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All panel cores – One panel supplier
Certification                  2    Based in the North East but delivering nationally, Isoclad      To compliment the wide range of panels we also stock fixings,
Environmental Policy          3    are one of the major manufacturers of insulated panels and      flashings and ceiling suspensions, making Isoclad the ideal
Panels                        4    ancillaries in the UK.                                          ‘one stop shop’ for complete panelling systems. With us
   Cores                      4                                                                    you need only one enquiry, one order, one delivery and one
   Joints                     6    Totally committed to fulfil any design requirements you may
                                                                                                   invoice. Easy!
   Finish                     6    have, we offer an extensive range of panel cores, including
   Dimensions                 6    Mineral Fibre, PIR, EPS and XPS. Combining the cores with       Understanding that, ‘waiting time can be wasted time’ we
   Profiles                    7    the facing of your choice we can assure your build not only     organise our delivery times to suit your site/production needs.
   Resistance                 8    has structural strength, and superior thermal insulation, but   We are able to offer a next day delivery for ancillaries and 3
   Technical Specifications    9    also a visually pleasant, consistent finish.                     to 5 days for panels. Next day panel delivery is available by
   Handling & Maintenance    12                                                                    request.
Ancillaries                  14
   Flashings                 14
   Sheet Material            15
   Fixing & Sealants         15
   Ceiling Suspensions       16
Installation Guide           18
Applications                 22
Services                     22

                                  Isoclad hold a comprehensive portfolio of fire testing            As a member of the International Association of Cold Storage
                                  accreditations and assessments, including approvals from the     Construction (IACSC), we are active in helping to develop
                                  Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and Warrington         construction industry standards and permanently seek to
                                  Fire.                                                            develop our product range and look into new, even more
                                                                                                   environmentally friendly, production methods.
                                  All our products are manufactured to comply with the
                                  requirements of ISO 9001:2000 standards.

                                                      Assesed to                                                         Certificate number:
                                                      ISO 9001:2000                                                      142a/01, 02, 03, 04,
                                                                                                                         05, 06. Approved to
                                                      Certificate                                                         LPS 1208.
                                                      Number 142
Environmental Policy
Over the past decade global warming effects have got stronger and stronger                 packaging and waste as much as possible.
forcing individuals and companies to finally recognise the negative influence that           To reduce our carbon footprint even further we have developed a ‘Going Green’
irresponsible behaviour can have upon our environment.                                     strategy which we continually monitor and improve in order to make sure product
There are many ways in which we all can influence and prevent pollution. At Isoclad         standards comply with relevant environmental standards and requirements, such as

                                                                                                                                                                                       We are ready to take your enquiry and can turn standard
                                                                                                                                                                                       quotes around on a same day (4 hours or better) basis.
we are committed to play our part and have started to reduce, reuse and recycle as         ISO 14041 which we are in the process of obtaining.
much as possible.                                                                          Split in four main sections the strategy covers all the life cycles of a product, from
Working together with our suppliers and customers, wherever technically feasible,          sourcing raw materials to production, distribution and end of life, and involves not
we concentrate on using materials made from part-recycled goods and reducing               only the manufacture site but also our offices.

Incoming Goods                               Production                                                                              End of Life
Over the last three years we have reduced    To reduce the amount of waste on our site we buy all the materials in at the            Options for end of life are developing
the amount of packaging we use by 25%        correct size for each particular contract.                                              rapidly.
and are committed to continuously reduce     The minimal production waste is sorted, compressed and then sent off for                Steel      is    obviously   100%   recyclable.
this waste stream over the next few          recycling and only where no alternative exists it is sent to a landfill.                 Shredder plants can be used to recycle
years. When possible we source our raw                                                                                               the steel content of Isoclad panels; these
                                             Options for panels at the end of building life are developing rapidly. All Isoclad
materials from suppliers who operate in an                                                                                           plants are located around various parts of
                                             cores have been CFC free ODP Zero rated since 1997.
environmentally friendly manner and who                                                                                              the UK.
                                             This significantly reduces the complexity and core of panel recycling where
are geographically local.
                                             necessary.                                                                              Mineral         Fibre   is   100%   recyclable.
Our steel supplier is a major partner in                                                                                             Technology is available at present to shred
                                             In addition to normal commercially available re-use or recycling option Isoclad is
ULCOS, Ultra Low CO2 Steel making.                                                                                                   and separate Mineral Fibre and steel to
                                             currently developing a recycling/re-use service.
They have invested heavily in reducing                                                                                               allow recovery of both materials.
CO2 emissions produced from production       Depending on site and panel conditions Isoclad will accept redundant panels.
                                                                                                                                     Isoclad are the first manufacturer to offer
steel.                                       These panels will be offered for re-sale to suitable applications or the steel
                                                                                                                                     a ‘return for re-use or re-cycle’ option.
                                             recycled and cores used as packaging material.
By using partially recycled raw materials                                                                                            Subject to site survey panels can be
we are reducing the amount of energy that    Details available on request.
                                                                                                                                     returned for temporary storage, pending
would have been used in making it from       Distribution                                                                            re-sale or dismantling after which the
new, as well as reducing the amount of                                                                                               core is re-used as packaging and steel
                                             We reuse 30% of the incoming packaging materials when despatching our own
waste deposited at landfills throughout                                                                                               recycled.
                                             finished products.
the UK. Our steel contains 25% recycled
                                              As the only UK based manufacturer to offer a variety of cores to LPC standards,
material, our Mineral Fibre 14% and PIR
                                             customers can reduce the number of deliveries to site where small amounts of
                                             different cores are required.

                    Panels                                          Firestop                                         PIR
                    The Isoclad composite panel is produced         (Mineral Fibre*)                                 (Polyisocyanurate*)
                    on a continuous lamination machine and          This panel has a Mineral                         This    closed     cell     foam
                    consists of a ‘core’ of thermally efficient      Fibre* core and due to                           has    an    excellent    thermal
                    insulant which is bonded between pre-           its superior fire ratings and                     performance,       good      shear
                    stressed galvanised steel faces.                non-combustibility is especially                 and tensile strength and is very
                    The   complete     ‘sandwich     composite’     suitable for high fire risk locations, such       lightweight. These benefits make our PIR
                    process gives the panel its structurally        as bakeries, any area where cooking is           panel ideal for freezers, chill stores and
                    impressive free spanning characteristics        prevalent or fire walls to comply with            areas of high humidity.
                    and makes it suitable for both internal and     Building Regulations.                            Isoclad fabricate panels using fully de-
Ancillaries         external applications.                          The non combustibility of the Mineral Fibre      dusted, square, flat PIR slabs of varying
                    Isoclad panels are a versatile composite        combined with the steel facing give Firestop     thickness.
                    insulated panel system, particularly suited     panels a Class ‘0’ rating and according          Slab production allows a much greater
                    for temperature-controlled applications e.g.    to the new European classifications for           array of thicknesses, a superior surface
                    chill and cold stores as well as distribution   reaction to fire , a Class A1.                    flatness (+/-0.5mm). As our PIR block is
                    centres, firewall applications, data centres,    At Isoclad, we fabricate using ‘staggered        fully cured prior to processing there can be
                    clean rooms and the pharmaceutical              brick built’ core bonded using highly cross      no shrinkage or expansion of the material
                    industry.                                       linked two part adhesive.                        inside the panel a phenomenon common
                                                                    Firestop10 has a nominal density of 100kg        with injected panels.
                                                                    and is suitable for low to medium height
                                                                    Firestop12 has a higher density (nominally
                                                                    125kg) and is more suited to longer wall
                                                                    spans and ceiling panels.

                                                                    *Mineral Fibre insulant comprises of mineral     *PIR is manufactured from a mixture of Polyol
                                                                    rock fibres bonded together with thermo setting   and MDI and a number of additives to produce
                                                                    resins to form the insulant materials.           highly cross-linked polymers with a closed cell

EPS                                                   XPS
(Expanded Polystyrene*)                               Extruded Polystyrene
The main benefits of Isoclad                           (Styrofoam*)
EPS panels are its weight,                            Extruded    polystyrene       is
strength and cost effectiveness,                      based on the same raw
making it most suitable for                           materials      as   expanded

                                                                                                             Isoclad is the only major panel laminator to offer
areas such as stand alone cold                        polystyrene but due to its
and chill stores, areas of high moisture and low/no   manufacturing method, it has superior strength
fire risk.                                             and higher humidity resistance.

                                                                                                                    the complete range of panel cores.
Polystyrene is one of the most cost effective         Styrofoam panels are ideal for blast freezers and
lightweight rigid insulation materials available.     areas with high moisture applications.
With a thickness dependant on the application,
Isoclad fabricate using ‘brick build’ standard
density (15kg/m3) but also higher density (20kg/
m3) foam panels.
Both grades contain a flame retardant additive
(FRA) which restricts the extent of burn when
tested to BS4735:1974 and will self extinguish if
the source of the fire is removed. The board itself
is combustible but the FRA element reduces the
risk at ignition source.

*EPS is based on crude oil components blown using     *XPS is based on the same raw material as EPS and
pentane to increase volume and bond two components    is manufactured by a continuous extrusion process,
together to form an open cell foam.                   in which blowing agents are added to produce a rigid
                                                      closed cell, homogenous material.

Panel Joints
Isoclad manufacture panels with two
types of joints: Standard for internal
                                           Standard Panel Joint         External/Internal Facing Finish
applications and Secret Fix for external                                We produce panels with a broad range of facings
applications.                                                           such as White Food Safe Laminate, Primer, Smooth
                                                                        Polyester, Leather Grain, HPS Ultra, PVF2, mostly
The steel edge itself is roll formed to
                                                                        available in 0.5mm and 0.7mm with a hot dip
create the male/female inter-locking
                                                                        galvanised substrate.
joint which gives the assembled system
its superb strength characteristics.                                    Beside the extensive colour range that we normally
                                                                        offer, subject to a minimum order, we can ‘colour up’
The joint allows application of site
                                                                        any steel to particular corporate colours or factory
applied mastic or silicone to the female
                                                                        spray paint small quantities.
edge, creating an effective vapour or
food safe hygienic seal which does not                                  Prior to distribution Isoclad panels are packed on
protrude beyond the face of the panel                                   pallets and bearers and protected from moisture and
                                                                        dirt using shrink wrap sheeting. Corner and edge
                                                                        protection is also provided.

                                                                        Panel Dimensions
                                           Secret Panel Fix Joint       Standard panel width 1190mm
                                                                        Non standard panel width down to 900mm can be
                                                                        accommodated by arrangement

                                                                        Range from 40mm up to 300mm

                                                                        We can manufacture panels to any length; the
                                                                        only restrictions being the transport and handling


Pitch 80mm

                                                                     Isoclad offer a small order service for various finishes
V Rib

                                                                                eg woodgrain, wallpaper effects.
Pitch 200mm - 5 per panel


Micro Rib                                    1mm

Pitch 30mm

Laminated panel produces a much flatter
surface than other manufacturing methods,
but ‘optical’ flatness is not assured; some
shadowing might be evident in certain
lighting situations.

To increase the performance of our          Thermal Resisitance
panels we are permanently developing
                                            Different cores give panels different thermal resistances making
our products, making sure we always
                                            some panels more suitable for fire applications, such as bakeries,
meet the latest legislative requirements,
                                            and others more suitable for chill or freeze related applications, such
building   control     regulations   and
                                            as cold stores and indoor ski slopes.
insurance company needs.
                                            We are the only major UK LPCB approved manufacturer of the full
Newly developed products undergo
                                            range of panel cores (Mineral Fibre and PIR) and therefore uniquely
thorough in-house testing and we also
                                            positioned to give totally unbiased advice on panel applications.
carryout regular fire tests in established
                                            Buyers and users should be conscious of other manufacturers who
testing centres, such as BRE-Watford
                                            offer a one panel core which fits all applications approach to sales.
and Warrington Fire.
                                            If in doubt specifiers should refer to their insurance provider or the
                                            latest IACSC guide to ascertain the correct core material according
                                            to risk.

                                                                                                                      All Isoclad panels are produced in accordance with Building
                                                                                                                      Regulation requirements and meet the highest thermal resistance
                                                                                                                      standards.   Different requirements can be met by the correct
                                                                                                                      selection of core type and thicknesses.

                                                                                                                      Fire Resistance

                                                                                                                      Fire resistance is measured in terms of:
                                                                                                                      Integrity – the ability of a system to stop the penetration of hot
                                                                                                                      gases and flames.
                                                                                                                      Insulation – the ability of a system to reduce the temperature rise
                                                                                                                      on the unexposed side of the fire and therefore prevent fire spread
                                                                                                                      through radiated heat.

Fire Ratings & Maximum Unsupported Spans
Isoclad Firestop panels used in a wall application will provide equal fire
performance from both sides i.e. symmetrical fire performance and require NO
additional components in order to achieve the excellent ratings shown in the

                                                                                     chosen one of the most extensively tested and historically
following table.

                                                                                       Choose Isoclad panels and you can be sure you have
When considering the fire resistance of a panel system it is important to refer
to both integrity and insulation.

                                                                                          proven panel sytems in today’s market place.
Specifications                                                                                                 Wall Spans ( m )                                          Ceiling / Roof ( m )
Load Spans                                                                                                    Maximum allowable loads KN/m²                             Maximum allowable loads KN/m²

Firestop (FS10 and FS12) and PIR ceiling                                     Core Material                    3.0   4.0   5.0    6.0   7.0   8.0   9.0   10.0           3.0   4.0    5.0   6.0   7.0   8.0   9.0   10.0

                                                 Pane l Thickness
                                                                             Firestop10 ( Mineral Fibre )     1     0.5   0.3    0.2                            4.95    0.3                                               3.05

                                                                    50 mm
panels have a 0.7 mm thick top faces, load
span data for other panels is based on 0.5                                   Firestop12 ( Mineral Fibre )     1.1   0.6   0.3    0.2                            5.07    0.4                                               3.35

mm thick faces.                                                              PIR ( Polyisocyanurate )         0.8   0.5   0.3    0.2                            4.80    0.1                                               2.71
                                                                             Styrofoam                        1.2   0.6   0.3    0.2                            5.15    0.6                                               3.67
Ceiling panels complying with BS 6399 for
                                                                             Polystyrene - Std Density        0.8   0.4   0.3    0.2                            4.68    0.1                                               2.66
‘Walk-on Ceiling’ have been designed to
                                                                             Polystyrene - High Density       0.9   0.5   0.3    0.2                            4.91    0.2                                               3.19
sustain a uniform distribution load of 0.25
                                                                             Firestop10 ( Mineral Fibre )     1.8   1.0   0.6    0.4   0.3                      6.55    1.1   0.4    0.1                                  4.50

                                                                    75 mm
KN/m², together with a Centre Point Load of
0.9 KN.                                                                      Firestop12 ( Mineral Fibre )     2.2   1.1   0.7    0.4   0.3                      6.70    1.5   0.6    0.2                                  4.77

                                                                             PIR ( Polyisocyanurate )         1.5   0.9   0.5    0.3   0.2                      6.37    0.8   0.3    0.1                                  4.26
Values have been calculated using the limit
                                                                             Styrofoam                        2.4   1.2   0.7    0.4   0.3                      6.78    1.8   0.7    0.3                                  5.16
state method described in the ‘European
                                                                             Polystyrene - Std Density        1.3   0.8   0.5    0.3   0.2                      6.23    0.7   0.3    0.1                                  4.20
Recommendations for the Design of Sandwich
                                                                             Polystyrene - High Density       1.7   1     0.6    0.4   0.2                      6.49    1.1   0.5    0.2                                  4.69
Panels’ (ECCS Document No.66:1991)
                                                                             Firestop10 ( Mineral Fibre )     2.8   1.6   1      0.6   0.4   0.3                7.98    2.1   1.1    0.5   0.2                            5.78

                                                                    100 mm
Safety factors used 1.5 Live Load, 1.35 Dead
                                                                             Firestop12 ( Mineral Fibre )     3.4   1.8   1.1    0.7   0.5   0.3                8.14    2.7   1.3    0.6   0.2                            5.98
Load. The deflection limit is controlled by
                                                                             PIR ( Polyisocyanurate )         2.3   1.3   0.8    0.6   0.4   0.3                7.79    1.5   0.8    0.4   0.2                            5.60
                                                                             Styrofoam                        3.9   2     1.2    0.7   0.5   0.3                8.24    3.2   1.5    0.8   0.4                            6.48
Panel weights are for 0.5 mm thick steel, add
                                                                             Polystyrene - Std Density        2     1.2   0.8    0.5   0.4   0.3                7.63    1.3   0.7    0.3   0.2                            5.45
0.7 kg/m² for Firestop and PIR ceiling panels.
                                                                             Polystyrene - High Density       2.6   1.5   0.9    0.6   0.4   0.3                7.92    2     1      0.5   0.3                            6.04
The minimum support width for panel is 50
                                                                    125 mm   Firestop10 ( Mineral Fibre )     3.7   2.1   1.3    0.9   0.6   0.4   0.3   0.2    9.31    3     1.7    0.9   0.5   0.2                      6.89
                                                                             Firestop12 ( Mineral Fibre )     4.7   2.6   1.6    1     0.7   0.5   0.3   0.3    9.47    4     2.1    1.1   0.6   0.3                      7.07

                                                                             PIR ( Polyisocyanurate )         2.9   1.6   1      0.7   0.5   0.4   0.3   0.2    9.09    2.3   1.3    0.8   0.4   0.2                      6.83
                                                                             Polystyrene - Std Density        2.6   1.5   1      0.7   0.5   0.4   0.3   0.2    8.92    1.9   1      0.5   0.3   0.1                      6.30
                                                                             Polystyrene - High Density       3.5   2.1   1.3    0.9   0.6   0.4   0.3   0.2    9.25    2.9   1.6    0.9   0.5   0.3                      7.26

                                                                             Firestop10 ( Mineral Fibre )     4.5   2.5   1.6    1.1   0.8   0.6   0.5   0.3    10.54   4.1   2.3    1.4   0.8   0.5   0.2                7.90
                                                                    150 mm

                                                                             Firestop12 ( Mineral Fibre )     4.5   3.3   2.1    1.4   0.9   0.7   0.5   0.4    10.73   4.1   3      1.7   0.9   0.5   0.3                8.05
                                                                             PIR ( Polyisocyanurate )         3.4   1.9   1.2    0.9   0.6   0.5   0.4   0.3    10.12   3.1   1.8    1     0.6   0.4   02                 7.75
                                                                             Styrofoam                        7.1   3.9   2.3    1.5   1     0.7   0.5   0.4    10.83   6.5   3.4    1.9   1.1   0.7   0.4                8.85
                                                                             Polystyrene - Std Density        3.3   1.8   1.2    0.8   0.6   0.5   0.4   0.3    9.90    2.6   1.3    0.7   0.4   0.3   0.1                7.05
                                                                             Polystyrene - High Density       4.5   2.7   1.7    1.2   0.8   0.6   0.4   0.3    10.47   3.8   2.2    1.3   0.8   0.5   0.3                8.40

                                                                             PIR ( Polyisocyanurate )         4     2.2   1.4    1     0.7   0.6   0.4   0.4    10.93   3.9   2.2    1.3   0.8   0.5   0.3   0.2          8.47
                                                                    175 mm

                                                                             Polystyrene - Std Density        3.8   2.1   1.4    1     0.7   0.5   0.4   0.3    10.69   3.1   1.6    0.9   0.6   0.4   0.2   0.1          7.76
                                                                             Polystyrene - High Density       5.4   3.2   2      1.4   1     0.8   0.6   0.4    11.65   4.8   2.6    1.6   1     0.7   0.5   0.3          9.46

                                                                             PIR ( Polyisocyanurate )         4     2.2   1.4    1     0.7   0.6   0.4   0.4    11.69   4.7   2.6    1.5   1     0.6   0.4   0.3   0.2    9.14
                                                                    200 mm

                                                                             Polystyrene - Std Density        8.9   5     3      2     1.3   0.9   0.7   0.5    11.43   3.7   1.9    1.1   0.7   0.5   0.3   0.2   0.1    8.40
                                                                             Polystyrene - High Density       3.8   2.1   1.4    1     0.7   0.5   0.4   0.3    12.77   5.7   3.1    1.9   1.2   0.8   0.6   0.4   0.3    10.47

                   Limiting Deflection L/240                         Wind    and   snow

                   • Thermal bowing occurs                          support calculation
                     only along the length of                       and full acoustic
                     the panel, which has a                         properties available
                     supported span of L.                           on request.

                                                                                           Isoclad can provide the complete solution to your
                   • Tensile and compressive
                     stresses are neglected
                     in the core; shear core
                     modulus is constant.

                                                                                                     flashing, and panelling needs.
                     Minimum Thickness
                         for U Value
                         0.35 W/m2C






                                                1. 100 mm panel with 140kg/m² density
27.1   29.6
                                                  Mineral Fibre core. Rw= 35dB
31.4   34.5                                     2. 50 mm fire panel with 140kg/m² density
                                                  Mineral Fibre core. Rw=30dB
                                                3. 40 mm panel with 30 kg/m² density
                                                  Polystyrene core. Rw = 27dB

& Maintenance                               Forklift Offload
Isoclad      recommends   the   use   of
                                            When unloading the panels the forks should be set at their maximum distance apart and located centrally. It is
approved types of mechanical handling
                                            important that the panels do not come into contact with the mast uprights of the forklift as damage could occur.
equipment when dealing with composite
                                            Panel stacks should be offloaded one pack at the time and then placed on even ground ensuring stack of panels
panels. Using appropriate lifting devices
                                            are stable at all times. The unopened panel stacks should be positioned so as to minimise any movement of
can improve the efficiency and reduce
                                            individual panels from the stack to the point of installation.
the losses due to damage.
Mishandling could lead not only to a
visually unpleasant finish but also to a
                                                                                 Crane Offload
loss of structural strength of the panels                                        When offloading the panels, care must be taken not to damage their edges. To help protect the edges of the
which could cause damage to the entire                                           panels from sling damage, notched bearers and adequate lifting slings should be used.
structure.                                                                       When using suction lifting equipment, as soon as the panels are lifted from the stack they should be rotated
                                                                                 90° in a vertical orientation to prevent any damage to the panel face.

                                            Site Storage
                                            When insulation material is stored outdoors it must be protected from rain and stacked off the ground and on a
                                            flat slope to allow water to drain. Panels should not be stacked more than 2.5m high and one must allow adequate
                                            access between stacks and ensure they are stable at all times.
                                            Bearers should be evenly spaced and positioned directly above other bearers.

                                                                                 Any cutting of apertures in a composite panel will reduce its structural strength. This reduction can only be
                                                                                 determined by comprehensive testing of the panels after cutting and it will be significantly influenced by the
                                                                                 size and position of the apertures as well as the method of cutting.
                                                                                 Any site operative involved in cutting panels should wear personal protective equipment (PPE) i.e. goggles,
                                                                                 ear protection and dust mask.

                                            When cutting an aperture in a panel it is essential that the tool used minimises the dynamic tension/ compression forces applied to the panel.
                                            A fine toothed tungsten jigsaw or skill (circular) saw is such a tool whereas an angle grinder is inappropriate.
                                            Care should be taken when cutting panels with combustible cores to avoid heat build up that would present an ignition hazard.

Provided it is done properly, cleaning can enhance the performance and longevity of the panelling.
Frequency of cleaning is determined by the application, i.e. in areas with only processor-packed food, continual cleaning is not necessary. However
in food preparation or pharmaceutical areas the surface is normally cleaned daily with appropriate types of cleaners.
Walls can be washed down with fresh water from a hose or a bucket. A solution of fresh water and non aggressive detergent may be used to
remove heavy deposits, followed by a fresh water rinse. Max 100psi for pressure-hose cleaning.
Stubborn oil or grease stains can be removed with white spirit on a soft cloth followed immediately by a fresh water rinse.
Over-cleaning or scrubbing can do more harm than good. Steam cleaning can also cause problems if the surface temperature of the panels
exceeds 60°.

                                     Stain Resistance
                                     The products of combustion in the exhaust fumes of site vehicles or in the fumes of gas fire space heaters (e.g. propane) may stain the
                                     panel surfaces. Fork lift truck engines or petrol driven electrical generators (often used when cold stores are being built) can generate these
                                     Staining can occur even when the coating is covered by a protective film. Although coatings are formulated to resist this, contractors must
                                     take precautions to prevent such staining.

Durability & Repair
The durability of Isoclad panels can be prolonged if regular inspection is carried out and adequate maintenance is applied.
Isoclad panels have a very good resistance to chemicals. However there are exceptions e.g. certain organic solvents
such as aromatics, ketoses and chlorinated hydrocarbons.
When the substrate steel sheet is punctured or scratched it must be repaired at the first instance by a qualified repair
specialist. The life of the panel if not treated will diminish significantly and corrosion may occur.
Continuously wet cut edges must be avoided.
Slight scuffs or scratches are best left untreated unless they are down to the substrate. In this case they should be
repaired with a standard touch up paint. It should be considered that touch up paints, over time, could change colour,
therefore the touch up area should be as small as possible.

In addition to manufacturing structural    Flashings
panels   Isoclad   offers   a   complete
                                           To ensure our flashings are produced to the highest quality standards   Always striving for the best and the quickest service we are able to
range of ancillary flashing items, all
                                           we only use full prime steel, the same as we use for our panels. By    offer a quick turnaround; for smaller orders even a next day on site
manufactured at our North Shields site.
                                           doing this we can guarantee a perfect colour and material match for    delivery. On request, we can manufacture any shaped profiles.
Our guillotine and press are capable of    the end application.
making most flashings up to 3000 mm
long; including plain or powder coated
galvanised flashings.
                                           Internal Angle                                        External Angle                                 Internal Channel
All colours of standard flashings are
                                           Stock                                                 Stock                                          Stock
available on request.
                                           50x50                                                 100x50                                         50x52x50
All our flashings are made from the                                                               125x50                                         50x77x50
same steel as our panels to guarantee                                                            150x50                                         50x102x50
a perfect colour match.                                                                          175x50                                         50x127x50
We can also supply a wide variety of                                                                                                            50x202x50
sheet material cut to size from coil.

                                           Off Set Channel                                       Z Shape Flashing                               Top Hat Shape Flashing

                                           Galvanised Angle 2mm Int/Ext                          WPC Galvanised Channel                         Flat Cover Strip
                                           Stock                                                 Stock                                          Stock
                                           50x50                                                 50x102x50                                      100 mm
                                           50x150                                                                                               150 mm

Sheet Material                                                  Fixing and Sealants
Our customised steel sheet material is                          When installing fire rated panels, Isoclad recommend the use
manufactured from the same high quality                         of intumescent mastic. This provides an effective vapour seal,
steel we use for our panels and it comes in                     while its formulation allows for expansion to close the joint, thus
broad range of colours.                                         providing greater fire protection in the event of a fire.
Sizes:                                                          Rivets and Tek screws are commonly used to fix accessory

                                                                                                                                      Isoclad can provide the complete solution to your
Maximum width - 1250 mm                                         flashings and base channel items. In certain fire applications,
                                                                additional steel rivets may be required to stitch the overlapping
Standard length - 3000 mm
                                                                longitudinal edges of the panel.
Thickness - dependant on application

                                                                                                                                                flashing, and panelling needs.
                                                                Other items and sizes available on request

The most common applications for our sheet material are:
• Column covers
• Ornamental and decorative cladding
• Over cladding existent panels

Isoclad manufacture their own inverted    Ceiling Suspensions
top hat details which are supplied with
                                          Isoclad ceiling suspensions are manufactured from 2mm galvanised
the complete range of ‘Unistrut’ fixings
                                          steel. Testing conducted by Lloyds British plc has proven they can
and fastenings.
                                          carry a load up to 300kg/m.
The ceiling suspensions we manufacture
are easy to install and fully certified
by Lloyds Testing. Test certificates
available on request.                     CSS Swivel Hanger

                                                                                     1.    I Beam
                                                                                     2.    M10 U Bolt & Galv Plate
                                                                                     3.    2.5 mm Galv Strut ( 400 mm long)
                                                                                     4.    M12 Spring Nut and
                                                                                     5.    50x50x69 Galv Angle
                                                                                     6.    M12 Nyloc Nut (BZP)
                                                                                     7.    50x100x69 mm Galv Angle
                                                                                     8.    M12 Form C Washer (BZP)
                                                                                     9.    M12 Nyloc Nut
                                                                                    10. M12 Stud (BZP)

        Swivel Hanger Assembly with Top Hat
                                                                                                                              When installed Mineral Fibre and PIR ceiling
                                                                                                                              panels offer a limited walk-on facility, however
                                                                                                                              this is suitable for intermittent personnel
                                                                                                                              use only and panels should not be used as a
                                                                                                                              working platform.
                                                                                                                              Overloading should be avoided at any time and
                                                                                                                              personnel should not gather in groups greater
                                                                                                                              than two on any single panel, particularly

                                                                                                                                                                                   No project is too big or too small for our
                                                                                                                              adjacent to apertures which must be suitably
                                                                                                                              framed and supported. Jumping and bouncing
                                                                                                                              should be also avoided.

                                                                                                                                                                                           manufacturing capacity
                                                                                                                              In areas subject to frequent use and access
                                                                                                                              areas, Youngman type boards and catwalks
                                              1. M12 Stud (BZP)                                                               should be used as walkways.
                                              2. Armaflex (400 mm long)
                                                                                                                              Ancillary equipment i.e. pipes, refrigeration
                                              3. 150 x 3 mm Sq Galv Plate
                                                                                                                              equipment, ductwork, etc. should not be
                                              4. 1800 x 0.50 mm Cover Plate
                                                                                                                              supported by the panels; the support should
                                              5. Infill Supplied Separately
                                                                                                                              be taken from the building structure. Installation
                                              6. 3000 mm Cover Strip
                                                                                                                              of equipment is not allowed on unprotected

                                                                                   Inverted Top Hat Technical Specifications
               5 MM HOLE

         5 MM HOLE
                                                                                                                                        Material:     2mm Z280 Galv

                                                                                                                                        Finish:       Mill / Uncoated
                                                                                                                                        Length:       3600 mm
       32.00         32.00   54.00
                                                                                                                                        Drawing No: Iso103 Rev1

Installation Guide                             Typical Wall to Floor Detail               Check floor is level then mark out the site   Curb Wall Base to Floor Detail

The      following   factors     should
considered when installing panels:
The sealants between joints are of
the appropriate type and have good

                                                                                      !   to the dimensions shown on the relevant
                                                                                          drawing using a chalk line.

                                                                                          Galvanised metal floor channels are fixed
                                                                                          to the floor surface at 600 mm centres
adhesion to the coating of the panel.
                                                                                          using an appropriate fixing system i.e. a
There should be no gaps in the silicone
                                                                                          Rawl bolt or Hilti hammer fixings. These
on any joints.
                                                                                          channels will form the base into which the
Details      are     correctly    designed,                                               panels will sit.
especially at joints between floors and
                                                                                          Apply continuous bead of sealant to base
walls.                                         1. Rivet
                                                                                          of channels.
                                               2. Base Channel ( Galv or WFSL)
                                               3. Concrete Floor
                                               4. Silicone
                                               5. Hammer In Fixing                        Coldstore Wall to Floor Detail

                                                      1. Concrete Floor Finish                                                         1. Rivet
                                                      2. Styrofoam Floor Insulation                                                    2. Base Channel ( Galv or WFSL)
                                                      3. Heater mat                                                                    3. Concrete Floor
                                                      4. Concrete Floor                                                                4. Silicone
                                                      5. Hammer In Fixing                                                              5. Hammer In Fixing
                                                      6. External Angle
                                                      7. Rivet
                                                      8. Galv Angle
                                                      9. Damp Proof Membrane
                                                      10.Thermal Break

Typical Partition 1(Joint Chiller Wall / Ceiling)
1. Two Part Coving                                                      Typical Partition 3(Joint Freezer Wall / Ceiling)

                                                                                                                                                                        Contact Isoclad for further technical advice

                                                                                                                                                                               TEL: 0044 (0) 191 258 5052
                                                                                                                                    1. Flat Cover Strip
                                                                                                                                    2. Rivet

                                                                                                                                                                                     and consultation.
                                                                                                                                    3. Foam Infill
                                                                                                                                    4. Internal Angle
                                                                                                                                    5. Two Part Coving

Typical Partition 2(Chillroom - Freezer Wall / Ceiling)

                                                                                      Where the structure is self supporting, two wall panels are mechanically

                                                                               !      fixed together to form a corner unit. The corner unit is positioned into the
                                                                                      floor channel or angle and extended across the full length of the proposed
                                                                                      rear wall and returned by one panel to match the opposite corner, thus
                                                                                      forming a “U” shape.
                                                                                      A ceiling panel is then lifted into position to tie the structure together. The
                                             1. Thermal Break as                      means of lifting this panel into position are dependent upon site conditions,
                                                    Required                          but where possible a forklift with appropriately sized lifting bars or suction
                                             2. Foam Infill                            lifting machine should be used. This process will then continue by the
                                             3. Internal Angle                        repeated erection of two wall panels and one ceiling panel for the full length
                                             4. Rivet                                 of the room until the front wall is reached. At this point the remaining wall
                                                                                      panels will be erected.

                            External Cladding                                                       Concrete Column Enclosure
Panels Properties
Environmentally Friendly
Visually Identical Finish
   Fast Construction
     Sound Proof
  Air Tight Structures
  No / Low Heat Loss
  Complete Systems
                                                                                                    1. Rivet
 Chemically Resistant
                            1. External Angle                                                       2. Mineral Wool Infill
   Weather Resistant        2. Void Filled with Appropriate Insulation                              3. Concrete Column
                            3. Tek Screw Fixed to Steelwork                                         4. Internal Angle
  Structural Strength
                            4. Galv Angle Fixed to Main Steel Work                                  5. External Angle
   Design Flexibility       5. Steel Work (I beam)                                                               Typical Rebated Corner
 Thermal Performance
                                All corners of the enclosure should be trimmed with flashings and riveted

                            !   in place to tie in wall to ceiling corners and wall to wall corners. Isoclad
                                recommend fixing flashings to panels at 300 mm centres.
                                All panel to panel joints should be sealed using a one part foodsafe silicone
                                or intumescent mastic which is applied by a manual hand application unit.
                                Before total enclosure of the room is achieved the position of all doors,
                                windows and product apertures are to be marked and cut. Installation
                                guides for doors/ hatches and windows will arrive on site wrapped up with
                                the specific door or window type packaging.                                       1. External Angle
                                                                                                                 2. Rivet
                                All panels should be plum and level; wall panels that are not plum will have
                                                                                                                 3. Two Part Coving
                                an adverse effect on the door operating properly.
                                                                                                                 4. Foam Infill

Typical Steel Fixing 1                                                                Typical Steel Fixing 2

1. Steel Work (I beam)
2. Flashing Fixed with Rivets
3. Tek Screw Fixed to Steelwork
4. Support Angle
5. Void Filled with Appropriate
   Insulation                                                                         1. Flashing
                                                                                      2. Rivet
                                                                                      3. Tek Screw Fixed to Steelwork

                                                                                                                                                     More drawing details are
                                                                                                                                                      available on request.
                                                                                      4. Appropriate Infill of Insulation
                                                                                      5. Steel Work (I beam)

                                                 Where the structure is to be supported by a secondary
Wall to Ceilling Detail - Coldstore

                                       !         top hat suspension system, the suspension system will
                                                 be installed before ceilings or wall panels are installed.
                                                 Fix top hat suspension system at 300 mm centres and
                                                 pack voids with appropriate insulation.
                                                                                                                    Wall to Ceiling Detail - Chill

                                      1. M12 Stud (BZP)                                                             1. M12 Stud (BZP)
                                      2. Galv Plate with Nut                                                        2. Galv Plate with Nut
                                      3. Rivet                                                                      3. Rivet
                                      4. Galv Internal Angle                                                        4. Galv Internal Angle
                                      5. Flashing Fixed with Rivets                                                 5. Flashing Fixed with Rivets
                                      6. Appropriate Infill of Insulation                                            6. Galv External Angle
                                      7. Appropriate Infill of Insulation
                                      8. Galv External Angle

  Applications              Services                                                      Off Line Cutting
                            At Isoclad we offer a user-friendly professional service      To reduce installation time and also site wastage we have introduced a new off
    Internal Partitions
                            and will provide continuous advice and support at             line cutting service.
       Chill Stores         any stage of your build to ensure your project runs           Dependant on the required dimensions we can cut apertures in any desired size
     Office Buildings        smoothly and on time.                                         or shape.
    Indoor Ski Slopes       Where possible we will advise you on all necessary
                            technical details and specifications and ensure that
Food Processing Industry
                            the supplied products will match your needs, and help
   Cold Storage Cells       you achieve your design requirements in a practical
Temporary Accommodation     and most efficient manner.

     Mobile Shelters
     Walk-in Coolers
     Petrol Stations
                           Offline Laminating
         Kiosks            As an addition to our standard composite                Maximum        width   available   is   1250mm.      Materials bonded to date include: Mineral Fibre,
  Manufacturing Areas      panel range, Isoclad offers a customised                Maximum length is only restricted by handling        Styrofoam,    Polyisocyanurate,    Polystyrene,
  Decontamination Units    offline laminating service.                              constraints.                                         Plasterboard, Glassboard, various types of
                           With the availability of this service you will          As this is a customised service please contact       wood (Marine Ply, Chipboard and OSB) and
  Insulated Dog Kennels
                           no longer have to think within the ‘usual               Isoclad to discuss your requirements and we          also steel to Plywood, MDF and Chipboard.
                           constraints’   associated    with   composite           will be happy to provide you with a quotation.

                           PIR – MDF                               Polystyrene – MDF                          Mineral Wool – Plasterboard            Styrofoam – Plywood

                                                                                                                especially suited for small to medium businesses.
                                                                                                                  Isoclad offers an individually tailored service,
            Sara & Donna . . . Admin team                                             Emma . . . Sales Office.

   Rachel Dixon                    Carl Lowson                     Steve Ellis            Andy Palmer
Financial Controller           Manufacturing Manager          Production Controller      Sales Manager

                                                 Mike McColl
                                               Managing Director
10 Alder Road
West Chirton Industrial Estate
North Shields, Tyne & Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 258 5052
Fax: +44 (0) 191 259 5742
Email: sales@isoclad.co.uk

January 2009

                                 While Isoclad can give advice regarding suitability for end use it remains
                                 the responsibility of the client/architect/specifier to ensure the panels are
                                 selected and installed according to the latest regulations and fire safety
                                 requirements and that they are suitable for their intended use.

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