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Fixing systems for SureClad® porcelain stone facades

SureClad® porcelain stone façade system panels are fully-prefabricated and installation-ready in compliance with ISO TS 17870-3:2023, the latest international standard for porcelain stone cladding systems.

Shackerley SureClad® porcelain stone cladding panels are pre-fabricated in our ISO 9001-certified factories, with all undercut anchors and hook on clips or straps attached, avoiding any assembly of components on site for improved installation integrity and guaranteed performance.

Our porcelain stone rainscreen panels can be installed using any of our SureClad® fixing systems – the patented and Queen’s Award winning SureClad® Access System, the SureClad® Hang On system, or, for porcelain stone panels 20mm thick or more, the SureClad® kerf system. For most projects, our porcelain stone facades are installed using the SureClad® Access system.

Sureclad® Access fixing system for porcelain stone facades

The patented and Queen’s Award winning SureClad® Access fixing system is suitable for use with our porcelain stone façade systems.

The fixing system requires only one horizontal rail per course of porcelain stone panels, which means it can potentially be used to install porcelain stone cladding panels up to 1200mm x1200mm (depending on the porcelain stone facade material and cladding panel thickness).

The SureClad® Access system comprises black anodised horizontal aluminium rails, aluminium primary support brackets, and vertical ‘T’ or ‘L’ rails. Every SureClad® porcelain stone façade panel has two pre-fitted, aluminium straps, secured with stainless steel undercut anchors. The upper part of each strap is secured to the horizontal rail immediately above it and the lower part is engaged into the receiving slot in the lower horizontal rail, creating a friction fix.

The SureClad® Access system provides great versatility for your porcelain stone façade design. It also enables non-sequential installation of your porcelain stone façade, providing the flexibility to install the porcelain stone rainscreen system around the schedule of other trades on site.

SureClad® Hang On fixing system for porcelain stone facades

The SureClad® Hang On façade fixing system provides great flexibility and is ideally suited for mounting large heavy stone cladding or porcelain stone façade panels.

The SureClad® Hang On system is designed to allow windloads and deadloads to be evenly distributed across the surface of extra-large porcelain stone panels up to 3200x1600x12mm.

The versatility of the SureClad® Hang On system ensures it is also suitable for mounting many other large heavy façade coverings such as surestone, natural limestone or natural granite stone cladding.

The SureClad® Hang On system’s horizontal rails are combined with vertical ‘T’ or ‘L’ profiles and aluminium primary support brackets to form a robust ventilated façade system.

SureClad® kerf fixing system for 20mm porcelain stone facades

The SureClad® kerf system is suitable for facades specified with 20mm SureClad® porcelain stone cladding panels. It can be used as an alternative to our innovative secret fix mechanical fixing systems, and is based on traditional methods for installing heavier natural stone panels.

Instead of using undercut anchors to fix the porcelain stone cladding panels to the façade, the SureClad® kerf system uses horizontal kerf rails fixed into the vertical ‘T’ profile. The SureClad® porcelain stone façade panel is supported by a groove, which is cut into the upper and lower edge of the panel during the manufacturing process at one of our ISO 9001-certified factories. This enables the installer to connect it with the upper and lower rails to hold it in place.

The SureClad® kerf system’s horizontal rails are combined with vertical ‘T’ or ‘L’ profiles and aluminium primary support brackets to form a robust ventilated façade system. Typically the kerf system is used to install panels of up to 1200x600mm in size.