Brett Martin Daylight Systems has introduced Marlon Clickfix1040, a modular panel glazing system for use in both vertical glazing and roof lighting applications. The key to the high performance, high design and high appeal of Marlon Clickfix1040 is the integral interlocking connections of the polycarbonate panels, which click and fix into place for glazed areas of unlimited size and shape. Any building that requires a light, bright, naturally daylit interior will benefit from this exciting new system, from retail, commercial and leisure to warehousing and industrial buildings. Architectural innovation is just a click away.
Marlon Clickfix1040 can be specified for use in all building types, in the facade or roof, as vertical cladding, rooflighting, panel glazing, partitions, canopies, walkways and north lights.
Central to the system is a lightweight 40mm 10 wall multiwall polycarbonate panel which offers excellent thermal insulation and diffused light transmission; UV protection for long-term weather resistance; high rigidity and impact strength. Each characteristic combines to provide specifiers with a glazing system which can help achieve even the most technically challenging architectural vision.
Satisfying requirements for today’s energy efficient buildings is a critical aspect of the specification process. Specifiers can be assured that with a U-value at 0.99 W/m2K Marlon Clickfix1040 provides excellent thermal insulation and exceeds the requirements for glazing in Part L. By admitting high levels of natural daylight with a light transmission of 52%, Marlon Clickfix1040 panels reduce the requirements for artificial lighting when used in conjunction with lighting controls. The combination of quality light transmission and high thermal insulation offers a highly effective means of reducing the energy consumption of a building for a lower carbon footprint to assist in meeting emission targets.
Those working in environments where there is a high level of natural, or full-spectrum light will benefit from the physiological benefits it provides too. Marlon Clickfix1040 admits diffused light ensuring a comfortable naturally lit interior where improved mood and concentration all contribute to a happier, healthier, more productive environment.
Marlon Clickfix1040 meets stringent fire safety standards too. It has achieved the highest possible classification, EN13501-1 B-s1 d0. This is the European equivalent of the UK’s class O.
Marlon Clickfix1040 is available in 500mm panel widths and lengths of 7m as standard. Lengths of up to 13m can be accommodated depending on project requirements. In addition to the standard Glass Clear and Pearlescent colour options Brett Martin can also produce special colours to minimum order quantities as required.
Everything needed to install the Marlon Clickfix1040 is provided by Brett Martin. Thermally broken aluminium sills and channels, wall clips and rubber gaskets all complement the panels themselves. The system is robust and easy to fit. Installation is swift and simple with no need for vertical profiles. The installation and material cost savings therefore present a viable option for those working on cost-driven specification projects.
Chris Czyzyk, Brett Martin Specification Manager explains the rationale behind the development of the Marlon Clickfix1040 system: “This new system is a development of our well-established Marlon ST structured sheet range. We have recognised the market need for a high quality, superior performance, cost effective daylighting solution that can be applied to both roofs and walls.
There are several factors driving this need. Climatic changes and associated environmental legislation demand more thermally efficient buildings; end users are targeted to reduce their energy use; meanwhile architects and specifiers continue to seek aesthetic differentiation and versatility through architecturally significant visual appeal. Marlon Clickfix1040 delivers a high value, high performance and high quality solution to all these needs.”