SUPAWOOD developed ALUCLICK as a lightweight click-lock beam system several years ago to provide designers and builders with an aesthetically robust alternative to solid timber and metal beams.
Easy to specify and quick to install, ALUCLICK decorative aluminium beams 'click locks' onto standard suspension systems, providing lower material and installation costs than other designs attempting to achieve the same result.
What makes ALUCLICK aluminium slat panels so versatile is their many compliance benefits and breadth of application.
Features & Benefits of Aluclick
- Click-lock aluminium beam system lowers installation costs
- Three standard sizes
- Deemed non-combustible with open backing
- Wind loading engineering available
- Excellent for high volumes
- Concealed fixing options
- Acoustic options in Fire Group 1
- 100% Recyclable
- Spans up to 6 metres possible
A Turnkey Engineered Solution
ALUCLICK aluminium beams are supported by an independently conducted structural engineering report covering various considerations of Wind Loading, Crowd Load, Dead Load, Earthquake Loading and Combination Loading. The details encapsulating these requirements are contained within the ALUCLICK Design and Detailing Manual.
ALUCLICK comes in standard configurations of 50x50mm, 50x100mm and 50x150mm, with several custom solutions available depending on the project requirements. It is essential to understand that these Customised Engineered Solutions are available on request and that the detailing for these is not typically found within the Design and Detailing Manual.
Is ALUCLICK an Ancillary or Integral to the External Wall?
ALUCLICK quick click aluminium beams are not a façade system; it is considered an Attachment or an Ancillary Element under NCC (National Construction Code) 2019 as it is not regarded as essential or integral to the performance of the external wall. By NCC definition, ALUCLICK is “an element that is secondary to and not an integral part of another element to which it is attached.”
ALUCLICK aluminium beams are not combustible according to the test criteria for combustibility specified in clause 3.4 of AS 1530.1:1994(R2016).
ALUCLICK is manufactured wholly with aluminium. Aluminium cannot burn; it can melt when exposed to 660.32°C and above. However, the average burn temperature in a multi-level building is about 593°C, lower than aluminium’s melting point.
Therefore, ALUCLICK is considered to be Non-Combustible under the definition within NCC 2019 Part C1.9 (e), “Pre-finished metal sheeting having a combustible surface finish not exceeding 1mm thickness and where the Spread-of-Flame Index of the product is not greater than 0.”
This means it can be used externally in all commercial building designs. ALUCLICK aluminium beams can also be used where Group 1, 2 or 3 is required for Classes 2 to 9 commercial building interiors and BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) zones.
The clearspan and maximum cantilever of ALUCLICK are determined by a combination of considerations, including beam size, wind oad and fixing method. Australia has four wind regions. Region A is Normal, Region B is Intermediate, Region C is Cyclonic, and Region D is Severe Cyclonic. All of New Zealand is Region A except for the coastal areas of Wellington and Blenheim, which fall under the perimeters of Region W.
ALUCLICK beams are supplied in 6500mm length, of which 6400mm is usable. In some instances, it can clearspan six metres; this is determined by the Wind Region in which ALUCLICK is used.
Click here for our ALUCLICK wind-loading span table and map.
“The exterior screens on the building have been constructed from two profiles, 100x50 and 150x50, ALUCLICK aluminium non-combustible beams. SUPAWOOD worked closely with the architect and builder to formulate engineering for a 6m beam span between fixings on one building area. As there were also other areas where 4.5m spans were required, SUPAWOOD re-engineered our ALUCLICK fixing system to suit the extra-long lengths. These external screens are in 3 different SUPAMETAL Aluminium finishes, Lunar Grey with highlights of Timberland Grey and large areas of Western Red Cedar Woodgrain.”
ALUCLICK is a locally extruded aluminium product; we do not use imported materials. Little known about aluminium in the building industry is that it can be recycled, with a saving of energy of 95% of that required through the production of new aluminium, even when the cost of collection, separation and recycling are considered. Considering that 90% of the aluminium used in the building industry is recycled after demolition and can be recycled indefinitely (if uncontaminated), it makes for an excellent sustainability success story.
ALUCLICK is an aluminium product with acoustic benefits. As with the complete SUPAWOOD product range, ALUCLICK uses only NATA Certified Laboratory data measured per the following:
AS ISO 354-2006 “Acoustics-Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room.”
AS ISO 11654-2002 “Acoustics - Rating of Sound Absorption – Materials and Systems”
It is important to understand that ALL tests are conducted with framing behind that replicate installation conditions.
You can contact SUPAWOOD to obtain complete lab test reports.
ALUCLICK forms part of our SUPAMETAL range of Non-Combustible Panels, Slats, Beams and Blades, which meet all Compliance criteria for internal and external use on commercial buildings. If you have any design questions or ideas you would like to discuss, please contact SUPAWOOD on 1800 002 123.
Click here to learn more about ALUCLICK and to view the Design & Detailing Manual.
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