EQUITONE is a through-coloured facade material designed by and for architects, produced since the 1950´s under the name ‘Eternit’.
EQUITONE is a fibre cement product consisting of Cement, Cellulose and Mineral Materials and is reinforced by a visible matrix. Every EQUITONE panel has unique characteristics in its texture, colour highlighting its raw, untreated texture and natural finish. The product can be cut to any sizes and shapes; not only that but the material can be routed, perforated or printed. With such an easy to use and flexible product, any design can be achieved, whether it be a rain screen or fully baffled system, its versatility is like no other FC material previously available to the market.
Equitone comes in five ranges:
- Can achieve an A+ rating as defined in the BRE Green Guide
- Fire Safe (non combustible and no spread of flame)
- Installed life expectancy of at least 50 years
- Resistant to extreme weather conditions and temperatures
- Resistant to vermin, insects, mould growth, fungi etc
- Integral through colour, no ongoing maintenance required
EQUITONE facade materials can be fixed to the building structure using a number of face and back fixing options. The facade panels are assembled on a vertical support structure that consists of metal profiles or wooden battens.
EQUITONE facade materials are assembled using the ventilated facade (rainscreen) system. The panels use open joints, that add visual depth and allow for maximum back ventilation of the facade system. The rainscreen system is gaining popularity worldwide, as it creates healthy, breathing buildings. Driving rain is kept outside the structure, yet it allows water vapour from inside the structure to escape.
Face fixing options include riveting on metal or screwing on wood supporting frames. Concealed fixing option is SFS TUF-S rear fixing rivets on NVelope NV3 framing system. Please contact us for more information.
The Etex Group which produce Equitone are the oldest and largest manufacturers of FC materials worldwide, with Multi- Billion turnovers of sales.
We are talking about a company who are over 100 years old, cladding over 3 Million square meters of facade materials on buildings worldwide last year. Australia is embracing this material to enable the designs we imagine come into realisation, withstanding the elements of time.