Piterak® SL4 is a 40mm thick, double-skin terracotta rainscreen cladding product with overlapping horizontal reveals. The product is a large module terracotta panel available in a variety of standard sizes and a multitude of made-to-order sizes with a maximum height of 2′-0″ and maximum length of 6′-0″. Panels are furnished in lengths required for your project or they may be cut by the installation contractor for specific field conditions.
Through exceptional engineering and manufacturing, the Piterak® SL4 system provides high wind resistance and the highest (Q4) impact resistance rating under French CSTB (an ICC Construction Product Evaluation Expert Alliance member) standards. The terracotta cladding panels are supported by our engineered rainscreen support framing system and stainless-steel installation clips.
Standard Physical Characteristics
Center to Center Modules (IN)Center to Center Modules (MM)
Panel Size (IN)Panel Size (MM)
Terracotta Panel Weight (LBS)Terracotta Panel Weight (KG)
|8" x 60" 203mm x 1524mm||8.55" x 59.5" x 1.57" 217mm x 1511mm x 40mm||11.8 lbs/sq ft 57.6 kgs/m2|
|12" x 60" 305mm x 1524mm||12.55" x 59.5" x 1.57" 319mm x 1511mm x 40mm||11.8 lbs/sq ft 57.6 kgs/m2|
|18" x 60" 457mm x 1524mm||18.55" x 59.5" x 1.57" 417mm x 1511mm x 40mm||11.8 lbs/sq ft 57.6 kgs/m2|
|24" x 60" 609mm x 1524mm||24.55" x 59.5" x 1.57" 624mm x 1511mm x 40mm||11.8 lbs/sq ft 57.6 kgs/m2|
Piterak® SL4 is a complete rainscreen system consisting of terracotta cladding panels, stainless-steel installation clips, and metal rainscreen framing components. Below are photos and a video of typical Piterak® SL4 installations.
Piterak SL4 Installation Photos
- Adjustable wall brackets for vertical support member attachment being installed
- Vertical support member installed to wall bracket
- Vertical support member installed at vertical panel reveal
- Regular clip installation
- Regular clip installed
- Finished installation
- Horizontal aluminum hat channels installed into steel framing with exterior insulation partially installed
- Starter clips installed at base
- Typical clips installed at a factory mitered corner panel
- Start of panel installation
- Panel installation proceeds
- Window trim detail
- Finished installation
Below is a typical installation diagram. Corresponding details can be downloaded via the detail references shown. Revit BIM content is available upon request.
Typical Axonometric View
Colors & Finishes
Piterak® SL4 terracotta panels are available in a variety of through-body colors, as well as glazed finishes. Terreal North America can develop custom colors with through-body terracotta or matte, semi-gloss, gloss, or metallic glaze applications.