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Kingspan Dri-Design Rainscreen Façade System

For buildings with complex designs, high aesthetics, or requiring a ventilated façade, Kingspan’s Dri-Design rainscreen facade system provides a rapid build solution with a high level of technical performance.

Installing at least twice as fast as most comparable systems and can be direct fix or form a ventilated cavity, Dri-Design cassettes are available in highly durable PPC or anodised aluminium and in a range of shapes and sizes. 

Dri-Design Options

  • Dri-Design Flat can be used on its own and is easily interchanged with the other Dri-Design options. No sealants, gaskets or butyl tape in the cassette joints, means no dirty streaks or legacy of maintenance for the building owner
  • Dri-Design Tapered cassettes can be angled in any direction with varying depths and degree of slope, without the need to modify the substrate or weather barrier
  • Dri-Design Shadow: used alongside Dri-Design Flat, individual Shadow cassettes can be extended at varying depths to create texture or a dynamic variation in patterns
  • Dri-Design Flat, Tapered and Shadow cassettes can be perforated using advanced computer-based manufacturing to create complex images using perforations
Key Features
  • Solid aluminium
  • Fewer components — at least twice as fast to install
  • Ease of handling
  • Available in a wide range of colours and finishes, textures and metals
  • High quality aesthetic
  • Cassettes types and size easily interchanged
  • Self-draining gutter: no streaks, low maintenance
Scope of Use

A rainscreen facade system for use on residential, communal residential, communal non-residential, commercial, industrial buildings and outbuildings.

Limitations on Use

Not suitable for use in severe marine environments (Zone E or C5)

NZS 3604 Corrosion Zone B suitable
Corrosion Exposure Zone B
NZS 3604 Corrosion Zone C suitable
Corrosion Exposure Zone C
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone High suitable
High Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Low suitable
Low Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Medium suitable
Medium Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Very High suitable
Very High Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Extra High suitable
Extra High Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone High suitable
High Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Medium suitable
Medium Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Specific Design suitable
Specific Design Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Very High suitable
Very High WInd Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Very High suitable
Very High Wind Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Dri-Design and a Karrier system are compliant with the following NZBC clauses: 

  • B1 Structure: B1.3.1, B1.3.2.
  • B2 Durability: B2.3.1(b),
  • C3 Spread of Fire: C3.4(a),
  • E2 External Moisture: E2.3.1, E2.3.2 , E2.3.
  • H1 Energy Efficiency: H1.3.1 
In-Service History

Dri-Design panels have been in use in the USA for more than 15 years, Europe for five years and now in use in Australia and New Zealand.

All Kingspan products and systems are backed by extensive testing and guarantees and supported by five decades of experience.

B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
H1 Energy Efficiency compliant
Energy Efficiency
Independent Assessment
Independent Assessment
Test Results
Test Results
Data Sheet
Additional Information
Additional Information
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Kingspan Insulated Panels specialise in the design and manufacture of high quality, firesafe, insulated roof, wall and façade systems.

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