Hi Tek Walls are a new panelised building system that is an exciting and competitive alternative to conventional wall construction.

Hi Tek Walls: Safe, speedy, space-saving

The H-section studs were developed to provide a greater margin of safety over other systems when filling with concrete and to allow the use of materials other than fibre cement to be used when manufacturing the panels. These alternative materials can provide additional benefits such as improved thermal insulation, acoustic performance and fire ratings. The factory-prepared panels act as wall formwork and become integrated with the wall structure when they are filled with concrete.

Hi Tek Walls are a fully load-bearing shear wall system that can accommodate any building design, from residential homes to multi-level apartment blocks and commercial buildings. The walls evenly distribute the load of the building throughout the wall structure, allowing foundation costs to be significantly reduced.

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Wall types

Fibre cement sheet

Hi Tek wall panels are formed by sandwiching the patented H-section studs between fibre cement sheets. These sheets act as a clean and smooth exterior and interior surface ready for flush jointing and finishing, rendering or the attachment of tiles or exterior cladding.

Insulated panel

To achieve thermally insulated walls, poly-urethane (PUR) or poly-isocyanurate (PIR) insulation board or other suitable material can be used instead of fibre cement sheet. The thermal rating of the wall can be increased or decreased depending on the thickness of the PIR used. This PIR insulation can then be finished with the appropriate render coating.

Our patented H-section studs

The H-section studs are designed to accurately locate the horizontal and vertical reinforcing bars to ensure the correct concrete coverage of the reinforcing bars. Additional load-bearing capacity can be achieved by placing additional reinforcing inside the panels according to structural engineers’ specifications.

The standard width of the Hi Tek Wall panel is 1200mm and the height varies according to the available sheet sizes of the wall board materials. Panels of different widths can be made to accommodate project specifications, as can lintel and sill panels to accommodate window and door openings.

The standard concrete core inside the panels is 100mm, 150mm and 200mm, and typically 6mm fibre cement sheet or 50mm PIR insulation boards are used.

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BENEFITS of using Hi Tek Walls

Because of the reduced wall thickness over conventional construction, more saleable living space is available for a given footprint.

Speed of construction

Speed of construction is enhanced because the panels are made for specific walls and connect together simply and easily by use of an H-section joiner stud.

Structural load bearing walling system

Hi Tek Walls have a high structural capacity and, because the load is spread throughout the complete wall, allow for a reduced wall footprint.

Easy and creative finishing

Neat and clean exterior and interior wall surface ready for finishing.

Fire, thermal and acoustic performance in single wall system

The fire, thermal and acoustic require-ments can be achieved depending on wall thickness and wallboard materials used.

Durable and high quality wall system

Hi Tek walls are tied into the floors above and below then filled with concrete in a continuous process to eliminate joints between the panels and form a strong, integrated structural shell.

Easy to handle and not dependent on cranes for installation

Panels are able to be handled and installed by workers without the use of cranes, especially important in tight inner-city sites.

Flexible System with the ability to use different wall boards

The design of the H-section stud allows for the easy use of different wall board materials such as fibre cement sheets or PIR insulation sheets to achieve different wall performance characteristics.

Clean system with a reduction in site waste

Because Hi Tek wall panels are delivered to site already manufactured to size there should be no material wastage. This reduces site clutter and minimises time spent on clean-up and rubbish removal.

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