Advantages of Van Maercke PrefabWhy Van Maercke Prefab is the right choice for you...

Our prefab concrete products are ready-to-use at the building construction site and can therefore be assembled immediately. This means that storage space and additional manipulations are not needed.

1. Particularly comfortable

Concrete has a high thermal inertia which seasonal temperature fluctuations remain limited. Thanks to concrete, indoors are experienced as thermally very comfortable. This contributes to a pleasant indoor climate to live or to work in.

Concrete is characterized by its ability to dampen noise and vibration. As a result, it contributes to the sound comfort and is an ideal building material for use in industrial environments.

2. Optimale bouwplanning

As the production of prefab concrete takes place at our facility, the assembly is the remaining action on the construction site. Combined with the shorter construction period this method creates considerable savings on project and labour costs. 

Prefab concrete elements are produced in advance, so designers and other parties involved can thoroughly analyse all details. Prefab stands for simple, ready-to-use elements that increase the construction speed and reduce the risk on errors. The use of prefab concrete offers more possibilities in applications due to the span lengths that can be achieved as well as the possibilities for future extensions. 

3. Fireproof

Concrete prefab constructions are very resistant to fire and therefore have a built-in fire safety. Concrete is a material with low heat conduction. As a result, on condition of a sufficiently large surface and concrete coverage, fire resistance scores up to 180 minutes can be achieved without any added protection.

In case of fire a construction in concrete continues to maintain its form and stability very well. In addition, concrete is also able to resist heavy shocks or even a severe impact. 

4. Extremely strong

Maintaining its shape is an essential condition for any construction and this is exactly what concrete provides. It keeps its forms, dimensions as properties for the whole lifetime, as opposed to many other building materials.

A construction in concrete is build to last generations. It is resistant to negative climatic circumstances and it keeps its properties for the rest of its lifetime. Even chemical substances and acids also have little effect on it. The lifetime of concrete can last 2,000 years. Proof of which are the many very well kept historical constructions.

5. Indestructible

A building in concrete is so strong and highly qualitative that it gets some eternal value. It is quite resistant to adverse climatic conditions and maintains its characteristics in the course of his lifespan. Even chemicals and acids have little control over it. The durability of concrete can be up to 2,000 years. Evidence of this are the numerous well-preserved historic structures.

6. Real estate value

Due to the long lifetime of concrete, industrial property in concrete maintains its value for a much longer period compared to constructions made out of other materials.

7. Sustainability

Concrete is a sustainable product due to its countless recycling possibilities and energy-saving properties.

All needed raw materials are coming from natural resources or are recycled. These materials are abundantly present and can be re-used completely.

Prefab concrete can contain substances such as furnace slag (from the iron and steel industry) without representing any danger to safety. These products normally end up as waste. These substances can even increase the characteristics of prefab concrete and can partially be used as substitutes for ordinary cement types. 

At the end of their lifecycle the elements of prefab concrete can be totally re-used as building material and can be applied in similar constructions. Prefab concrete can easily be recycled and used as an additive.

The production of concrete consumes fairly little energy and at Van Maercke cement, slurry, industrial fluids and rainwater are recuperated. Waste, resulting from the production process in the plant as well as during the assembly of the construction site, is reduced to an absolute minimum by using prefab.