Crosswall Construction

A crosswall system utilises precast, precision engineered concrete components to create a stable and structural frame.

The frame is held together by a series of vertical and horizontal ties, designed to meet progressive collapse criteria set out in the Building Regulations.

Our precast crosswall frame solution comprises structural panels forming internal and external walls along with floor slabs.

Crosswall buildings are durable, have good acoustic values and are virtually maintenance free. They are quick to erect, offering the client a rapid room occupancy programme.

The crosswall system is ideally suited to multi-storey repetitive cellular structures such as hotels, custodial, education, student accommodation, private and public housing and provides significant time and cost savings compared with traditionally built structures.

 

 

Design Benefits

  • Flexibility in design
  • Acoustic separation
  • Thermal mass
  • Superior surface finish
  • Suitable for direct decoration

Quality Benefits

  • Factory produced to high quality standards
  • All precast concrete products and processes comply with relevant standards and are manufactured in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001
  • Accredited to BS EN 14001 and BES 6001 responsible sourcing

Construction Benefits

  • Speed of erection
  • Fire protection during construction
  • Programme benefits relating to follow on trades
  • Reduced wet trades
  • Health and Safety – in most cases, once installed
    acts as an immediate access route
  • M & E services can be cast into precast walls
  • Just in-time deliveries

Suitable Applications

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Prisons/secure units
  • Retail
  • Offices
  • Leisure and hotels
  • Residential (multi-occupancy and student accommodation)
  • Care homes

 

We offer crosswall solutions incorporating hollowcore floors and also solid RC units to suit specific project requirements. Window and door openings can be cast into walls using steel formers, the size and shape of which are determined by the project requirements.

Electrical conduit and sockets to carry wiring for smoke detection and lighting can also be cast into walls and solid floor slabs inside our factory. The build process can be further enhanced by the incorporation of heated floor elements cast into our solid RC flooring units.

Crosswall design solutions provide ready-to-decorate surfaces and finished floors (no screed required), reducing the need for follow-on wet trades and thereby offering a reduced on-site construction period.

 

 

 

 

DOP Precast Wall Elements

Case Studies

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Waterfront Car Park, Stafford
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Sports City Apartments
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Arora International Hotel

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