Well-designed parking garages require excellent insulation to ensure they properly reflect the standards and expectations of the properties they serve, such as shopping malls and multi-story apartment buildings.
Thermal and acoustic insulation is required to inhibit heat and noise transfer through the parking ceiling, and fire resistance is needed to guard against structural instability that can result from the heat of a fire.
Heraklith® panels are an outstanding all-in-one solution for the insulation of parking ceilings. Not only do they provide superior thermal and acoustic protection, but they are also available with an A2 fire classification rating. They can provide fire resistance for the facilities above a parking structure for up to four hours.
Heraklith’s Tektalan panels can be used to raise the fire resistance value of garage and car park ceilings, typically when concrete cover is not sufficient or to meet the requirements for new or future use.
Heraklith® panels are also easy to install and naturally attractive.
Resistant to mechanical impact
They are available in a wide selection of colours and finishes and are resistant to mechanical impact and the physical damage that can result from day-to-day use, such as from cars. Their superior long-term durability makes them easy to maintain and to eliminate smoke and oil stains.
Because Heraklith® Wood Wool panels are manufactured from natural and sustainable materials, they are also an eco-friendly insulation solution for any parking garage. Importantly, they can contribute towards green building rating schemes. Have a look at the certifications.
Fires in underground garages are mostly caused by burning vehicles and can result in a tremendous amount of heat being generated. Ideal for such applications are our Heraklith® Tektalan panels (A2 class).
- does not melt
- does not produce burning droplets
- is in the best class in terms of low smoke generation
- it provides users with an additional element of safety
Tektalan protects concrete structural elements against heat and therefore secures their load-bearing capacity. Hence, after-fire repair costs can be reduced considerably.
Good sound insulation
Tektalan also has very good sound insulation properties which deaden the noise from constant driving in and out. It combines the open structure of the Heraklith® Wood Wool surface with a sound-absorbing mineral wool core.
Thanks to this mineral wool core, Tektalan also ensures excellent thermal insulation for living and working areas above an underground car park. As a consequence, it reduces the energy requirements and CO2 emissions.
Tektalan is a sustainable solution that can be fastened mechanically after construction, or can be put directly onto the concrete formwork and embedded during concrete pouring. With Tektalan you gain time and save costs during and after construction.
Like all Heraklith® Wood Wool panels, it has a simply beautiful, natural look. The natural wood wool structure of Tektalan gives the underground garage a special flair. The surfaces are available in a variety of colours and on request, with a washable coating.
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