To design a building that allows the structure to remain energy efficient, is made from recyclable materials, airtight and aesthetically pleasing is what any designer or architect is ultimately trying to achieve.
With the launch of Ruukki Forma™ this is not only possible but very simple to achieve. Not only can they supply the materials but they can help you to design it and provide all the tools and support you could wish for.
Ruukki Forma™ is a complete façade system in which Ruukki energy panels form an energy efficient base structure and Ruukki cladding products finalize the visual looks for the building façade offering a complete wall system for industrial and commercial construction. Combining high standard of architecture with excellent energy efficiency.
The energy panels from Ruukki are steel faced insulated sandwich panels with excellent air tightness which achieve high energy efficiency. The Energy panels enable the building to be quickly made weather tight due to their speedy installation. Panels are available in a variety of specification and technical properties to suit different requirements.
The composite panel serves multiple functions; providing energy efficient thermal insulation, a vapour control layer and acting as a wall structure supporting the external rainscreen cladding. This consolidation of components simplifies and rapidly accelerates the envelope construction as well improving air tightness and quality.
Cladding products are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, it includes all essential accessories and to optimise on energy efficiency a full design and support service is available as well as Ruukki® energy simulation service.
A large number of UK projects have already seen the use of Ruukki Forma™ including schools, hospitals and other commercial facilities. Recent projects include Porsche at Silverstone, Jaguar Land Rover in the West Midlands, Stratford Schools, Gilkes at Kendal. Oakland College in Hertfordshire saw the use of Ruukki PIR Composite panel as the base, over clad with Ruukki design profile S10 and other diverse rainscreen materials.
The design process of Ruukki Forma™ is divided into two main phases; base structure design (Ruukki® energy panel system) and design of cladding & support system.
The base structure is designed using special Ruukki Forma™ construction details. Panels can be installed either horizontally or vertically.
Ruukki Forma speeds up installation and delivers a watertight envelope early in the build-sequence. This removes the rainscreen cladding installation from the critical path and means simultaneous operations both inside and outside the building van take place.
The fastenings of Ruukki Forma™ have been pre-designed to make design work easier. It is important that only fasteners supplied by Ruukki are used to ensure that the fastening solution works as planned.