Smart Facade is an innovative range of non-combustible insulation engineered specifically for ventilated façade systems that can be applied to new and existing buildings.
Smart Facade has been crafted to meet the strictest quality and safety requirements for premium ventilated facade solutions, and is optimised to deliver high-level thermal, fire and environmental performance.
The Smart Facade range includes 50mm, 75mm and 100mm batts that are lined with a black woven glass veil that provides an additional barrier to external conditions. The thermal performance of the insulation has a thermal conductivity of 0.032W/mK.
How does Smart Facade work?
A good ventilated façade system incorporating Smart Facade high quality external insulation, fitted between the cladding and weather-tight sheathing, essentially wraps the building in a thermal layer like a well-fitted jacket.
Smart Facade - moisture resistant, vapour open, non-combustible insulation
Innovative wind-wash barrier
The woven black veil fabric facing is a hallmark of Smart Facade’s unique Wind-Wash barrier design. The barrier mitigates against windy conditions and air movement in the ventilated facade system to deliver enhanced protection from the elements and provide additional moisture resistance. The black veil fabric facing also provides camouflaging behind open-joint facade systems. Independent BRANZ research demonstrates that a Wind-Wash barrier (or insulation facing) significantly improves the in-situ performance of external insulation.
DriTherm® Technology is Knauf Insulation’s unique manufacturing process in which a silicone treatment is applied to the insulation product during manufacture. DriTherm® Technology provides Smart Facade with high-level water repellent properties that increase moisture resistance and extend the product’s durability in the ventilated facade system. This game-changing product design makes Smart Facade the superior solution for all cladding systems.
Why your next project should incorporate smart facade
Smart Facade improves the thermal performance of the building, reduces the transmission of external noise, provides a barrier to moisture and increases energy savings.
- Smart Facade is classified as non-combustible insulation and will not contribute to fire spread. Products in the Smart Facade range have the best possible A1 reaction to fire classification in accordance with EN 13501-1, satisfying the NZBC definition of non-combustibility.
- Smart Facade incorporates compression technology to maximise the amount of m² per pack, which has flow-on cost savings for customers.
- Smart Facade creates a modern architectural look with crisp, dark aesthetics in open-joint façade systems.
The benefits of Smart façade
Smart Facade provides superior protection against external conditions and allows condensation and moisture to drain out.
Smart Facade separates external cladding from load bearing structures to effectively reduce airborne noise.
Thermal insulation (Heat)
Smart Facade helps keep indoor environments cool and blocks external heat that prevent the conduction of solar gains.
Thermal insulation (Cold)
Smart Facade reduces heat loss and improves indoor climate temparature.
Smart Facade is classified as non-combustible.
Smart Facade provides a high level of vapour permeance and helps manage vapour flow, which keeps moisture from collecting on cooler surfaces.
Smart Facade produces uses no blowing agent or additional formaldehyde, making it easier to handle during on-site installation.
Smart Facade is produced with up to 80% recycled glass content and contributes to several green building programs.
Building regulations for facade in new zealand
All building work in New Zealand must comply with Building Code , even if it doesn't require a building consent. This ensures buildings are safe, healthy and durable for everyone who may use them.