Spandrels are wall panels which are often cast with a concrete corbel or beam section, for slab to bear onto. They use the full depth of the wall section as a deep beam, and therefore can take substantial amounts of load.
They are often used in car parks, where the wall section above the beam can then be used as a crash barrier in the exterior of the building. As these panels are on the outside of buildings, they are often rendered prior to installation. Details of the range of finishes which can be applied to these spandrels, are available on our cladding panel page.
Due to the large beam depth of Spandrels, they are capable of taking large loads. In car parks, they often take 16m spans of hollowcore, and at spans of up to 8m.