Expended Polystyrene Panels
The panels are manufactured from high-strength expanded polystyrene, the panels provide both the insulation and a framework on which to pour the structural topping.
They are precision wire cut and the shape of the panels has been carefully developed to minimise thermal bridging in relation to the concrete beam; forming an unbroken layer of insulation below the beams.
Supplied in Full or Half sized units and with formed extended toes allowing for multiple beam layouts. Precut panels for the start and end of a bay are also provided allowing for precise placing parallel to the wall. The panels are delivered with a colour code and the quantity of the panels and their positions are clearly shown on the drawings for each panel type.
The panels are easy to handle weighing less than 2kg each and cover the same area of five standard building blocks. This increases the speed of installation and reduces the health and safety problems associated with repetitive handling of materials and cutting of blocks with hand held cutting equipment.
Durability and Moisture Resistance
The thermal insulation properties of panels will remain effective for the life of the building. The cells in the board contain air, ensuring consistent performance throughout the lifetime of the products. The panels can be laid in damp conditions without compromising their performance or longevity.
They are dimensionally stable products, which are resistant to attack from bacteria, moulds and fungi, and will not provide nutrient value for insects or vermin. They are also non-toxic and non-irritant.
- Zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) is achieved as the expanding/blowing agent used in the expansion process is Pentane which does not affect the ozone layer.
- Ecopoints rating of 0.043.
- Green Guide summary rating of ‘A+’ providing.
- CFC, HFC and HCFC free.
- Contains recycled content.
- Panels are 98% air.