Polarwall - insulating concrete formwork

Engineering & Structural Design

Polarwall offers real advantages to the structural design and the curing strengths of the concrete. Unlike traditional block construction, or timber frame, Polarwall is much stronger and can therefore withstand greater loadings.

The benefits of using Polarwall are:

  • Steel reinforcement within the main body of the wall for above ground construction can be eliminated, providing huge cost savings
  • For basements, steel mesh is preferred to provide a quicker build speed
  • Permanently encasing the concrete with insulation provides the perfect environment for concrete to cure and to gain maximum strength. Insulating the concrete as it is poured can reduce thermal shrinkage
  • Open plan space can be more easily created as the walls can offer greater loading capabilities than traditional build methods

A structural design of the building is required to satisfy the requirements of the local Building Control. This will need to be carried out by a qualified structural engineer. Polarwall Ltd has links with a number of structural engineering firms throughout the UK. They have acquired the necessary experience to offer the most appropriate and economical design.

Please contact us for access to these engineering firms.

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