With the launch of this product under the brand MagicLite AAC Wall Panels, Magicrete once again stands true to its vision of ‘helping people build their homes better, faster & cheaper by use of innovative construction technologies.’
Magiclite ALC Wall Panels is the quintessential green building material that incorporates features long been desired by builders, engineers, and architects in the building construction industry. Its benefits surpass traditional wall construction methods like clay bricks & concrete blocks in terms of strength, acoustics, thermal insulation, fire resistance, and installation time. In addition, ALC Wall Panels are reinforced with corrosion-protected steel, making it a lightweight yet a heavy-duty product.
With great success in global markets, the AAC Wall Panel technology offers durable & high-quality construction in the shortest possible time.
It has the highest thermal rating in the industry (K-value: 0.16). Its cellular structure provides a well-insulated interior, keeping indoor cool in summer & warm in winter. According to some studies, it is found to have conserved up to 30% in air-conditioning bills.
MagicLite Panels are highly resource-efficient, ensuring low environmental impact. The panels have close air pockets that result in excellent sound insulation (STC rating of 44 dB), adequately suppressing the outside noise. In addition, its 4-hour fire rating allows for thinner wall sections, thereby increasing floor space for the end-user. They come in full height lengths (from floor to ceiling) with varied thicknesses and are 600 mm wide.
Walls constructed of MagicLite Panels provide sustained energy savings in both hot & cold climates. Its unique cellular structure contribute to a highest thermal rating in the industry, R30. Significant savings up to 30% in air conditioning has been observed.
MagicLite Panels has unique cellular structure provides best in class rating of 4 hours. Its melting point is over 1600 degree Celsius, more than twice the typical temperature in building, which is 650 degree Celsius.
Earthquake forces on structure are proportional to the weight of the building, hence light weight MagicLite Panels show excellent resistant to earthquake. Shear wall strength can resist lateral loads, it has been proven to withstand wind loads of category 5 tropical storms.
MagicLite Panels closed air pockets can provide very good sound insulation with an STC rating of 44.
Microscopic structure of MagicLite Panels does not allow for capillary action making it impervious to water.
MagicLite Panels are Recyclable, inert & non-toxic, Energy saving, Manufacturing through occupancy, and has excellent life-cycle cost. They are durable, natural finish options. And supports LEED credits.
High pressure steam-curing autoclaving process gives MagicLite Panels unmatchable strength to weight ratio, higher than even M 150 concrete, and far exceeds the Indian Building code requirements.
|Weight||55 Kg/m2 (75 mm Thickness)
70 Kg/m2 (100 mm Thickness)
|Density||~ 600 Kg/m3|
|Compressive Strength||> 4 N/mm2|
|Thermal Conductivity||0.115 W/m-K|
|Fire Resistance||4 hrs (100 mm Thickness)|
|STC Rating||40 db|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion||8x10-6/K|
|Modulus of Elasticity||2190 Mpa|
Drywalls will be the most expensive out of the three options, and overall if we talk about the construction, AAC panels and AAC blocks will be at par. AAC panels and AAC blocks will be at par, considering there will not be any requirement of plaster for internal walls, no coping required, and saving in labor cost.
Construction cost is mainly bifurcated into two parts: Material Cost and Labour Cost. The best option for budget homes is to reduce the labor cost by utilizing techniques that can reduce the project timelines. Trying to reduce the material cost might have an implication on the quality.
As per a few reports and studies, AAC blocks have an estimated life of almost 100 years. So for residential houses, which are designed for a span of 50 to 80 years, AAC blocks will last up to the designed life of the structure.
AAC Panels are better from an environmental perspective and also helps in reducing your energy consumption by reducing HVAC Loads since they have lower U-Value as compared to red bricks.
It is approximately 20 days once we design or the panel layout is approved.
AAC Wall Panels offer excellent water barrier, insulation, fire, and sound resistant properties giving a better option to use thinner walls (75 mm or 90 mm) instead of 100 mm wall. As a result, there is saving of at least 1-2 % of space
The system and product are highly reliable and are commonly used globally in countries like Australia, the USA, Germany, Netherlands, China, Thailand, Singapore, UAE, to name a few.
AAC has less embodied energy as compared to Red Bricks. Also, AAC is the material that can give you a good U value required for ECBC or any Green Building Certification. AAC is non-toxic, has recycled content, and has low U-Value, which can help gain credits for green certification.
It depends on thickness as well. For 75mm wall, max height is 3 meters / 100 mm 4 meters and above 150 mm, 6 meters.
Yes, depending on the quantity required for the project, the panel can be customized. However, the width (600 mm) remains constant.
The reinforcement in the panels provides additional flexural strength to the product, and hence even larger heights, there is no issue of deflection, warping, buckling effect.
Sand / Cement /Aeration Agent / Lime / Gypsum / Polymers
There is special thin-bed mortar available for fixing AAC Materials, and it is recommended to use them as they have high cement content in them (Magic bond in case of Magicrete). Thin bed mortar of 3 mm applied with a special notched trowel for accurate results.
Yes, it can be used. Since both the materials have different characteristics, expansion and contraction will not be the same; we recommend that there should be a gap of 10 mm at all the T and L joints, and the gap should be filled by PU Foam which can absorb the vibration deflection.
It is possible but needs proper wall-planning in advance and might need some after treatment (cutting) in the production plant (before shipping to the site) however better option is to cut and install windows at site. Once the panels are installed, we recommend 2-3 days to wait to attain the maximum strength of thin-bed mortar that is used between two panels before chasing. There will not be any issues with strength.
Yes, the panels are 15-20 mm less than wall height. The same is filled with Backer Rod and PU Foam. For walls more than 6 meters in length, it is required to provide expansion joint/column stiffener to take care of deflection.
5%. However maximum wastage of cut panels can be used for lintels or other smaller sections.
It works absolutely fine. There is a concrete cover above the panels, the same can be removed, and a hold fast can be installed. Once done the area can be filled with concrete.
Fibre mesh tape is applied on the joints and polymer based putty is applied on it. Before doing this the joints are rubbed by sand paper to remove extra thin bed mortar.
Backer Rod of 10*10 mm and PU foam. This helps in absorbing vibrations and also takes care of any deflection that is present
Yes, but the panels need to be cut with proper tools and basic guidelines. There will be no issue with strength.
Lintels can be made by the same panels as they are reinforced. You need to provide appropriate bearing by cutting wall panels on which lintel will rest. Then below the lintels, L clamps can be fixed.
In case the height of the wall is 6 meters for a 100 mm wall, we can install two 3 meters panels above one other with coping in between. Another option is that we can install the panel in a staggered manner.
The connection between the two panels is very safe. Joining at top and bottom is through GI L-clamps and between two panels Magicrete thin-bed mortar is applied. Also, panels are designed with tongue and groove for proper alignment.
Both chasing and nailing can be done in a similar way as done in AAC Blocks. In case of nailing special AAC, a Fastener needs to be used.
After MEP Work is complete, you can apply thin-bed mortar and fix fiber mesh over it. The same can be then covered by 2 coats of coarse putty followed by thin putty.
Yes, it's possible. Also, there will not be an issue will the overall strength of the wall.
The methodology is very much similar to the way it's done in AAC Blocks. There is a concrete cover of at least 40 mm which can be easily chased.
AAC Wall Panels are 16 times faster than conventional red bricks and 4 times faster than AAC Blocks. A team of 3-4 semi-skilled workers can execute 300 to 400 Sq. FT of the wall in a day (Approx. 80 to 100 Sq. Ft of Wall Per day per labor)
The base should be of proper quality, and flexible joints between structure and walls should be used. Also, the quality of blocks of course is very important. It is necessary to procure AAC Blocks which are Class 1 and manufactured by good companies which ensure proper drying shrinkage and strength in their product. AAC Blocks if properly installed, will not have cracks. The best way if reducing cracks is to follow IS guidelines of AAC Construction. For eg, providing coping at required intermediate or providing expansion joints for wider walls or providing flexible material at control joints.
There is a gap provided of at least 20 m between the beam and the panel which is filled by the backer rod and PU foam. The deflection and vibration will be accommodated in it.
AAC Panel, a porous concrete material, provides a sound insulation value of approx. 40 dB for 100 mm wall.
Density: 550 to 650 kg/m2 Fire Resistance: Upt0 4 hours for 100 mm.
It has been proven to withstand wind loads of category 5 tropical storms. The wall panel can withstand wind load up to 180 kg/m2. Other than the wind load no dynamic load will be associated with AAC Wall Panels.
Earthquake forces are proportional to the weight of the building and hence AAC Panels being light in weight and lead to higher steadiness in the structure of the buildings. AAC Products ultimately reduces the dead load on buildings, and hence AAC Panels reduce the weight of building so it increases the safety against earthquake. The detailed connections are mainly thin-bed mortar and L-clamps. Thin bed mortar once achieves strength is also earthquake safe.
The cellular structures of our AAC Wall Panel are comprised of many independent, closed, tiny, and dispersed air spaces. Such a unique structure enables our panel to effectively prevent water from penetrating through it. For usage in external surfaces and wet areas, a plaster is recommended.
Yes, it can be used for external. However, we recommend plaster or waterproof coating over it to avoid seepage or leakage. Also, there would be very few joints as compared to conventional blockwork.
Yes, this is easily possible. You should only use the right type of anchors, specially designed for AAC. It has better holding capacity as compared to AAC blocks as the same is reinforced. However, it is necessary to use appropriate AAC fasteners with the required capacity. It can easily hold up to 200 kgs with 4 AAC Fasteners.
Semiskilled labors can easily execute AAC Wall Panels Installation Time is a team of 3-4 semi-skilled laborers who can execute 30-40 Sq. MT of Wall in a day
Weight depends on the panel thickness. For a 100 mm panel, the weight will be approx. 80kg/m2. The most ideal way will be to lift the entire pallet which will have 6-7 panels by tower crane and rest it on platforms on each floor. Another option is to take the pallet in the P&M lift to higher floors.