VariAL H

VariAL H Secret-Fix Rainscreen Cladding System

The VariAL H system is a fully secret fix baffle jointed cassette rainscreen, with fully adjustable vertical aluminium mullion support system. Best suited to vertical application on walls, for new build and overcladding existing structures.

Ash & Lacy are members of the CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology), and the design of all our Façade systems adhere to CWCT design principles.

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  • Fully secret-fixed system, delivering aesthetically flat, precise panels with no visible fixings
  • Accommodates a multitude of panel shapes and configurations, offering ultimate flexibility in aesthetic design techniques
  • Complete system supplied in component form, with no requirement for on-site fabrication
  • Independency of panels allows efficient installation around service areas, and individual demounting for maintenance and repair requirements
  • Variable joint sizes, with a range of joint profile details and treatment options to suit individual project requirements
  • Comprises 5 basic mullions ranging from 50mm to 150mm in depth. Mullions can be installed on almost any form of sub-structure or frame, and can span from floor to floor if required
  • No specific installation start point. Panels can be fitted at random, if desired, due to the unique panel carrier, which is fully adjustable and can be locked and unlocked with ease
  • Fire tested by Warringtonfire – Classified A1 to EN 13501-1 3mm Aluminium with no coating applied or with anodised coating applied.
  • Fire tested by Warringtonfire – Classified A2-s1, d0 to EN 13501-1 3mm Aluminium with PPC coating or 4mm Alucobond A2 ACM applied.
  • A2 Rated Aluminium Composite Materials (ACM) from Alucobond or Larson
  • A1 Rated Anodised Aluminium
  • A2 Rated Powder Coated Aluminium
  • A1 Rated Precoated Aluminium
  • A1 Rated Corten Steel
  • A1 Rated Stainless Steel

The following are indicative based on typical system arrangements, please contact our technical team to discuss individual project requirements.


Effective Width = 1450mm max
Effective Length = 6500mm max
Material thickness= 4.0mm

Max dimensions are only available in some colours and may be subject to minimum quantities.

Vertical Joint Width:
Standard = 20mm
Minimum = 10mm

PPC and Anodised Aluminium

Effective Width = 1860mm max
Effective Length= 3840mm max
Material thickness = 2.0 – 3.0mm

One leg of corner panels should be restricted to 450mm for finishing processing restrictions.

Horizontal Joint Width:
Standard = 20mm
Minimum = 10mm

Support System

A range of mullions is available to suit varying wind loads and spanning situations. Wall brackets are available in varying sizes to meet project specific off-sets from the primary structure. The system is fully adjustable for true alignment.

CAD details are available to suit specific requirements for more information, please contact our technical department.

Details include options for support systems, as well as alternative arrangements for cappings, windows and other openings, corners and cill/base conditions. Details can be manipulated to suit various requirements; our drawing office can provide special details on a project related basis to suit almost any cladding design.

In–plane louvres may be integrated within the panel modules, matching the finish and colour of the rainscreen panels.

All Ash & Lacy Façade products carry a warranty, either for the products supplied directly, or from the supply chain partners.

The Ash & Lacy IntegrAL warranty gives total confidence in the materials and products supplied. All products are covered by the Warranty and the Approved Contractor Network provides surety that everything is correctly installed. All Approved Contractors undergo training by Ash & Lacy in the handling, use and installation of their products.

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