Ampelite has recently introduced the Lexan Thermoclick Profile-free Glazing System to the New Zealand market.
Thermoclick has achieved an Internal Surface Finish Group number of 1-S according to performance determined under the conditions described in ISO 9705:1993 required by NZBC clause C3.4(A). Performance is achieved through MBIE Guidance on European Classification.
Expected Lifetime / Sustainability
The expected lifetime of Lexan Polycarbonate sheet in outdoor applications is generally at least 25 years in intended end-use applications and when proper maintenance is provided. For more information on the sustainability of Lexan Polycarbonate sheeting please click here.
Sheeting Thickness and Length
Thermoclick panels are 40mm thick and can be supplied in sheet lengths up to a maximum of 11.8m.
Colours AvialableStandard colours ex stock New Zealand are Clear and Opal. Other colour choices are available subject to minimum quantities and delivery lead times. Contact your local Ampelite branchfor further information.
Light, Solar & Sound Transmission
For information regarding recommended spans in high wind zones and cyclonic regions
Thermoclick polycarbonate exhibits good fire performance properties.
Thermoclick Physical, Optical and Thermal Properties
Aluminium Glazing Profiles
Note: Special non-standard colours can be supplied in powder coated finish (refer to Ampelite (NZ) Limited).
The translucent roofing shall be Lexan Thermoclick polycarbonate interlocking Glazing System as supplied by Ampelite (NZ) Limited. The sheet thickness shall be 40mm and the colour shall be (nominate Opal or Clear). The Thermoclick sheets shall be installed using the purpose-made extruded aluminium glazing system profiles, (select finish: natural or anodized (nominate colour), as supplied by Ampelite (NZ) Limited.
Correct installation is important
Thermoclick translucent polycarbonate sheets shall be installed in accordance with Ampelite (NZ) Limited fixing instructions and with AS/NZS 1562.3:1996, Design and Installation of Sheet Roof and Wall Cladding, Part 3: Plastic. Also, Thermoclick Glazing sheets shall be installed in accordance with the NZ Building Code and the NZ Metal Roofing and Cladding Manufacturers Association Code of Practice.
Cutting: Thermoclick sheets can be cut easily and accurately with most standard workshop equipment. This includes common circular, hand and hacksaws with fine-toothed blades. The panel should be clamped to work tables, trestles, etc to avoid vibration.
Thermal Expansion Allowance: Allow a thermal expansion clearance of 3mm per lineal metre between panel top edge and top glazing profile, and between the first and last panel side and aluminium side glazing profiles. This thermal expansion clearance is already taken into account when using the purpose made glazing profiles.
Sealing Thermoclick Channel Ends: Apply custom manufactured end sealing tapes, as supplied by Ampelite (NZ) Limited. Use impermeable self adhesive foil tape to seal the top open ended channels to prevent moisture, dust and dirt contamination. Apply special self adhesive anti-condensation venting tape to the bottom open ended channels to prevent dust and dirt contamination and allow condensation drainage.
Drainage Provision: Drill 5mm diameter drainage holes at approx 600mm centres on the external face of the bottom aluminium glazing profile just below the sash profile platform to allow condensation to drain to the exterior of the building.
Fix-Key Installation: (where required) Attach special purpose stainless steel fix-keys, as supplied by Ampelite (NZ) Limited, at each intermediate girt or support taking care to ensure that vertical and horizontal alignment of Thermoclick panels is accurate. (Specify appropriate screw fixings for steel or timber).
Masking Film: Remove polyethylene masking film as soon after installation of Thermoclick panels as practicable.
Storage:Store Thermoclick sheets in a dry and fire-safe area. Do not store heavy materials on top of sheets as they may fracture.
Recycling and disposal: Polycarbonate sheeting is fully recyclable and can also be disposed of in a land fill.
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Non-trafficable: Thermoclick sheeting is a non-trafficable material. Sheets should be handled with care to avoid damage to the surface. Guarantees will not apply to sheeting that has been damaged in handling, or mechanical damage as a result of foot traffic.
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