Metalline offer a wide range of fire rated aluminium rainscreen cladding panels and facade systems. Perfect for use on a diverse range of construction projects. Our Unity fire rated cladding system has been fully tested to A1 EN 13501-1 and is BR135 compliant.


The continued fire risks associated with high rise developments, has seen us develop a (A1 Fire Rated to BS EN 13501-1) non-combustible solid aluminium rainscreen cladding panel.


Entitled Unity our aluminium rainscreen panel is ideal for both new build and as a replacement for buildings currently fitted with non-compliant ACM, HPL and timber cladding. The panel is also functional with exceptional mechanical properties including strength, durability and fire-resistance.


It Is ideal for use on a range of properties including residential, commercial and office buildings over 18 metres.


Metalline is the only UK fabricator to have both Rainscreen AND Insulated panel systems tested to the latest fire safety classifications. Click here to view our range of Ultima Insulated Spandrel Panels.


Panels & Systems

The Unity fire rated rainscreen panel is produced using a solid aluminium substrate that can be fitted as either a cassette or as a flat faced panel fixed onto an appropriately designed support framework. The range includes a floor to floor framing system, a through fix rainscreen system, a discrete fix framing rainscreen system, an interlocking rainscreen system, a secret fix rainscreen system and an interlocking plank and soffit system.


Unity F2F Floor 2 Floor Rail System:

A floor to floor framing system that has been designed to speed up the installation process, by reducing the requirement of multiple fixings and brackets associated with a traditional helping hand system. Ideal for high rise developments and as a cladding replacement our unique ball and socket design allows up to 30 degrees rotation to the front face of the rails, ensuring precise alignment of each panel, even if the existing structure is out of plumb. Find out more about the Unity F2F Floor 2 Floor Rail System here.


Unity TF Through Fix Rainscreen System:

A face fixed non-combustible solid aluminium rainscreen panel that is perfect for the replacement of existing HPL and ACM cladding panels. Colour matched through fixings provide a clean aesthetic finish.


Unity DF Discrete Fix Rainscreen System:

A versatile non-combustible rainscreen cassette system with a durable high-performance finish. Discrete fixings provide a streamlined appearance in both landscape and portrait orientation. Panels are compatible with our Unity F2F framing system or a
traditional helping hand installation.


Unity IL Interlocking Rainscreen System:

A strong and durable interlocking non-combustible rainscreen panel that ensures no visible fixings to the external appearance of the façade.


Unity SF Secret-Fix Rainscreen System:

A non-combustible “Hook-On” secret fix cassette system that provides streamlined aesthetics and is easy to install.


Unity PS Interlocking Plank & Soffit System:

An interlocking non-combustible solid rainscreen panel that is cost effective and easy to install. The interlocking nature of the system ensures no visible fixings and is easy to install.


Unity X-TRU Extruded Plank System:

The X-TRU planks offer a cost-effective metal cladding system, designed with simplicity, durability and versatility in mind, to be a perfect solution to buildings requiring cladding replacement or contemporary new builds. This system is particularly suited to buildings where dangerous timber cladding is present and needs replacing, as our Wood Grain effect PPC finish is ultimately the essential solution. Find out more about the Unity X-TRU Extruded Plank System here.



Unity Panels are available in a range of finishes dependent on specific design requirements. A process of continuous coil coating or anodising provides a high performance and non-combustible finish to a solid aluminium substrate.


Unity panels are one of the few large format cladding panels that are truly 100% non-combustible, achieving an A1 classification to BS EN 13501-1. The system has also been subjected to a full-scale Fire Performance of External Cladding Systems test and is compliant to BR135 requirements. The test conducted was one of the first performed within the UK to the May 2020 regulations.


Metalline is pleased to become a Registered Signatory of the Building a Safer Future Charter. We recognise that becoming a Registered Signatory is an important first step towards achieving the culture and behavioural change required in relation to the Charter’s objectives around building safety. In confirming our support as a Registered Signatory, we will now be working to ensure that we embed the principles of the Charter into our organisation’s activities.


Please download our brochure for more information and detailed drawings of all the systems.


If you are interested in our Unity Fire Rated Aluminium Rainscreen Cladding Panels, then please contact us today on sales@metalline.co.uk or 01543 456 930.



Related Projects

The following projects included the Unity aluminium cladding rainscreen panels



The new HMRC regional hub at the Arena Central complex in Birmingham will, when completed provide over 240,000, sq ft of grade A commercial space over its ground and 13 upper floors. The building which is due for completion in 2020 features an external envelope of geometric glass and aluminium facades that create an iconic feature to this area of central Birmingham.

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The new build £75m project is part of the regeneration of the Temple Quarter enterprise zone in the city and includes a new office development at 3 Glass Wharf. The office building which will be occupied by HMRC, features a shimmering external envelope with an amalgamation of glazed units and rainscreen panels finished in a palette of champagne and sea foam green. The result is an external facade that creates a symmetry with both the surrounding buildings and its proximity to the riverside area.

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