Downer Original HELPING HAND Framing Solutions are one of the first rainscreen framing systems on the UK market. BBA approved,


5 Wainwright Close, Churchfields Industrial Estate, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 9PP

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Tel: +44(0)1424 852 641


Free to use online tool

Downer Designer is a free to use online tool which enables you to outline all your project specific rainscreen requirements to generate your optimal framing design. All of which is stored and managed in your own personal online account.

Simply enter the information you know, along with any detail specific requirements. Our technical team will then provide you with: static and thermal calculations, along with relevant costings, optimised component and fixing configurations, and NBS specification – all of which you can print off or save as a pdf.

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If you’d like to find out more, see ‘What is Downer Designer?’ or if you’re ready to get started please register below:

comprehensive and tailored quotes and calculations for installers

Downer Designer is an innovative framing tool for designers and contractors, incorporating comprehensive and tailored calculations and costings bespoke to your project.

 – Quick and effective to use
– Centralised, easily and accessible from your own personal online account
– Façade and soffit applications for all our different systems and variants
– Integrated wind load analysis to BS EN 1991-1-4 & UK National Annex

Downer framing is manufactured from 6000 series
extruded aluminium alloys conforming to BS EN 573-3 and production BS EN 755.

If you would rather email or call us directly for assistance, please get in touch.

Free Static & Thermal Calculations

The key advantage to Downer Designer is that it is your dedicated portal. Your own personal space where you can obtain, store and manage static and thermal calculations, tailored to your individual project and façade configuration – presented in clear and simple reports.

Precise & Professional

Downer Designer is a free to use calculation tool and innovative software which provides fast and effective, optimised calculations, reporting build-up and component configuration, fixing analysis and 3D thermal modelling for U-Value and point loss calculations – all at the click of a button.

Fast & effective results!


Downer Designer helps take the headache out of your rainscreen framing project and helps you to optimise your framing solution.

Our Downer Designer serves as a guide

Although we are the first to say we are extremely proud of our Downer Designer and the reporting outputs it delivers, it cannot replace a thermal consultant or engineer. Please do ensure that you have everything verified and confirmed by your own structural or thermal engineer.



Save on time

Fast and effective calculations and tailored quotes from design stage through to installation. Take a look.

Save on stress

Downer Designer delivers. Free pricing and static calls, all handled expertly by our experienced technical team, at the click of a button.


Optimise your framing to its full advantage with tailored calculations specific to your project.


Architectural Panel Solutions Ltd (APS) confirms a functional warranty for a period of 30 YEARS on Downer Aluminium Framing Components from date of delivery subject to terms and conditions which are available upon request.

All provisions of services and resulting products suppled are subject to APS’s terms and conditions of sale, which are available under request.

Architectural Panel Solutions reserves the right to make substitutions and modifications to the specifications of any of its products without prior notice. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the company’s products are correctly installed and the they are suitable for the customers’ particular requirements and application.

The information provided by APS on this document is for general informational purposes only. All information on this document is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information in this document.

Documentation is based on the information provided by the customer, and it is the responsability of the customer to check and confirm accuracy of the information provided. In the abscense of confirmed project specific Wind Load, APS will provide a basic estimated non-zonal Wind Load analysis to BS EN 1991-1-4 & UK National Annex which must always be verified by the customer.

For project specific technical assistance, please contact our technical department.


Please contact using the details below or by using the form opposite.

Downer Framing
5 Wainwright Close
Churchfields Industrial Estate
Saint Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 9PP

Tel: +44(0)1424 852 641


For all your Downer Framing quotes, turned round fast, use Downer Designer