Concrete panels vs block work for internal walls

AlfM

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Norfolk
Has anyone used concrete panels for internal walls rather than blockwork? This would be in a new parlour set up, tank room, office etc. Can see it will be a head scratch as to where RSJ's will need to go and the order the panels get put in to ensure a loader can still gain access to put more panels up. Upsides would be a bit cheaper, quicker, can do it ourselves, no footings, and easier to route all underground drainage etc as no footings with panels mounted on RSJ's. Downsides would be RSJ's protruding and doorways and windows would take a bit more effort. Any thoughts?
 

Forever Fendt

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Location
Derbyshire
Use panels every time use channels at end of runs and door ways if you use 100 mm panels use 125x65 channels welded back to back for a snug fit and if you are getting them galv assemble with a 3/4mm gap to allow galv to circulate
 

AlfM

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Location
Norfolk
Use panels every time use channels at end of runs and door ways if you use 100 mm panels use 125x65 channels welded back to back for a snug fit and if you are getting them galv assemble with a 3/4mm gap to allow galv to circulate
Don't quite understand about the PFC? 125 x 65 only has 82 mm between fillets? Or you not having the panel slide in there? What would you usually do above the doorway? Take the PFC up to full height and fill in with something else above the door? Tank room for example needs to be 3 m high.
Would you normally be having the panels slide between the web of the RSJ's when you use for internal walls (so you can see a bit of steel on both sides)? I like the idea of the tank room etc having 'clean' smooth walls and there is a corridor backing onto it so will probably have the RSJ's sticking into corridor and hang the panels on the face.
 

the-mad-welder

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Location
Suffolk
Just h
Don't quite understand about the PFC? 125 x 65 only has 82 mm between fillets? Or you not having the panel slide in there? What would you usually do above the doorway? Take the PFC up to full height and fill in with something else above the door? Tank room for example needs to be 3 m high.
Would you normally be having the panels slide between the web of the RSJ's when you use for internal walls (so you can see a bit of steel on both sides)? I like the idea of the tank room etc having 'clean' smooth walls and there is a corridor backing onto it so will probably have the RSJ's sticking into corridor and hang the panels on the face.
Just had a similar discussion about dropping some timber in the same size steel, measurement that matters is actually 106mm ish so just right as @Forever Fendt says. The 82mm is between the corner radiuses (or should thst be radii?)
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