Sandwich panel systems are specialised cladding systems with multiple benefits in external and internal architectural cladding and wall partitioning. Below we have outlined the main advantages of using sandwich panels in building design and construction.
Thermal and Sound Insulation
A sandwich panel system consists of three layers connected by adhesives: a thick core layer sandwiched (excuse the pun) between two outer steel metal plates. At the centre, the thick insulating core, usually made of expanded polystyrene, polyisocyanurate or mineral wool, protects against extreme hot or cold conditions.
Strength, Durability and Versatility
Sandwich panels are structurally superior to traditional wood framing, making them more durable and less susceptible to shifting thanks to the strong and durable three-layer system with thick insulating core and thin steel plates.
The insulated panels can be successfully combined with other building materials such as brick, block, stone, tiles, slate, wood, steel, and glass. Aside from being compatible with other forms of construction, sandwich panels are highly versatile and offer more creative applications than conventional building materials.
Specifiers who include Isowall in their design brief can be confident that they have chosen the most extensively tested and proven panel system in the marketplace. All enquiries will be dealt with by our experienced and friendly staff who will give you prompt and courteous service.
Fast and Lightweight Installation
The three-layer sandwich panel system is strong and durable, but also lightweight, which means that it saves significant weight on the applied structure, and is easier to transport and install on-site.
The low weight of the sandwich panel is significantly important in the efficient and fast installation of the system – irrespective of the final application, internal and external walls, floors, and roof surfaces – which saves substantial project time and labour costs.
Building Costs and Energy-efficiency
Buildings constructed with sandwich insulated panels are roughly 50% more energy-efficient than the traditional building framing alternatives. In addition, equivalent U-values can be achieved with thinner walls, which can further reduce material usage, manpower, and costs.
Installing sandwich panels in the building process is an efficient way of improving the overall construction project, from accurately estimating costs and minimising the use of labour and specialised tools to building much faster and achieving great insulation and energy-efficiency.
Sandwich panels provide an extremely durable, strong, and energy-efficient building option.