An idea was born…
Speedpanel technology was conceived by one of the company’s co-founders. With a concreting and construction background, he had run a successful form working company for many years, specialising in complex circular stairways and large suspended slabs for high-rise and commercial buildings.
During his time working on these projects, he recognised the need for a lightweight, user-friendly wall system for fire and acoustic protection. Existing solutions were predominantly heavyweight concrete and masonry walls that were not required for the structure of the building, and as a consequence of their weight, required large and expensive foundations and structural supports.
Masonry walls are known to be slow to install and are considered a “wet” trade. These walls often monopolise large areas of a building site where no other trades can work alongside, and they bring time consuming clean-ups upon completion.