As a result of document L of the building regulations and having listened to the requirements of our customers we at Architectural Products now offer a comprehensive range of laminated panels and insulated flashings that will complement any cladding, curtain walling or patent glazing system.
Architectural Products bonded panels are all factory produced in a controlled environment ensuring quality checks are performed at various stages of manufacture. The strength of the panel is gained during the bonding process. By using moisture resistant adhesives and an insulated core to meet the customer’s specification the panels are cured using extreme pressure in a vacuum press that produces a composite panel of the highest quality.
There are many different types of insulation core available for use within a composite panel however Styrofoam has been found to provide the best performance and is the preferred insulation core of Architectural Products in the use of all panel and insulated flashing manufacture.
- Good insulation values
- Slow aging process
- Very low absorption of water
- High compressive strength
- Smooth surface ideal for laminating
Polyester Powder Coated Aluminium
Aluminium sheet polyester powder coated to BS 6496 can be bonded to the insulation core to a thickness to suit the glazing system or with a rebated edge if U-values dictate a thicker insulation. Panels can be manufactured using aluminium sheet varying in thickness from 1.2mm to 3mm depending on the panel size and application.
The polyester powder coating of the panels gives an unlimited choice of colours with most giving guarantees of 25 years with regular maintenance and provides customers with a durable, versatile and cost effective panel.
Manufactured using hot dipped galvanised HDG substrate with a 200-micron coating of plastisol in either smooth or leathergrain finish with 27 different colours to choose from.
Using two skins of plastisol and a suitable insulation core these panels prove to be a popular choice with refurbishments of old curtain walling facades.
The panels are thermally efficient to suit most glazing applications as a standard sandwich panel however for instances where the insulation properties need to be greater then the internal skin of the panel can be rebated to allow a thicker insulation core to be used.
As well as being able to provide a class 1 surface spread of flame for fire rated applications these panels provide excellent UV and impact resistance characteristics.
Fire Rated Panels
Manufactured using galvanised steel sheet and a Styrofoam core, we can manufacture panels to any fire rating from E30 to EI120. The panles are bonded in our vacuum press to ensure the highest quality bond to the panels. A powder coated finish to both faces ensures any colour match can be achieved.