Downer

The Original Helping Hand Rainscreen Framing System®
Complete solutions for every type of project and specification.

Downer | BBA Certified Helping Hand Framing Systems

The ever-evolving face of architecture demands a supporting cast of rainscreen framing systems that can deliver on energy, sound, building protection and budgetary requirements, without inhibiting design.

Our range of fully engineered, BBA certified Downer and Original Helping Hand framing solutions will deliver on these and meet the differing needs on all types of projects.

Downer DCS021

Omega and Zed

Sizes: 25mm & 40mm

Ideal for: Cost-effective alternative to timber battens,
providing a non-combustible framework.

An aluminium framing system Downer DCS021 can be attached directly to the substrate. Sizes 25mm and 40mm which can be installed in single layer and cross battened layer formats.

Downer DCS031

The original Helping Hands System®

Cavity depth range: 49mm to 447mm

Ideal for: Cost-effective alternative to timber battens,
providing a non-combustible framework.

An aluminium framing system Downer DCS021 can be attached directly to the substrate. Sizes 25mm and 40mm which can be installed in single layer and cross battened layer formats.

Downer DCS041

Floor Spanning

Cavity depth range: 93mm to 220mm

Ideal for: Multi-storey buildings.

Designed to be specifically fixed to floor slabs, this high strength adjustable support system is capable of spanning storey heights without the need to introduce intermediate fixings. Due to the enhanced high wind resistance, this application is particularly utilised for multi-storey buildings.

Downer DCS002 & DCS004

Secret fix cladding

Cavity depth range: 49mm to 447mm

Ideal for: Delivering a smooth facade unobstructed
by visible fixings.

Where specifications dictate a smooth facade unobstructed by visible fixings the Downer DCS002 & DCS004 mechanical secret fix systems can be used. Panels hangers fixed to the rear face of the panels hook on to horizontal cladding rails, which in turn may be integrated with one of our vertical carrier rail systems Downer DCS 021, 031 & 041.

Support Services

Design Support

  • Structural Façade Calculations & Drawings
  • Soffit Design Calculations
  • Anchor Software Design – DesignFiX
  • UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory

Site Support

  • 22 CFA Approved Trained Operatives for UK Wide
    On-Site Pull Out Testing
  • Project Specific Proof Testing Programs
  • Subframe Installation Toolbox & Training Talks
  • Technical Advice BS8539