Product SVK Ornimat used on Hotel Van der Valk in Harlem.
Bergenopzoom, Hospital Lievensberg Bergen the Netherlands Reference Project

SVK Fibre Cement Facades

A2 Rated Fibre Cement Boards

What is SVK?

Wienerberger’s SVK Fibre Cement Façade solution achieves the perfect balance of high performance and high design, offering durability and safety without sacrificing visual appeal. When it comes to constructing or renovating structures both large and small, SVK delivers the ideal building solution for creating inspirational facades.

Precision-engineered SVK fibre cement cladding boards are manufactured from a mixture of Portland cement, reinforcement fibres, additives and water, which is built up in thin layers and compressed to create sheets which are left to dry and harden before being painted or coated to achieve a decorative finish.

With a wide range of colours and textures available, SVK rainscreen panels offer the ability to create outstanding contemporary façade designs that enrich the built environment and provide A2 rated fire performance. 

 

The SVK Range

SVK Ornimat Seashell product used on Apartment building in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

 The SVK Fibre Cement Façades collection features eight decorative panel ranges: -

·        Puro Plus

·        Decoboard Classic

·        Decoboard Pure

·        Ornimat

·        Colormat Classic

·        Colormat Scripto

·        Colormat Bando Classic

·        Colormat Bando Scripto

Along with a broad spectrum of bright and neutral colours on offer, these ranges include sanded and smooth surface textures, linear patterns, slatted effects and replications of natural stone. These options can be used in isolation or in combination to create stunning facades for any design scheme. 

The benefits of using SVK Fibre Cement boards

Performance

·        Meets A2 fire rating for fire-resistant, non-combustible cladding.

·        Conforms to BS EN 12467 standard for “Fibre cement flat sheets – production specification and tests”.

·        Meets performance criteria of European Technical Assessment (ETA 14/0284).

·        Independently tested and accredited by CWCT.

·        30-year design life.

·        10-year material guarantee.

·        Lightweight.

·        Low maintenance – simply use clean water, with added mild detergent if you wish.

·        Weather resistant.

·        Resistant to mould, rot and bacteria.

·        A variety of fixing options available.

Design

·        8 decorative collections to choose from with a diverse range of colour and finish options.

·        10-year colour guarantee (Decoboard Classic and Ornimat collections).

·        Bespoke colour options available (Decoboard Classic and Ornimat collections).

 

SVK Puroplus Westfriesgasthuis Reference Project

Fire Performance

Fire performance is a major consideration when selecting a façade material for new build or retrofit projects. UK building regulations demand that only fire rated cladding is installed on buildings above 18 metres in height (or 11 metres in Scotland). Cladding products are subjected to rigorous testing to achieve their fire rating, comparing ignitability, smoke production and heat release amongst other criteria.

Fibre cement as a material will not fuel a fire within a building or ignite when exposed to flames. Under the BS EN 13501-1 standard, Wienerberger’s SVK fibre cement façade panels achieve a Euroclass fire rating of A2 s1, d0 – an industry standard for high quality, fire-resistant cladding materials.   

·        A2 means that the product is non-combustible.

·        s1 signifies that little or no smoke is created during the first ten minutes of fire exposure.

·        d0 indicates that no flaming droplets or particles are produced during the first ten minutes of fire exposure.

Testing and Certifications

The SVK fibre cement façade solution has been independently accredited by the third-party Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT), who perform testing for weather tightness, impact resistance and more at their certified facility where they replicate the most extreme conditions that can be inflicted on buildings.

The SVK range also conforms to the BS EN 12467 standard for “Fibre cement flat sheets – product specification and tests”, as well as meeting the performance criteria of a European Technical Assessment (ETA14/0284).

As a façade product with longevity and durability, SVK fibre cement panels hold a 30-year design life guarantee, with no risk of shrinkage, warping and cracking once installed. Colourfast, UV resistant and hydrophobic coatings can be applied to fibre cement to offer additional protection against weather and pollution.  

The Decoboard Classic and Ornimat ranges also boast a 10-year colour guarantee. 

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    Installation

    SVK façade panels can be installed quickly, efficiently and safely onto a wide range of substrates as an outer skin using a variety of visible or concealed fixings.

    Typically fitted onto a timber or aluminium sub-frame using rivets, screws, glue or invisible mechanical fixings, SVK cladding panels can also be easily installed alongside other façade systems, such as Wienerberger’s Corium system, or more traditional building materials like brick for a mixed material aesthetic. 

    Screws

    SVK cladding boards can be fixed with coated, round head screws to an aluminium or wooden supporting structure. The screws are inserted perpendicularly through pre-drilled screw holes.

    Rivets

    Rivets matched to the same colour as the chosen SVK panel can be used to secure it to an aluminium sub-frame. 

    Glue

    A specially designed, durable gluing system (a double sided adhesive strip paired with glue) can also be used to fix SVK boards to the sub-frame.  

    Invisible Mechanical Fixing

    Anchors are attached to the rear side of predrilled SVK panels for attaching onto an aluminium supporting structure. There are no visible fixings on the front of the panel.

     

    For further information about installing SVK fibre cement facades, take a look at our Technical Guide.

    Our Technical team are on hand to provide free, easy access to useful advice and documentation relating to SVK fibre cement façades. Click here to find out more about our Technical Support Services.

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