The template system of the load-bearing walls consists of 1.2 m wide templates which can be made with various insulation and polystyrene foam thickness and element length. The template consists of a specially prepared armature carcass and EPS material attached on both ends. The reinforcement serves for two purposes – ensures the required distance between polystyrene foam plates and serves as a concrete reinforcement. The distance of thermal insulation plates can be changed, achieving the desired concrete layer thickness (from 120 to 300 mm). The armature structure consists of longitudinal reinforcement (with diameter of 8, 10 and 12 mm), cross-section reinforcement with 5 mm diameter and diagonal reinforcement with 3 mm diameter. The internal part of the polystyrene foam templates is 50 mm thick, but the external part thickness can be changed depending on the designed thermal technical specifications.
Permanent template systems lead to lower workforce expenses and time required for making foundations. Dobele panel – S simultaneously replaces in the construction site three different solutions:
- Polystyrene foam plates serves as templates for pouring concrete and it is not necessary to rent additional templates or to make them out of wood.
- The connection structure of the Dobele panel serves after pouring concrete as concrete reinforcement armature and additional reinforcement works are not necessary.
- Polystyrene foam serves as thermal insulation and additional insulation works are not necessary.
Due to the aforementioned reasons, the amount of on-site works is significantly reduced and, therefore, it is easier to build foundations. Since it is also not necessary to rent templates, the foundations can be made without any rush and no extra investments.