Terracotta

Terracotta Rainscreen Panel Sub-framing
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Material Overview:

For centuries, kiln-fired terracotta has been one of the most beautiful and long-lasting building materials that construction has known, and has only recently emerged as a warm and timeless medium for modern rainscreen design. Terracotta comes in two standard thicknesses, 18mm and 30mm.  A variety of panel lengths and heights can be utilized to create a modern, natural aesthetic.

Design Considerations:

Knowing the type of terracotta panel and format size is essential in system selection, as the varying thickness and structure of the terracotta panels will help to define attachment system approach. Horizontal rail and semi-concealed ship-lap concealed systems are the most popular approaches for terracotta rainscreen applications.

A1.55 Concrete

Wall Type: 
Concrete
Cladding Materials: 
Terracotta
Attachment Types: 
Concealed

A1.55 Stud

Wall Type: 
Stud
Cladding Materials: 
Terracotta
Attachment Types: 
Concealed

A1.45 Concrete

Wall Type: 
Concrete
Cladding Materials: 
Terracotta
Attachment Types: 
Concealed

Available Systems

Alpha Vci.45 System

Alpha Vci.45 System

Panel Sub-framing system that incorporates a versatile horizontal rail designed specifically for thin, fluted terracotta tile formats. Allows maximum flexibility in panel layout with running-bond patterns possible.  For use with either stud or concrete back-up wall conditions.

Alpha Vci.55 System

Panel Sub-framing system that offers concealed clip fixing for double-skin terracotta tiles. Designed specifically for fluted, double-skin terra-cotta tiles with horizontal ship-lap, to limit water penetration and provide a mechanical, clip-based solution for panel attachment.