General Construction using the patented Baupanel® system.
An Easy, Affordable, Efficient & Eco-Friendly Construction Method for Villas, Apartment Blocks, Reforming Existing Structures, Retaining Walls & Swimming Pools..
The Baupanel® building solution is based on a set of structural panels made up of expanded polystyrene (EPS) with a basic frame attached to the side of the panels. The frame consists of highly resistant steel mesh and corrugated bars linked together with electrically-welded steel connectors.
The Baupanel® flexibility and the simplicity of assembly makes it possible to build most kinds of construction, from detached houses to medium rise buildings.
Baupanel key features;
Expanded Polystyrene is biologically inert, non-toxic and stable. As a consequence, it does not contribute to gas methane and does not impact any risk for underground water springs.
It is 100% RECYCLABLE. During the process of manufacturing baupanel® there is minimal waste. The waste that there is, is directly recycled within the production plant.
baupanel® system means a real advantage for end users as well as for building companies, as it provides many benefits compared to traditional building methods at a much lower price. Undoubtedly, having one element fulfilling two tasks at the same time (a high-resistance wall and thermo-acoustic insulation) is an innovative money saving approach.
The financial comparisons between building projects using baupanel to other traditional building methods show a significant cost saving.
Thanks to the panel's light-weight qualities they are easy to move, transport and install.
This allows them to be used in most situations. The panel’s light-weight construction is strengthened once the micro-concrete has been applied, ensuring the baupanel® structure’s strength and integrity.
The weight per m2 of the panel before the application of the micro-concrete or mortar depends on the panel type, and ranges from 3.5 kg/m2 to 5 kg/m2. This makes it possible for just one worker to easily move more than 3m2 of panel.
Our experience all over the world has shown a real reduction in the building works execution time compared to those with traditional building methods.
Laboratory tests carried out on a two floor baupanel® prototype house (made to scale) have proved that the structure is resistant to loadings higher than the effect of a category 1 earthquake without suffering any kind of damage. These scientific results can be supported as buildings built using our method all over the world have successfully survived strong earthquakes without any damage.
choice of finishes
Walls made with baupanel® can be completed with any kind of finishing.
It is possible to directly apply a coating on the discharged micro-concrete or, alternatively, on the shell and core buildings. Traditional paints can be used directly on the panel once concreted.
You can apply any finish such as single coat mortar, acrylic mortar, stone sheeting, exposed brick, tiles, etc. In the same way, the inside walls can be finished with plaster or Perlite coating, cardboard-plaster sheeting, tiling, etc.
Laboratory tests carried out internationally have proved the great structural resistance of baupanel®.
Loads in normal buildings are distributed across many lineal elements (load walls), whilst the work tension of the concrete is much lower than the maximum allowed for this material.
The K value of the total thermal resistance of a baupanel® composed of a 4cm thick EPS (15 kg/m3) density with a 3cm thick micro-concrete on both sides by a total thick of 10cm is 0.78 W/m2 oK.
If the wall is made with a panel 8cm thick expanded polystyrene (15 kg/m3 density) the K thermal transmission is 0.49 W/m2 oK. Such levels of thermal insulation far surpass the K values of traditional building walls. This translates into an energy saving of nearly 40%, both for heating and cooling cycles.
The range of simple panels, with a 3.5cm concrete thickness on each side have an average acoustic insulation of 43.50 dBA. In the case of shared walls and dividing elements between different units of use, we increase the thickness of the walls up to 5.5cm per side (2cm more each side) providing 50,6dBA of acoustic insulation.
In cases where walls divide installation or activity rooms, we would apply 55dBA acoustic insulation, according to CTE; it would be necessary to add some sheeting element on the wall to get the required acoustic insulation.
baupanel® buildings located in areas with high risk of hurricanes have shown great capacity to resist the most devastating winds.
(please see baupanel® website for case studies)
The EPS used for making the panels is the Euroclass E type (self-extinguishing and it avoids the propagation of flames). Fireproof tests carried out on sheets made with BPR80 panel have proved a resistance of more than RI 180 minutes.