Composite Panel Systems Provide a Step Forward in Commercial and Public Construction – Paroc

26 September 2006 (Last Updated September 26th, 2006 11:12)

As the scale of large buildings continues to increase, construction speed is becoming considerably more important.

Composite Panel Systems Provide a Step Forward in Commercial and Public Construction – Paroc

This has led to significant innovation in off-site manufactured composite panel systems, designed specifically to reduce build times and improve build quality.

Paroc's external cladding and internal walling panel systems are now widely used in the construction of these types of buildings, primarily due to the very fast build times and high levels of accuracy that these systems can offer. The panels are completely manufactured off-site in tightly controlled conditions and, once produced, they are delivered to site, complete with internal and external finishes, ready for construction.

The benefits offered by Paroc panels have proved very popular with architects and specifiers of large-scale projects. By demanding ever more innovative building products, they have helped to drive forward advancements in the off-site manufacturing techniques of our panels, as well as their added-value performance.

Paroc have devised new solutions that deliver additional tangible benefits, such as high levels of thermal and acoustic insulation, while developing off-site manufacturing techniques to further reduce build times.

Paroc panels are designed to be inherently strong and, in some cases, they can span in excess of 8m without the need for secondary support. This is a key benefit, as, by completely negating the need for any secondary steelwork, these high performance systems significantly streamline the construction process - helping to reduce labour and material costs, as well as time on-site.

In addition, well-designed composite panel systems can improve the performance of a completed building and help it meet increasingly tough Building Regulations. Added-value panels can now help reduce heating costs through enhanced thermal efficiency, contain noise through sound absorption systems and control insurance premiums by safeguarding a building against fire.