Prefab Building Technology
Kwikspace is the largest supplier of ABT (Alternative Building Technology) walling and roofing systems into the African market, with close to 50 years’ experience in prefabricated construction.
We offer various prefab building technologies for your parkhome or custom prefab structure depending on your application requirements.
All our prefab building technology is Agrément South Africa and SANAS-certified, and manufactured in our ISO-accredited manufacturing facilities in Gauteng to deliver a minimum life of 20 years.
These walling systems include:
- Lightweight Steel Framing (LSF)
Our team will help you select the most appropriate technology for your prefabricated buildings, whether it is for a temporary or permanent parkhome, or supplied as a completely a custom prefab kit.
Polyurethane is significantly superior to polystyrene in this application in that:
It holds its form in the case of fire and does not melt, which can lead to premature building collapse and spread of the fire It has superior thermal properties (R1.81). Typically a 40 mm polyurethane insulated panel provides same thermal insulation as a 65 mm polystyrene panel It provides good acoustic properties of 34 dB It is moisture and insect resistant and fire retardant The polyurethane itself forms the bond to the steel and does not rely on adhesives, which means no delamination over time
Our Kwikfire panel technology is Agrément-certified.
Our prefabricated building technologies:
Our team will help you select the most appropriate technology for your site build.
KWIKPREMIUM technology is a high-quality 40-mm steel clad panel filled with polyurethane at 36kg/m3.
This high-strength panel provides excellent thermal properties (R1.81), is fire retardant, and resists moisture and ingress of dust and insects. The polyurethane bonds to the steel, avoiding the need for adhesives and eliminating delamination. It is the fastest and most cost-effective ABT system to erect.
KwikFire technology utilises the same high-quality polyurethane-filled, 40 mm steel clad panel except it is manufactured with an additional 12 mm magnesium oxide board in the panel. This extra board provides a 30-minute fire resistance rating.
KwikMax comprises premanufactured panels clad with magnesium oxide or fibre cement boards. They are manufactured in sizes of 2.7 m high x 1.2m wide. The panels are filled with high-density polyurethane, which holds fire retardant properties. The KwikMax panel can be used in double-storey prefab building without additional load bearing support. Over 3 500 such prefabricated buildings have been built with this panel to date in southern Africa.
KwikPlast is used for permanent modular buildings. It consists of an EPS (expanded polystyrene) core clad with a high tensile reinforcing mesh and then plastered on site. This system is used for buildings up to 8 storeys high and gives an excellent hard plaster finish with outstanding fire and thermal ratings. It is also ideal for internal walling and is often used when buildings are modified from offices to accommodation facilities due to the low weight per square metre
LIGHT WEIGHT STEEL FRAMING (LSF)
We have our own in-house design and fabrication capabilities to build structures with LSF technology. This system is excellent for users seeking high thermal and sound performance from the building system.
The benefits of this roofing system are the accuracy of fabrication, speed, low cost, and the fact that they can be shipped to any site in Africa.
Our LSF roof system has been used extensively throughout Africa on all of our walling solutions.