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.
Finished in natural unpolished, satin pre-polished, mirror polished or metallic. Exceptionally hardwearing and cost effective, protecting both your building and budget.
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.
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)).
The ceramic granite is typically refined clays, quartz, feldspars and metal oxides vitrified under high temperature and pressure, with mesh reinforcement to rear face.
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).
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 assembly instructions are available from the Benchmark Technical Services Department.
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.
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.