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Facade cladding system

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Vanguard, flexible solution in Facades systems

ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY
YOUR PROJECT IN INCHES

Vanguard range gives a solution to suit each project, giving the possibility of flexible panel formats, enabling panel cuts as needed and offering the minimum joint on the market. adaptability, flexibility and quality assurance are the keys that define our most innovative range.

Textures for exterior cladding Panels Vanguard | ULMA

Air Texture

A Smooth surface that adds continuous uniform finish; an inspiring blow from floor to heaven.

  • Textures for exterior cladding Panels  Vanguard | ULMA
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  • GREY-BLACK
  • M03
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  • M11
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  • M02
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  • M06
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  • M19
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  • WHITE
  • M24
  • M29
  • M10
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  • M05
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  • CREAM-MOKA
  • M13
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  • M12
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  • M01
  • M14
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  • M15
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  • M09
  • M25

Earth Texture

Natural appearance of sculpted land and stone carved by the course of time.

  • Textures for exterior cladding Panels  Vanguard | ULMA
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  • GREY-BLACK
  • P13
    View projects Colours  for Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
  • M03
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  • P03
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  • P14
  • P02
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  • P06
  • WHITE
  • M24
  • M29
  • M10
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  • M05
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  • P16
  • CREAM-MOKA
  • P05
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  • M12
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  • M13
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Water Texture

Endless possibilities of creating dynamic effects and nuances of color. Thousand colors in one color.

  • Textures for exterior cladding Panels  Vanguard | ULMA
    View projects Textures for exterior cladding Panels  Vanguard | ULMA
  • DARK
  • M03
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  • M11
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  • M02
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  • M06
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  • M19
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  • CLEAR
  • M24
  • M29
  • M10
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  • M05
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  • M12
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  • Colour
  • M18
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  • M20
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  • M08
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  • M22
  • M07
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  • M28
  • M21
  • M26

Panel Formats of Facade cladding Vanguard

Panel formats

Lenght (L): from 600 mm to 1800 mm in multiples of 100mm.
Height(H): from 250mm to 500 mm in multiple of 50 mm and from 500 mm to 900 mm in multiples of 100 m. Cut to any size.

(H)900
(H)250
(L)600
(L)1000
(L)1400
(L)1800
  • Longitudinal tolerances L + - 2 mm
  • Height tolerances H + - 1 mm
  • Panel weight de 33 kg/m2
Thickness 14

Fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard

There are 2 installation systems. Vertical and Horizontal system.

Horizontal System

A Floor structures
B Base wall
C Thermal insulation
1 Polymer concrete panel for ventilated facade system
2 Continuous starter rail profile
3 Continuous intermediate rail profile
4 Continuous inverted starter rail profile
  • Horizontal fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Anti rodent grid
  • Horizontal fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Rail profile detail
  • Horizontal fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Rail profile joint
  • Horizontal fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
     
    Connection at floor slab and base wall
    Sliding point bracket
  • Horizontal fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
     
    Fixed point bracket
  • Horizontal fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Air output from chamber
  • Horizontal fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Installation system

Vertical System

AFloor structures
BFloor Slab
CThermal insulation
1Polymer concrete panel for ventilated facade system
2Continuous starter rail profile
3Continuous intermediate rail profile
4Continuous inverted starter rail profile
  • Vertical fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Anti rodent grid
  • Vertical fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
  • Vertical fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Single support angle
    Connection at floor slab and base wall
    Sliding point bracket
  • Vertical fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Double support angle
    Fixed point bracket
  • Vertical fixing system of Facade cladding Vanguard | ULMA
    Installation system

Technical details for flexible Facades system Vanguard

Horizontal system detail

Vertical Section
Technical details for flexible Facades system Vanguard - Ventilated Facade Vanguard Horizontal system | ULMA
Horizontal Section
Technical details for flexible Facades system Vanguard - Ventilated Facade Vanguard Horizontal system | ULMA
  • FOOR SLAB
  • BASE WALL
  • SILL WATERPROOFING WITH EPDM MEMBRANE OR SIMILAR
  • WINDOW
  • LINTEL WATERPROOFING WITH EPDM MEMBRANE OR SIMILAR
  • JAMB WATERPROOFING WITH EPDM MEMBRANE OR SIMILAR
  • AIR INLET
  • AIR OUTLET
  1. Polymer concrete ventilated facade panel by ULMA
  2. Vertical T-rail ( sub-frame)
  3. Thermal insulation
  4. Support angle for inverted starter rail profile connetion to upright
  5. Self-drilling screw for carrier wall bracket or support angle connection to upright.
  6. Sell-drilling screw for support angle connection to inverted starter rail profile.
  7. Ulma Inverted started rail profile
  8. ULMA Continuous intermediate rail profile
  9. Polymer concrete windowsill by Ulma
  10. Silicone adhesive for Polymer concrete windowsill by Ulma
  11. Anti-movement structural silicone at corner panel.
  12. Support angle for corner
  13. Rivet
  14. Connection at floor slab and base wall
  15. Carrier bracket to floor slab and base wall
  16. Self-drilling screw for rail profile connection to upright.
  17. ULMA Starter rail profile
  18. Anchorage angle for L profile connetion to upright
  19. Self-drilling screw for L profile connection to support angle
  20. Self-drilling screw for starter rail profile connection to upright
  21. L profile
  22. Polymer concrete Lintel by ULMA
  23. Self-drilling screw for support angle for corner connection to rail profile
  24. Weep hole
  25. Polymer concrete window jamb by Ulma
  26. Polymer concrete coping by Ulma
  27. Locking piece

Vertical system detail

Vertical Section
Technical details for flexible Facades system Vanguard - Vertical system detail
Horizontal Section
Technical details for flexible Facades system Vanguard - Vertical system detail
Technical details for flexible Facades system Vanguard - Vertical system detail
Detail Vertical Section
Technical details for flexible Facades system Vanguard - Vertical system detail
Detail Horizontal Section
  • FLOOR SLAB
  • BASE WALL
  1. Polymer concrete ventilated facade panel by ULMA
  2. Vertical T-rail ( sub-frame)
  3. Thermal insulation
  4. Carrier bracket to floor slab and base wall
  5. Connection at floor slab and base wall
  6. Self-drilling screw for carrier wall bracket or support angle connection to upright.
  7. Self-drilling screw for rail profile connection to upright.
  8. ULMA Continuous intermediate rail profile
  9. Anti-movement structural silicone at corner panel.
  10. Weep hole
  11. Support angle for corner
  12. Self-drilling screw for support rail profile connection to upright
  13. Support rail profile
Vertical System profiling diagram
Technical details for flexible Facades system Vanguard - Vertical system detail

10 year Warranty for flexible Facade Vanguard

10 year Warranty for flexible Facade Cladding Vanguard | ULMA
10 year Warranty for Facade cladding | ULMA

Creative customized Facades system Creaktive

ENDLESS
CUSTOMIZATION POSSIBILITIES

This is our most versatile range, the range of expression and imagination for architects, where the design and creativity possibilities are endless, the creation of unique, customized facades being unlimited in design, texture and colour.

There is nothing better to define this range than to show several examples of actual projects where the teamwork between ULMA and the project designers results in buildings with great personality.

For more information contact our technical department.

Espectacular mosaico con efecto cinético

  • MUSEUM OF IMAGE AND SOUND (MIS) (Río de Janeiro - Brasil)
  • Application: Cultural and Leisure
  • Colour: 6 different colours creating a spectacular mosaic with a kinetic effect displaying the eyes or smile of the artist Carmen Miranda.
  • Formats: 100.000 150x150mm panels
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MIS
PROJECT Museum of Image and Sound

Project signed by the award-winning interdisciplinary New York design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, by the architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio & developed and implemented by the Rio de Janeiro studio - Indio da Costa AUDT.

ULMA Architectural Solutions has been responsible for the manufacture and installation of the west facade of the building, where the challenge was to get visualize, based on the location of the observer, the eyes of Carmen Miranda on one side, and if the observer was on the opposite side, the smile of this beloved artist.

The method of installation consisted of fitting the panels in a triangular shape and making images with 150x150-mm panels, creating a set of pixels in different shades of grey to achieve the desired effect.

The hardest part of the panel installation was to achieve the perfect combination of colours, as there were around 100,000 150x150-mm panels, 6 different colours and they had to define and simulate two images.

" We did not find one single pixel/panel out of place, and not only that, we werepleasantly surprised with the final result of the work, as it has exceeded all our expectations" CHRIS ANDREACOLA
Chris Andreacola Project Leader at the NY Studio Diller Scofidio+ Renfro.:

Customized Project with drawn pane

  • Olèrdola (Catalunya-Spain)
  • Application: Education
  • Texture: Vine leaf
  • Colour: Special Green
  • Formats: 1200x400 mm
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OLERDOLA
PROJECT

Educational institution located in the Alt Penedés region, Barcelona, surrounded by vineyards.

The ULMA Architectural Solutions project team in collaboration with the architect, Gustau Gili, developed a panel with customized colour and texture.

Colour To obtain the colour resembling the appearance of the vineyard, vine leaves were collected from the fields and sent to the factory to achieve the exact shade.

DESIGN As for the design of the texture, this was based on a sketch made by the architect, and was given relief and depth to achieve the desired texture.

"Inpired in nature, the vine leaf is dranw on the panel."

" “The willingness to customize, the technical assistance and the collaboration with the ULMA team in the project were essential in developing the final product”" GUSTAU GILI GALFETTI
Project Designers

Customized Project with perforated pane

  • Roses (Catalunya-Spain)
  • Application: Cultural and Leisure
  • Texture: Perforated
  • Colour: M08
  • Formats: 600x900 mm, 1500x900 mm
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CA L'ANITA
PROJECT

Customization and Tribute
Located in the historic centre of Roses, the former “Estanco de la Punta” building houses the sociocultural equipment by request of the previous owner, who gave it to the city council with this condition.

For the cladding of the building, polymer concrete panels were chosen, achieving a very special and customized finish. We wished to pay tribute to Anna Marés, the former owner, and therefore installed perforated panels which, by the combination of holes, form geometric figures with the same pattern as the original mosaic that covered the floor. In the installation, great care has been taken to place each piece correctly to allow the final pattern to be viewed properly

"The first idea comes from the original tile, recreates the drawing and the technical team had to prepare 24 different panels to achieve the ultimate goal."

24 different panels were designed to make the mosaic. The aim was to place all the emphasis on the history of the site where the new building stands and bear witness to the former existence of the popular Estanco de la Punta de Anita.

The project has applied the latest innovations in building systems, which seek more sustainable and environmentally friendly models. Work has been done in accordance with the standards of the LEED Certification, which selects materials and techniques from among those having less impact on the environment in terms of pollution and consumption of non-renewable resources, taking into account the manufacturing process, assembling, maintenance and recycling, and considering aspects such as solar radiation and energy consumption

Customized Project for creative facade system

  • Torresana (Catalunya-Spain)
  • Application: Education
  • Texture: Hexapent
  • Colour: Special Textures
  • Formats: Hexapent
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AZAL
PROJECT

The challenge was to make a building intended to house a nursery appear like a hedge on the horizon, with the intention of creating a parallel with nature. Thus, after various trials and tests, we carried out the final design of the panel, developing an innovative ventilated facade system. " “The knowledge and in-depth study of a product, of its manufacturing processes and of its possibilities of creating systems and, more than this, the involvement and attention of the professional in the concerns of the project in its broadest sense (aesthetic, utilitarian, behavioural), have enabled us to create complicity that has gone beyond the specific solutions for a particular building”, says Teresa Batlle
, project designer along with Felipe Pich Aguilera.

"The idea was to give the building an organic shape, the first inspiration came from nature, the sea, fish scales.."

The possibility of applying a first phase of the research in a nursery led to the development of a wall system in which a detailed analysis of natural skins was made, seeking the ideal shape, size and texture, to create an enclosure to fit the space, creating structural elements with organic forms of a continuous nature.

The result was a hexagonal panel, combined with the texture of an inner pentagon in bas relief, whose placement allows many and varied composition and design possibilities. The play of light on the piece achieves a surface that changes throughout the day. The colours chosen for the facade piece, and its final placement, allowed the nursery to look like a mass of vegetation rather than a building.

Espectacular metamorfosis utilizando múltiples formatos ad hoc

  • TEXTURE: Perforated
  • Gandía (Valencia - Spain)
  • Application: Industrial and Offices
  • Colour: White M24
  • Formats: Multiple ad hoc formats for the project.
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ESSENTIAL
COMPOSITIONS

PROJECT

The spectacular metamorphosis of the installations’ image is based on a design created exclusively for the project in question.

Essential Compositions is one of the benchmark companies within the fragrances sector. Research and innovation are the two main pillars of the company. The whole design project contributes added value as it gives a contemporary and modern vision of the company. In the façade, ULMA has chosen a ventilated facade made of polymer concrete that creates volumes designed exclusively for this project. The purpose of this design was to transmit the essence of the firm based on the values of modernity and innovation.

For this reason, ULMA used the WATER texture with perforations from its CREATIVE range and the colour white M24.

" ULMA manufactured many polymer concrete panels of many different sizes and formats specifically for this project." ISABEL GOMIS
Project Designers

Renovation of a classic building maintaining its appearance

  • TEXTURE: CREAKTIVE FRETWORK
  • San Sebastián (Gipúzkoa - Spain)
  • Application: Residential
  • Colour: Specially designed for the project
  • Format: 1800x500 mm.
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GRAN VÍA
PROJECT

The architect was looking for a modern solution, incorporating high quality insulation on the outside, whilst maintaining the appearance of the front of the building. With ULMA Ventilated Facade they achieved the desired finish concealing the joints.

3 key points to highlight

1. Eliminating vertical joints
Our material allowed a format with larger dimensions than the space between windows (1800 wide), to cover the maximum distance and better conceal the vertical joint. This therefore achieves a predominance of horizontal lines and the aesthetic result is more appealing.

2. Eliminating horizontal joints with the fretwork
A special fretwork panel was created with the fretwork laid at specifically 11mm to ensure it was the same size as the horizontal joint. Thus concealing the horizontal joints.
A specific fretwork height was achieved to ensure the panel height covered the space between forgings so there were no visual breaks.

3. Special colour
The architect requested a special colour according to the NCS chart to contrast with the exposed concrete facade and its borders.


" It may seem like you have to reject the latest technical systems such as ventilated facades when renovating classic areas, but that is not the case, as this building demonstrates" ALVARO ARCAYA
ARKAYA ARQUITECTOS, Project Designers

Before
After

The new skin of ULMA Architectural Solutions

  • Oñati (Basque Country- Spain)
  • Application: Industrial and Offices
  • Colour: P16 and M03
  • Formats: 1800x500 mm.
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ULMA Architectural
PROJECT

It has been 15 years since the opening in 2001 of the ULMA AS plant. Among the milestones planned to mark the 25th anniversary of the cooperative (1990-2015), it was decided to tackle the project of the facade renovation. A multidisciplinary team was created which worked on maintaining the essence of the project while adapting to new architectural trends and new developments in the line of ventilated facades. It was decided that the responsibility for the development would rest with internal staff, with the architect of the technical team from facades, Jaione Vazquez, responsible for designing the new enclosure.

ORIGINAL BUILDING
It was a contemporary and modern design where the “horizontality” of the building and the curtain wall had been the protagonists of an innovative building for its day NUEVA PROPUESTA INSPIRADA EN TEXTURAS ORGÁNICAS
What was being aimed for with this update / renewal?
The first intention was to convey with this new facade a more organic feel through the textures, shapes and chosen colour, both bringing it up to date with the present architectural moment and the possibilities offered by our polymer concrete. Over the years we have been developing and improving our material and we have tried to emphasize the customization possibilities we offer.

Likewise, since it is a renovation, it was important to show the versatility provided both by the construction system and by the material for the re-composition of existing gaps, since one of the clearest premises was the need to maintain the original support structure. We also wanted to highlight the entrance module, emphasize the volume of the existing gaps framing them within the black graphite and that the ULMA Logo would become more prominent.

Another notable aspect of the new development has been the placement of a double skin on the curtain wall to protect this southwest facing area of the building from solar radiation. A lattice has been placed which becomes the creative element and protagonist of the entire facade, helping to filter the light as well as providing a very innovative style to the facade. As mentioned above, we have maintained the primary structure of the Ventilated Facade improving the thermal envelope by placing additional thermal insulation, which provides clearly perceptible significant energy savings and increased comfort.

The textures chosen were “paper” in a light colour that simulates organic cotton and “sandpaper” texture (black coal) for the main zone. The lattice has a design in line with the texture of paper; a bamboo plantation which is enhanced with night lighting. Finally, noteworthy is the fact that the renovation was carried out in two months and working exclusively from the outside of the building. Here are just some of the different opinions on this new change. Project Designers,
Mikel Garbizu Estudio GLM Proyectos

Constructive elements we also offer

To complement the integrated implementation of the Ventilated Facade we have building solutions such as:

External Thermal insulation for Facade cladding

With its commitment to providing Integrated Facade Solutions, ULMA Architectural Solutions includes in its offer the supply and installation of insulation as part of its move towards the idea of the integrated facade.

Greater control of the building process in terms of the sequence and guarantee of the work performed will lead to the benefit of our clients, who will enjoy the reduction of the already short implementation times offered by our system and the security provided by the proven experience of ULMA Architectural Solutions in the field of Construction.

TRADITIONAL ENCLOSURE
U-FACTORS
Name Length mm Basis U-Factor w/m2-k
Frame 1200.00 Projected X 0.7556
STANDAR BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
Name Temperature (C) Film Coeficient w/m2-k
10077-1 Interior 0,13 20.00 7.690
10077-1 Exterior 0,04 0.00 25.000
External Thermal insulation for Facade cladding| ULMA
TRADITIONAL ENCLOSURE WITH VENTILATED FACADE SYSTEM
U-FACTORS
Name Length mm Basis U-Factor w/m2-k
Frame 1200.00 Projected X 0.4551
STANDAR BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
Name Temperature (C) Film Coeficient w/m2-k
10077-1 Interior 0,13 20.00 7.690
10077-1 Exterior 0,04 0.00 25.000
External Thermal insulation for Facade cladding| ULMA
EXTERNAL WALL SYSTEM
U-FACTORS
Name Length mm Basis U-Factor w/m2-k
Frame 1200.00 Projected X 0.3130
STANDAR BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
Name Temperature (C) Film Coeficient w/m2-k
10077-1 Interior 0,13 20.00 7.690
10077-1 Exterior 0,04 0.00 25.000
External Thermal insulation for Facade cladding| ULMA
External Thermal insulation for Facade cladding| ULMA

Metal window surround for Facade Systems

In order to provide maximum guarantees in the implementation of the Integrated Facade, and to complement our Polymer Concrete window surround solution, we offer the alternative of aluminium for this constructive solution.

Metal window surround for Facade Systems | ULMA

We have several solutions to suit all types of project, both new construction and restoration.

MAIN ADVANTAGES

  • Maximum adaptability in terms of format
  • Fast execution
  • Durability
  • Available in any RAL colour
  • Economy
Vertical Section + Lintel
Metal window surround for Facade Systems | ULMA
Window Sills
Metal window surround for Facade Systems | ULMA
Window jamb
Metal window surround for Facade Systems | ULMA
Coping
Metal window surround for Facade Systems | ULMA
  • FOOR SLAB
  • BASE WALL
  • SILL WATERPROOFING WITH EPDM MEMBRANE OR SIMILAR
  • WINDOW
  • LINTEL WATERPROOFING WITH EPDM MEMBRANE OR SIMILAR
  1. Polymer concrete ventilated facade panel by ULMA
  2. Vertical T-rail ( sub-frame)
  3. Thermal insulation
  4. Support angle for inverted starter rail profile connetion to upright
  5. Self-drilling screw for carrier wall bracket or support angle connection to upright.
  6. Sell-drilling screw for support angle connection to inverted starter rail profile.
  7. Ulma Inverted started rail profile
  8. Ulma Continuos intermediate rail profile
  9. Windowsill
  10. Silicone adhesive for Polymer concrete windowsill by Ulma
  11. Anti-movement structural silicone at corner panel.
  1. Support angle for corner
  2. Rivet
  3. Connection at floor slab and base wall
  4. Carrier bracket to floor slab and base wall
  5. Self-drilling screw for rail profile connection to upright.
  6. ULMA Starter rail profile
  7. Anchorage angle for L profile connection to upright
  8. Self-drilling screw for L profile connection to support angle
  9. Self-drilling screw for starter rail profile connection to upright
  10. L profile
  11. Metal lintel
  12. Self-drilling screw for support angle for corner connection to rail profile
  13. Weep hole
  14. Metal window jamb
  15. Metal coping
  16. Locking piece
 
Projects
 
 
General Information
 

What is a Facade cladding system

The ventilated facade is a coating system of the building walls which leaves a ventilated chamber between the coating and the insulation. In European academic community, it is considered as the most efficient system for resolving the building’s insulation, eliminating the unwanted thermal bridges as well as the condensation problems and so achieving an excellent thermal-hydrometric behavior of the building.

With this system a continuous insulation can be achieved for the exterior of the building, protecting the interior sheet as well as the slab edges. In the ventilated chamber, due to the heating of the air layer of the intermediate space compared to the environment air, the so called "Stack Effect" is produced which generates a continuous ventilation in the chamber. Appropriately dimensioned the air entry and exit a constant evacuation of water vapor coming both from the interior as well as the exterior of the building is achieved, keeping the insulation dry and obtaining a better performance of the insulation and big savings in energy consumption. The Ventilated Façade, additionally to impact in the energy consumption savings of the building, eliminates the direct radiations or the bad weather on walls or slabs protecting them from the pathologies which affect buildings constructed with traditional systems.

The constructive system that we have developed in ULMA Architectural Solutions increases the useful surface of your project without the need of a protective sheet. Also, it constructs perfect planes allowing the correction of possible planar defects of the traditional and structural parameters. It is a safe and light system that distributes its loads on the resistance elements of the building, no on the protections.

What is a Facade cladding system | ULMA

How to install a Facade cladding system

Discover how to install a ventilated facade system by ULMA, the video with all the steps you need for a correct installation.

How to install a Facade cladding system | ULMA

Sustainable Facade system

Energy Efficiency of Facade cladding system

We are committed to recyclable, reusable, non-contaminating and chemically inert material. Optimum for restorations, being endowed with properties which extend the life of the building, promoting Sustainable Construction. The specific features of Polymer Concrete by ULMA, used in the manufacture of our parts, help to create Ecoefficient buildings.
Sustainable  Facade system | ULMA
  • >>>Less resources
  • >>>>>>>Less waste
  • >>>>>>>>>>>>>Less energy
  • >>>>>>>Less emissions, compliance withREACH
  • >>>No water used

CERTIFICATION
LEED

When applying the LEED v3 Certification, ULMA’s Facade System can contribute towards up to 32 points, depending on the characteristics of the project.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most.

Here we answer several questions on this issue and we detail ULMA’s contribution to LEED certificate in this downloadable document.

LEED Certification

FAQs ABOUT LEED & ULMA‘S PRODUCTS

  • CAN YOU PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR LEED CERTIFICATE?

    A: LEED recognizes best-in-class building so it is not possible to provide a LEED certificate of a material, construction product or system.

    LEED assessment is only possible on the whole building.

  • DO THE ULMA FACADE SYSTEM USE RECYCLED CONTENT?

    The ULMA system contains components which offer recycled postconsumer content; the aluminum substructure generally contains up to 50% recycled material and on demand ULMA can offer solutions with 100% recycled aluminum profiles. This component covers up to 25% of the whole system and can contribute positively to achieving the credits in buildings where there are important areas of ventilated facade.

  • HOW CAN THE ULMA FACADE SYSTEM CONTRIBUTE TO THE CREDIT EAC1 OPTIMIZE ENERGY PERFORMANCE?

    The ULMA’s ventilated facade system can help to achieve all credit levels thanks to a number of complementary strategies.

    • 1. The positive stack effect of a ventilated air cavity in hot climates and the buffer effect of a closed jointed system in cold climates.
    • 2. The possibility of incorporating large thicknesses of thermal insulation in the air cavity for cold climates reducing heating demand.
    • 3. Removal of thermal bridging by offering a continuous insulated envelope.
    • 4. Humidity and other atmospheric conditions are controlled within the cavity reducing possible damage of thermal insulation.
  • WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AND SOURCED FROM?

    100% of our entire facade systems is manufactured in companies within 310 miles of our manufacturing facility in Oñati, Gipuzkoa, Spain. In the case of asking for recycled aluminum we can guarantee that it is recovered (extraction) within 200 miles (300km) of our manufacturing plant.

  • ARE THE ULMA FACADE SYSTEM FREE FROM LOW EMITTING MATERIALS?

    Since the resin coating is applied offsite, being a prefabricated system, ULMA can guarantee compliance of the credit criteria and therefore the system can contribute to this credit.

Energy Efficiency

With the ventilated facade system the energy efficiency of the building gets improved. This is the most effective way to reduce energy consumption and to achieve inside comfort .

Interior insulation
Traditional façade

Energy Efficiency of Facade cladding system| ULMA
Climate
Interior Comfort
Environment
Exterior
Possible thermal bridges

Exterior insulation
Ventilated facade

Energy Efficiency of Facade cladding system| ULMA
Climate
Interior Comfort
Environment
Exterior
Elimination of thermal bridges

Stack Effect
Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency of Facade cladding system| ULMA
Climate
Interior Comfort
Environment
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Quality testing for Facade cladding system

10 year Warranty for Facade cladding | ULMA
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We offer a 10 years guarantee of our products.Our commitment to quality and our filosofy of continuous improvement leads us to make test on our panels with the following results:

ULMA Material Properties

Standard Test. Value
Density
EN 14617-1 Agglomerated stone - Test methods Part 1: Determination of apparent density and water absorption 2371 kg/m3
Water absortion
EN 14617-1 Agglomerated stone - Test methods Part 1: Determination of apparent density and water absorption < 0.2 %
Flexural strength
EN 14617-2 Agglomerated stone - Test methods Part 2: Determination of flexural strength (bending) > 20 MPa
Freeze and thaw resistance
EN 14617-5 Agglomerated stone - Test methods Part 5: Determination of freeze and thaw resistance > 80 %
Thermanl shock resistance
EN 14617-6 Agglomerated stone - Test methods Part 6: Determination of thermal shock resistance > 80 %
Resistance to fixing
EN 14617-8 Agglomerated stone - Test methods Part 8: Determination of resistance to fixing (dowel hole) > 2200 N
Linear thermal expansion
EN 14617-11 Agglomerated stone - Test methods Part 11: Determination of linear thermal expansion coefficient 23.5 10-6 oC-1
Thermal conductivity
EN-12667 Thermal performance of building materials and products. Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods. Products of high and medium thermal resistance. 0.757 W/m.K
Thermal Resistance
EN-12667 Thermal performance of building materials and products. Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods. Products of high and medium thermal resistance. 0.025 m2.K/W
Specific Heat
- - 830 J/kg.K
Water vapour permeability
EN ISO-12572 Hygrothermal performance of building materials and products Determination of water vapour transmission properties. (ISO 12572:2001) (ISO12572:2001). d= 1.31 10-4 g. m/
(MN.s)
Water vapour resistivity
EN ISO-12572 Hygrothermal performance of building materials and products Determination of water vapour transmission properties. (ISO 12572:2001) (ISO12572:2001). Z = 111 MN. s/g
Water vapour resistivity factor
EN ISO-12572 Hygrothermal performance of building materials and products Determination of water vapour transmission properties. (ISO 12572:2001) (ISO12572:2001). µ = 5.340
Reaction to fire
EN 13823 Reaction to fire tests for building products. Building products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack by a single burning item B-s2, d0
EN ISO 11925-2 Reaction to fire tests - Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame. Part 2: Single-flame source test (ISO 11925-2:2010) (ISO 11925-2:2010).
EN 13501-1 Fire classification of construction products and building elements.Part 1: Classification using data from reaction to fire tests

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Technical Approval Certificate of Facade System

DIT 476R/10 Certifications of Facade System Download the TAD (Dit-Spanish)) The Eduardo Torroja Construction Sciences Institute grants the TECHNICAL APPROVAL DOCUMENT to the ULMA Ventilated Facade Lining System with Polymer Concrete Sheets. What's more, the System complies with the TECHNICAL BUILDING CODE.

Option Services for Facade cladding

We adapt to the needs of each project and offer different service options.

  • Supply and Installation. We supply the necessary materials (panels, vprofiles, rails ...) and take care of the installation, so that the whole process is in our hands.
  • Technical Conseling: We provide technical advisory service to assist more complex or unique elements of the facade.
  • Panels supply only. We can just supply the panels for the project, if you already have a trusted installation team. We train your Installing team with ULMA’s courses for official approval.
  • Panel cutting as needed. We offer the flexibility to cut the panels to the exact size of the project requirements.
  • Complete facade solutions. We study the solution of all items in the facade: (Covers, sorrounds, lintels, corners, ceilings ....)
Option Services for Facade cladding | ULMA

10 year warranty of Facade System

ULMA Architectural Solutions provides a 10-year warranty for the ULMA Ventilated Facade product comprising polymer concrete panels.

10 year Warranty for Facade cladding | ULMA
10 year warranty of Facade System | ULMA
10 year warranty of Facade System | ULMA
10 year warranty of Facade System | ULMA

Maintenance and cleaning of Facade cladding

As the polymer concrete and the surface layer of Shield Plus Technology are not porous, the maintenance of ULMA facades is reduced to periodic cleaning with soap and water.

To have always your facade as beautiful as the first day, you should follow some minimal maintenance tips.

ULMA recommends cleaning the facade once the construction work has finished

Consult our practical advice so that your ULMA Facade is maintained over time just like it was on the first day.

Maintenance and cleaning of Facade cladding | ULMA
 
Advantages
 

Advantages of Facade cladding system

  • Advantages of Facade cladding system | ULMA Energy Savings Thermal insulation. Reduction in heat dispersal. Less heat absorption in warm months. Lower storage costs.

  • Advantages of Facade cladding system | ULMA Technical and Aesthetic Durability Unbeatable results in terms of tackling corrosion or deterioration owing to pollution. No absorption of dust or dirt. Simple maintenance with soap and water. Promotes humidity dispersal. Chromatic stability with atmospheric agents.

  • Advantages of Facade cladding system | ULMA The possibility of incorporating large thicknesses of thermal insulation in the air cavity The standard systems allow for up to 26cm of thermal insulation offering a highly efficient thermal envelope which can greatly reduce heat losses and reduce the demand for heating within the building. Additionally exceptional thicknesses can be achieved on demand with bespoke solutions.

  • Advantages of Facade cladding system | ULMA Protection from Humidity Protection of cladding and floor structures from the entry of rainwater and from frost. Corrosion-proof primary and secondary structure material.

  • Advantages of Facade cladding system | ULMA Healthier Environment Increase in user comfort in accordance with the basic hygiene, health and environmental protection requirements.

Panel Advantages of our Facade cladding

  • Non-porous product
  • Very light panel
  • High resistance under traction
  • High shock resistance
  • Zero water absorption
  • High resistance to graffiti
  • High resistance under compression
  • Resistant to industrial environments
  • No heavy metals in their composition
  • Long-lasting
  • Unchanged in freezing and thawing cycles
  • Resistant to salty environments
  • Ease of maintenance
  • High colour durability
  • SHIELD PLUS TECHNOLOGY BY ULMA
  • PRODUCT
  • Polymer Concrete panels whose thickness is between 11 and 14 mm, manufactured according to Standard EN-15286.
  • COMPOSITION
  • Panel core manufactured by moulding by means of the mixture of silica, quartz and basalt aggregates with polyester resins.
  • Surface layer of thermostable resins made using SHIELD PLUS Technology, in-house development by the ULMA R&D area.
  • SHIELD PLUS
  • The polymer concrete panels are protected by a surface shield called SHIELD PLUS which affords extraordinary protection from UV rays and other atmospheric agents.
  • Its latest generation thermostable resins applied by means of a technology and process which are exclusive to ULMA bestow upon our products weather protection which makes them ideal for their use in exteriors.
  • The absence of porousness, both of the Polymer Concrete as well as of the SHIELD PLUS layer means that the maintenance of the façade is limited to easy cleaning periodically with soap and water.
WEATHERING RESISTANCE (3,000 h) CONTRAST* APPEARANCE** Panel Advantages of our Facade cladding
Xenon Test | Standard EN 438-2 Standard EN-20105-A02
MEAN VALUE 3-41 4
1Max. value =5. Min. value=3. For any enquiry about a colour or special colour, contact your ULMA Architectural Solutions Delegate.

Facade cladding system for Restoration

Before - Original Facade Facade cladding system for Restoration | ULMA After - ULMA Ventilated Facade Facade cladding system for Restoration | ULMA
  • Ideal for Restoration Polymer concrete affords major advantages to undertake facade restoration: the lightness, flexibility and adjustability at the works site of the material allows a wide range of adaptations to be carried out, applying sheets in different formats. What's more, there is the possibility of installing the ventilated facade without the need to remove the current covering.

  • Image Renewal We have a wide range of shapes, colours and textures which will allow your buildings image to be overhauled, bringing about an amazing transformation.

  • Increase in Assets After the facade restoration you will have achieved an increase in the value of your property which far outweighs the cost of the works. Restoring the facade of your building will considerably increase the value of your assets, not only transforming its appearance but also enhancing the urban setting.

  • Energy Savings: Lower heating and air conditioning costs The ULMA ventilated façade system helps to improve the thermal performance of the building reducing energy consumption. The energy savings associated with the renovation of the facade makes the initial investment easily recovered in a few years.

  • Improves the Comfort level ULMA polymer concrete ventilated facades provide thermal insulation, thereby reducing heat dispersal in cold months and heat absorption in warm months, acheiving comfortable temperatures inside the buildings.

Before - Original Facade Facade cladding system for Restoration | ULMA After - ULMA Ventilated Facade Facade cladding system for Restoration | ULMA
 
Configure your facade
 

Configurator for Facade cladding systems

With this configurator we give you the opportunity to experiment with the different sistems, (horizontal or vertical), panel format ( big or small) and with colours and textures that this range offers. You get an idea of your future project at a glance.

This are option our Vanguard range offers..

Configurator for Facade cladding system | ULMA

Vanguard configurator

System Type: Vertical

Panel Type: Large

Colors: Monochromes: M05

Note: This is a selection from our colour palette.