This section demonstrates the diversity and flexibility of insulated panels in use. From the more traditional ‘big sheds’ to public buildings and architectural statements, insulated panel systems are also increasingly used on domestic buildings. In every case the same benefits of clean, fast track construction, excellent thermal performance and durability apply.
As well as these performance benefits, insulated panel systems have evolved to provide a focal point in terms of design. They are no longer available in just the familiar trapezoidal profile widely associated with industrial style buildings; a range of different profiles now add interest, including curved, flat or micro rib, and Specifiers can also make use of a vast array of colours to distinguish their designs from the ordinary.
Insulated panels can also be used as a high performing substrate for facades or roofs using almost any kind of construction material, from traditional slate or tiles to glass, metal, wood or ceramic, opening up the design possibilities even further.
There are not just aesthetic advantages to be found in the use of insulated panels; their strength makes them able to support green roofs, and also to accommodate renewable technologies such as photovoltaics, adding greatly to the potential of projects to enhance sustainability.