Archclad Cassette Panel System

The Cassette panel system is an external cladding system. It can be used for new construction or for renovation projects.

This versatile open-jointed system is based on the Rain-screen principle. It is suitable for horizontal or vertical application on low to high-rise buildings, for both new and refurbishment projects.

The cassettes are bent and fixed with invisible clips to an aluminium framework, which is secured to the load-bearing structure. The Cassette system offers an innovative façade solution that provides a modern and flat appearance.

  • Category
    Metal Cladding, Wall Panels & Cladding
  • Range
    Wall Cladding

Panel Dimensions

Visible Height                                          Visible Length
(joint excluded)                                        (joint excluded)

220 to 600 mm                                       200 to 4000 mm
601 to 700 mm                                        200 to 3000 mm
701 to 875 mm                                         200 to 2000 mm


  • Horizontal: 20 mm
  • Vertical: 20 mm


  • All necessary flashings shall be a minimum of 0.7mm thick


  • 1.5 mm thick. ( 2.0mm and 3.0mm are options, but an additional cost for special clips is needed).

Characteristics of this technique

  • Excellent flatness.
  • Horizontal layout.
  • The cassette fixing is concealed by using hidden clips screwed to the framework.

    Components   Dimensions

              Thickness                                           1.5 mm
              Panel Depth                                               26.5 mm
              Maximum Panel Width CTC                     875 mm, 700 mm, 600 mm
              (Center to Center Distance) 
              Maximum Panel Length                           2 m, 3 m, 4 m

Scope of use

Areas of Application

  • Areas of application: Vertical walls (slope 90°) and soffits. 
  • Type of building: New construction or renovation. 
  • Supporting structure: Concrete wall, brickwork, and metal as main support. 
  • Climates: Temperate climate, mountain climate, and all wind zones according to the configuration of the system.


Before any installation, a detailed layout plan should be drawn by the contractor in order to:

  • Establish the positioning of the secondary framework elements.
  • Calculate the exact measurements and quantity of cassettes (centre to centre height and length and the width of the joint).
  • Position the fastening accessories (clips and screws) and framework rails.

The material must be at least 1.5 mm thick. The typical panels have an up-stand at the top, which is fixed to the framework with special clips, and another upstand at the bottom, which locates in the clips on the preceding panel. The horizontal and vertical recessed joint standard dimension is 20 mm wide. Where panels are longer than 1.5m horizontally, the fixing need to be slotted to allow for expansion.

The horizontal and vertical recessed joint standard dimension is 20 mm wide (15 mm or 25 mm are also possible). There is also an oblong hole at each end of the longitudinal edge of the cassette top-up stand.


Fixing clips are specially designed and tested to meet the design and performance criteria of the project. Clips have a dual function:

  • ensuring the lift-up resistance of the cladding
  • allowing free expansion of the metal

All Archclad materials are non-combustible and have been tested to AS 1530.3-1999 Method for Fire tests on Building Materials, Components and Structures Part 3: simultaneous Determination of Ignitability, Flame Propagation, Heat release, and Smoke Release.

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Archclad™ is the original, longest established independent cladding company, created in the early 2000's. We coined the phrase "Architectural Cladding" to describe the birth of this newly created industry. We have since established ourselves as the market leader in exclusive metals for wall cladding and roofing.

We believe we are the only metal cladding company in Australia that has fully tested our products to meet the requirements of the NCC/BCA.

This NATA approved testing includes structural testing to AS 1562.1, fire testing to meet AS 1530.3 and therefore satisfying BCA clause C1.9 (e.)(v.). 

Furthermore, we have carried out full scale testing of wall systems to meet WEATHERPROOFING requirement FV1.1/FP1.4 certification by using a NATA approved testing facility. Let us know if your project requires any site-specific certification or testing certificates, as we can provide REGULATION 126 CERTIFICATION at a small cost.

For the past 15 years we have been assisting Architects, Builders, Designers and Developers with our innovative technical details and due to our extensive range of imported and local specialised materials, we can offer a suitable material to meet their aesthetic and financial requirements.

We can supply any of the following materials found on our website:

A unique benefit we can offer is the ability to source exclusive materials and colours in various finishes to suit your bespoke project (these special colours may be subject to MOQ's).

Archclad™ is dedicated to achieving the highest quality in manufacturing, using state-of-the-art machinery and employing highly skilled personnel, most of which have been with the company since it's inception.

Although our manufacturing facility is based in Melbourne, Victoria we are able to supply our full range of products nationally and we can also recommend installers throughout the country. Our material is packed in custom plywood crates to avoid damage to the panels during transit.

The management team at Archclad™ have been involved in major projects throughout Australia and overseas. You can therefore have confidence in advice and project management.

Testimony to this can be shown by our involvement in "land mark" projects including Melbourne Convention Centre (the first 5 star energy rated Convention Centre in the world), Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), South Wharf and the Ferris Wheel (Southern Star) to name a few.

Our continued investment in new machines and material development make Archclad™ your obvious choice.

At ArchiPro we recognise and acknowledge the existing, original and ancient connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to the lands and waterways across the Australian continent. We pay our respects to the elders past and present. We commit to working together to build a prosperous and inclusive Australia.