Mini Clad is the stylish option for high strength, light weight wall cladding.
Enjoy all the benefits of wall cladding made from durable COLORBOND® steel. Mini Clad is available in the full range of COLORBOND® steel colours to give you a wall cladding option that's weathertight, thermally efficient and extremely cost effective.
The sheets of MINI CLAD overlap each other and are fixed progressively along the building in the opposite direction to the prevailing weather. This gives complete weather protection and a fast and efficient method of installation. Each sheet consists of an “over” rib and an “under” rib. When combined with their counterpart on adjacent sheets they form an effective seal which prevents water entry.
The faces of the supporting members must be true and all in the one plane to achieve a professional result.
LAYING (RIBS VERTICAL)
Start at the end of the wall which is way from the prevailing weather. The over-edge should be as shown:
LAYING (RIBS HORIZONTAL)
The edge laps must face downwards with the over edge on top as shown. If end laps are necessary on long runs, allow 75mm per lap. End laps should be sealed with suitable sealant.
Steel Framing: Thickness up to 5mm – No 10x16 Hex Head Self Drilling Tek with Neo. Washer.
Thickness 5 to 6.4mm – No 14x40 Hex Head Self Drilling Tek with Neo. Washer.
Timber Framing: Hardwood – No 8x20 hex Head Type 17 Self Drilling Wood Screw with Neo. Washer.
Softwood – No 8x30 Hex Head Type 17 self Drilling Wood Screw with Neo. Washer.
SIDE LAP FASTENERS
Use No 8x12 Hex Head Type S Self Drilling Screw with Neo. Washer OR Sealed blind rivet. These are added at the midspans of the sheets for walls to give weatherproofing for support spacing over 800mm.
METHOD OF FASTENING
MINI CLAD is fixed using a fastener in each valley giving four fasteners per sheet.
When unloading bundles of sheeting with a crane always use a spreader bar and fabric slings to prevent damage. When manually handling sheets use clean dry gloves and do not drag sheets over each other. Storage of sheets should be above ground and under cover. Do not locate fasteners less than 25mm from the end of sheets. Do not use punches to form holes for fasteners. Holes should be drilled or self drilling fasteners used.
MINI CLAD has an effective coverage of 864mm.
MINI CLAD can be cut in the factory to any length specified by the customer, subject to handling and transportation considerations.
MAXIMUM SUPPORT SPACINGS
The recommended maximum support spacing is 1200mm for buildings located under the following conditions as specified by AS. 1170 Part 2 SAA Wind Code:
Area – Non-cyclonic
Max. Building Height – 3m
Wind Velocity – 50m/s
Internal Pressure Coefficient - +0.2
Terrain Category – 3.