Horizontal Cladding Panel Joint Options

The panel joint rail options shown are based on a maximum panel length of 6m (longer panel lengths are available). The details provided are for guidance only and are intended to demonstrate the main principles which should be adopted.

For simplicity, panels and column centres should be compatible as shown.

Attention must be given to the maximum permissible horizontal span of the composite panel to be used without additional vertical supports being required.

Red Arrow Indicates to cleat bolts nearest to column face

Blue Arrow Indicates to cleat bolts nearest to sheeting face

* This detail cannot be used in conjunction with Metsec’s standard WOC cleats

  • Option 1 - preferred

    Panel joints at column locations. HCS support/restraint at mid span.

    A = (span ÷ 2) - 135

    B = rail centres

    Horizontal Cladding Panel Joint Option 1 Detail (preferred)

  • Option 2

    Panel joints at mid span, HCS at column locations if required or otherwise omit.

    A = (span ÷ 2) - 135

    B = rail centres

    Horizontal Cladding Panel Joint Option 2 Detail

  • Option 3

    Panel joints at 1/3 span and alternate column locations. HCS at 1/3 span. HCS at column if required or otherwise omit.

    A1 = (span ÷ 3) - 135

    A2 = (span ÷ 3)

    B = rail centres

    Horizontal Cladding Panel Joint Option 3 Detail

  • Option 4

    Panel joints at 1/3 span and alternate column locations. HCS at 1/3 span. HCS at column if required or otherwise omit.

    A1 = (span ÷ 3) - 135

    A2 = (span ÷ 3)

    B = rail centres

    Horizontal Cladding Panel Joint Option 4 Detail

  • Option 5 - preferred

    Panel joints at 1/4 span and alternate column locations. HCS 1/4 span.

    A1 = (span ÷ 4) - 135

    A2 = (span ÷ 4) - 200

    B = rail centres

    Horizontal Cladding Panel Joint Option 5 Detail (preferred)

  • Option 6

    Panel joints at 1/4 span. HCS at midspan. HCS at columns if required or otherwise omit.

    A1 = (span ÷ 4) - 135

    A2 = (span ÷ 4) - 200

    B = rail centres

    Horizontal Cladding Panel Joint Option 6 Detail