Inset panels are panels that attach directly to the inner edge slots of the Primary and Secondary framing offering one of the strongest forms of panel attachment. However, they are limited by the fact that they must be installed simultaneously with the assembly of the Primary and Secondary framing and they cannot be changed or replaced without disassembly of the framing. This limits their use to relatively small structures such as outdoor structures and relief architecture.
Inset panels mount either only in the inner edge profile slots, which limits them to a thickness of 10mm, or use a 10mm flange all around their perimeter independent of their thickness. They may mount recessed or flush with the framing. Elastomeric weather sealing would be pre-installed in the panel edge.
Inset panels are mounted as the framing is assembled, inserted into the frame spaces by being slid into their slots before connection of the top-most Primary frame members.
Because of their mode of assembly, Inset panels of great thickness can be crafted pre-finished for both interior and exterior wall surfaces and with utilities elements pre-installed and plugging into bottom frame interfaces. They may also incorporated integrated Secondary framing to preclude that and simplify construction -though with the complication of making the panels much more bulky and limited to very specific structure sizes.
Typical materials include;
Framed Structural Insulated Panel:
Specialized Alloy Skin SIPs:
Framed Wood/Composite panel:
Laminated Polymer Structural Foam:
Fabric-Covered Structural Foam: