There were 16,000 Reema type properties built in the 1960's, with varying styles including two storey houses, bungalows and three storey flats. The Reema system utilises factory produced storey height concrete panels, with triangle panels on the gables, all having pointing at the joints. The outer leaf of the panel is unreinforced concrete 11/2" thick with a 61/2"cavity and an inner leaf panel of unreinforced concrete 1" thick. The outer leaf being finished with washed aggregate or a textured concrete face with a cement paint.

The Reema system utilises a storey-height concrete panel with an aggregate face, supported on a reinforced concrete frame. The general condition of these structures has been found to be good, requiring little in the way of concrete repairs. The SPSenvirowall system has been installed on several hundred Reema houses in locations throughout the UK. Finishes have included traditional pebble dash, and brick render. The construction has a number of variations, with differing levels of in-situ insulation, and can easily be made to conform to the Building Regulation for thermal performance.

The external panels are double skinned, utilising channel rebates on their upper and vertical edges for the installation of columns and ring beams for the structural reinforced concrete frame. The structure of the system relies on all the wall units acting together monolithically thus creating stability for the structure.

Potential Problems

The general structural condition of these structures is considered to be good, requiring minimal attention in the way of concrete repairs. Handling, shrinkage and low concrete cover of the light reinforcement may lead to cracking or spalling but these issues are not considered to put the structure at risk. The external panels were designed to perform unreinforced. It is extremely unlikely that an overall unsafe condition would arise without considerable visual signs of deterioration.

The construction has a number of variations, with differing levels of in-situ insulation and can easily be made to achieve the latest building regulations for thermal performance.


Improved High thermal targets can be achieved from 0.30 U value onwards using the different insulation types and thicknesses as be determined by the specification requirements.

System Components - Options to suit specification requirements

  • Lambdatherm Grey EPS Insulation Boards
  • White EPS Insulation Boards
  • Phenolic Insulation Boards
  • Rockwool Insulation Boards
  • Insulation Adhesive
  • Insulation Fixings
  • Basecoat
  • Reinforcing Mesh

Topcoat Finishes to select from

  • Dash aggregate
  • Silicone/Acrylic Topcoat
  • Envirobrick "brick effect" render
  • Granomin + Nanosil Finish Topcoat
  • Brick Slip Dystems
  • Colour samples are available on request for the different finishes

For a full technical consultation, survey and project specific report and specification please contact our technical department on 0845 1300 983 or email at