Speed of installation:
A typical 3 man squad can install around 1000m2 per week.
Building is weatherproof immediately, allowing internal work to
start much sooner than with a traditional `stick SFS system.
Brings forward internal `fit out by weeks, sometimes months.
Provides huge on-site Programme and Prelims savings
Ease of installation:
Straightforward cladding fixing and sealing operation.
Installation of first components creates a weatherproof envelope.
Forms complete and integrated through-wall construction
including window openings.
Ease of design:
Full design service by APL for structural, thermal, and acoustic
requirements with full P.I. back-up.
Full through-wall design, integration, and responsibility
avoids the need for secondary steel for window openings.
Very simple take-off and procurement.
Usually fixed to outside of the building frame to maximise usable
floor area can also be fixed between columns.
Internal face can have a pre-painted finish.
Can support separate internal plasterboard linings
Cost of installation:
Approx. 30-40% more economical than stick built SFS.
Recent independent PQS audit confirmed a saving of £128,000
over 3200m2 compared to a `stick type SFS system.
Provides permanent edge protection at no extra cost.
Significantly reduces programme time and site costs.
Avoids secondary steel for in plane window openings
Compatible with a variety of external cladding finishes:
Typical internal view under construction