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ABL Sockel System®

Cladding of building plinths or façades with ceramic façade tiles. ABL Sockel System® is a rear-ventilated, easy-to-install solution.

Are you planning a façade renovation or a long-lasting and impressive façade solution for a new building? ABL Sockel System® brings a wide range of technically high-quality façade tiles impressive by appearance and usability to façade construction. The scale of colours and sizes enables individual and attractive façade solutions.

The ABL Sockel System® ceramic façade tiles are 20mm thick dry-pressed tiles with pre-made grooves at the fastening points. In terms of technical characteristics, they constitute an excellent choice for plinth cladding and the volatile weather conditions typical for Finland. They have been fired at high temperatures to an extent ensuring frost resistance, non-combustibility, and high strength values. The façade tile surface is not susceptible to limescale, which means that the plinth will retain its appearance for many decades.

Design freedom. The wide choice of different sizes and colours offers the designers plenty of options and freedom. Plinth tiles are available in concrete, wood, granite, terrazzo, and stone patterns. In addition, façade tiles can be tailored to the sites. 

Retention of material colour and shape. The façade tiles used for plinth cladding are dry-pressed tiles. The high-temperature firing during the manufacturing process ensures that the plinth tiles are tight, frost-resistant, non-combustible, and have high strength values. The façade tile surface is not susceptible to limescale, which means that the plinth will retain its appearance for decades.

The technical characteristics of ABL Sockel System® ceramic façade tiles are perfectly suited to Finland’s changing weather conditions. The rear-ventilated system protects and allows the structures to breathe. The air cushion created between the wall structures and façade surface prevents energy loss in cold weather and keeps the indoor climate pleasant in the summer heat.  

Cost savings over the life cycle. As a long-lived and virtually carefree solution, a ceramic façade system will pay off through energy savings related to heating and air conditioning costs. 

Sokkelilaatat leikataan projektiasi varten mittatarkkoihin kokoihin. Projektikohtaiset räätälöinnit sävyihin ja kokoihin mahdollisia.

20mm paksuiset julkisivulaatat saatavilla kokoluokissa: 30x60cm / 60x60cm / 40x80cm / 60x90 cm/ 45x90cm/ 40x120cm sekä 60x120cm. Myös jiirilaatat joka kokoon, sekä tietysti projektikohtaiset räätälöinnit mahdollisia.

 

ABL Sockel System® sizes
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Sockel System® Installation directly on concrete wall

ABL Sockel System® asennus – tapa 1: suoraan betoniseinän päälle

Sockel System® Installation to frame system

ABL Sockel System® asennus – tapa 2: asennus rankajärjestelmään

Sockel System® Mitred tiles to plinth edges

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Installation directly on concrete wall
In case of this installation method, horizontal rails are attached directly to the structures, bringing the plinth tiles especially close to the frame. The distance between the wall and the tiles is short: only 40-50mm from the wall to the tile surface. Spacers (5mm) are used for installation and/or the horizontal rail is perforated to allow any water to escape and to ensure sufficient plinth ventilation. The horizontal rail should be perforated at 500mm intervals (hole diameter ø 10mm). Grooved dry-pressed tiles are attached to the horizontal black anodized aluminium rail by sliding or suspension. The tile joint spacing should be at least 4mm. The tiles are jointed using an elastic sealing compound. To ensure rear ventilation, vertical joints should be left open if the installation extends below the ground level. Apply an at least 1cm wide stripe of installation adhesive to the underside of each tile. Make sure the glue cannot block the rail perforations. The structural designer must check the project-specific fastenings and joints.
Installation to frame system
This installation method allows use of thermal insulation in the structure. The frame system is rear-ventilated; the distance between the wall and the tile surface varies between 70-500mm depending on the system. The horizontal rail of the frame is perforated to allow any water to escape and to improve plinth ventilation. The horizontal rail should be perforated at 500mm intervals (hole diameter ø 10mm). Grooved dry-pressed tiles are attached to the horizontal black anodized aluminium rail by sliding or suspension. The tile joint spacing should be at least 4mm. The tiles are jointed using an elastic sealing compound. To ensure rear ventilation, vertical joints should be left open if the installation extends below the ground level. Apply an at least 1cm wide stripe of installation adhesive to the underside of each tile. Make sure the glue cannot block the rail perforations. The structural designer must check the project-specific fastenings and joints.
Mitred tiles to plinth edges
ABL Sockel System® façade tiles are available mitred. Depending on their positioning, the short or long side of corner tiles to be installed on the façade can be mitred. We supply mitred tiles in all tile sizes and colours.