Panel Systems Gets in the Groove with New Infill Panel

Building on the success of its Alupanel range, Panel Systems has launched an innovative new insulated aluminium panel with a grooved face as an infill panel for glazing applications.

Alupanel GP features aesthetically pleasing horizontal or vertical grooves to the external face that add a decorative effect for door and glazing infill panels. These are typically used in domestic glazing, commercial buildings, conservatories and porches.

Grooves are 9.5mm wide x 0.4mm deep and set 100mm apart as standard, however bespoke groove dimensions are available.

The panels are manufactured from 2mm polyester powder coated aluminium, which is bonded to both faces of a rigid Styrofoam core. Styrofoam has unrivalled mechanical strength and low thermal conductivity, whilst its closed cell structure means it will not absorb moisture. Alupanel GP offers excellent thermal performance, achieving U values as low as 0.79 W/m2K.

Alupanel GP offers strong aesthetics, high performance and durability. It is manufactured by Panel Systems using state-of-the-art equipment, which ensures exacting tolerances, simplifying the fabrication and installation process for contractors and installers.

The grooves can be laid horizontally or vertically, and these innovative, lightweight panels are available as standard in white, or in any RAL colour, with bespoke groove sizes. In addition, the company can manufacture Alupanel GP in any panel size or thickness.

Danny Phelan, National Sales Manager for Panel Systems, said: “These panels have excellent thermal insulation properties that will contribute to a building’s energy efficiency. The range is ideal for both external facades and door and window panels. We’re expecting Alupanel GP to be popular both in the new build and refurbishment markets, due to both its aesthetics and performance.”

Alupanel GP’s standard panel sizes are 2000mm x 1000mm, 2500mm x 1250mm and 3000mm x 1250mm, with bespoke sizes available on request. These panels are capable of achieving a U value of 1.10 w/m2k, based on 28mm thick panels.

Alupanel GP is part of the Alupanel range from Panel Systems, which has been widely specified for a variety of domestic, commercial, educational and healthcare environments.

Panel Systems manufactures a full range of bespoke composite panels that are used to create aesthetically striking and thermally efficient buildings.

For more information, call direct on: 0114 275 2881 or email

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