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Residential Wall Panels
Description

Litecrete precast residential wall panels have been designed to offer a durable alternative to traditional house construction methods.

Litecrete precast panels form an integral wall — solid, continuous and airtight. Litecrete is manufactured using pumice as an aggregate, which reduces the weight of the concrete yet achieves strength of 12 MPa. The air cells in the pumice provide excellent insulating properties.

Key Features
  • Litecrete is manufactured under strict quality-controlled factory conditions, delivered to site and rapidly installed.
  • Various thicknesses can be manufactured to order, from a minimum of 150mm.
  • Panels have fully embedded steel reinforcing.
  • Panels for a typical house could be installed in one or two days.
  • Installation unaffected by adverse weather.
  • Safer environment; Litecrete is fire resistant, non-toxic, mould and mildew resistant.
  • Exterior finishes to suit; fine or accented plaster; smooth or textured paint systems or natural concrete finish. 
  • Built-in insulation provided by the pumice aggregate ensures energy savings; warm in winter, cool in summer.
NZ Made
NZ Made
Scope of Use

Standard sized panels up to 7-8 metres x 3.5 metres and can be used for single-storey or two-storey applications. Larger panels are possible subject to freight/design parameters.

All Litecrete applications are subject to specific engineering design by a registered structural engineer (not by Litecrete) prior to lodging a Building Consent application.

To comply with the Building Code insulation requirements for Solid Construction, in Climate Zone 1, the required panel thickness is 220 mm.

Statement of Building Code Compliance

The Litecrete Construction System, which is subject to specific engineering design, meets the following performance requirements of the building code:

  • Clause B1 STRUCTURE: Performance B1.3.1, B1.3.2 and B1.3.4 for the relevant conditions in B1.3.3. a,b,f,g,h,i,j
  • Clause B2 DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1, 50 years
  • Clause C3 SPREAD OF FIRE: Performance C3.3.5
  • Clause E2 EXTERNAL MOISTURE: Performance E2.3.2, E2.3.3, E2.3.6
  • Clause E3 INTERNAL MOISTURE: Performance E3.3.1
  • Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1
  • Clause G6 AIR & IMPACT SOUND: Performance G6.3.1
  • Clause H1 ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Performance H1.3.1, H1.3.2 
In-Service History

Litecrete (NZ) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wilco Precast Ltd, Papakura, a premier precast concrete manufacturer, which has been manufacturing precast concrete for over 50 years. 

Other Performance Attributes
  • Litecrete has proven to have a superior initial and secondary water absorption rate compared to 30 MPa normal precast concrete.
  • Litecrete 3000 x 1200 x 220mm thick panels achieve 640 bu’s (University of Auckland Inplane Test report).
  • Can offer cast-in surface textures and rebates similar to standard precast concrete. These can range from simple diagonal and vertical lines up to intricate patterns using rubber formliners. Rough-sawn timber textures are currently in vogue, however there is panel width limitations due to the extra suction experienced when de-moulding the panels off the timber planks.
B1 Structure compliant
Structure
B2 Durability compliant
Durability
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
E3 Internal Moisture compliant
Internal Moisture
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
G6 Airborne and Impact Sound compliant
Airborne and Impact Sound
H1 Energy Efficiency compliant
Energy Efficiency
Test Results
Test Results
Literature
Drawings
CAD
Product Assurance
Acoustic Design Brochure
Acoustic Testing Report
BRANZ Fire Test Report
Building Code Compliance
Material Safety Data Sheet
Moisture Absorption Test Report
Product Information
Product Properties
Thermal Conductivity Test Report
Other Literature
Architectural Design Catalogue
Residential Thermal Performance

Litecrete is a lightweight precast concrete system which can be used for commercial and residential construction.

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