Constructing commercial and multi-residential buildings can be done quickly and efficiently, all the while using extremely strong and durable building materials. AFS walling solutions like Logicwall and Rediwall are two of the top picks here at Solutions Built. While these are both walling solutions, they can be used very differently in a single construction project.
The first of our AFS walling solutions is Logicwall, a fibre-cement permanent formwork system for internal and external walls. Consisting of lightweight sandwich panels, this system is mostly used for above-ground building applications such as facade walls, party walls, corridor walls and boundary walls. Panels are hand erected on-site and then core-filled with concrete to create walls that are fire and sound rated. You can find Logicwall panels in a variety of thicknesses, from 120mm to 262mm. You would generally see Logicwall used as a solution for the construction of apartment blocks, hotels, shopping centres and care homes. It is load-bearing for multi-level structures only up to 30 floors.
Rediwall is also a permanent formwork system generally used for below-ground and some above-ground building applications. Rediwall is a polymer-based (PVC) walling system that is also core-filled with concrete to create a variety of load-bearing and water-resistant walls. Rediwall is a certified load-bearing building component and does not require other framework on which to stand. A new feature recently introduced to Rediwall is patented Ezy-Fit corner covers, giving unobstructed access for installing reinforcement bars. You might find Rediwall used in a wide variety of projects ranging from agriculture facilities to commercial spaces and industrial buildings.
These two AFS walling solutions do hold some noticeable similarities.
Even though there are some definite similarities between these two AFS walling solutions, they can be applied very differently in a single project.
Rediwall is particularly useful for constructing subterranean structures such as retention tanks, car parks and basements. It can also be a great solution for above-ground applications such as party walls, columns, retaining walls, landscaping walls and planter boxes.
Logicwall is used as both internal and external walling solutions. It might be used for balcony blade walls that align with internal walls, balustrades for residential buildings, internal party walls and corridor walls where a minimum thickness can be used for space utilisation, and boundary walls.
If you still need help deciding on how to use both or one of these AFS walling solutions in your next project, get in touch with our team.