Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic

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About Boulevard™

Where a flat recessed joint look is wanted without compromising the quality of the materials, Fielders® Boulevard™ is the solution. A contemporary wall cladding, Boulevard™, is available in a wide array of colours and finishes and is the most versatile in the Finesse® range. It offers sophisticated European technologies combined with Fielders® local know-how to deliver a high end look to any project.

Boulevard™ is a pierced-fixed wall cladding system installed with a ventilated air space. It involves laying interlocking panels on a metal framework fixed to the supporting structure. The panels are simply connected by the use of an interlocking groove giving the elegant appearance of a recessed joint.

Boulevard™ can be laid vertically or horizontally. The choice of direction implies different aesthetics and technical solutions for the main flashings. Panels are fixed directly on plywood or steel battens.

Boulevard™ is available in two standard widths 285mm and 485mm, all with a side depth of 22mm. The panel comes in lengths from 0.5m to 8.0m, with a width of longitudinal joint of 5mm to 18mm, with 15mm being the standard.

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Profile

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Profile Cross Section

 

Material Specifications

Property285mm Pan Width485mm Pan WidthNotes
Base Metal Thickness (mm)0.550.700.750.550.700.75BMT
Total Coated Thickness (mm)0.60*0.75*0.80*0.60*0.75*0.80*TCT
Mass / Unit LengthZINCALUME® steel1.762.252.232.65N/A3.36kg/m
COLORBOND® steel1.78*2.29*2.24*2.67*N/A3.37*
Mass / Unit AreaZINCALUME®steel5.947.518.035.34N/A7.23kg/m2
COLORBOND® steel6.077.648.175.47N/A7.35
Nominal Cover Width (mm)300500mm
Minimum Yield Strength (MPa)G300
Coating ClassAM100 - COLORBOND® steel
AM100 - COLORBOND® Metallic steel
AM125 - ZINCALUME® steel
AM150 - COLORBOND® Ultra Steel
Minimum Coating g/m2 of Zinc -
Aluminium
ToleranceSheet length ±7mm
Cover width ± 4mm
Thermal Expansion2.9mm average per 5.0 metre
@ 50˚C change
Table BL MS NC 001 - Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic
Notes:
  1. Pan widths noted above exclude recessed groove/express joints. This needs to be added to provide cladding cover width. Eg 285mm pan with a 15mm express joint has a cover width of 300mm.
  2. 0.75mm and 0.70mm BMT is available subject to minimum order quantities, and availability in each state.
  3. The COLORBOND®; and ZINCALUME® steel is in accordance to AS 1397, AS 1365 and AS 2728. The installation of the cladding should be in accordance to AS 1562.1 and HB39.
  4. *is based on Standard COLORBOND®; steel single-sided material. For other painted steel options please contact a Fielders® representative.
  5. To assist minimising the effects of oil canning in Boulevard it is recommended to keep panel length under 8m. Longer length may be available subject to minimum order quantity.

Non-Cyclonic Load Span Tables

The design pressures, allowable spans and design data for Boulevard™ have been determined from tests carried out in accordance with on the following Australian Standards:

  • AS 1170.2:2011 Structural design actions Part 2: Wind actions
  • AS 1562.1-2018 Design and installation of sheet roof and wall cladding Part 1: Metal
  • AS 4040.0-1992 Methods of testing sheet roof and wall cladding Part 0: Introduction, list of methods and general requirements
  • AS 4040.1-1992 Methods of testing sheet roof and wall cladding Method 1: Resistance concentrated loads
  • AS4040.2-1992 Methods of testing sheet roof and wall cladding Method 2: Resistance to wind pressures for non-cyclone regions
  • AS4040.3-1992 Methods of testing sheet roof and wall cladding Method 3: Resistance to wind pressures for cyclone regions
  • AS4055:2012 Wind Loads for Housing

SA HB 39: 2015 Handbook - Installation code for metal roof and wall cladding National Construction Code of Australia

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Load Span Tables

Wind Loading Design Parameters

Wind Pressure Capacities: 0.55mm BMT - Boulevard™

Plywood***Steel Batten*/**
Cover Width
(mm)
Serv. (kPa)Strength (kPa)Spacing (mm)Serv. (kPa)Strength (kPa)
2851.353.94450*1.353.94
--600**1.424.23
4850.593.64450*0.593.64
Table BL WC NC 001 - Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic
Notes:
  1. * Steel batten, 40mm x 0.55mm BMT G550. Maximum batten span 1500mm.
  2. ** Steel batten, 61mm x 0.75mm BMT G550. Maximum batten span 2000mm.
  3. *** 15mm F11 Structural CD Grade plywood supports at max 600mm centres fastened as per manufacturers recommendations for sheet flooring.
  4. Serv. denotes serviceability

Figure BL NC 001 End Spans, Internal Spans and Overhangs illustrates the terminology end spans, internal spans, and overhangs and their reference to the supporting substructure. This terminology has been used in the following Maximum Recommended Span and Wind Load Capacity tables.

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Wind Loading Design Parameters Figure BL NC 001 End Spans, Internal Spans and Overhangs

Figure BL NC 001 End Spans, Internal Spans and Overhangs

Maximum Recommended Wall Cladding Span

Cover
(mm)
GaugeSingle (mm)End (mm)Internal (mm)
2850.559009001200
0.70100010001300
0.75100010001300
4850.55450450450
0.70550550550
0.75550550550
Wind Loading Design Parameters
+
Design Life 50 years
Importance Level 2
Maximum Roof Height H = 10m
External Pressure Coefficients:
   Cp,e = -0.65 (walling)
Internal Pressure Coefficient:
   Cp,i = 0.2
Local Pressure Factors:
   Kl = 2.0 (end & single spans)
   Kl = 1.0 (internal spans)

Table BL RS NC 001 - Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic
Notes:
  1. Minimum Steel support 0.55mm BMT G550.

  2. Maximum overhang is 100mm for all gauges.

Installation Guide

Boulevard™ provides a water screen only and needs to be fitted on a water tight barrier. This may consist of a precast wall or steel sheeting backing, or another waterproof membrane like heavy duty roof sarking.

Prior to commencement ensure the surface that the system is being fixed to is free of sharp edges and in the correct plane.

If the membrane is to be fixed before the 40mm batten use the following procedures. It is recommended that the membrane be a steel sheet backing as this will allow the membrane to be made watertight without the chance of movement and vibration.

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Installation Guide Figure BL ID NC 001

Figure BL ID NC 001

Fixing of the Membrane

(Sisalation with insulation sarking attached)*

  1. Check that the steel work or concrete is free of any sharp edges or protrusions that may puncture the membrane.
  2. The sarking must be a minimum of 453 Sisalation or equivalent with the Sisalation to the outside face.
  3. The sarking must be hung and sealed at the top. It must be free of ripples and puckers with holding battens between the 40mm vertical battens securing it to the supporting member. See BL ID NC 008.
  4. All laps in the sarking must be made with 150mm lap sealed with double sided tape between the faces of the foil and taped with sisal tape on the outside face.
  5. The perimeter of the membrane (sarking) must be sealed also with premium quality Sisal tape with holding or 40mm battens to secure it. See BL ID NC 011.
  6. Note: - It is essential that attention is paid to ensuring that sarking is air tight, fixed in a way that it won’t flap or tear away at the laps or edges.
  7. At the bottom of the façade a flashing is required to direct any water from the blanket membrane external of the façade. This will be done in a way as to allow any water to pass between the flashing and the foot mould. See BL ID NC 009.
  8. If any of the membrane is to be fixed horizontally a different fixing procedure is to be followed; please contact your local Fielders® Representative.

Fixing of the Backing Plates

  1. The backing plates should be full length where possible and fixed with Teks with a Neo washer or a 3mm pop rivet at a maximum of 1200mm centers.
  2. If pop rivets are used they should be sealed rivets or sealed with silicone.
  3. Any laps should be a minimum of 100mm.
  4. The top of all backing plates should have a return 10mm fold to prevent water from being blown over the end of the plate. See BL ID NC 012.
  5. Backing plates for Express joints should be 100mm wide overall with 10mm return fold on both sides if the Express joint is 15mm wide. See BL ID NC 004.

Fixing of the 40mm Battens

  1. The battens should be fixed on both sides with 10g-16x16mm Hex Head Tek Screws to the girts through the membrane. See BL ID NC 004 and BL ID NC 005. If an insulation blanket is fitted the screws should be 10g-16x25mm Hex Head Tek Screws.
  2. If fixed to a concrete wall the fixing centers of the battens should be a maximum of 450mm apart.
  3. All vertical 40mm battens should be fixed at a maximum of 450mm apart.
  4. All battens fixed to support vertical joints, external and internal corners should be positioned so that the return edge of the backing plate is center of the face of the batten. See BL ID NC 004 and BL ID NC 005
  5. . This allows the fastener fixing the panel to be fixed in a location that doesn’t penetrate the backing plate.

Note:
Care should be taken not to puncture the membrane while fixing the 40mm battens.
If it is punctured it should be taped on both sides of the puncture.

Fixing of the Panels (Horizontal)

  1. The top mould of parapet cap should be fixed first with the female edge downward. See BL ID NC 008.
  2. The panels should have a foam block both ends fixed 25mm inside the stop end of the panel with the center of the foam block center to the 10mm return fold on the side of the backing plate. See BL ID NC 004, BL ID NC 005, BL ID NC 012.
  3. A small corner should be removed off the bottom of the foam block to allow water or condensation to drain out freely. See BL ID NC 012.
  4. This is required on straight panels and internal corners but not on external corners.
  5. Measure out a matrix and mark the steel battens for the full length with the width of the panel plus gap so that when the panels are placed in position the bottom edge of the female rib can be lined up to the marks. This will ensure that the panels are fixed parallel with the same gap along the complete face. See BL ID NC 014.
  6. Before installing a panel, a silicone bead must be applied to the back of the male and female edges from the center of the foam block to the edge of the panel. See BL ID NC 012.
  7. The male edge of the panel is then inserted into the female edge leaving a gap that is predetermined, lining up the bottom edge of the panel with the mark on the hat section. See BL ID NC 012 and BL ID NC 013.
  8. Screw the trailing female edge to the hat section with 10g-16x16mm Wafer Head Tek Screws.
  9. Continue to fix all the panels until the bottom of the façade is reached.
  10. When all sections of the façade are complete the foot mould is then fitted with the top vertical edge engaging the female recess on the panel. The predetermined gap between the panels should be maintained between the foot mould and the bottom panel.
  11. The foot mould must be fitted in a way to allow water to drain between the foot mould and the flashing at the bottom of the membrane.
  12. If the top of the façade has a fall (not horizontal), cut and fold the panels as in BL ID NC 006.
  13. When the side of a façade finishes against a brick or concrete wall it should be done as per BL ID NC 011.

Recommended Fasteners

SupportsRecommended Fastener
(without insulation)
Steel 1.5mm10g-16x16mm
Wafer or low profile Hex Head Tek Screw, with a minimum class 3 of coating
Plywood10g-16x25mm
Wafer or low profile Hex Head Type 17 Screw with a minimum class 3 of coating
Table BL RS NC 002 - Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic

Fixing of Windows and Doorways

  1. When fixing the windows & doorways (penetrations) remember that the panels are the waterproof seal and the membrane is the air seal and backup water seal.
  2. The membrane must be sealed to the penetrations in a way that it can’t over time break away. This may require the fitting of a holding batten. It also must be draining to the outside of the building.
  3. The panels over the penetrations must be flashed to the penetration allowing any water that drains from the membrane to escape between the flashing and the top of the penetration.
  4. BL ID NC 008-013 show some typical details to the top, bottom and sides of window penetrations.

Note:
Boulevard™ creates a water screen and not a watertight barrier. If a watertight barrier is required it is recommended that an additional cladding layer is included behind the Boulevard™. For further information contact Fielders®.

Installation Details

Vertical orientation on Metal Battens

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B03-01a - Vertical orientation on Metal Battens

Figure BL ID NC - B03-01a - Vertical orientation on Metal Battens

Horizontal orientation on Metal Battens

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B03-01b - Horizontal orientation on Metal Battens

Figure BL ID NC - B03-01b - Horizontal orientation on Metal Battens

Vertical orientation on Ply

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B03-02a - Vertical orientation on Ply

Figure BL ID NC - B03-02a - Vertical orientation on Ply

Horizontal orientation on Ply

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B03-02b - Horizontal orientation on Ply

Figure BL ID NC - B03-02b - Horizontal orientation on Ply

Horizontal Fix - Plan View

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B04-01 - Horizontal Fix - Plan View

Figure BL ID NC - B04-01 - Horizontal Fix - Plan View

Horizontal Fix - Sectional View

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B04-02 - Boulevard Horizontal Fix - Sectional View

Figure BL ID NC - B04-02 - Horizontal Fix - Sectional View

Horizontal Fix - External Corner Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B05-01 - Horizontal Fix - External Corner Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B05-01 - Horizontal Fix - External Corner Detail

Horizontal Fix - Internal Corner Detail - Option 1

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B06-01a - Horizontal Fix - Internal Corner Detail - Option 1

Figure BL ID NC - B06-01a - Horizontal Fix - Internal Corner Detail - Option 1

Horizontal Fix - Internal Corner Detail - Option 2

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B06-01b - Horizontal Fix - Internal Corner Detail - Option 2

Figure BL ID NC - B06-01b - Horizontal Fix - Internal Corner Detail - Option 2

Horizontal Fix - Wall Closure Detail

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Standard Fixing Detail - Figure BL ID NC - B07-01 - Boulevard Horizontal Fix - Wall Closure Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B07-01 - BOULEVARD™ Horizontal Fix - Wall Closure Detail

Horizontal Fix - Wall Base Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B08-01 - Horizontal Fix - Wall Base Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B08-01 - Horizontal Fix - Wall Base Detail

Horizontal Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Zero Overhang

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B09-01 - Horizontal Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Zero Overhang

Figure BL ID NC - B09-01 - Horizontal Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Zero Overhang

Horizontal Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Overhang

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B09-05 - Horizontal Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Overhang

Figure BL ID NC - B09-05 - Horizontal Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Overhang

Horizontal Fix - Window Sill Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-05 - Horizontal Fix - Window Sill Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B11-05 - Horizontal Fix - Window Sill Detail

Horizontal Fix - Window Head Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-09 - Horizontal Fix - Window Head Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B11-09 - Horizontal Fix - Window Head Detail

Horizontal Fix - Window Jamb Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-01 - Horizontal Fix - Window Jamb Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B11-01 - Horizontal Fix - Window Jamb Detail

Vertical Fix - Typical Wall Cladding Setout

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B04-05 - Vertical Fix - Typical Wall Cladding Setout

Figure BL ID NC - B04-05 - Vertical Fix - Typical Wall Cladding Setout

Vertical Fix - Typical Wall Cladding Setout

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B04-06 - Vertical Fix - Typical Wall Cladding Setout

Figure BL ID NC - B04-06 - Vertical Fix - Typical Wall Cladding Setout

Vertical Fix - External Corner Detail - M-M

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B05-04 - Vertical Fix - External Corner Detail - M-M

Figure BL ID NC - B05-04 - Vertical Fix - External Corner Detail - M-M

Vertical Fix - Internal Corner Detail - M-M

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B06-04 - Vertical Fix - Internal Corner Detail - M-M

Figure BL ID NC - B06-04 - Vertical Fix - Internal Corner Detail - M-M

Vertical Fix - Wall Closure Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B07-03 - Vertical Fix - Wall Closure Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B07-03 - Vertical Fix - Wall Closure Detail

Vertical Fix - Wall Base Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B08-03 - Vertical Fix - Wall Base Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B08-03 - Vertical Fix - Wall Base Detail

Vertical Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Zero Overhang

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B09-03 - Vertical Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Zero Overhang

Figure BL ID NC - B09-03 - Vertical Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Zero Overhang

Vertical Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Overhang

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B09-07 - Vertical Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Overhang

Figure BL ID NC - B09-07 - Vertical Fix - Top of Wall Eave Detail - Overhang

Vertical Fix - Window Jamb Detail - Male

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-03a - Vertical Fix - Window Jamb Detail - Male

Figure BL ID NC - B11-03a - Vertical Fix - Window Jamb Detail - Male

Vertical Fix - Window Jamb Detail - Female

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-03b - Vertical Fix - Window Jamb Detail - Female

Figure BL ID NC - B11-03b - Vertical Fix - Window Jamb Detail - Female

Vertical Fix - Window Sill Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-07 - Vertical Fix - Window Sill Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B11-07 - Vertical Fix - Window Sill Detail

Vertical Fix - Window Head Detail - Option 1

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-11a - Vertical Fix - Window Head Detail - Option 1

Figure BL ID NC - B11-11a - Vertical Fix - Window Head Detail - Option 1

Vertical Fix - Window Head Detail - Option 2

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-11b - Vertical Fix - Window Head Detail - Option 2

Figure BL ID NC - B11-11b - Vertical Fix - Window Head Detail - Option 2

Vertical Fix - Window Sill Detail

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic - Figure BL ID NC - B11-07 - Vertical Fix - Window Sill Detail

Figure BL ID NC - B11-07 - Vertical Fix - Window Sill Detail

Typical Panel Section

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic Typical Panel Section

Figure BL ID NC 023

Panel Marking Matrix

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Installation Details Panel Marking Matrix Figure BL ID NC 024

Figure BL ID NC 024

Backing Plates

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Installation Details Backing Plates Figure BL ID NC 025

Figure BL ID NC 025

Foam Infills

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Installation Details Foam Sea Figure BL ID NC 026

Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic Foam Infill Back
Boulevard™ Non-Cyclonic Foam Infills
Figure BL ID NC 026

Note:
1. Foam is required for horizontal panels to stop water egress behind the panels.
2. Foam to be 80mm wide x 30mm high x 1.2m long closed cell foam cut to size on site.

Insulation

Care needs to be taken when installing insulation with Boulevard™ roof sheeting. When insulation thicknesses up to 50mm are installed the screws may need to be increased depending on the thickness and density of the insulation. When the screw is properly tightened into metal there should be a minimum of three (3) threads protruding past the support being fixed in to. For timber, the screw must have a minimum embedment of 25mm into timber.

When insulation is required in conjunction with Finesse® profiles, Fielders® recommend the use of a thermal spacer to help maintain Rw values as well as minimising any bulging in the profile caused by the insulation.

Insulation blankets and batts can cause wide flat pan cladding to bow out between the supports, between fasteners along the support, or bow the pans. For insulation blankets and batts as well as more dense glass wool and rock wool, and thicker insulation, spacers are recommended.

BOULEVARD™ NON-CYCLONIC Insulation BL INS NC 001

BL INS NC 001

Note:
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Oil Canning

Oil canning is a characteristic of thin gauge cold formed metal products which is caused by the internal stresses with the metal. There are many factors that influence the degree of oil canning.

For further information about Oil Canning, please refer to our Oil Canning reference page.