See our list for frequently asked questions (FAQ) below. If you don't find an answer to your question please reach out directly to us and our support team will be happy to answer your question.
BRUCHA Panels are sandwich panels consisting of two sandwich elements rigidly connected to the insulating core made of PIR+ and/or mineral wool and/or wood fiber.
The type and length of the screws used depends on the substructure and the panel thickness. Our accessories catalog lists the correct screws for wood, steel or concrete. Please get in touch with your personal contact if you are unsure of which screw you need.
In principle, it is possible to join panels with a PIR+ core to those with a mineral wool core. Please speak to your BRUCHA contact for detailed technical information or information on the use of an adapter panel.
BRUCHA Panels can be installed both vertically and horizontally, or even diagonally to give the surface a striking appearance. To do so, there must be a suitable substructure and the technical details regarding the span width clarified.
BRUCHA Panels are sealed in the joint area (tongue-and-groove joint). The seals are designed as shown in the respective product data sheets (e.g. BRUCHAPaneel panel PIR+ roof – DP – standard 3x seal for optimum condensate protection).
Fastener certificates can be provided during the static preliminary measurements.
Our internal construction department can draw up individual installation plans. We can also devise parts lists for the production of the sandwich panels.
We always advise customers to consider adding reserve panels to their orders; this will prevent you from potentially receiving a panel from a different batch if you make a repeat order in the future. The colors in panels from different batches may vary, but this would not be an issue if reserve panels have been ordered from the start.
We will gladly provide you with the contact details of professional panel installation firms (installer list) in your area. You can also ask your personal contact.
Panels longer than 44 5/8 ft (13.6 m) count are considered abnormal loads for transport. Speak to your personal contact for the transport conditions.
You can find the specifications for BRUCHA PIR+ and fire-protection panels in the Downloads area
You can request information on our window and door connections for each specific project.
The “Handling” section provides information on the standard connection options, and you can find drawings in our accessories catalog. Please also read the processing tips in the installation guidelines. You can find all the files in the Downloads area:
Get in touch with your personal contact if you require any further information.
Horizontal installation 90°:
mineral wool max. side length 59 1/16" (1500 mm)
PIR+ max. side length 78 12/16" (2000 mm)
Vertical installation 90°:
236 4/16" (6000 mm)
Vertical installation radius:
236 4/16" (6000 mm)
BRUCHA Panels come with necessary seals in the panel joint area as standard. You can find a summary of recommended sealing tape (e.g. wall joint seals, contact sealing tape, etc.) in our accessories catalog, and you can read practical examples in the “Handling” section.
Properly cleaning the panels ensures the panels retain their perfect appearance and quality in the long-term. It also removes microorganisms and ensures sterility by disinfecting the panels. The color spectrum gives you some tips on how to clean the panels thoroughly to make sure they last a long time.
Please speak to your BRUCHA contact to find out more about how to maintain optimum product quality over the long term.
As standard, the inside of all panels is designed in RAL 9002, profile 1. You can find all the options for the exterior in our color spectrum, which lists all the color, profile and surface coating options.
For partial orders or repeat orders, there may be a difference between the sheets due to new coils from different batches being used. To prevent color changes within a frontage, axis or surface, we advise you to inform your personal contact accordingly as soon as you place your order. With PVDF coatings, colors may differ more significantly from the RAL shades. Please also ensure you have enough reserve panels, in particular for special colors and/or different construction widths (for WALL and CLADDING).
There is no minimum order for colors from the BASIC color spectrum. However, due to the extra processing, a surcharge is applied to selected/personalized colors if the order is below 5,382 sq ft. Minimum order volumes apply to the SUPERIOR color spectrum. Ask your personal contact for more details.
The RAL surface shades are divided into color groups (I-III, from very light to dark). You can find the file showing the colors in the Downloads area.
We have a wide range of coatings and surfaces available (PE Pure 25, PUR-PA 50 my, Foodsfe PVC 150 my, stainless steel, etc.); as well as an extensive array of profiles, all RAL colors are available, including iridescent and color-changing surfaces. You can find more detailed information in our Colour Spectrum or Profile Selection in the Downloads area.
Standard: 26 & 24 gauges
(other thicknesses available upon request)
The anti-corrosion system on sandwich elements with steel outer layers should generally last for more than 15 years when the panels are used on a structure. This period is defined as the time up to when the first partial repair has to be carried out. If the panels are maintained correctly, this period lasts much longer.
The panels’ service life depends on the building’s location, weather influences and coating quality. According to life cycle analyses, sandwich elements with steel outer layers have a lifetime of 40-45 years, depending on their intended use.
You can find information on the span widths and lengths under Services.
The following notch lengths are possible:
For DP and DP-F: 2 3/8", 3 15/18", 4 3/4", 5 7/8", 7 7/8" and 11 13/16" (60, 100, 120, 150, 200 and 300 mm)
Notch in eave: 2 3/8" (60 mm) (standard)
Notch for overlapping: DP-F at least 7 7/8" (200 mm), DP 7 7/8" (200 mm) (standard)
Construction width 43 5/16" (1100 mm): WP, WP-F, FP-F
Construction width 39 3/8" (1000 mm): DP, FP-P, FP-W, DP-F
Get in touch with your personal contact to enquire about different construction widths.
Mineral wool: UL1, fire behavior according to EN 13501-1, Euroclass A2s1d0, non-combustible, 2 hours
PIR+: Standard: UL1, fire behavior according to EN 13501-1, Euroclass Bs2,d0, flame-retardant, 2 hours
Upon request: Euroclass Bs1,d0, flame-retardant
We produce our panels mainly for specific orders. Products can be bought from stock at our headquarters and the South branch in Großwilfersdorf. Please contact our team at these locations for more information.
BRUCHA Panels are made exclusively at our headquarters/production facility in Michelhausen, Lower Austria, Austria in an 865,000 sq ft (80,000 m2) production facility using only the most modern systems.
In accordance with EN 13501, panels with a mineral wool core are non-combustible, so they are much more fire-resistant. Sandwich panels that have a PIR+ core are extremely good heat insulators and are exceptionally lightweight.