Subheading Carrier sandwich panels are the perfect base for many accessories. Can be used on both roofs and façades and are available with a circular insulation core, CradleCore®.
The sandwich panel is the perfect support for your favourite accessory. Everyone knows that solar panels can be mounted on a roof. But did you know that carrier panels can also be used to support green façades weighing up to 55kg per square metre? The FALK carrier sandwich panel offers the best of both worlds: it is a prefabricated building material that allows you to quickly construct a windproof and watertight building, while simultaneously achieving your desired design.
Sandwich panels are a commonly used material for cladding roofs and façades on almost all types of buildings. Their excellent insulation value and the fact that they can be tailored to your project justify this popularity. The difference between a carrier panel and a ‘regular’ sandwich panel is that an accessory can be mounted on carrier panels. To ensure this is done responsibly, we ask one of our specialists to assess the load-bearing capacity of the panel and then advise on the right solution – including the right screws and fasteners – for your situation.
FALK carrier panels are manufactured on our own modern production lines in Ede. Similar to ‘regular’ sandwich panels, a carrier sandwich panel consists of three components:
Carrier sandwich panels can be used on roofs and façades. When used on roofs, they are often used to support solar panels, for example. FALK supplies a range of carrier panels for roofs, the most popular models being the FALK 1000 TR and the FALK 1100 TR3+. These roofing panels have a trapezoidal profile to which the accessory can be easily attached.
Both trapezoidal models are also available as solutions for flat roofs, and both panels can also be used to support various accessories. In many cases, a bracket or holder is first mounted on the carrier panel, to which the accessory is then attached.
Most roofs are installed at a height, which means that the panels need to be able to withstand all kinds of weather. For calculating the load-bearing capacity of the panel, we have developed a fantastic tool: the FALKULATOR.
Several applications are suitable for use on roofs. Here are a few of the most popular ones:
Carrier roofing panels with solar panels
In the Netherlands, many solar panels are installed on roofs; this is a popular way of generating renewable energy. And what could be better than using your roof panels for that? The larger the surface area of the panels and the better the alignment and pitch of the roof, the more energy will be generated. Carrier sandwich panels are an ideal construction for support for solar panels. There are various schemes and subsidies available in the Netherlands to help individuals install solar panels on their roofs.
Carrier roofing panels with sedum
Sandwich roof panels and sedum is a great combination, especially when also combined with solar panels. Many roofs are covered with sedum on the north side, while the south side is used for energy generation. FALK’s carrier roof panels are strong and robust, making them suitable for supporting sedum mats. In most cases, we use the solution developed by our partner SemperGreen. Read more about it here.
Carrier sandwich panels combined with profiled sheets
Although FALK’s sandwich roof panels are beautifully finished, as a building owner you may want a profile that we do not offer in our insulated range. No problem! Our carrier sandwich roof panels are the perfect base for profiled sheets or our design profiles. These can easily be attached to the waterproof shell of the carrier panels. See all profiled sheets that can be attached to our carrier panels.
Carrier roofing panels with tiles
In many other parts of the world, steel roofs are a standard feature on houses. In the Netherlands, this is not yet the case, and the roof tile continues to be a staple of the Dutch streetscape. Although sandwich roof panels are a good solution in their own right, they can also be used in conjunction with roof tiles. You then benefit from a well-insulated solution where the slating battens and tiles are mounted on top of the carrier roof panel. Read more about carrier roof panels used in combination with roof tiles.
Office buildings, shops, homes, distribution centres... they all deserve a contemporary design. The sandwich wall panel is a great solution for creating a windproof and watertight skin. With hundreds of colours to choose from, you can create a beautiful façade for your building. But sometimes, you might want to go that extra mile. We have developed our carrier panels with this in mind: a ‘regular’ sandwich panel, but with the load-bearing capacity to attach an accessory to the façade.
The specialists at FALK would be happy to calculate whether the desired application is suitable for mounting on a sandwich panel. Just get in touch with our technical advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The appearance of a building is largely determined by its façade. It is therefore not surprising that an aesthetically pleasing accessory is often chosen in combination with the façade sandwich panel. The accessory is simply attached to the façade, sometimes in combination with an omega profile. Below are some popular façade applications:
Carrier sandwich panels with solar panels
South-facing façades offer millions of square metres for mounting solar panels. And we are not talking about the standard black or blue solar panels: these energy producers are now available in beautiful modern designs that blend in perfectly with the façade. The possibilities are endless. Read more here.
Carrier sandwich panels combined with green façades
Who wouldn’t want a vertical garden? That’s why we joined forces with our partner SemperGreen to develop the FALK SemperGreenWall – an ingenious application that can be mounted on the façade to create a beautiful green wall. The integrated irrigation system ensures the right moisture balance. SemperGreen can even customise the façade to match your corporate colours. So you can combine the carrier sandwich panel with a green exterior.
Carrier sandwich panels with design profiles
FALK design profiles are developed especially for and in collaboration with architects. They are therefore truly deserving of the name ‘design profile’. Cut from flat sheet metal, they are easy to install on FALK carrier wall panels. Choose between the Spike, Cadance, Pyramid or Block profiles and simply combine with a carrier sandwich panel.
Carrier sandwich panels with aluminium composite
Aluminium composite has become an indispensable building material in our society. Our sister company Cofac makes the most beautiful applications for finishing or decorating a building. Aluminium composite has to be fixed to a rear construction – and this is where the FALK carrier sandwich panel comes into its own. FALK insulated wall panels are the perfect support for these composite cassette panels. Read more here.
Carrier sandwich panels with timber slats
The combination of wood and steel is a favourite among many architects. Wooden battens or slats can be easily attached to the carrier sandwich panel, combined with an omega profile if required. Leaving some space between the timber slats not only helps to save on costs, but it can also create a playful look as the colour of the carrier sandwich panel is still visible. Hundreds of different types of wood and just as many finishes can be mounted on our carrier sandwich panels.
FALK sandwich panels for façades are also available with a circular insulation core, CradleCore®. FALK Bouwsystemen is the first manufacturer in the world to offer a circular sandwich panel. We only have one planet, so we need to use its natural resources wisely. A choice for FALK sandwich wall panels with CradleCore® insulation is a choice for recycling. CradleCore® is a guarantee that we will recycle and reuse the sheets to create new insulated building products. This way, raw materials will be available for future generations and you will achieve significant environmental benefits!
FALK 1060 WB Wall Carrier
The FALK 1060 WB is the ultimate carrier solution for any insulated wall. Where good insulation meets a beautiful aesthetic.
FALK 1140 KV Carrier
The FALK 1140 KV Carrier is a sandwich panel for the cooling and refrigeration sector that doubles as a support for façade accessories.
FALK 1000 TR Wall Carrier
The ideal combination, a sandwich panel topped with accessories as desired. So you benefit from good insulation and design.
FALK 1100 TR3+ Wall Carrier
A sandwich panel with the accessories of your choice. So you can benefit from good insulation and a beautiful design.
FALK 1100 TR3+ Roof Carrier
The FALK 1100 TR3+ roof carrier is the best way to support solar panels on your roof. A well-insulated roof for solar panels and sedum.
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In most circumstances, solar panels can be installed on FALK insulated roof panels, but this will depend on the chosen span of the panels and the substructure. Always seek professional advice in order to avoid any potential problems. Special brackets are available that can be mounted on our sandwich panels. For more information, visit our page on solar panels.
Façade sandwich panels are the ideal carrier for your favourite accessories. Wood, solar panels, green walls and composite materials can all be mounted on our façade sandwich panels, especially when using the appropriate carrier panels. We are happy to advise on the maximum load and load-bearing capacity and on the best way to attach the panels and accessories.
A carrier panel is actually a sandwich panel that is designed to support an accessory. Accessories, such as solar panels, are often mounted on roofs. We therefore distinguish between carrier panels for roofs and carrier panels for façades. View our carrier panels here.
The type of screw you need depends on the application. Always ask the supplier of the accessory what type of screw is best to use. Screws vary greatly in terms of tensile strength. If you are unsure, please contact our technical advisors on +31 (0)318 670 670.
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