Forte Support System

Concealed fix
Sound Insulation
Additional elements available
Wide range materials

A 3mm thick Horizonal rail system which is typically fixed to vertical rails in a T & L geometry.

System accessories, and designed profiles allow secure mounting of stone  20-40mm in thickness.

The profiles and accessories are constructed to bear extreme pressures, the clasps are available with M6 and M8 bolts and can carry up to 60kg of stone. 

The majority of facades can be designed using 2mm vertical sections, although where structurally required 3mm sections are specified. 

Use undercut anchors for fixing stone 20-40mm to guarantee the connections between the façade material and the main bearing structure of the system. It uses a unique undercut technology for drilling and mounting of the anchor on the back (invisible) section of the façade material. 

The Forte, 3mm horizontal rail system is comes in 32mm deep sections, with 50mm hanger brackets.

RJ Facades technical department will specify the hanger brackets depending on the façade panel size and weight, Hanger brackets are available with a variety of hole geometry to suit various methods for secret fixing to different facade types. 

The horizontal rail can be fixed to the vertical rail using tek screw or rivet connections. The horizontal rails are designed to span 500-600mm between the vertical support structure.

Bracket and profile configuration is specified by RJ Facades technical department. To submit your project specifics please go to Facade Designer.

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  • Approvals
  • UL Winmark Approval (UKAS Product Certification)

    The UL Certification covers the full range of brackets and accessory components. The aluminium and stainless EVT brackets and components are manufactured and fabricated in Europe and the UK at UL audited manufacturing sites.

    The Approval Covers

    A detailed overview of the certified products 

    Technical specification of the products 

    An initial assessment of the certified company's factory production control systems.

    Design considerations

    A review of the products documentation to help demonstrate compliance with the applicable requirements of the UL Scheme. 

    An assessment of the certified products contribution to any key requirement of the building regulations.

    An overview of the certified companies product installation requirements and procedures.

    An overview of all supporting test documentation used for the product evaluation. 

    Ongoing surveillance of the certified company's factory production control system and procedures.  

    The conditions under which this product certification is valid.  

  • Technical Characteristics
  • Typical bracket configuration uses the Fixed Point bracket at the highest position on the vertical rail to support the façade vertical dead loads. The Sliding Point bracket is used typically on all other positions on the vertical rail to absorb the project wind loading

    The system benefits from using a standard helping hand system, which is interchangeable with other RJ Facades helping hand systems based on the project requirements. 

    Bracket and profile configuration is specified by RJ Facades technical department. To submit your project specifics please go to Facade Designer.

    RJ Facades offer one of the UK's largest range of Helping Hand brackets which have been designed to help achieve the the required U-Value while helping to support the facade system going back to the backing wall.

    Project thermal calculations to confirm insulation thickness available on a project by project basis.

    RJ Facades design issued by the our technical department can be covered by Product and design insurance if required.

    System components available in AutoCAD and PDF downloads.

    RJ Facades offer a standard, available ex stock UK, range that covers most design requirements.

    All rails available to specific RAL colours in Qualicoat on an order to order basis.

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