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Sotech Optima IPC Interlocking Pressed Plank Rainscreen

Sotech Ltd

Interlocking wall plank is a simple, interlocking metal cladding panel that with an appropriate secondary support system may be used as part of a rainscreen system. The planks are connected by a simple interlocking male/female joint, which offers either a recessed or hairline appearance.

The Optima IPC, Interlocking Pressed Plank is secretly fixed onto extruded aluminum support framework horizontally, vertically or diagonally in a variety of materials. As the longitudinal joint is not ventilated this product can be used as a weathered screen introducing ventilation at the base of a wall and at the top or some ventilation can be introduced at the cross plank joints by leaving a gap with the support structure behind creating a baffle.

Benefits of Optima IPC:
The pressed metal plank is available in a variety of materials and thicknesses up to 2mm enabling greater module sizes far in excess of the limitations found in some rolled systems.
Panels are fixed using wafer head, self-tapping stainless Steel Screws through pre-punched holes.
Panels can be fixed to a simple top hat or Timber baton of minimum 38mm depth to create ventilation with a cladding zone as shallow as 90mm.
Components meet the requirements of Class 0 fire performance in accordance with building regulations.
A fully independently tested and accredited system to CWCT standards and fully compliant to NHBC requirements.
Flashings and ancillary products available such as copings, fascia soffit, column casings, solar shading and architectural features.

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