Load-bearing walls in multi-storey construction
In apartment buildings, some up to 14 storeys, concrete filled Rapidwall panels have been used very successfully in load-bearing construction to support combined lateral and vertical loads and to support vertical loads only.
Domestic housing construction
Rapidwall panels, either unfilled or concrete filled, can be used to support domestic structures. Unfilled Rapidwall can be used to support domestic structures up to two storeys providing the suspended floor is constructed from timber.
Firewalls up to a rating of four hours
Unfilled 100 millimetre Rapidwall (current panels are 124 mm) will provide an FRL of 180/120/60 and concrete filled Rapidwall an FRL of 240/240/240.
Insulation filled Rapidwall panels have been successfully used in cottage construction as structural roof elements over which battened roof sheeting is placed.
Permanent formwork for suspended slabs
When used as permament-formwork for suspended concrete slabs, services such as electrical or plumbing can be carried in the cells, noise attenuation between floors is improved and a finished plaster ceiling is obtained.
Rapidwall has been used extensively for domestic fencing providing a high quality finish to both neighbouring properties. Uniquely Rapidwall can be placed directly in trenches and sand filled to provide solid foundation free fences up to two metres high.