Housing Associations face many challenges including regulatory frameworks, the need for more housing stock, faster construction and maintenance, as well as a duty to accommodate those requiring increased accessibility. Multipanel products improve speed of build and provide a number of other key benefits including reducing maintenance and vacancy downtime.
Increased speed of construction
Speed of construction is crucial in delivering social housing and Multipanel Walls can be fitted in 24 hours compared to 3-5 days for traditional tiles. The rapid install is because Multipanel can be fitted straight onto timber framework or over existing tiles and there is no need to wait for specialist trades on-site.
Multipanel Classic Walls, Ceilings and Floors all have smart T&G details which just click into place providing a rapid solution for the interior envelope.
Reduced maintenance costs and occupancy downtime
One of the major challenges in social housing’s bathrooms is the need to refresh for incoming tenants. This results in significant cleaning and in many cases replacing the tiles after a tenant moves out. This issue can be dramatically reduced with the use of Multipanel products as all they require is a simple wipe down with a non abrasive detergent to maintain a pristine condition well beyond the 15 year warranty.
Lifetime homes and accessibility
WetFlor® offers resilience in hard wearing environments and as it is slip resistant is perfect for families with young children or those who require extra accessibility.