The system comprises of self-supporting, interlocking lightweight panels for constructing the external walls, and roof to create rigid structures. Wall panels are typically 2.4m long x 1.2m wide and 238mm thick depending on the application. Other sizes are available on request to fit your design. Internal walls make use of traditional techniques like track and stud making this a hybrid system. Panels can be transported to the site flat-packed or in pre-assembled modules and are ideal for garden rooms, and housing as well as offices.
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Catnic® Matrix is manufactured in a factory environment, transported to site and installed on a site-constructed prepared base. The foundations are site specific and can be anything from a full foundation to strip foundation or screw piles including frame. The whole structure is interconnected to provide a composite action and is specifically designed for each structure. Different cladding can be added onsite to complete the building.
The SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) consist of a steel frame infilled with an EPS core to provide the outstanding insulation with U-values down to 0.12W/(m²K), and air-tightness of better than 2.5m3 per m² per hour as standard. These are then clad with MgO board. The innovative method to fix the panels together is patent pending, but provides all the structural support required to create the room of your dreams and eliminates thermal bridging in a single thickness panel with a steel frame and NO cavity required.
Once erected this system provides a weathertight room that can then be fitted out internally and the walls finished externally with the cladding of your choice from render, wood, brick slips, steel or a combination of your choice. For the roof, as standard, we provide our market leading standing seam system – Catnic® Urban – that can go down to pitches as low as 5 degrees.