Steel Reinforced Siporex Panels are produced in different types such as: Wall Panels, Lintels, Roof and Floor Slabs.
Vertical Wall Panels
Are reinforced units, for load bearing applications as either external or internal walls in a wide variety of low and medium rise buildings. They can also be used as non-load bearing cladding for steel or concrete framed structures. They may have single mat or double mat reinforcements depending on the structural requirements.
Horizontal Wall Panels
Similar to Vertical Wall Panels, they are also reinforced units with either single or double mat reinforcements, but are used in horizontal positions. Applications include: low parapet, boundary walls, wall claddings to steel or concrete framed structures and for filling of space between lintels and ceiling. Tongue and groove joints are usually provided for multi-layered Horizontal Wall Panels construction for ease of on-site assembly.
Fluted Wall Panels
Wall panels are also available with fluted surface as an added feature. They make very attractive features in building facades used either in small areas such as under window openings or as an all-over treatment. Fluted wall panels are also favorite features for boundary walls. Flutes are available in depths of 25 mm or less.
Partition Wall Panels
These are normally used as non-load bearing internal partitions with thickness ranging from 10 to 15 cm thick depending on the height of wall. The flexibility in the design of partition wall panels means it can be provided with central groove to accept grouting or with standard tongue and groove, increasing their ease of on-site assembly. They are simply fixed using steel angles or by grouting where possible inside framed structures or concrete-shell buildings.
Panel Type Lintels
Lintels are used as load-bearing members over window and door openings for external or internal walls, eliminating the need for shuttering and in-situ concrete. They are bedded with special Siporex glue onto wall panels adjacent to the opening of reduced height. The maximum obtainable lengths (free spans) in meters for lintels of various design loads and thicknesses are shown in table below. Panel Type Lintels usually have standard height of 60 cm.
Arch Type Lintels
Arch type lintels are also load-bearing members but with added architectural features that can be designed with various shape and sizes of arches applicable for openings at external facades or internal walls. Reinforcement mats are specially arranged to facilitate fabrication and avoid exposure after cutting the required shape. Arches can be designed with single panel where height of arch does not exceed 30 cm or multi layers of panels for high arches.
Box Type Lintels
Box type lintels are designed with special steel reinforcement arrangement to be used where lintel depth is limited. They are suitable for block wall construction, produced with depth equal to the height of Siporex blocks for ease of construction. This eliminates shuttering and cast-in-situ works as well as avoids thermal bridges caused by the use of traditional concrete lintel.
Floor & Roof Slabs
Product and Application Siporex floor/roof slabs are reinforced aerated concrete products which are produced in accordance with international standards. Siporex slabs attain their design strengths during the high-pressure steam curing process in the autoclaves. Thus, after delivery, slabs can be erected immediately within a very short period and ready for occupancy use. Installation can be done with minimal number of erection crew, light equipments and will not require highly skilled workers. Shuttering works are eliminated, and finishing works can commence directly, saving time and overall costs. Siporex slabs can be used both in flat roof areas or sloped roof. They can also be installed with cantilevered ends, produced with special reinforcements. The excellent thermal insulation of Siporex slabs ensures pleasantly healthy and balanced internal temperature. The units are milled along their edges to provide tongue & groove and grouting notch on top. The bottom longitudinal edges are preferred to have corner chamfers giving an attractive V-shaped joints pattern on the ceiling.