Horizontal Cladding VCR & WCP System
Vertical Cladding Rails
The Vertical Cladding Rail section used in conjunction with the Window Channel Pressing provide a suitable solution to the increasing need for horizontal cladding support. Whilst the WCP section acts as an intermediate support, the VCR has a larger 140mm fixing face to accommodate two panels at joint positions. These joints usually occur at column positions, where the VCR can be fixed directly to the column using hot rolled cleats by others. Alternatively Hi-Span VR cleats can be arranged to suit any Hi-Span rail configuration. These are also useful when the joint line falls within the span.
Window Channel Pressings
The Window Channel Pressing has been introduced to provide an economic alternative to vertical channel sections with cleats. The WCP is used to trim window openings, and also as an intermediate fixing face where vertical members have to remain within the rail zone for architects’ requirements. Previously a standard vertical channel section with its respective cleats has been used in these situations. The WCP incorporates both end cleats, which improves on assembly times. The section also utilises a thicker material gauge, therefore removing the need for lips, which reduces manufacturing costs.
The WCP and VCR section sizes have been designed to suit standard 1.8m rails centres. They have the capacity to span up to 2.0m but beyond this we recommend you consult our technical department.