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Dri-Design is a rainscreen facade that offers depth and structure

  • Installs twice as fast as comparable systems, minimum components
  • High quality aesthetic, cassette types and sizes easily interchanged 
  • Self-draining gutter, low maintenance 
  • Dri-Design can be installed on QuadCore or K-Roc Karrier Panel substructures, find out more
  • Fixing Method: Direct fix to QuadCore® / K-Roc™ Karrier, or fixed onto helping hand brackets / rails.
  • Min Size: 390 x 170
  • Max Size: 3,750 x 610
  • Options: Aluminium


Dri-Design rainscreen facade installs at faster than many comparable systems and can be direct fix or form a ventilated cavity. The rainscreen cassette comes in three variations Flat, Tapered and Shadow plus can be perforated. Stackbond or Stretcher Bond patterns, horizontal or vertical orientation, designers can achieve patterns that are easily interchangeable without the need for complicated rail and bracket systems.

BS 8414 Tested System

Tested Build-up Dri-Design on QuadCore® Karrier
  • 32mm deep mill finished aluminium cassettes installed onto outer face of QuadCore® Karrier panel
  • 80mm thick Hybrid insulated QuadCore® Karrier panel
  • 12.5mm plasterboard lining on 100mm deep Kingspan Kingframe SFS
  • Tenmat FF102/50 intumescent fire barrier 
  • Fashings for panels, Tata Steel XL Forte Merlin Grey
  • Flashings for cassette, Arpelor Spectrum Metallic Silver
  • 25mm Knauf insulation packing between cut joints
Test Report BS 8414-2: 2015 - P107922-1000 Download here
Classification Report BR 135: 2013 Annex B - P107922-1001 Download here
DD - K_Slab Fire Test BS 8414

BS 8414 Tested System

Tested Build-up - Dri-Design with K-Roc Rainscreen Slab
  • Dri-Design aluminium cassette of 2mm thickness, of PPC dark copper colour as finishing on the outer face
  • Air cavity 38mm thick, measured between insulation and Omega profiles
  • Siderise RV 90/30 (Siderise) Vertical open state cavity barrieSiderise RH25G 90/30 (Siderise)
  • Horizontal open state cavity barrier 
  • Two layers of Kingpsan K-Roc Rainscreen slab insulation of 100mm thickness
  • Breather membrane TYVEK FireCurb (DuPont) Sheathing board Y-wall (RCM) of 12mm thickness 
  • Earthwool Omni fit slab insulation (KNAUF) of 100mm thickness fitted in between the stufSteel frame system of steel 'C' sections with 100mm x 50mm studs 
  • Air and vapour control layer of Airguard control membrane (DuPont)
  • Two layers of 15mm Knauf Wallboard (GYPROC Saint-Gobbain
Test Report BS 8414-2:2015+A1:2017 - EUI - 18 - FF - 000081A Download Here
Classification Report BR 135 third edition 2013 - EUI-18-000081A Download Here

Aluminium with polyester powder coating is classified to EN13501-1: A2-s1,d0 
Anodized aluminium is classified to EN13501-1: A1
Corten is classified to EN13501-1:A1
Stainless steel is classified to EN13501-1:A1

Please note: The European classification for cassettes with stiffeners may differ from the material classification stated above.


Aluminium can be fully recycled and used for the production of new material.
Corten Due to the nature of the steel, rainwater run-off may cause staining due to the rainwater partially washing away the rusted surface. Therefore, special design and drainage consideration should be taken to ensure that the rain water run-off is channelled into a specific route to ensure that the contaminated rainwater does not cause any staining.
Stainless steel is highly recyclable and can be continually recycled without any degradation of the material properties or performance. There is little to no run off and no contamination from stainless steel resulting in little or no pollution.
Please contact Technical Services for fire performance of the product

Metals available in Dri-Design

Aluminium alloy 3103 H22 available in a factory applied post powder coated finish. Also grade 5005 H34/J57S as required.


When a design demands colour and tone, Kingspan Facades has a vast palette of choice. Aluminium can be coated in any RAL or BS colour, with coatings that can replicate more expensive metal options.

We have hundreds of options from metallic and standard to pearlised and textured.


Please contact Technical Services for all NBS, Standard Details and Product Data Sheets

T: 0800 970 9036

Planet Passionate
Through our new Planet Passionate 10-year groupwide sustainability programme, we aim to make significant advances in the sustainability of our business and of our products.

Dri-Design BIM Objects

Dri-Design BIM Designer tool
Use our Dri-Design BIM Designer tool to configure this product to suit your building design requirements.

As well as configurable BIM objects, the tool also offers 3D PDF Product Data Sheets for download after configuration containing up-to-date product information such as: U-Value, fire performance and acoustic performance.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality modes are available within the tool, offering various output streams to enhance client presentations.

Go to our Facades BIM Designer tool for our full range of BIM objects

Dri-Design Case Studies

Lackland Dri-Design Rainscreen Architectural Facade System

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