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Richaire Monobloc Partition Systems
Richaire Monobloc Partitions are usually chosen from the Invotek range of factory pre-assembled units or from the Avanti Designer range depending on the application. Both systems are non-loadbearing, relocatable systems and offer a full range of single and double glazed panels and solid panels that may be installed with compression joints, or in the case of solid panels may installed with either V joints or ‘tape and fill’ joints.
The systems offer a choice of wood, glass hinged doors mounted in wood or metal frames which can be standard height or full height.
These partitions are for internal, non-load bearing applications and runs can be straight, or with faceted curves. Panes of glass are supported between floor and ceiling tracks and by similar wall tracks or vertical tracks at the ends of the runs.
Invotek 75 and 100
Description: Non-loadbearing fully relocatable floor to ceiling system based on a steel framework with sound reducing and fire resistant panels, erected in a combination of solid, single and double glazed panels.
Framework: Constructed from pre-finished steel head and raised floor channels polyester powder coated in a wide range of colours. Internally constructed from 47mm galvanised posts with telescopic heads to allow for building deviations.
Partition Thickness: 75mm overall or 100mm overall for increased acoustic performance.
Solid Panels: Solid bi-bloc construction comprises one pre-finished vinyl wrapped 12.7mm thick plasterboard panel either side of the framework. 45Kg/m³ acoustic slab may be inserted in the void as an optional extra. Fabric, laminated or veneered panels are available on request.
Glazed Panels: Factory made, pre-glazed single glazed and sealed double glazed units are available. The glass is retained in the unit by a PVC glazing gasket. Glazing is available in many versions including Door Head Height, Full Height, and Half Glazed.
Module: Height up to 3600mm x 1200mm wide nominal, but other widths are available to suit requirements.
Panel joints: Profile compression clips are fitted as standard with shadowline V-joints or tape and fill joints optional for solid panels.
Finishes: As a standard, polyester powder coatings to all exposed steel components are available in an extensive range of colours. Wood veneer effect finish is also available.
Skirting: An integral recessed steel skirting is supplied as part of the framework.
Blinds: Surface fixed venetian blinds may be specified for single glazed units. For double glazed units, integral 25mm fineblinds can be supplied. These units have a knob control for tilt and turn, with a concealed mechanism.
Acoustic Performance: A 75mm solid module with single will achieve up to 36 Rw (db) in accordance with BS 2750: 1980 and up to 39 Rw (db) to BS 5821 subject to prevailing site conditions. With the addition of 40mm of Rockwool Insulation slab internally these figures increase to 42.7 Rw (db) and 47 Rw (db) respectively.
Acoustic performance of up to 50 Rw (db) can be achieved for 100mm thick solid panels, subject to the prevailing site conditions.
Door frames: Pre-fabricated standard height and full height steel door frames are available with sound seals incorporated into the door stops. Single, Double and Hospital type frames are available.
Doors: Doors can be veneered, laminate or glass and are hung on steel colour coated hinges.
Door Furniture: Hewi lever latch or lock is supplied as standard, however many other types of door furniture are available on request.
Timber doors: Standard solid core veneer timber doors are available to standard height, with an overpanel, or full height
Services: Integral architrave light switches can be incorporated within the doorframes as an optional extra. Most electrical, BT and other services can be accommodated within the partitions central cavity. However, compartment trunking can be provided behind recessed skirting if required.
Integral accessories: A range of accessories can be incorporated by utilising a hanging facility built into the junction between modules.
Manifestation: It is a legal requirement that glazed panels be fitted with manifestations or blinds. If blinds are not specified Richaire will include for manifestations that meet the minimum legal requirements, however many client prefer to have special decorative manifestations or manifestations than offer a higher level of privacy, either of which can be supplied on request.
Fire rating: Half-hour Fire Resistance, to BS 476 Part 221987, can be supplied on request.
Spread of Flame: Class ‘O’ to comply with the Building Regulations 1991
Designer 80 and 100
Description: A high specification non-loadbearing, floor to ceiling partition system. Aluminium concealed fixing available in single glazed or double glazed options with a range of glass or timber doors.
Framework: Aluminium head and floor channels for employed for both single glazed and double glazed modules which are constructed on a concealed steel stud and channel framework. The standard finish to the exposed Aluminium parts is polyester powder coating in Grey, Silver or White. A wide range of other RAL or BS colours are available on request.
Partition Thickness: Nominally 75mm overall for single glazed and 100mm overall for double glazed.
Glazed Modules: Glass between 6mm and 10mm thick glass is employed to comply with BS6262 and the appropriate fire requirements. Windows may be single offset, single centre glazed or double-glazed. Glazing is available in many versions including Door Head Height, Full Height, and Half Glazed.
Panels: Standard Gypsum 12.5mm thk Plasterboards are applied to either side of the steel frame and will accept Vinyl, Fabric or Painted finishes. Alternative panels and finishes such as steel faced are also available.
Panel joints: Expressed using half round module trim with concealed fittings or alternatively bevelled by using wrapped bevelled edge panels with concealed retention.
Acoustic Performance: Up to 45 Rw (db) depending on construction rated in accordance with BS 5281: Part 1: 1984.
Door frames: Both non fire resistant and fire rated standard height and full height frames are available and may be supplied in Timber or Extruded Aluminium. Standard height doors frames are supplied with an overpanel. Aluminium door frames are pre-mitred and machined to accept lock, lock keep and butt hinges.
Glass Doors: Frameless glass doors are available to standard height, with an overpanel, or full height and are manufactured from 10 mm or 12 mm glass.
Fire rated and non fire resistant Glass doors are also available to fit into Timber or Aluminium frames.
Other glass door options include Surface Mounted sliding doors, Integrated sliding doors that fit between double glazing and flush double glazed sound resistant doors.
Timber doors: Standard solid core veneer timber doors are available to standard height, with an overpanel, or full height.
Manifestation: It is a legal requirement that glazed panels be fitted with manifestations or blinds. When blinds are not specified Richaire will include for manifestations that meet the minimum legal requirements, however many clients prefer to have special decorative manifestations or manifestations than offer a higher level of privacy, either of which can be supplied on request
Fire rating: For Solid runs, up to 60min., integrity and insulation depending on construction, in accordance with BS476 Part 22: 1987 (clause 8). Glazing up to 60min. integrity only.Timber door sets up to 60min. integrity only. Flame spread is dependant on surface finish.