Our Z-profiles made of anodised aluminium are available in the standard length of 2000mm at favourable graduated prices. The profile depth is 30mm. The total width of the Z-profile is 78mm, whereby both support surfaces have a width of 40mm, in order to fasten the profiles to the wall, or to screw or rivet the facade panels to the profiles. With a thickness of 2mm, the Z profiles made of solid aluminium have a very high load-bearing capacity, which also enables the installation of heavy facade panels, such as HPL panels or fibre cement panels.
The Z-profiles are used for the assembly of facade panels on the outer sides as the end profile of the substructure. In addition, Z-profiles are excellent as intermediate profiles for mounting larger cladding panels where fastening within the panel surfaces is required.
NOTE: Our Z-profiles are not pre-drilled to ensure maximum flexibility when installing the facade panels. Drill holes for wall fastening or for riveting the panels with our facade rivets can be easily made with conventional HSS drills.
Scope of delivery:
- 1 x aluminium Z-profile 2000mm length
TIP: For cutting the profile to size, we recommend a chop saw or jigsaw with a metal saw blade.
Our Z profiles are made of anodised aluminium, which is characterised by outstanding corrosion resistance due to the anodising process. During anodising, an oxidic protective layer is created on the surfaces through anodic oxidation, which effectively protects the surfaces from corrosion caused by environmental influences. In contrast to substructures made of wood, metal substructures with our aluminium profiles do not run the risk of the material rotting over time due to moisture. Especially for facade cladding where the substructure is covered by the cladding material, the durability of rust-free metal is a significant advantage. This has a particular effect on the running costs for renovation and building maintenance.
The profiles, whose cross-section is reminiscent of the letter Z, have a total width of 78mm and a depth of 30mm. This results in a minimum distance of 30mm between the facade panels and the wall, which contributes to sufficient rear ventilation of facade claddings and also enables optional thermal insulation of the facade. The support surfaces for mounting on the wall or the facade panels are 40mm on each side, ensuring sufficient clearance for the placement of hole drillings for wall fastening or for riveting the panels. The profile thickness of 2mm not only offers excellent torsional rigidity of the Z-profiles, but also ensures a very high load-bearing capacity, so that the profiles can also be used with heavy HPL panels or fibre cement panels in higher panel thicknesses.
Approvals & Standards of the Z-profile:
- Manufactured from aluminium in accordance with DIN EN 755-2 and DIN EN 573-3
- Material: Aluminium AW 6063 T66
- Alloy: AlMgSi 0.5 according to EN 573-3
- Surface: Silver anodised
- Colour: Aluminium silver
- Profile thickness: 2mm
- Profile depth: 30mm
- Total width: 78mm
- Mounting surface wall: 40mm
- Mounting surface plate: 40mm
- UV resistance: Excellent
- Weather resistance: Excellent
- Corrosion resistance: Excellent
Z-profiles are attached vertically to the facade in substructures of facade claddings before the facade panels are riveted or glued to the profiles. In this case, Z-profiles are usually used as the outer profile rails of the substructure, where only a single panel is attached. It is important to ensure that the support surface for mounting the facade panel is aligned with the inner side of the substructure so that holes drilled in the panel have sufficient edge distance. This effectively prevents edge chipping of the panel holes.
Z-profiles are also excellent as intermediate profiles of the substructure for the installation of heavy or large-format cladding panels where fastening is provided within the outer edge fastenings. For intermediate profiles where two cladding panels are adjacent to each other, we also offer Omega profiles at favourable graduated prices in a length of 2000mm in our online shop.
- Aluminium Z-profiles are ideal for long-lasting substructures without further maintenance costs
- Aluminium profiles are excellent for mounting HPL panels with our facade rivets
- Facade profiles make ventilated facade cladding very easy to erect
- Z-profiles are used as end profiles on the outer sides of substructures
- For large facade panels, Z-profiles are used as intermediate profiles for fastening
For mounting on the wall side, we recommend impact anchors or threaded bolts in size M8 with dowels to match the material of the facades. These usually have a metric thread to fasten the facade profiles with a lock nut. The number of wall fixings depends on the nature of the substrate and the weight of the facade panels and cannot be generalised.
We recommend our ground HSS drill with a diameter of 8 mm for drilling holes in the wall fastening. For the installation of facade panels, the hole drillings of the panel should be transferred to the substructure. If facade rivets are used, always drill the substructure with a drill bit that corresponds to the rivet size. For our facade rivets, we recommend our HSS-G drill bit with 5.1mm diameter. When installing the facade panels, please always follow the installation instructions of the cladding panels to ensure sufficient fastening.