Precast Insulated Concrete Sandwich Panel Wall System.
Masonry and concrete offers quick and efficient construction, but very poor insulation performance. Extruded Polystyrene can be used to bridge the gap, providing superior thermal properties and increasing the thermal value of external walls, while maintaining construction efficiencies.
Typical concrete tilt wall panels must be insulated after casting and installation. Using Extruded Polystyrene insulation and connector ties, the panel is insulated during casting, prior to erection. Thus, the insulation is integral to the wall, which results in easier and faster construction. In addition, since the insulation is "sandwiched" between the structural concrete wythe and the fascia wythe, the panel maintains hard, durable concrete surfaces, both inside and out.
"Any Carbon Released During Production of Foamular Is Easily Recouped Through Increased Energy Efficiency"
Austech has a unique low conductivity wall tie system, manufactured from a high-performance, engineered thermoplastic resin. Unlike other sandwich panel designs which rely on metal or solid concrete connections, the use of non-conductive connector ties minimizes the energy-draining effects of thermal bridging and results in a sandwich panel with maximum thermal performance and limited heat transfer.
Just 50mm of Foamular had an R value of R1.78. In comparison, 110mm of brickwork achieves R0.18 and a 100mm concrete slab achieves just R0.069. Foamular is therefore the ideal solution to improve the performance of these walls and is ideal for BCA part J construction.
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Concrete and masonry are increasingly popular building materials but they have poor thermal values. With the introduction of the BCA part J, most commercial projects require increased insulation. Extruded Polystyrene is the perfect solution to boosting these walls R-value and meeting your Part J requirements.
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Prisons need an extremely strong structure to prevent potential breakouts or damage from inmates, but this make it difficult to insulate. Extruded polystyrene was used to create a highly efficient and secure structure.
With an aging population comes an increased need for affordable aged care housing with cheap build costs and low ongoing costs. Extruded polystyrene helped the builders reduce costs and provide the owners with long term savings.View the Precast Insulated Panel Press Release