Whether driven by aesthetic needs or smoke extraction requirements, SAS mesh is an increasingly popular tile option. SAS has been manufacturing expanded metalwork for decades and recently launched a new range of mesh options. In order of appearence (right) they are Celtic, Tene, Brig, Tara, Kells and Vix.
Specified for its texture and pattern, the main features of SAS International mesh panels include:
- Compatible with multiple SAS systems
- Available in six new patterns and the full range of RAL colours
- Incorporates M&E services and complex building layouts
- Adjustable to bespoke designs
Systems compatible with SAS mesh are:
- SAS200 and SAS205
- SAS320 and SAS330
- SAS600 rafts
Shape and Design
Mesh can be designed in a wide range of patterns including round, square, diamond and hexagonal designs.
For best results, mesh should be specified with the long-way pattern direction across the tile width to maximise the strength of the material. Specification considerations for mesh include:
- Visible face (‘A’ face as standard)
- Open view orientation
- Longway direction (across width as standard)
- Pattern selection
- Finishes and integration requirements
The mesh manufacture process results in the material having a different appearance depending on which face is visible. Tiles are manufactured with the “A Face” visible as standard but if desired the “B face” could be specified as the finished face. The “A” side of the tile is smoother with more gentle curves while the “B” side has a more pronounced texture. Depending on aesthetic preference, specifiers will need to choose their preferred visible face.
- Expanded Mesh