WOOD FIBRE PANELS & FIXINGS
Rigid Panels are insulating boards for walls and roofs with multi-functional application options and profiled edge design. These insulation boards are render-compatible and can be exposed to the weather for 30 days.
A minimum of 6 fixings are required for each panel. Our Panel & Fixings Quantity Calculator will let you know how many boards and Fixings your build will need.
Life Panels are engineered in Europe and interlock with a tongue and groove style system which significantly reduces build times.
Build Cost Comparisons
*All costs are average & must be verified with individual companies.
Comparative build costs assume:
Labour, Framing, Structural, Fixings, Membranes, Wall Cladding/Render, Insulation, Internal Wall Surface, Paint
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to fix it with?
For rendered finish - 1 washer and screw - through the board straight into the frame.
Do I need glue to join the sheets?
No! The sheets are engineered with a unique rounded tongue and groove to locate sheets together. However for low pitched roofs you may need to seal the joints.
What R-value do the products achieve?
60mm thick rigid board achieves R1.5 to R2.
90mm thick Bulk Infill achieves R2.55.
When these two products are used together as a system you can achieve up to R4.5 as a minimum.
What size are the boards?
60mm thick Rigid Panel x 1460mm long x 730mm height (1.11sqm per board)
90mm Bulk Infill - either 415mm or 575mm by 1220mm.
*Bulk Infill is available for 450mm centre studs or 600mm centre studs.
How many fixings do I need per sqm?
You will need 6 fixings /m2 (See product description)
How many sqm can be installed per day
As an average for 1 skilled carpenter, approx 45m2 / day
Do these products help with condensation and mould?
Yes! As a vapour permeable material, wood fibre together with good building design allows moisture to move through the building envelope without getting trapped.
Wood Fibre Insulation - Building Biologist Approved
"LIFE PANELS, it’s about time a building material of this caliber became available in Australia!
As a building biologist I have inspected tonnes of buildings for their air quality and the affects that the building materials and the tightly sealed building envelope have on indoor air quality.
In my observations, many “standard” building systems, materials & finishes leave you with a serious demise in indoor air quality, through off-gassing VOC’s and poor moisture controls throughout the building envelope.
The resulting impact is a “standard” building system that just does not cater for a healthy environment and consequently the health of its occupants. Mold growth in buildings is finally gaining more and more coverage in the media for its impact on peoples health. The control of moisture and how it transfers through different building materials is a key consideration in minimising the secondary impacts of moisture issues in a building.
LIFE PANELS appears to have all your bases covered!
Finally! A material that provides:
• True vapour permeability
• Thermal & acoustic insulation
• Versatility for areas of installation
• A true ally in maintaining good indoor air quality
I am super excited about LIFE PANELS and its diverse benefits."
–– Rhys Brenton, Conscious Environments
(Member of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists)
Partners & Accreditations
Certified Passive House Designer / Consultant
In addition to supplying highly efficient materials, we are certified to provide assistance with your next passive house project.
Swiss Engineered since 1932
PAVATEX has specialised in the manufacture of high-quality wood fibre insulation systems for the building envelope. Over 80 years of experience and innovation make PAVATEX the leading supplier worldwide.
Engineered by Nature
STEICO offers its customers ecological construction products from renewable raw materials and has been able to position itself in its thirty-year history as a system provider for ecological house building and innovation drivers.
On-site Delivery Service
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