Atlas Concrete’s Prestressed Wall Concrete Panels are available in a wide range of heights and thicknesses depending on the application. This means they are suitable for a variety of different applications including forming walls in livestock and commercial buildings as well as for the retention of bulk materials, for example, storage of silage, grain, or aggregate.
- Ease and speed of erection
- Fire resistance
- Reduces site work
- Design Flexibility
Our pre-stressed horizontal and vertical panels are made to thicknesses of 95mm, 145mm, 180mm and 280mm. Both the 145mm and 180mm can be double load bearing if required.
We produce to heights of 0.5m, 0.6m, 1.0m, 1.2m and 1.5m, due to the length of our beds (we cast in moulds of up to 84 metres long) this means that the length of the panels can be extremely variable to suit your requirements from ½ m (or even less) up to 7+ metres. Common lengths for pre-stressed concrete panels for use in agricultural buildings are 15 foot and 20 feet however panels can be custom made to any required length. The panels are tongue and groove fitting on the top and bottom edges, this enables fast construction of multiple panels and ensures a strong, clean finish. The tongue and groove joints enable shock loads to be passed between panels reducing the likelihood of damage. Panel joints are sealed with high performance polyurethane mastic compound giving long life weatherproof joints. This also provides a smooth easy clean precast wall system.
The panels are manufactured using 9.3mm diameter high tensile steel strand wire which is run through the bed and put under tension during the casting process. Our concrete mix ensures all our panels, be it horizontal or vertical are 30kN strength after only 24 hours and with a characteristic strength at 28 days of over 55 N/mm², this strength provides confidence to both us and our customers.
Our panels are used to form walls in warehouses and distribution centres, industrial units, storage bunkers, bulk storage buildings, recycling facilities, retaining walls, water tanks, waste transfer stations, salt stores, fertiliser stores, in fact all types of buildings.
The modular precast horizontal wall panels can be dismantled and relocated to cope with alterations to sub-divisions and to facilitate extension to structures. This also enables individual wall panels to be replaced in the unlikely event of excessive damage.