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The need for mechanical handling
With the increasing demands of the Building Regulations covering the energy performance of buildings, thicker and thicker panels are needed to meet the requirements. On top of this, longer and wider panels are increasingly available, further speeding up the construction process.
Clearly these larger panels can no longer be handled manually, and new techniques have been developed to improve on-site installation. As well as further increasing build speed, the aim is to make it easier and safer to construct on site with insulated panels, using mechanical handling.
Insulated Panels – the benefits of fast track
Insulated panel systems have always provided a fast track, straightforward method of construction that brings with it an assurance of performance, along with a number of other benefits.
One of the major advantages of using an insulated panel system is that it requires only a single fix installation. This naturally reduces construction time, makes project completion more predictable, and is less labour intensive, so there are potentially considerable cost savings to be made, but more importantly there can also be significant health and safety benefits.