Coefficient of linear expansion 5 x 10-5/°K (Foam)
BS 476: Part 6: 1981 (Text Report 204982 – RTF/662) Fire propagation: I = 18.0,il = 8.8,i2 = 7.8, i3 = 1.4.
BS 476: Part 7: 1987: Surface spread of flame - Class IY
Deeplas cladding cellular foam profiles conform to the following standards:
BS 476: Part 6: 1981: (Text Report 204923 – RTF/663) Fire propagation: I = 11.7, il = 3.7, i2 = 5.5, i3 = 2.5.
BS 476: Part 7: 1987: Surface spread of flame - Class I
Assessment report number 10/4765
Deeplas Co-Extruded PVC-UE Roofline System
Assessment report number 10/4766
Deeplas Co-Extruded PVC-UE Cladding System
Deeplas system components are manufactured and supplied to strict quality standards backed by ISO 9001 certification.
Deeplas profiles are manufactured in accordance with BS 7619.
In addition Deeplas co-extruded PVC-U roofline and cladding has been independently tested and awarded BBA certification.
• Store in a shaded area.
• In the sun, you obtain a greenhouse effect in the plastic packaging causing profile distortion and mould growth.
• Do not expose protective foil to the sun for prolonged periods (It will be hard to remove and the printing may be transferred to the profile surface).
- Wear a CE approved coarse particle dust mask
- Wear eye protection
- Unload by hand
Allow a minimum 5mm clearance at the end of each 5 metre length of profile, in order to accommodate expansion. (Foiled 8mm expansion)
Temperatures of Use
Profiles should not be fixed when the temperature is Below 0°C or above 30°C. Before using profiles, acclimatise them to the temperature of the workplace (i.e. do not use warm profile straight away on a cold site).
The system components are easy to work using normal woodworking tools for cutting, drilling and shaping.
Fine toothed blade.
Carbide tipped blade.
Similar to or preferably higher than those used for timber.
Use a low-modulus silicone sealant conforming to BS5889. Refer to chosen manufacturers recommendation.
Note - Primers may be necessary when bonding to certain materials
Profiles can be washed with water and mild, non-abrasive detergent. Solvent based cleaners or cleaning agents containing chlorine should not be used. Contact with composites based on bitumen should also be avoided.
Solutions developed specifically to clean the profile are also available from Deeplas. For cleaning white profile you can use Decoclean, and for foiled you can use Cleanup.
Scratches are difficult to repair entirely but they can be polished out using wet and dry papers. Start with an appropriate grade (180 or 360) moving down to 1000 grade.
Finally, polish with a cream cleaner.
Painting of the product is not recommended. It can cause embrittlement and dark colours will cause thermal distortion.