System Profiles & Accessories

Forte Horizontal Rail System

Concealed fix
Sound Insulation
Additional elements available
Wide range materials

A 3mm thick Horizonal rail system which is typically fixed to vertical rails in a T & L geometry. The majority of facades can be designed using 2mm vertical sections, although there structurally required 3mm sections are specified. Use Fischer FZP undercut anchors for fixing stone 20-40mm the panels to the hanger brackets. The clasps are available with M6 and M8 bolts and can carry up to 60kg of stone.

The horizontal rail can be fixed to the vertical rail using tek screw or rivet connections. The horizontal rails are designed to span 500-600mm between the vertical support structure.

The Forte, 3mm horizontal rail system is available in 20mm and 30mm deep sections, with hanger brackets available in 36mm, 60mm and 80mm widths. RJ Facades technical department will specify the hanger brackets depending on the façade panel size and weight.

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  • Approvals
  • Typical Facade Systems
  • Technical Characteristics
  • Approvals

     

    UL Winmark Approval (UKAS Product Certification)

    The UL Certification covers the full range of brackets and accessory components. The certified companies head office situated in Bathgate, West Lothian, with the Facades Division based in Guildford, Surrey. The aluminium EVT brackets and components are manufactured and fabricated in Europe and the UK at UL audited manufacturing sites.

    The Approval Covers

    A detailed overview of the certified products 

    Technical specification of the products 

    An initial assessment of the certified company's factory production control systems.

    Design considerations

    A review of the products documentation to help demonstrate compliance with the applicable requirements of the UL Scheme. 

    An assessment of the certified products contribution to any key requirement of the building regulations.

    An overview of the certified companies product installation requirements and procedures.

    An overview of all supporting test documentation used for the product evaluation. 

    Ongoing surveillance of the certified company's factory production control system and procedures.  

    The conditions under which this product certification is valid.  



  • Typical Façade Systems

     

    Stone 20-40mm in thickness

     

    Types include:

    Dura Limestone
    Travertine
    Granite
    Marble
    Faience
    Ceramic

     

  • Technical Characteristics

     

    Typical bracket configuration uses the Fixed Point bracket at the highest position on the vertical rail to support the façade vertical dead loads. The Sliding Point bracket is used typically on all other positions on the vertical rail to absorb the project wind loading. Bracket configuration is specified by RJ Facades technical department. To submit your project specifics please go to Project Builder.

    RJ Facades design issued by the our RJ Facades technical department can be covered by Product and design insurance if required.

    System components available for AutoCAD downloads.

    RJ Facades offer a standard, available ex stock UK, range that covers most design requirements.

    All rails available to specific RAL colours in Qualicoat on an order to order basis.


    Material Specification

     

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