Our Irish and UK offices are now open and we are despatching orders each day. The health and welfare of our staff and customers remains our priority and we continue to ask for your patience & consideration with new procedures.  Read our full statement here.

0
Account
×
Ecological Building Systems

You are shopping in

Please choose your geographical region for appropriate shipping and product range.

Your region is: Great Britain Not right?

Pro Clima Solitex Fronta WA

CE Mark Solitex Fronta WA NSAI Certificate
CE Mark Solitex Fronta WA NSAI Certificate
Stock code: PCFWA15050
Manufacturer code: 10132
Stock code: PCFWA30050
Manufacturer code: 10133

Pro Clima Solitex Fronta WA

Vapour permeable monolithic black breather membrane for timber frame construction

Roll size:
£116.03

Excl VAT

£231.55

Excl VAT

£116.03

Excl VAT

£231.55

Excl VAT

In Stock: Usually delivered within 3-4 working days
×
Calculator

Product calculator

I need m2 of Pro Clima Solitex Fronta WA
  • Product Overview
  • Technical Details
  • Installation guide

Main purpose

Windtight weatherproof and breathable protective layer for timber frame walls finished with closed screen cladding

Use it on

External walls of timber frame buildings behind timber cladding that has no gaps (closed screen cladding)

Overview

Pro Clima Solitex Fronta WA is used to weatherproof external timber frame walls. Its 3-month UV exposure resistance protects the timber frame building from the weather during the construction phase (before external protective cladding is added) as well as long term once the external closed timber cladding is completed.  It is fully windtight and its high vapour diffusion openness (breathability) gives Fronta WA a very low resistance to moisture that greatly helps in the drying of the wall and releases any moisture in the timber or insulation that needs to escape.

Where to use it

Solitex Fronta WA can be used on walls of timber frame buildings where the wall will have closed screen (no gaps) timber cladding on top of the membrane. 

What it does

Solitex Fronta WA is a lightweight and robust 3-ply membrane consisting of a protective underlayer, TEEE windtight breather membrane with a polypropylene microfibre fleece cover.  It is lightweight yet highly robust offering optimum protection for the structure against driving rain, snow and wind. It also protects the structure from dust during construction.

Before the cladding is installed, the membrane can be exposed to the elements for 3 months which provides easier scheduling of on-site works.

How it works

The membrane in Solitex Fronta WA is monolithic which means moisture vapour actively diffuses through it. This makes it fully windtight and breathable at all times; even when there is no air movement around the membrane.  Microporous membranes need air movement to pass vapour through millions of microscopic holes, this means they can never be truly windtight. Unlike Microporous membranes, Monolithic membranes resist contamination from oils on site or turpentine in wood which may affect watertightness. 

Why we love it

The active moisture transfer capability of the membrane offers a high degree of safety against condensation issues in the UK and Irish climate. Excellent drying capacity is essential to safely deal with any unforeseen moisture ingress, leaks or high humidity/wetness during the construction phase.

The printed face of Solitex Fronta WA has handy installation guidelines printed on it to make is easier for installers to correctly measure lengths, space out staples and align overlaps to the optimum depth for taping.

System warranty

Pro Clima provide a limited system warranty, backed-up with public liability insurance, for all airtightness system, roof and wall sealing system and construction products that they supply. A 10-year warranty is provided for these products when correctly installed in combination with approved thermal insulation materials and other Pro Clima system products.  When correctly installed in combination with other manufacturers’ products (not made by Pro Clima), a 6-year warranty is provided.


Features

  • Black membrane
  • Fully breathable yet wind & watertight
  • Easy to install
  • UV resistant for 3 months

Benefits

  • Black membrane ideal for use behind vented timber cladding with no gaps (closed screen cladding).
  • Moisture will actively diffuse through but wind & rain won’t – protecting the insulation & ensuring performance.
  • Lightweight yet highly tear resistant, a robust solution against on-site wear and tear.
  • Can be exposed to weather and sunlight before external protective cladding is installed for easier on-site scheduling of works.

Questions

There are currently no questions and answers published for this product

Ask A Question

Technical Details

Key Technical Data

3 months
Black
Monolithic TEEE
110 .
Weatherproof, Windtight
-40 °C to 100 °C
0.45 ±0.05 mm.
10 years (when correctly installed with Pro Clima system products only), 6 years (when correctly installed with non-Pro Clima products)
10 m
0.25 ±0.1 MNs/g
0.05 ±0.02 m
BS EN 12114
Passed
Polypropylene microfibre fleece
Yes
BS EN 13859-2
Externally
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Prefabricated (off-site manufactured) timber frame, Timber frame
60 years (expectation if correctly installed)
90 ±10 %
70 ±10 %
90 ±10 %
70 ±10 %
E
Walls (timber frame), Walls with closed timber cladding (no gaps)
140 ±20 N
110 ±20 N
None
3 m
50 m
100 ±5 g/m²
140 ±20 N/5cm
120 ±20 N/5cm
210 ±20 N/5cm
190 ±20 N/5cm
0.17 W/mK
Wind/Weatherproofing
Polypropylene microfibre fleece
W1
W1

Technical Datasheet

Material Safety Datasheet (MSDS)

Certification

System Brochure

Installation Guide

How to install

Roll out the membrane horizontally and fix to the structure with at least 10mm wide and 8mm long galvanised staples. Overlap each length of membrane so any water run-off cannot get behind the membrane. Line up the edges of overlapping membrane with the dotted line to obtain the correct amount of overlap.

Installing Solitex Fronta WA externally over wood fibre insulation.
Solitex Fronta WA 100mm overlaps stapled every 100-150mm

Hints & Tips

Smoothing down Pro Clima Tescon Vana on to Solitex Fronta WA with a Pressfix Tool.
Smoothing down Tescon Vana tape on to Solitex Fronta WA with a Pressfix Tool.

To seal the overlap use Tescon Invis airtight tape, for a matching black finish, or Tescon Vana if you prefer.  Be careful to avoid any wrinkles. Firmly press the tape onto the surface with a Pressfix Tool.  For sealing onto rough surfaces or concrete use Orcon F Airtight Adhesive. To seal to a window or door frame use Tescon Profil Airtight Window Tape.

Find a stockist Find an installer