Assembly of the system
Assembly of panels with bolts or screws does not require special temperature. Additional materials such as adhesive for bonding ancillary tiles, decorative joint – should be used in frost-free conditions.
Wall unevenness up to 1 cm does not require corrections. Panels can be assembled within a 1.2 m radius. Any unevenness from 1 ÷ 4 cm should be levelled. Small convex surfaces should be cut and small concave surfaces should be levelled with plaster.
Reveals and curves
If reveals and curves are to be insulated, plaster should be removed from reveal edges during renovation. If frame insulation is not necessary, it is sufficient to cut polyurethane foam off angle panels in order to prevent it from touching window leaves.
Windowsills should be replaced at renovation, according to good building practice. In new buildings window sills should be designed in line with the system.
Marking assembly line
The first row of panels is marked with a string and a level to mark and control the horizontal panel laying line.
System assembly starts with the building’s main corners. Panels and corner elements are fixed to walls with special expansion bolts or screws, without any adhesives.
Assembly of main corner elements
Corner panels are prefabricated with anchors for expansion bolts. They are fastened to walls alternately, using 2×3 expansion bolts or 2×3 screws.
Fastening the first panel
Facade panels are prefabricated with anchors for expansion bolts. A panel is fastened to a wall with 9 special screws or bolts with adequate length.
The „entire brick” type means side of a panel with 2 entire bricks at its ends.
The „half brick” type means side of a panel with 2 halves of bricks or reserves for bricks at its ends.
Basic assembly rules for the system:
Rule no. 1:
Panels should always be joined with the same type of „edges” adjacent to each other.
Rule no. 2:
When panels are vertically placed, vertical joints should theoretically be located on the same line (except for the first joints in the window corner of facade corner).
1. Assembly starts with corner panels on the facade.
2. Assembly on running surface
a) shifted joint
b) running joint
Assembly around windows with corner elements
1.Cut the last panel with many „half bricks” so that „a” ordinate falls between 125 and 240 mm per angle. („half brick” and „entire brick”) Open „half joints” and reserves. Fix the last panel.
2. Select an appropriate corner panel type according to rule no. 1. Cut the corner element to level it off. If necessary, drill (without impact) additional holes to fix the corner element. Open „half joints”.
Example situations that may occur during assembly:
Sizes fit precisely
Joints are not set in one line
In such case correct location of three bricks.
NOTE: If one panel for cutting is very narrow (e.g. „half brick), cut one brick on the previous panel so that a wider element can be fit.
Assembly at the window lintel level.
Before showing the last element of vertical angle, start assembly of angle panels set for fitting lintels. Lay the first element temporarily in order to assess its position in relation to the brick tile line.
To improve the appearance of the facade we recommend that you align it – cut a part of the facade so that the upper edge is aligned with the horizontal joints of the adjacent panels. Do not cut above the height of one row of bricks. Remember to reconstruct the „half joint” on the lintel element.
After removing an angle start fixing it permanently. Make sure that tile position in relation to the vertical slit line is identical on each side of the window. For the „protruding” lintel effect you can fix a small, fitted cut part on the facade, on the angle panel side.
Prepare and fix the window opening angle incision.
Finishing assembly: corrections on tiles.
Applying both of the basic rules might turn out to be impossible.
Take measurement B (tile edge on corner element edge)
Cut B/3 panel starting from mid-joint. Cut corner element (B/3 – half joint) from the edge. Prepare B/3 wide incision in panel (rule no. 1)
Recreate halves of joints and reserves, then insert panel segment with recreated reserves.
Place joining tiles fitted to the reserved spaces.
It might be done in lien with two methods: 1. Traditional method on iron with joint for all types of clinker tiles. 2. Floor-layers’ method on smooth clinker tiles. Starting joining from the top is recommended. During joining it is necessary to observe the instructions provided on the packaging. Joint is a semi-dry substance. It hardens after putting it into slits between tiles. Possible stains do not damage the surface and are easily removed with a soft brush.