HPL Phenolic

Fiber Cement Rainscreen Panels
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Material Overview:

HPL (High Pressure Laminates) are highly durable exterior wall cladding products that are available in a diverse range of decors to create a contemporary, cost effective rainscreen façade.  HPL panel manufacturers have a large range of colors and patterns to select from, and can offer either printed images or actual wood grains.

Design Considerations:

HPL is produced in sheets and fabricated to finished panel sizes.  The designer has the ability to create varying degrees of patterns and panel shapes on the building - often using numerous colors to create intrigue and a creative design aesthetic. Off–fall of material is a design and fabrication consideration, so as to maximize the panel’s yield.  Both concealed and exposed color-matched rivet systems are available.

107 Forbes - Annapolis, MD

Grid Architects of Annapolis, Maryland have created another gem in the heart of Maryland's state capitol. Using a very innovative "dutch lap" or "fish scale" design, Swisspearl's metallic fiber cement cladding color series, called Reflex, makes a bold statement.  The building is situated at the entrance to Annapolis, a quaint and historic town. The town now has a beautiful new addition featuring the warmth of HPL wood panels, Swisspearl's metallic series fiber cement, and an ECO Cladding VZ.10 subframing system.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

 

North Middlesex RHS - Townsend, MA

SMMA has created another award-winning high school. For this project, Ceramic5 porcelain-stone panels with an Alpha Hci.13 subframing system were selected to emulate natural stone. The textured Fundermax  high-pressure laminate (HPL) panels, installed using an Alpha Vci.10 subframing system, are weather-resistant and incorporate a full range of colors across the building without concerns of a repeated pattern. Various brick masonry serves to anchor the base of the building, along with contemporary windows. The adjustable Alpha Vci.10 subframing was used to allow for ample space for insulation and features. 

For a project feature by the architect click here.

 

McCormick & Company, Inc - Hunt Valley, MD

Manufacturer of flavors and spices, McCormick & Company, Inc, has a new global headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD. The building is designed to be LEED Gold certified and reflects McCormick’s commitment to sustainability bringing together 1,000 employees previously located across four different office buildings into one unified building. This four-year project by STUDIOS Architecture involved designing the base building of the 130-year-old company’s headquarters to be a modern and energy-efficient structure.

Terracotta rainscreen panels were utilized along with ECO Cladding Vci.45 subframing systems. ECO Cladding also provided subframing for the HPL panels on the facade.

Goodwin College Academy – East Hartford, CT

Amenta Emma Architects used ECO Cladding's systems for HPL panels as they designed the exterior facade the prominent Academy of Advance Design and Technology in East Hartford, CT. The building features a variety of complementary colors, including green, white and subtle greys, and is distinguished by a unique rounded front entrance.

For a Project Overview from Amenta Emma Architects click here

1221 Avenue of the Americas – New York, NY

Designed by Specter DeSOUZA Architects, 1221 Avenue of the Americas displays a modern use of Trespa HPL panels and ECO Cladding Vci.10 attachment systems that were married to create a unique facade. Various bracket sizes were used to achieve this notable 5,000 square foot wall which has provided pedestrians with an attractive architectural feature.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

Available Systems

Alpha Vci System

Alpha Vci System

The Alpha Vci System serves as the Vertical C.I. Subframing system designed to address fire safety, engineering and thermal performance. Based on panel layout, the Alpha Vci System creates an attachment plane for vertical panel layout.  

Alpha Vci.10 System

Alpha Vci.10 System

Panel Subframing system that offers visible rivet fixing for fiber cement, HPL or fiber concrete panels. Rivet attachment guarantees high pull-out values and ease of installation.

Alpha Vci.40 System

Alpha Vci.40 System

Panel Subframing system that offers fixing using concealed, undercut anchors for cement composite, ceramic, stone, HPL and fiber concrete panels. The back of each panel is pre-drilled using undercut drill bit to receive the hanger clip and expanding bolt anchor.

Alpha Vci.44 System

Alpha Vci.44 System

Panel Subframing system that offers a versatile horizontal rail with concealed clip. Designed specifically for fiber cement, ceramic, stone, and fiber concrete rainscreen applications. Allows maximum flexibility in panel layout with running-bond patterns possible.

Alpha Hci.10 System

Alpha Hci.10 System

Panel Subframing system that offers visible rivet fixing for fiber cement, HPL or fiber concrete panels. Rivet attachment guarantees high pull-out values and ease of installation.

Alpha Hci.11 System

Alpha Hci.11 System

Panel Subframing system that offers visible rivet fixing for fiber cement, HPL or fiber concrete panels. Rivet attachment guarantees high pull-out values and ease of installation.

Alpha Eci.11 System

Alpha Eci.11 System

Panel Subframing system that offers visible rivet fixing for fiber cement, HPL or fiber concrete panels using our Alpha E edge to edge wall bracket. Large spans can be achieved due to a solid supporting beam recess. Rivet attachment guarantees high pull-out values and ease of installation.

Alpha Eci.40 System

Alpha Eci.40 System

Panel Subframing system that offers fixing using concealed, undercut anchors for cement composite, ceramic, stone, HPL and fiber concrete panels using our Alpha E edge to edge wall bracket. Large spans can be achieved due to a solid supporting beam recess.