Test Certificates/Test Reports
Our products are permanently controlled in acknowledged material testing institutions in Germany and abroad. Copies of the certificates and approvals mentioned below are available on request.
Construction Techniques and Construction Physics: Design Loads
Forces and loads acting on the facade, which result from the own weight, atmospheric and climatic influences, must be taken into account at the construction to ensure stability. The regulations in force of the respective country have to be complied with (e.g. DIN 18516-1 in Germany).
DIN 18516 Part 1 · Design Loads
If the characteristic own weight of a building material can not be taken from DIN 1055 Part 1, its own weight – taking into account a possible absorption of humidity – must be proved by a test certificate of an official material testing institute. The own weight also has to be taken into consideration at the dimensioning of the fastening, the substructure and its anchorage. The calculated weight (see page 73) of the facade panel is indicated in the respective approval decisions. The material properties of the ceramics are proved by test certificates.
The absorption of the wind loads must be proved for all parts of the outside wall cladding. Forces of different strength resulting from the wind load act on the outside wall cladding. Both wind suction and wind pressure loads occur. The wind design loads are specified in the regulations in force of the respective country.
Snow and Ice Loads
Snow and ice loads have to be taken into consideration in the case of special climatic conditions as well as in the case of a possible deposition at or on the cladding. In general, these additional loads only occur at inclined facade areas. Depending on the respective angle of inclination, it has to be examined to what extent snow and wind loads are expected to occur simultaneously.
Special loads, e.g. from neon signs, devices for the protection against the sun or scaffold anchors, must be carried by the wall independent of the outside wall cladding or have to be taken into account at the stability check.
Technical values and characteristics of facade ceramics
Ceramics for heat insulation composite system and CeraVent®
Standards and Regulations for Facade Claddings with Ceramic Panels
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Book of standard works for building Works area 038, curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades VOB C ATV General rules for DIN 18299 construction works of any type VOB C ATV DIN 18351 Curtaintype, rear-ventilated facades
DIN 18515-1, part 1: Tiles fixed with mortar; principles of design and application DIN 18516-1, part 1: Cladding for external walls, rear-ventilated, requirements, principles of testing DIN 4113-1, part 1: Aluminium constructions under predominantly static loading - Static analysis and structural design DIN 1052, Design of timber structures - General rules and rules for buildings DIN 68800-2, Wood preservation – Preventive constructional measures in buildings DIN 68800-3, Wood preservation – Preventive protection of wood with wood preservatives FVHF-Focus® Damage-free building with curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades
DIN 1055-4, Action on structures - Part 4: Wind loads
DIN 18202, Tolerances in building construction; buildings
DIN EN 14411, Ceramic tiles - Definitions, classification, characteristics and marking: Extruded ceramic tiles according to Appendix A (normative) and Appendix B (normative) Part II of the List of Technical Building Regulations, application rules for building products and modular systems … and harmonized standards according to the directive on building products: 5.6, Ceramic tiles and panels, and annex 5/6 List of Building Regulations C, special issue no. 34, 2007-08: 2.1: Facade elements for outside wall claddings
Protection against lightning
DIN EN 62305-3; part 3: Physical damage to structures and life hazard DIN EN 62305-4; part 4: Electrical and electronic systems within structures FVHF-Focus® Highly effective protection of buildings against lightning
DIN 4102-1, Fire behaviour of building materials and building components - Part 1: Building materials; definitions, requirements and tests DIN 4102-2, Fire behaviour of building materials and building components - Part 2: Building components; definitions, requirements and tests DIN 4102-4, Fire behaviour of building materials and building components - Part 4: Synopsis and application of classified building materials, components and special components, and amendment A1 DIN EN 13501-1, Fire classification of construction products and building elements - Part 1: Classification using test data from fire reaction to fire tests List of Building Regulations B, special issue no. 34, 2007-08, 1.9.3: Ceramic tiles and panels, Annex 01
Thermal protection and protection against moisture
Regulation for energy saving in buildings and building systems (EnEV) DIN 4108-1, Thermal protection in buildings; sizes and units DIN 4108-2, Thermal protection and energy economy in buildings; minimum requirements to thermal insulation DIN 4108-3, Thermal protection and energy economy in buildings; protection against moisture subject to climate conditions; requirements, calculation methods and directions for design and construction DIN 4108-4, Thermal insulation and energy economy in buildings; hygrothermal design values DIN 4108-7, Thermal insulation and energy economy in buildings; air tightness of buildings, requirements, recommendations and examples for planning and performance DIN 4108, supplement 1 Thermal protection in buildings; lists of contents, index DIN 4108, supplement 2 Thermal protection and energy economy in buildings – thermal bridges – examples for planning and performance DIN EN 13187, Thermal performance of buildings; qualitative detection of thermal irregularities in building envelopes - infrared method Directive, Determination of the thermal influences of thermal bridges in the case of curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades FVHF-Focus®, Protection of outside walls with curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades against thaw water and rain
DIN EN 13162, Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made mineral wool (MW) products - Specification WAB T3 WI.[P]FVHF-Focus® Mineral thermal insulation with added value Directive, Determination of the thermal influences of thermal bridges in the case of curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades
DIN 4109, Sound insulation in buildings; requirements and verification Supplement 1, Sound insulation in buildings; examples for execution and calculation methods Supplement 2, Sound insulation in buildings; guidelines for planning and execution; proposals for increased sound insulation, recommendations for sound insulation in personal living and working areas FVHF-Focus® The sound insulation with VHF
Erection of scaf folding
DIN 4420-1, part 1: Service scaffolds - Performance requirements, general design, structural design DIN 4420-2, part 2: Ladder scaffolds; safety requirements DIN 4420-3, part 3: Selected types of scaffolding constructions and their basic versions DIN 18451, Scaffolding works VOB Part C, edition 2006
Certificates of suitability
Non-regulated construction products or building elements require a certificate of suitability according to the building regulations of the country concerned. For plugs and facade building elements, as a rule, a general approval of the construction supervisory authority is required as far as they are no construction products (building elements) specified in list C of the “List of building regulations”. VOB (Contract procedures for building works), VOB Part B, General conditions of contract for the execution of building works DIN 1961, VOB Part C, General technical specifications for building works (ATV), roof covering and roof sealing works. DIN 18338, only for the use of small-size cladding elements with test certificate according to DIN 18516-1, Annex C (normative). VOB Part C, General technical specifications for building works (ATV), tiling works – DIN 18352, only for the laying of outside wall claddings fixed with mortar (see DIN 18515-1)