Ripple profile

Robust and attractive: the ripple profile is the ideal product for architectural dreams that should last for generations.

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Modern façade design needs space for creative and innovative ideas. The PREFA ripple profile gives you flexibility when implementing your ideas.

The PREFA ripple profile, made of 2 mm-thick, extruded aluminium alloy, ensures maximum shape retention and resistance even under extreme strain. The fine material structure and concealed fastening create an elegant appearance — the ideal material for architectural projects designed to last for generations.

Detailed view of the PREFA ripple profile in a plain anodised, corrugated façade profile

Easy, trouble-free installation

The profiles are available in customizable lengths of up to 6.2 m and can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The range of accessories with starter, closing and corner profiles ensures easy, trouble-free installation. The ripple profile is available powder-coated* or uncoated (anodizable material).

* No powder coating possible in P.10 colours

Ideal for balcony cladding

The extruded profiles (serrated profile and ripple profile) from PREFA are extremely robust and unbreakable due to their profile thickness of 2 mm, whereby even sensitive areas on the building can be permanently and durably clad.

With the stainless steel balcony rivet, PREFABOND as well as the serrated profile and the ripple profile are securely fastened to balcony and parapet cladding. In the system, the balcony rivet is tested for the increased requirements with regard to fall-through protection. This is proven by pendulum impact tests in accordance with the requirements of the ETB Directive (components that protect against falls) and EN 12600:2002-11 in cooperation with an external testing institute.

Balcony cladding with the PREFA ripple profile in the colour plain aluminium

The PREFA ripple profile can be used to create extraordinary accents on buildings. The product was used as balcony cladding here.

Advantages of the ripple profile

Easy and quick to install

thanks to complete range of accessories

No visible fastenings

Available powder-coated or in plain aluminium (anodizable)

Easy and quick to install

thanks to complete range of accessories

No visible fastenings

Available powder-coated or in plain aluminium (anodizable)

Can be installed horizontally, vertically and diagonally

Robust façade cladding

made of 2 mm thick, extruded aluminium alloy

Rear-ventilated façade

has all the advantages of a rear-ventilated façade

Can be installed horizontally, vertically and diagonally

Robust façade cladding

made of 2 mm thick, extruded aluminium alloy

Rear-ventilated façade

has all the advantages of a rear-ventilated façade

Be inspired by reference properties that have already been implemented with the ripple profile.

A ripple profile façade is a very robust way to clad the exterior wall. In this case, it doesn’t matter whether the entire façade or only a partial surface is implemented. You will find even more inspiration in our Reference Gallery.

You also have free rein in terms of the colour:

  • Ripple profiles are available in plain aluminium (anodizable material)
  • as well as in a powder-coated version (not in P.10 colours).
Intro image for short PREFA video on the extruded profiles: serrated profile and ripple profile

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The serrated profile is the jagged, extruded counterpart to the ripple profile.

Close-up of the PREFA serrated profile in bronze

Still got questions about the ripple profile façade?

If you are interested in an aluminium façade from PREFA, contact a PREFA partner company near you directly. To do this, use our tradesman search on the website.

PREFA façades are installed as non-bearing, rear-ventilated façades. This means that there is a gap for rear ventilation between the aluminium façade cladding and the insulation. In summer, the hot air cannot accumulate behind the façade because it rises through the rear ventilation and is transported away. In the winter, this structure provides thermal protection, as the heat transfer resistance is increased in the rear-ventilated space. This temperature buffering in the rear-ventilated space ensures a comfortable indoor climate all year round.

Fears of rusting are completely unfounded because aluminium cannot rust. If the surface of the PREFA aluminium façade is damaged, a new protective oxide layer is formed and the durability of the PREFA façade remains unchanged.

Non-bearing, rear-ventilated façades are designed to prevent moisture from forming. By separating the insulation and façade cladding, there is a constant air flow in the rear-ventilated space which regulates the moisture balance and ensures dryness. Thanks to the permanent ventilation, professional installation will not result in mould formation underneath the façade.

Aluminium wall claddings are well protected against weather conditions. Nevertheless, PREFA façades should be regularly checked and cleaned. Cleaning is uncomplicated and is not part of the 40-year material guarantee against breakage, corrosion (rust) and frost damage.

Technical information on the ripple profile

General information:

made of extruded aluminium alloy
design protection no.  31230
for high-quality façade claddings

Visible width:

140 mm

Profile height:

10 mm

Spacing:

47 mm

Material thickness:

2.00 mm

Piece lengths:

250 mm to 6.200 mm

Side joints:

with 5–10 mm gap, depending on profile length

Implementation:

all laying directions allowed

– concealed fastening

– curves with a radius of min. 800 mm possible

Surface:

Uncoated (anodizable material)* or powder-coated**
*Production as anodizable material available on request
** Caution! No powder coating possible in P.10 colours

Weight per m²:

6.6 kg

Planning & Application

Our installers and architects can download specification documents and information on the ripple profile here. In the Service Area, you will find the installation instructions for extruded profiles and the installation instructions for balcony cladding. (The Service Area is only accessible for partner companies – please have your log-in details ready. Not received your log-in details yet? Please contact your Local Sales Manager).

Special note for our architecture and design studios: 3D and BIM data, as well as textures for our products, can also be found at: digital planning

Accessories for the ripple profile

The range of accessories for the ripple profile with starter, closing and corner profiles ensures easy, trouble-free installation.

For a complete, detailed list of accessory products, see our price list (only for processors).

Sliding clip for ripple profile and serrated profile

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Starter profile for ripple profile

3.000 mm

External corner for ripple profile

3.000 mm

Closing profile for ripple profile

3.000 mm