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    ASKIN Performance Panels

    ASKIN is a world leader in building systems and solutions, with integrated insulated panel systems, insulated doors and related building products. ASKIN is recognised throughout the construction industry for our commitment to innovation, design, quality and technical expertise. ASKIN Performance defines a unique level of service excellence based on cutting edge panel technology.

    The strength of the brand is derived from the sum of its parts: local organisations across Australia and New Zealand made up of highly dedicated individuals who work closely with their clients as specialists in their field, applying the most advanced panel technology to achieve exceptional results. This level of dedication and quality is captured by one word: PERFORMANCE.”



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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Cold storage facilities are a necessity for the majority of businesses in the food chain to keep their products fresh. These facilities are required to maintain temperature without fluctuation or temperature loss during the day to day operations. Businesses want a user-friendly construction in the way of clear access to products stored, while increasing the structure’s capacity to allow for maximum pallet or racking space. Insurance is a major factor for businesses when designing and building their facility and this is where the different panel cores come into play. FM as a global insurer have very specific requirements and system approvals, and products such as XFLAM which have FM approval, can help reduce risk and reduce premiums. Each project will be assessed differently and dependent on the risk engineer and insurer, so best to check with them during the design. Longevity is another feature businesses want in a cold storage facility. Both products stored and the building that stores it. Once the facility is up and running, the business wants as little maintenance as possible to avoid upsetting day to day operations. Having issues that need repair, impact access or possible storage space, can majorly impact a facility, so it’s important to get the build right first time round.
    Each project can have its own challenges. But for the most part, ASKIN say that access, safety and timeframes are the three major challenges in construction. 1. In the commercial or hospitality sector, accessing the smaller rooms can be an issue. These rooms are usually tucked away in the back of a shopping centre or restaurant precinct. This is when it’s important to understand the operations of the area you’re working in, know your access restrictions and communicate with surrounding businesses before starting construction. Just turning up with a truckload of panel and expecting access will always cause angst not to mention cost you money. 2. Safety for the ASKIN business is paramount. The nature of our business means working at heights and lifting large insulated panels into position. With our collective years of industry experience, we use the safest and most practical means of material handling techniques and are always looking for innovative ways to improve. Our install teams are trained in height safety and are continually being up-skilled in material handling. 3. Timeframes can be challenging during construction, especially for larger facilities. No matter the delays or severe weather issues, the handover date never moves. This can be because of their production or supply commitments for the food processing guys, tenancy agreements or distribution contracts for the holding facilities. The key is to always plan to supplement some additional manpower to the back end of your build. Insulated panel is the biggest component of a large build, so it’s easy to be the target or used as an excuse by other trades for causing their delays. The trick is to be vocal in your subcontractor meetings and keep the head contractor up to date of your short and long term program.
    Using reputable installers is essential. They must have skills and knowledge for the correct application of external sealants, ensure the insulated panel structure maintains its vapour seal, and understand thermal tracking and cold transfer. Most importantly here, is the understanding of the specific building codes, testing standards and approvals to ensure each building is constructed in compliance with the relevant standards and as they have been tested.
    ASKIN can offer an engineered solution. ASKIN has an in-house engineering and design department. We guide our clients through choosing the right panel for the right application and help them with their general design and structural parameters. Additionally, the wealth of our experience within our project and manufacturing teams differentiates our business from others. We have a big team across Australia and NZ supported by our in-house engineering and design, construction management, project managers, site supervisors and experienced installers. We encourage anyone looking to expand or thinking of building a new facility to talk to us.

    Contact ASKIN Performance Panels

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