Ceramic Granite provides an attractive solution available in a wide choice of colours in veined or grained variations that replicate the appearance of granite and marble.

Project completed with Ceramic Granite.

Product information

Finished in natural unpolished, satin pre-polished, mirror polished or metallic. Exceptionally hardwearing and cost effective, protecting both your building and budget.

Benefits
  • A patented manufacturing process achieves individual veining on the tiles replicating that of quarried stone
  • Benchmark will cut Ceramic Granite to your project dimensions, openings and features
  • Ceramic Granite is highly resistant to moisture and frost
  • Loadings on the substrate and building exterior are reduced in comparison with naturally quarried stone
  • The Ceramic Granite is completely resistant to light and UV radiation
  • The Ceramic Granite is highly resistant to algae growth and does not accumulate dust
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Provides excellent weather protection to the building envelope
  • Secret fix option only, no visible fixing
  • Individual modules can be removed and replaced as necessary
  • Comprehensive design and technical support
  • Flashings and ancillaries are available in similar colours for a complete solution
  • Independently tested system, including CWCT external building envelope
  • Available with the Total Benchmark Guarantee
  • Manufactured and supplied under a quality system certified to B S EN ISO 9001: 2000
  • Manufacturing plants are ISO 14001 (Environmentally) accredited
Dimensions & Wg

Dimensions

Maximum module 1206mm length x 606mm height (inclusive of 8mm joint) and maximum actual panel size 1198mm length x 598mm height. Smaller bespoke sizes are available.

Face panel thickness: 12mm maximum.

Façade & Rail Weight

Module size is dependent on project design requirements. For accurate weights for your specific application, contact the Benchmark Technical Services Department.

Product Tolerance

Thickness, sides straightness, rectangularity and surface flatness are all in accordance with BS EN 14411: 2003 (Ceramic tiles Annex G (Dry-pressed ceramic tiles with low water absorption group Bla)).

Materials

The ceramic granite is typically refined clays, quartz, feldspars and metal oxides vitrified under high temperature and pressure, with mesh reinforcement to rear face.

Fixings

Aluminium Secondary Rail System

The extruded aluminium secondary rail system conforms to BS EN 12020-1: 2008 (Aluminium and aluminium alloys). Extruded precision profiles in alloys EN AW-6060 and EN AW-6063. Technical conditions for inspection and delivery - powder-coated black).

Attachment

The extruded aluminium straps, conforming to BS EN 12020-1: 2008 in 6063/T6 grade alloy, are secured to the ceramic granite façade panel using undercut stainless steel expanding anchors. Straps are secured to the aluminium secondary rail system using self-drilling / self-tapping stainless steel fasteners. The secondary rail system is securely fastened to the Benchmark Karrier Panel with expanding self-fixing aluminium and stainless steel fasteners.

Site installation

Site assembly instructions are available from the Benchmark Technical Services Department.

Quality / warranties

All of the Benchmark Façade Systems areavailable with the Total Benchmark Guarantee, offering thermal andstructural performance guarantee. Please contact the BenchmarkTechnical Service Department for further information.

Fire

The ceramic granite façades have Class 1 fire rating to BS 476-7: 1997 (Surface spread of flame of products), and are Class 0 as defined by Building Regulations.