Inspiring design innovation
Architects worldwide need a point of difference to be recognised, like any profession. But often the plans that are developed or come from a CAD design can be limited by a lack of partnerships with innovative building materials manufacturers, especially when commissioned by a client to design a structure whilst keeping the developers’ costs down.
But what if innovation, efficiency and value for the client could be achieved hand-in-hand, whilst still using prefabricated building materials?
This is where afs logicwall® and afs rediwall® come in.
As compliant, lightweight load-bearing permanent formwork, these ground-breaking products are available in a range of panel thicknesses and are suitable for a variety of applications. And with their high quality finish they are sure to impress even the most fastidious client.
More floor, from wall to wall
To compete, an architect’s point of difference in design skill must also coincide with better value for their client. In turn, a builder or developer is looking for value for their purchasers, as properties as an investment are judged by every square metre available. Up until recently, prefabricated building materials have been, whilst keeping construction costs down, bulky in their nature, with very little flexibility for aesthetic flair.
Logicwall® has married construction efficiency, load-bearing requirements and the possibility of maximising floor space, all of which complies with NCC standards for fire and acoustic ratings for an inter tenancy wall.
This means more apartments, properties or tenancies per development project, which can be occupied in close quarters without any concerns of excessive neighbourly noise or the worry of easily-spread fires.
Looking great, logically
The final finishing stage of internal or external walls built with logicwall® or rediwall® is where your client will thank you for partnering with AFS.
Internally, once logicwall® is core-filled and taped, it can be easily finished with an acrylic set-render for a Level-4 finish that is normally associated with plastering techniques – without the plastering.
Externally, the same process applies, with taping and set-rendering with acrylic render.
And rediwall® with its clean, even and water resistant surface doesn’t require any finishing for below ground applications.
All the tools, knowledge and know how
AFS provides you with everything you need to design in AFS via their Design Toolbox, a series of comprehensive guides which cover properties, applications, specification, performance, certification, standard details, internal and external finishing complete with BIM and CAD files.
Team up with AFS for success
To find out more about the architectural advantages of using logicwall® or rediwall® permanent formwork, contact AFS today.