What are the time and cost benefits of using Dincel walling?

  • The formwork can be installed at an incredible rate of 15m² / 2 people / hour, even by non-skilled labour. This is attributed to the patented ‘snapping’ vertical connection of Dincel panels.
  • No crane is required - each 3m long panel only weighs 13kg (for the 200mm profile).
  • The ‘stay in place’ polymer formwork provides a permanent waterproof skin to the concrete wall, meaning a Dincel wall does not require further waterproofing other than to wall junctions (please refer to our waterproofing documentation for more information). This:
    • Eliminates over excavation on the exterior side to basement perimeter walls (which is usually required for waterproofing purposes) – Build right up to the boundary and maximise land usage!
    • Minimises the amount of the waterproofing products required and the labour to apply them.
    • Minimises rectification works – the durable waterproof skin prevents corrosion of steel reinforcement and therefore minimises the risk of concrete spalling (concrete cancer).
  • The system contains a unique crack inducing technology which:
    • Can reduce requirements for steel reinforcement within the wall – steel reinforcement can easily be inserted and held into place with the panel’s webs or accessories.
    • Enables omission of vertical expansion joints for crack control - leading to reduced finishing and caulking requirements. However, Dincel recommends incorporating the joints of the suspended concrete slabs in the walls as well (please refer to your project structural engineer).
  • Curved Dincel walls are easily achieved through the use of accessories.
  • Dincel creates on site synergies for formworkers and site crews:
    • Profiles can be installed to be 1 metre above the deck height in order to act as edge protection, eliminating safety hand rails.
    • Deck edge boards for floor slabs can be eliminated by simply removing the Dincel skin on one side only.
    • Minimal bracing required.
    • Installation of Dincel walls are not affected by wet weather conditions.
  • Dincel 200mm profile incorporates built in service channels for easy accommodation of services.