As leading innovators in SIP technology, Innovaré has taken the key advantages of SIPs - strength, dimensional stability, insulation, and acoustic performance - a step further, creating a panel which provides intrinsic performance in the key areas of:
i-FAST is an offsite manufactured closed-panel framed wall, designed to give assurance to architects, contractors, specifiers and inspectors that their building achieves an inherent minimum level of performance, providing flexibility in the choice of linings and cladding. The key aspects of the i-FAST system are:
i-FAST panels provide in excess of 60 minutes standalone load bearing fire resistance and integrity, with insulation and board that are both A1 non-combustible, Class 0 spread of flame. The fire resistance of the panel is achieved through the protection to the structural framing, which is provided by the non-combustible board and insulation that protects the staggered stands.
The panel benefits from two dense facing boards which are isolated from each other by the staggered stud configuration and mineral wool core. Isolation of opposing boards provides resistance to airborne and impact sound.
i-FAST panels offer inherent strength through the structure. The double boarded panel construction provides excellent racking stability that exceeds the minimum performance, and the inner layer of studs helps transfer vertical floor and roof loads more effectively. Horizontal forces are transmitted into the foundations to resist overturning and sliding.
The panel addresses thermal bridging losses through staggering the central studs to limit the amount of framing in contact with the internal and external faces. U- values range from 0.28 0.12 W/m2Â·K and air tight performance is enhanced with the introduction of factory fitted VCL.
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Innovaré is the market leader in using panelised offsite techniques to simplify the construction process and deliver exemplar buildings.