Insulated panels are made when three separate elements are “sandwiched together” to form one structure. The combined properties of the high tensile and compressive strength of the outer steel skins and the high shear strength of the inner core leads to a building material which has a much longer spanning capacity and is lighter in weight than traditional building materials.
The most common cores used in Insulated Panel construction are Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), Expanded Polystyrene Fire Resistant (EPS-FR), Polyurethane Foam (PUR) or Polyisocyanurate Foam (PIR).
- Significantly reduces the amount of energy required to keep buildings within a comfortable temperature range.
- Light weight, low maintenance, recyclable and reusable.
- Steel skins can be made with between 10-30% recycled material.
- Reduces landfill over standard framed construction methods.
- Provides continuous insulation that reduces or eliminates thermal bridging.
- Provides a consistent level of insulation that is impervious to compression, water vapour, vermin and rot.
- Reduces air-leakage/infiltration rates.
- Significantly shortens construction time.