delivery of innovative façades that meet the requirements and vision of every project.With one of the largest stock holds in Australia, we have the ability to ensure a consistent and timely supply to our dedicated installer network. In addition, our flexible and innovative approach allows us to work closely with our clients to deliver the best possible project outcomes.Our HistoryFairview Architectural was developed to primarily service the aluminium composite façade market with our product Vitrabond. After several years, we began manufacturing Ceramapanel pre-finished CFC and soon after, secured the coveted ArGeTon terracotta façade tiles distribution for Australia.Our expansion into the United Kingdom market with our flagship product Vitrabond allowed us to establish a global presence, and this, in addition to growing our suite of façade solutions, indicated the need for a strategic realignment of our brand. In 2015 Fairview Architectural moved to simply be known as Fairview. This new approach allows us to better house the extensive suite of products we now manufacture and distribute and more effectively represents the innovative and professional company we have become.Our flexibility and attention to innovation, allowed us the ability to develop a range of non-combustible aluminium composite panel solutions, as part of our focus on addressing the issue of combustible façades; launching Vitracore G2 in 2015 and Vitradual in 2017.Corporate FoundationOur MissionInnovative and proactive organisation, consistently delivering industry leading façade solutions; renowned for excellence of product and superior customer service.Our VisionTo lead the industry through consistently facilitating the successful delivery of innovative façade solutions.Our ValuesTrust and respect / We work together to create a culture of interdependence built on trust, respect and dignity for all. Each person’s contribution is critical to our success.Achievement and Excellence / We strive for excellence in everything we do; we challenge our thinking and look beyond the obvious.Customer Service / We serve people in a way that is above and beyond what is expected.Meaningful Innovation / We are the Façade Company that invents products and solutions that matter.Uncompromising Integrity / We are open, honest and direct in our dealings.Solutions Minded / We are passionate about developing and presenting solutions for every project.

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