All the benefits of wood but much longer lasting, like stone
Wood has been used for millennia to create beautiful buildings, but those with a wooden façade need regular maintenance and have a limited life before the costly expense of removal and renewal. Then stone came along, but it lacked the natural warmth that only wood could achieve. That is until Rockpanel Woods was invented. Through an innovative process the boards are almost perfect replicas of wood, with all of the long lasting benefits inherent in a stone façade. Simply put, the best of both worlds.
Material and use
The Rockpanel Woods boards are produced from compressed natural basalt, a sustainable and readily available volcanic rock and bonded with an organic binder from which all Rockpanel products derive their unique properties. The products combine the advantages of stone and workability wood. The cladding boards are suitable for use as exterior cladding, applications along the roofline and for building detailing.
The boards are treated with a 4-layer water-based high quality coating that locks in their appearance, colour and finish for years to come. Plus the whole range is finished with an additional protective ProtectPlus layer.
Dimensions & tolerances of the board grades (mm)
|Panel dimensions||2500* or 3050||2500 or 3050|
|Panel width||1200 or 1250*||1200 or 1250|
|Length/width tolerance||+2 / -2|
|Thickness tolerance||+0.5 / -0.5|
Getting great grades
Rockpanel Woods boards are available in the following grades:
Durable > For general applications around the roofline and exterior cladding.
FS-Xtra > Meets European fire-class A2-s1, d0, to fulfill even the highest fire safety requirements.
We advise you to order the required amount of Rockpanel Woods for a certain project as one batch to avoid any slight variation between batches.
* Available from 100 m²
(Extra) Fire safety meets design
ProtectPlus, extra protection
Rockpanel Woods comes with a transparent ProtectPlus layer as standard, the most powerful protective layer for Rockpanel board material.
The benefits of the ProtectPlus finish are:
Lower cleaning costs
Integrated UV blocker
Appearance remains like new
Graffiti is easy to remove with ROCKPANEL Graffiti Cleaner
Leaves no traces afterwards
No replacement of sheets necessary
Because of its composition, our boards offer excellent properties when compared with traditional building materials such as:
wood, fibre cement board (FCB) and High Pressure Laminate (HPL) board material.
Unique composition and properties
Creating fire-safe buildings to protect the people living and working inside is an increasingly important issue. With Rockpanel FS-Xtra we developed an exterior cladding board which meets the European fire class A2-s1, d0 (non-combustible according to national building regulations) when fixed on a metal sub-frame with rivets. Next to that we offer the Durable and Xtreme grades, which are classified as B-s2, d0. When using Rockpanel boards you can create façades with a high level of fire safety with a broad range of aesthetic finishes.
|Fire Classification (Euroclass)||EN 13501-1|
|- Rockpanel Durable||B-s2, d0|
|- Rockpanel FS-Xtra||A2-s1, d0|
If you are looking for a truly unique façade with a personal touch, you have the option to engrave Rockpanel boards with your own creative design – corporate logos, text, graphic images – the only limit is your creativity! Designs can be made with a CNC router on a 10mm thick board (maximum engraving depth of 2mm). A further advantage of engraving on Rockpanel boards is that the engraved parts don’t need any additional protection.
Rockpanel boards can be curved and bent easily to create amazing facades.
|Panel thickness (mm)||6||8|
|Panel dimensions (Arch, mm)||3050||3050|
|Radius R minimal (mm)||1900||2500|
|Common ground c.t.c. (mm)||300||400|
|Fixing distance c.t.c. (mm)||250||300|
Rockpanel boards are treated with a high quality water-based coating that keeps their appearance, colour and finish for years to come. The ProtectPlus layer gives extra protection against UV and graffiti.
The performance of the Rockpanel Woods boards after a weathering test of 3.000 hours and 5.000 hours according ISO 105 A02:
|Rockpanel Woods||4-5||4 or better|
Our boards are easy to handle on the building site, unlike many other materials, and therefore quicker and easier to install.
|Nominal mass of surface||kg/m²|
|Rockpanel Durable 8 mm||8,4|
|High Pressure Laminate (HPL) 8 mm||11,1|
|Fiber Cement Board (FCB) 8 mm||15,4|
Our boards are not affected by fluctuations in humidity or temperature and are therefor very dimensionally stable.
|Dimensional stability (EN 438-2)||mm/(mºK)|
|Rockpanel Durable||10,5 x 10-3|
|Concrete||12 x 10-3|
|Fibre Cement Board (FCB)||15 x 10-3|
|High Pressure Laminate (HPL)||28 x 10-3|
We offer the possibility to deliver custom sized boards for you, adjusted to your project requirements*.
As a result of our innovative production process, the board can now be delivered in:
- all lengths between 1700 and 3050 mm and
- a width of 1200 or 1250 mm.
Even if a certain project requires a custom made thickness, do not hesitate to contact us. We will advise you on the possibilities.
* Minimal order per length 300 m²
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