WHAT MAKES STONESIZE IDEAL FOR EXTERIOR COVERINGS?

With the ultralight Stonesize panels we achieve yields never seen before in natural products in the installation of facades. Its great lightness and the ability to manufacture large formats allow to install all types of exterior facades and walls in record time and with the minimum amount of resources. The ideal solution for fast and light architecture.

Facades

One of the best ways to have large formats is Stonesize. Its technology means that we can have pieces of natural stone in formats that were previously impossible.

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Traditionally, natural stone facades required a certain thickness to have sufficient mechanical strength and, at the same time, to be able to execute in their thickness machined where the fastening elements fit. These pieces of dimensional stone, in normal formats, are usually 3 cm thick (weight 75-85 kg / m2).

Going even further, when it comes to giant stone formats to be included in singular projects, they needed to be provided with thicknesses much larger to operate mechanically, making it essential to use auxiliary means for handling and including more robust elements for its attachment.

With Stonesize we get panel weights below 20 kg / m2, which can almost always be manually placed by one or two workers.

In addition, although the Stonesize involves a complex manufacturing process in front of the dimensional stone, when we compare it in large formats and large thicknesses of dimensional stone can reach an economic saving, especially when dealing with particularly exclusive stones , because, despite the complex production process, the thickness of the consumed stone is reduced to only 6 mm.

The natural stone in light façades (ventilated and cladding) has always been associated with relatively small formats (approximately half a square meter), due to its great weight and its physico-mechanical properties in the most manageable thicknesses. This distanced the natural stone from the advantages of other synthetic materials that provided greater lightness or resistance to mechanical stresses with thicknesses and small weights.

Traditionally the great cuts in facades have been made with artificial and cold materials (metal sheets, laminated boards, etc.) that usually provide a diametrically opposed to a natural material such as stone. However, on many occasions, the warmth of a natural material is a necessary project imperative.

The facillity of handling of the panels is evidently characterized by its low weight. However, the technological effort is not limited to the panel. Tino has developed the StoneSize Integral System in which the panels have a light aluminum substructure system suitable to complete their use in facades with the best guarantees. This substructure has a high ease of assembly since its profiling can be perfectly leveled, thanks to the temporary clamps for the installation of which the brackets are fitted. Once the vertical profiles are plumbed, they are screwed and fixed. Likewise, the hanging system of each panel is equipped with leveling screws to facilitate the perfect execution of each joint between panels.

Honeycomb with stone panel properties are combined thanks to the technology in a composite to provide new and much more powerful properties, reaching an excellent physico-mechanical behavior. This new composite maintains the aesthetics of natural stone while making it suitable for the greater demands of wind loads or earthquakes, without the limitations of the traditional small formats in dimensional stone.

Honeycomb with stone panel properties are combined thanks to the technology in a composite to provide new and much more powerful properties, reaching an excellent physico-mechanical behavior. This new composite maintains the aesthetics of natural stone while making it suitable for the greater demands of wind loads or earthquakes, without the limitations of the traditional small formats in dimensional stone.

STONESIZE FACADE INSTALLATION 

Stonesize slabs are extremely lightweight and have a very high resistance to impacts, bending and compressions thanks to the use of excellent and innovative materials in the aerospace industry.

Stonesize honeycomb panels, which have excellent technical characteristics, enable extraordinary finishings and are increasingly being incorporated in grand projects by architects and designers. The Anchoring system is suitable for any type of structure for external and internal uses.

FACADE SYSTEM

The integral Stonesize facade system comprises from the Stonesize panels to the substructure system, to provide a global solution for fixing the cladding with the greatest guarantees.

Aluminum is the material most used in light facades due to its shared mechanical properties with a significant lightness compared to other metals such as steel. At the same time it has a good behavior against oxidation, making it suitable for use in facade applications, being economically more attractive than stainless steel solutions.

The substructure system consists of vertical profiles  that are fixed to the wall using brackets , making it possible to separate the wall covering to include insulation adhered to it to improve energy efficiency and leaving a chamber air for ventilation to occur. These brackets are fixed with anchors to the wall. The connection between vertical profiles and brackets is made with stainless steel screws.

Then, horizontal profiles, also known as hanging profiles, attached to the vertical by screws are fixed.

On the other hand, the hanging clips  are attached to the back of each panel, using steel anchor plates that allow them to be joined with sheet metal screws.

Finally, the panels are hung from their clips in the horizontal profiles. There are adjustment screws in the upper clips that allow the panel to be perfectly leveled, as well as fixing screws that hold them against horizontal displacement.

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