Nvelope Rainscreen Cladding simplifies the complexity of modern building facades using a unique ‘helping hand’ bracketing system which is fixed to the substrate at set vertical and horizontal separations. Suitable for the most demanding facade materials, our range of Nvelope brackets, rails and rainscreen support systems are safe, economic and effective.

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Product Guide Applications
NV1
Back frame vertical cladding 
  • Suitable as a back frame system – NV1 is suitable for face fixing / rivet fixing cladding elements to e.g. fibre cement, high-pressure laminate (HPL), ACM and metal rainscreen panels
NV2
Concealed fix/structural cladding 
  • Suitable for concealed fix cladding applications – structural bond (Sika sikatack panel system).
NV3
Concealed fix/mechanical cladding 
  • Suitable for fibre cement, high-pressure laminate (HPL), ceramic, thin stone etc. Horizontal NVELOPE channel profiles are fixed to the vertical profiles. Rainscreen panels are hung from and secured with hangers.
NV4
Concealed fix/mechanical cladding 
  • NV4 elements –Trespa Meteon HPL.
NV5
Concealed fix cladding 
  • NV5 elements – Trespa Meteon HPL only. Panels are supported at the bottom by the horizontal NV5 channel profile which provides restraint to panel tops. Vertical joints can be open, baffled or formed by half laps with appropriately designed panel edges providing a concealed fixing.
NV6
Timber batten/hybrid cladding 
  • Suitable for supporting vertical or horizontal timber or cement weatherboarding. Panels may then be attached to support other materials, e.g. copper, zinc, etc.
NH1
Back frame horizontal cladding
  • Laid under-slab, Proctor Q-Silence reduces noise from impact and foot traffic for all types of floor surfaces including ceramic tiles, timber, parquetry and carpet

NV1

Details

NV1 is the Nvelope back frame – vertical cladding applications.

Nvelope ‘T’ and ‘L’ profiles are fixed using Nvelope ‘helping hand’ support brackets, fixed through a series of pre-punched fixed and flexible point holes.

Nvelope flexible point brackets absorb wind loading and allow for expansion and contraction.

Nveloped fixed point brackets absorb vertical dead loads.

Nvelope bracket spacing is determined by cladding design options such as the dimensions and weight of the facade cladding, local wind loads, cladding zone and substrate.

Applications

Suitable as a back frame system (NV1 is the basis of all Nvelope rainscreen systems) – NV1 is suitable for face fixing/rivet fixing cladding. Elements to which it can be fixed are:

  • Fiber cement
  • High pressure laminate (HPL)
  • ACM
  • Metal rainscreen panels

Features

  • Manufactured from extruded aluminium alloys conforming to EN 573-3 (material) and EN 755 production standards

Standards

  • British Board of Agreement (NNA) – 09/4678

Nvelope ProjectChecklist Wizard
Nvelope have created a simple two step enquiry wizard that will generate a Nvelope Project Checklist exclusively tailored to your project. 

Product Name: Nvelope NV-1
Product Description: Nvelope NV-1 brackets allows adjustments between face of primary support to outer face of vertical profile. (assuming 60mm profile leg).
adjustment from 62mm min to 102mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 92mm min to 132mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 122mm min to 162mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 152mm min to 192mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 182mm min to 222mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 212mm min to 252mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 242mm min to 282mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 272mm min to 312mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 302mm min to 342mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
6.5mm holes (suitalbe for steel and.or timber substrates)/11.0mm holes (suitable for block/concrete substates)

Nvelope isolates are 5.0mm thick – if you do not require isolators – reduce dims in table (min/max) by 5.0mm

Profiles:

[L] 60 x 40mm

[T] 40 x 100 / 60 x 80 / 60 x 120 / 60 x 140mm

Nvelope isolates: included as standard

Technical Documentation

NV2

Details

NV2 is the Nvelope system for secret fix/structural bonding applications – vertical cladding applications and features Sika SikaTack structural bonding.

Nvelope ‘T’ and ‘L’ profiles are fixed using Nvelope ‘helping hand’ support brackets, fixed through a series of pre-punched, fixed and flexible point holes.

Nvelope flexible point brackets absorb wind loading and allow for expansion and contraction

Nvelope fixed point brackets absorb vertical dead loads.

Nvelope bracket spacing is determined by cladding design options such as the dimensions and weight of the facade cladding, local wind loads, cladding zone and substrate.

Applications

Suitable for secret fix cladding applications – structural bond (Sika SikaTack panel system):

  • Fibre cement
  • High pressure laminate (HPL)
  • ACM
  • Metal rainscreen panels

Features

  • Manufactured from extruded aluminium alloys conforming to EN 573-3 (material) and EN 755 production standards

Standards

  • British Board of Agrement (NNA) – 09/4678

Nvelope Project Checklist Wizard

Nvelope have created a simple two step enquiry wizard that will generate a Nvelope Project Checklist exclusively tailored to your project.

Product Name: Nvelope NV-2
Product Description: Nvelope NV-2 brackets allow adjustment between face of primary support to outer face of vertical profile (assuming 60mm profile leg).
adjustment from 62mm min to 105mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 92mm min to 135mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 122mm min to 165mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 152mm min to 195mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 182mm min to 225mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 212mm min to 255mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 242mm min to 285mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 272mm min to 315mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 302mm min to 345mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
6.5mm holes (suitable for steel and/or timber substrates)/11.0mm holes (suitable for block/concrete substates)

Nvelope isolates are 5.0mm thick – if you do not require isolators – reduce dims in table (min/max) by 5.0mm

* includes SikaTack (tape/adhesive)

Profiles:

[L] 60 x 40mm

[T] 40 x 100 / 60 x 80 / 60 x 120 / 60 x 140mm

Nvelope isolates: included as standard

Technical documentation

NV3

Details

NV3 is the Nvelope system for secret fix/mechanically fixed applications – vertical cladding applications.

Secured using hangers and undercut stud anchors or screws to provide a concealed fixing.

Horizontal profiles are fixed to the vertical profiles. Rainscreen panels are hung from and secured to the horizontal profiles with cleats, adjustable cleats, or hangers.

Nvelope ‘T’ and ‘L’ profiles are fixed using Nvelope ‘helping hand’ support brackets, fixed through a series of fixed and flexible points.

Nvelope fixed point brackets absorb both vertical and dead loads.

Nvelope bracket spacing is determined by cladding options such as the dimensions and weight of the facade cladding, local wind loads, cladding zone and substrate.

Nvelope flexible point brackets absorb wind loading and allow for expansion and contraction.

Applications

NV3 is suitable for secret fix cladding applications – mechanical elements fix to the following substrates:

  • Fiber cement
  • High pressure laminate (HPL)
  • Ceramic
  • Thin stone

Features

  • Manufactured from extruded aluminium alloys conforming to EN 573-3 (material) and EN 755 production standards

Standards

  • British Board of Agrement (NNA) – 09/4678

Nvelope Project Checklist Wizard

Nvelope have created a simple two step enquiry wizard that will generate an Nvelope Project Checklist exclusively taylored to your project.

Product Name: Nvelope NV3
Product Description: Nvelope NV3
adjustment from 62mm min to 134mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 92mm min to 164mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 122mm min to 194mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 152mm min to 224mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 182mm min to 254mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 212mm min to 284mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 242mm min to 314mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 272mm min to 344mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
adjustment from 302mm min to 374mm max single/double – 6.5mm holes/11.0mm holes*
6.5mm holes (suitable for steel and/or timber substrates)/11.0mm holes suitable for block/concrete substrates)

* Nvelopes isolators are 5.0mm thick – if you do not require isolators – reduce dims in table (min/max) by 5.0mm

* includes Nvelope NV3 rail and cleat (32mm)

Profiles:

[L] 60 x 40mm

[T] 40 x 100 / 60 x 80 / 60 x 120 / 60 x 140mm

Nvelope isolates: included as standard

Technical documentation

The NV9 is the simplistic NVELOPE support system comprised of Omega and Zed profiles.

Suitable for rainscreens with a shallow cladding zone either 25mm, or 40mm, this simplistic system does not allow for level and adjustment between the substrate and the front of the façade.

Features

The NV9 system is only suitable for face fixed or adhesive secret fix panels. Zed profiles are used at the corner junctions of the façade and Omega profiles are used on panel joints. The profiles are screwed straight back to the substrate using primary fixings.

Material

Manufactured from extruded aluminium alloys conforming to EN 573-3 (material) and EN 755 production standards.

Component Reference Detail
25mm Omega OM25-120-2.4-3000 3000 = 3 metre length (can be 6m)
40mm Omega OM40-140-2.4-3000 3000 = 3 metre length (can be 6m)
25mm Zed Z25-45-2.4-3000 3000 = 3 metre length (can be 6m)
40mm Zed Z40-55-2.4-3000 3000 = 3 metre length (can be 6m)
Fixings
SX3 6.0 x 48 04/SX3/28-S16-6.0X48 Metsec steel frame
TDA 6.5 x 51 04/TDA-S-S16-6.5X51 Timber frame
MBRK 10 x 60 04/MBRK-S4-H18-10-60 Concrete and block work
MBRK 10 x 80 04/MBRK-S4-H18-10-80 Concrete and block work

NVF2F is the NVELOPE back frame – vertical floor to floor cladding applications.

Suitable as a back frame system – NVF2F is suitable for face fixing / rivet fixing cladding – elements to e.g. fibre cement, high-pressure laminate (HPL) and metal rainscreen panels. NVF2F can support NV3 / 4 / 5 and 8.

Features

NVF2F is the NVELOPE back frame – vertical floor to floor cladding applications.

NVELOPE floor to floor (mullion) box ‘T’ profiles are fixed using NVELOPE support brackets NVELOPE brackets absorb wind loading and allow for expansion and contraction and both vertical dead loads.

NVELOPE Bracket spacing is determined by cladding options such as the dimensions and weight of the façade cladding, local wind loads and cladding zone.

Material

Manufactured from extruded aluminium alloys conforming to EN 573-3 (material) and EN 755 production standards.

Options

NVELOPE brackets (V): allows adjustment between the face of the primary support to outer face of vertical profile. Thermal isolators: hard PVC isolator assembled as standard (located between the NVELOPE bracket and the primary structural support system).

Description Range of adjustment min (mm) Range of adjustment max (mm) Stock code
*Floor to floor small bracket 72mm 79 127 01/F2F072
Floor to floor medium bracket 122mm 125 177 01/F2F122
Floor to floor large bracket 172mm 175 227 01/F2F172
Floor to floor extra large bracket 222mm 225 277 01/F2F190
Floor to floor isolator 01/F2FISO
Floor to Floor box rail 3600mm (Transom/Mullion) 02/F2FBR-3600
Floor to Floor box T rail 3600mm (Mullion) 02/F2FBRT-3600
40 x 40mm spigot 200mm F2F 03/F2F4040
End Plate/Transom cleat – horizontal F2F 03/F2FCLEAT
*minimum with primary fixing installed in bracket well = 94mm.
all dims are from heal of bracket + 5mm with isolator installed.

Technical documentation

Project Builder

Details

Project Builder – Each facade is different

Use our project builder to specify a project specific exterior cladding solution. The requirements for each façade and cladding system are always different and depend on factors such as local wind loads, height of the façade, substrate being fixed to, selected cladding material and the cladding zone. All NVELOPE cladding systems can be engineered to project specific requirements. Unlock your scheme by completing and submitting the NVELOPE project checklist (ideally accompanied with elevation and plan autoCAD drawings, indicating your proposed cladding requirements). This will allow us to prepare a project specific cladding solution that includes static calculations and setting out information for the support system, thermal calculations and indicative m² price.

Static Calculations – Dynamic Forces

A static calculation assesses dynamic forces e.g. wind load and dead loads (weight of the cladding) under project circumstances. In engineering, static systems do not move or change state – therefore a static calculation ensures that under a given set of circumstances the system (mix of brackets and components) will not move and it will support the load that it is intended to support.

Thermal Calculations – Bridging the thermal gap

The 2010 revision to Part ‘L’ places specific emphasis on the performance of the building details and the additional losses through linear thermal bridging. The thermal value of NVELOPE brackets has been calculated. Thermal bridges cause increased flow of heat and should be taken into consideration when designing a façade or façade system. Since the anchoring for ventilated cladding must go through the thermal insulation into the substrate thermal bridging cannot be avoided. NVELOPE NV and NH brackets are pre-assembled with thermal isolators – isolators help reduce thermal bridging. The additional heat loss for each m² of a detail is known as the PSI value and this additional heat loss is dependent upon the type of detail, the thermal conductivity of the cladding materials and the quality of the detail design and installation.

Nvelope have created a simple two step enquiry wizard that will generate a Nvelope Project Checklist exclusively tailored to your project. To complete the following simple steps you will need the following information on your project.

  • contact details
  • project name and location
  • facade type
  • facade weight
  • average panel size
  • building height and storey height
  • substrate type
  • fixing method
  • cladding zone (distance from substrate to cladding)

 

Email:  nvelope@dctech.com.au

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