Loadbearing sandwich panels

Sandwich panels are a composite form of construction incorporating both the internal and external leaves of a cavity wall with a layer of insulation 'sandwiched' between. The two leaves are connected to each other by a proprietary system which has been developed to avoid cold bridging issues. An internal finish may be required to the hand trowelled rear face. The outer leaf (minimum 80mm thick) is purely decorative whilst the internal leaf performs the structural function of the element. They can be either non loadbearing or loadbearing.

Loadbearing sandwich panels are elements that in addition to their aesthetic function fulfil a structural or supporting role as part of the primary structure.  The thickness of the inner skin and reinforcement content etc. will be designed in consultation with and based upon information provided by the engineer.


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