After concrete fences, wall panels in Kenya are certainly the new method used by builders in the construction business. A wall panel is single piece of material, usually flat and cut into a rectangular shape, which serves as the visible and exposed covering for a wall. These panels are functional as well as decorative, providing insulation and sound proofing combined with uniformity of appearance, along with some measure of durability or ease of replace ability. There is no set size limit for a piece of material fulfilling these functions.
Use of wall panels can reduce construction costs by providing a consistent appearance to the paneled surface without requiring the application of paint or another finishing material. These panels are finished on only one side, if the other side is going to be against a brick or concrete wall, or a comparable structure.
Advantages Of Wall Panels-
Works faster and easier- Minimum wastage, saves energy and lesser weight panels are constructed.
Cost effective-No plastering needed for these panels, less transport and labor costs.
Safer in usage- the panels built are fire-proof, water proof and has earthquake resistant factors.
Long Life of walls- The panels can last over a few decades.
Easier to work- The panels are based on cement. Nails and grinders can be used on them.
Strong- These panels are stronger than gypsum and glass partitioning.
However there are various types of wall panels currently setting a trend in the market!
The latest addition to this trend is a new type of eco friendly 3D wall panel, made out of the fibrous residue of sugarcane. These latest trends in wall panels will definitely help in bringing new dimensions in the construction business.