Our aluminium H-profiles for connecting panels with a thickness of 8mm are optionally available in 1000mm or 2000mm lengths at favourable graduated prices. The smooth profiles are made of solid, anodised aluminium and have the typical silver colour of aluminium. The clamping range of the H-profile is max. 8.5mm so that panels with a thickness of 8.0mm can be used without any problems and without any thickness tolerance preventing the profile from being easily fitted. Depending on the material and manufacturer, the thickness of a facade panel can vary. Even with the popular HPL panels, which are very often used as facade cladding, the thickness varies due to production, regardless of whether it is our high-quality HPL panels in a flame-retardant version or HPL panels from other manufacturers, such as Trespa, Fundermax, Kronoplan or others. The width of the profile on the visible front side is 17mm. The profile width of the rear side, on the other hand, is 26mm to allow for possible screwing on the rear side without having to place the screws too close to the edge. To ensure the high rigidity of the profiles, we only use solid aluminium, which, with a thickness of only one millimetre, enables a pleasing transition from the profile to the panel surface with a low edge.
Aluminium H-profiles are used to connect two adjacent panels at an angle of 180 degrees and are therefore often referred to as connecting profiles. The optical profiles are made of anodised aluminium, which is characterised by the best possible corrosion protection and are therefore suitable for permanent outdoor use without hesitation. This property is a major advantage, especially when used as a connecting profile for facade panels on exterior facades, for example to cover the cut edges of HPL panels.
NOTE: The installation of our aluminium H-profiles can be done simply by clipping them onto the panel edges, but for a permanently secure hold they should be glued with a mounting adhesive or screwed from the back.
Scope of delivery:
- 1 x aluminium H-profile 8mm in 1000mm or 2000mm length .
TIP: Our H-profiles have a length of 1000mm or 2000mm, depending on the selection, and can be sawn very easily with a handsaw if required. Best results, especially for mitre cuts, are achieved with a cross-cut and mitre saw with metal saw blade.
Our aluminium H-profiles are extremely popular for visually enhancing facade cladding where larger areas are clad with multiple facade panels. Aluminium does not rust and to maximise durability in outdoor use, our H-profiles are additionally anodised. This is also known as the anodising process, in which the surfaces are given an extremely effective oxidic protective layer through anodic oxidation, which provides the best possible corrosion protection. This effectively protects the aluminium profiles from even the most adverse weather conditions, which not only has a positive effect on the service life, but also helps to reduce the costs for maintenance, renovation and building preservation to a minimum.
Although the H-profiles are only 1 mm thick, they have a high inherent rigidity because we use a high-quality aluminium alloy in solid construction for our profiles. Thanks to the low thickness, the profiles can be cut to size very easily and contribute to a pleasing appearance due to the low transition to the panel surface. While facade panels made of HPL or fibre cement are very resistant to bending, not all panels with a thickness of 8 mm have a high inherent rigidity. However, this can be significantly increased with the attractive profiles, so that cladding in both interior and exterior areas can be improved in terms of stability by using our connecting profiles. In addition, butt edges are visually enhanced and cut edges, which can turn out very rough depending on the material and cutting method, are also effectively covered. If H-profiles are used vertically and horizontally to join larger surfaces together, they should be mitre cut. For best results, we recommend using a mitre saw with a metal saw blade.
- Material: Aluminium anodised
- Alloy: AlMgSi 0.5 according to EN-573-3
- Surface: Silver anodised
- Colour: Aluminium silver
- Profile shape: H-profile
- Clamping range (max): 8.5mm
- Profile thickness: 1.0mm
- Viewing width: 17.0mm
- Profile width: 26.0mm
- Mounting surface: 12.5mm
- UV resistance: Excellent
- Weather resistance: Excellent
- Corrosion resistance: Excellent
The aluminium H-profiles have a clamping range of 8mm and are therefore often used to visually enhance facade cladding with HPL panels with a thickness of 8mm. The decorative laminate panels, whose core consists of dark kraft paper, must be mounted at a certain distance from each other due to thermal expansion, so that the dark core becomes visible at the cut edges. These can be covered very easily with the attractive aluminium profiles in aluminium silver and at the same time effectively protect against penetrating moisture. Especially in the case of substructures made of wood, moisture can cause the wood to mould or even rot, which can result in the substructure having to be replaced. Furthermore, the installation of facade panels with optical profiles also represents an optimisation of energy efficiency, because by covering the expansion joints, the thermal bridge or cold bridge is closed.
However, HPL panels are not only used as facade panels, but are also very popular with interior designers for wall cladding, partition walls or room dividers. The robust decorative panels are also popular for cladding large refrigerated counters and shelves in discounters and food markets. Our decorative profiles are also used for such applications, as well as in kitchen and furniture construction, to connect two panels next to each other. The profiles not only conceal unsightly or even unclean cut edges, but also contribute to a higher-quality appearance. Another aspect of smooth aluminium surfaces is that they are very easy to clean. For example, if the H-profiles are used to connect kitchen backsplashes behind the cooker, this is an advantage worth mentioning.
NOTE: To match our H-profiles, we also have corner profiles and end profiles made of aluminium in 8mm thickness in our shop. For panels with a thickness of 6mm, our aluminium profiles are all also available in the corresponding thickness at favourable prices.
- Aluminium H-profiles are popular for the visual enhancement of flat facade claddings
- Jointing profiles made of aluminium reduce cold & heat breaks in exterior cladding
- The rigid profiles are also suitable for interior fittings, e.g. in public sanitary areas
- The connecting profiles are well suited for the erection of outdoor privacy screens
- The connecting profiles are ideal for cladding refrigerated counters and shelves in retail stores .
The optical profiles are used to connect two panels with a thickness of 8mm and are glued with an elastic mounting adhesive for a permanently secure hold. The adhesive is applied to the profile rail and pushed onto the edge of the panel. Because most panels made of plastic or wood expand when exposed to heat, the adhesive used should be permanently elastic. With our MS polymers, which we offer in various colours at favourable graduated prices, the necessary elasticity is guaranteed. This special hybrid adhesive adheres extremely well and can be used on almost all materials that are to be used as panel material.
Even though our aluminium profiles are mainly used for optical reasons, where gluing is sufficient for assembly, additional screwing from the back can help to increase stability. This is particularly useful if the panels used are subject to a certain mechanical load, as may well be the case with furniture or partition walls. The H-profiles are not pre-drilled, but can be drilled through very easily with a cordless screwdriver. To do this, use a metal drill, for example our inexpensive HSS drills in profile-ground professional quality. Select the diameter of the drill to match the desired screw. When choosing the screws, make sure that they are not too long to prevent the screw from protruding through the panel.