Benefits for the home owner
There is no need to compromise on design when specifying Pro9 walls, as they are manufactured to order to fit your plans rather than being made up of standard-sized panels. By working with your architect in the early stages of design, we can generally further reduce costs and produce cleaner, more contemporary, lines by eliminating unecessary structural steelwork.
The exteriors can be finished in whatever material you choose, with the greatest cost savings coming from using a contemporary acrylic render directly onto the Pro9 wall. If you want a more traditional look, then brick or stone cladding, weatherboard or any other finish can easily be fixed.
Our walls have high thermal and acoustic insulating properties which improve the comfort of your home, outperforming conventional building materials by a wide margin. A well-insulated building can reduce heating and cooling expenses by at least half, compared to the usual standards in Australia. In fact, our thickest wall, while still being only 210mm wide, reaches passive house standards of R7.2 making it ideal for use with solar power in off-grid locations, or just to slash those ever-rising electricity bills.
Not only will building with Pro9 save energy but, thanks to its steel frame, a Pro9 home will not warp or rot and is resistant to termites. You will have the comfort of knowing that the wall system has been extensively weather and fire-tested, resists cyclones, and is rated BAL-FZ for use in extreme bushfire zones.
Finally, the construction time should be reduced by at least a month, when compared to a traditional build, and so you will be able to save on the cost of alternative accomodation and enjoy your new home that much sooner.
Smarter Walls, Better Homes
What is R-Value?
The R-Value is a thermal performance rating system that helps builders determine the right insulation product for their area and building project. The higher the R-Value, the more effective the insulation product is for both warm and cold weather.
Aerated concrete (100mm thick)
Hebel (75mm panel)
Solid brick (230mm thick)
Solid concrete (200mm thick)
Solid concrete (100mm thick)
R 7 - 9
R 7 - 9
Source: Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria, 2002
Benefits for builders
> Engineered for strength
> Faster build time
> Reduced construction cost
> Higher quality build
Steel-framed structural insulated wall systems used in residential, commercial and industrial construction.
Double-glazed windows through Pro9’s exclusive licence to import European state-of-the-art windows.
External wall facade system for superior thermal insulation within a hard wearing, weather-durable building envelope.