At OysterShell Systems®, we have a system which is in essence, a “Steel Frame” structure, but without the problems. Whole 4 meter long steel frame wall sections are assembled in the factory, where the environment and availability of powerful tools enables quick and accurate assembly under Six Sigma quality control.
All the parts that comprise the sections are cut to a tolerance of 0.3mm. These sections are fitted with electrical conduits, windows and doors, right in the factory. They are light enough to be man-handled and can be transported in a shipping container.
At the destination, they are assembled more quickly than panels, and infinitely more quickly than traditional steel frame structures. When they are assembled, OysterShell walls are no different to traditional steel frame structures, because the steel content is the same. They are labelled ‘steel frame’ in compliance with building codes across the world, and are accepted as such by bankers and engineers.
The cladding is made from Fibre Cement board which has been pre-cut to a precision of 0.3mm at the factory, and numbered for exact placement. These boards are placed in position and quickly screwed in. Where an opening is required for an electrical switch or window, the board is pre-cut. No on-site cutting is required.
Finally, when the whole “Steel Frame” is covered by board, a mixture of sand, cement and polystyrene pellets in liquid form, is poured from the top and flows through the whole wall system through the many holes provided. This gives the system added strength, and becomes even stronger than a steel frame. When the cement sets, the walls don’t have a hollow sound because they have acquired mass, and to the touch, even when hit, the feeling is that of a concrete wall. The polystyrene also insulates much better than concrete.
- Universal recognition for building approvals and financing
- Strength of the ‘Steel Frame’
- Speed of assembly
- Low volume for transportation
- No panels
- When the structure is filled with cement it becomes monolithic eliminating the fear of joints
- Good insulating walls
- Low cost
- High quality
OysterShell Systems® solutions are manufactured in China, with Italian design and German engineering.
Recently, OysterShell Systems® was commissioned to deliver wall panels, roofs, kitchens and balustrades for homes in a new estate in Trinidad. All 574 homes were fitted with OysterShell roofs, kitchens and balustrades.
Contact OysterShell today to discuss your requirements.