Our project checklist. Specify a project specific exterior rainscreen cladding systems 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.

Each façade is different
An NVELOPE cladding solution

Unlock your cladding 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 NVELOPE cladding solution that includes indicative M2 rates, static calculations and setting out information for the support system.

Static Calculations
Supporting the load

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 is 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’s intended to support.

Eurocode 9
Implemented to national annex BS EN1999

NVELOPE Rainscreen Cladding bracket support systems and associated fixings have been designed in accordance with the new Eurocode 9 (EC9) and are implemented to National Annex BS EN1999.

Some of the aims and benefits of the Eurocode are to:

  • Provide common design criteria and methods
  • Provide a common understanding of construction products
  • Facilitate the exchange of construction services
  • Be a common basis for research and development
  • Allow the preparation of common design aids and software
  • Increase the competitiveness of European civil engineering firms, contractors, designers and product manufacturers in their world-wide activities

The EC9 provides common structural design rules, so meeting the compliance requirements of the EU. Plus Eurocodes have been recognised as the leading structural codes. Their flexibility enables use internationally, as evidenced by their adoption by several countries outside Europe.

The Eurocode 9 (BS EN 1999-1-1 : 2007+A1 : 2009) applies to the design of structural works in aluminium and complies with the principles and requirements for the resistance, durability, serviceability and safety of aluminium structures.