GB2454185A - Simulated wall structure - Google Patents

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GB2454185A
GB2454185A GB0721225A GB0721225A GB2454185A GB 2454185 A GB2454185 A GB 2454185A GB 0721225 A GB0721225 A GB 0721225A GB 0721225 A GB0721225 A GB 0721225A GB 2454185 A GB2454185 A GB 2454185A
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Abstract

The invention relates to a simulated wall structure 20 for applying to one side of a fencing structure (10 figure 1). The structure 20 comprises a plurality of spaced horizontal wooden support members 26 extending between fence post members 14 on said one side of the structure 10. A plurality of foamed plastics material panel members 24 are secured to the support members 26 and perhaps also the post members 14 to cover the fencing structure on said one side to provide the appearance of a wall. The panel members 24 comprise a foamed plastics material with a reinforcement structure 48 and a decorative material 54 provided over the reinforcing structure. The reinforcing structure 48 preferably comprises a layer of adhesive material 50 with a reinforcing member of nylon mesh 52 embedded in the adhesive material 50. The decorative material 54 is preferably cement based. The panel members 24 can be secured to the support members 26 by nails, adhesive or other fastening means. A later embodiment relates to a method of fabricating the simulated wall structure

Description

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Simulated Wall Structure The present invention relates to a simulated wall structure.

Fencing structures, in which panels, typically wooden, are arranged between spaced apart vertical posts are commonly used to partition and screen adjacent outdoor areas Some conventional fencing structures can be aesthetically unappealing and wall structures can sometimes provide a more aesthetically appealing alternative to such conventional fencing structures.

There can be circumstances where a fencing structure is already present and where a wall structure is preferred for aesthetic reasons, but where construction of a wall structure in addition to, or as a replacement for, the fencing structure is impractical or undesirable.

According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a simulated wall structure comprising a panel member formed of a foamed plastics material, a reinforcing structure provided over the panel member, and decorative material provided over the reinforcing structure.

The panel member may be generally planar.

The foamed plastics material may comprise pofyfoam.

The wall structure may include a plurality of panel members.

The panel members may include locating formations along their in use vertical edges which may facilitate their location relative to each other. The locating formations may comprise projections and recesses. The projections of selected panel members may be located in use in the recesses of adjacent panel members.

The plurality of panel members may be supported, in use, between two substantially vertical spaced support members. The locating formations of selected panel members may be engaged in use in corresponding channels in each substantially vertical support member. The projections of selected panel members may be located in the channels in each substantially vertical support member.

The simulated wall structure may include a support siructure and the plurality of panel members may be secured to the support structure. The support structure may include at least one support member, and possibly a plurality of support members which may extend, in use, substantially horizontally between two spaced substantially vertical support members.

The wall structure may include locating means to locate the plurality of panel members relative to the support structure. The locating means may extend, in use, from the spaced substantially vertical support members.

The plurality of panel members may be adhesively secured to the support structure. Alternatively or in addition, the plurality of panel members may be secured to the support structure by fastening means.

The reinforcing structure may include a layer of adhesive material which may be provided on the or each panel member, and the decorative material may be provided over the adhesive material.

The adhesive material may comprise a cement-based adhesive material. The adhesive material may comprise adhesive render.

The reinforcing structure may include a reinforcement member which may be embedded in the adhesive material. The reinforcement member may comprise a mesh. The reinforcement member may be formed of nylon.

The decorative material may comprise decorative cement-based material. The decorative material may comprise decorative render.

According to a second aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for fabricating a simulated wall structure, the method comprising supporting a panel member formed of a foamed plastics material in a substantially vertical orientation, providing a reinforcing structure over the panel member, and providing decorative material over the reinforcing structure.

The foamed plastics material may comprise polyfoam.

The method may comprise supporting a plurality of panel members between two substantially vertical spaced support members. The method may comprise supporting the plurality of panel members between two substantially vertical post members. The vertical post members may be fence posts.

The method may comprise removing a fencing panel supported by the two substantially vertical post members prior to supporting the plurality of panel members between the two substantially vertical post members.

The panel members may each include a projection along at least one of their in use vertical edges and the method may comprise locating the projections of selected panel members in channels defined in the two substantially vertical post members.

The method may comprise attaching a support structure to two substantially vertical spaced support members and may comprise attaching a plurality of panel members to the support structure. The support structure may include at least one support member and possibly a plurality of support members, which may extend, in use, substantially horizontally between the two spaced substantially vertical support members.

The two substantially vertical spaced support members may comprise post members. The post members may be fence posts.

The method may comprise attaching locating means to the two substantially vertical spaced support members prior to attaching the plurality of panel members to the support structure.

The method may comprise applying an adherent substance to the support structure and/or may comprise applying an adherent substance to the two substantially vertical spaced support members prior to attaching the plurality of panel members to the support structure.

The method may comprise securing the plurality of panel members to the support structure using fastening means.

The reinforcing structure may include adhesive material and the method may comprise applying a layer of the adhesive material to the or each panel member prior to providing the decorative material over the reinforcing structure. The adhesive material may comprise adhesive render.

The reinforcing structure may include a reinforcement member and the method may comprise embedding the reinforcement member in the adhesive material prior to providing the decorative material over the reinforcing structure. The reinforcement member may comprise a mesh. The reinforcement member may be formed of nylon.

The decorative material may comprise decorative cement-based material. The decorative material may comprise decorative render.

Embodiments of the present invention will now be described by way of example only and with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which,-Fig. 1 is a diagrammatic side view of a conventional fencing structure; Fig. 2 is a diagrammatic side view of a first embodiment of a simulated wall structure according to one embodiment of the invention in a part-fabricated condition; Fig. 2a is a diagrammatic perspective view of a mounting bracket; Fig. 3 is a partially cut away diagrammatic side view of the simulated wall structure of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a diagrammatic plan view of the simulated wall structure of Figs.2and3; Fig. 5 is a diagrammatic side view of the simulated wall structure of Figs. 2 to 4 Fig. 6 is a partially cut away diagrammatic perspective view of the simulated wall structure of Figs. 2 to 5; and Fig. 7 is a partially cut away diagrammatic perspective view of a second embodiment of a simulated wall structure.

Fig. 1 illustrates a conventional fencing structure 10 of the type normally used to partition and/or screen adjacent outdoor areas. The fencing structure 10 comprises a panel member 12, typically wooden and more commonly known as a fence panel, which is supported in a substantially vertical orientation in use between two spaced apart substantially vertical post members 14, more commonly known as fence posts. The post members 14 illustrated in Fig. I and throughout the drawings are of H-section (see e.g. Figs. 4 and 6) and are typically formed of concrete. It will, however, be understood that such post members 14 are also commonly formed of wood and may have an alternative cross-section such square, and embodiments of the present invention are applicable for use with such alternative post members 14.

In the fencing structure illustrated in Fig. 1, the post members 14 are spaced apart so that the vertical side edges of the panel member 12 can locate in the channels 16 defined by the H-section post members 14, and the panel member 12 is thus securely located between the post members 14 in the vertical orientation. As is well known, a series of post members 14 and panel members 12 is employed to create a screen/partition of an appropriate length.

As indicated above, there can be occasions when it would be preferable for a wall structure to be present in place of a fencing structure such as the fencing structure 10 to provide a desired aesthetic effect, but where the complete removal of the existing fencing structure is impractical or undesirable. For example, in addition to the obvious inconvenience associated with removal of an existing fencing structure, where the fencing structure is used as a partition between two neighbouring properties, the occupier of one property may prefer to retain the fencing structure whilst the other may prefer a wall structure. In these circumstances, it is conventionally necessary to construct a wall structure on one side of the existing fencing structure. This can be difficult due to the close proximity of the two structures which is needed to prevent the loss of space from the area adjacent to the fence structure. In addition, where the panel members of the fencing structure are of a significant height, for example in the order of 6 feet, the expense of constructing a wall structure using brickwork or blockwork to fully obscure the fencing structure is significant.

Referring to Figs. 2 to 6, there are shown various views of a simulated wall structure 20 according to a first embodiment of the present invention.

Where features in Figs. 2 to 6 correspond to features in Fig. 1, they are designated with the same reference numerals.

The simulated wall structure 20 comprises a support structure 22 to which a plurality of panel members 24 are secured. The panel members 24 are generally planar and are formed of foamed plastics material, such as polyfoam, and are therefore lightweight. The support structure 22 is attached to the vertical post members 14 of an existing fencing structure, such as the fencing structure 10 illustrated in Fig. 1. The support structure 22 includes a plurality of support members 26. typically wooden and possibly treated, which extend between the vertical post members 14 in a substantially horizontal orientation, generally orthogonal to the vertical post members 14. The opposite ends of each support member 26 are located in an appropriate mounting bracket 28 (see Fig. 2a) typically formed of sheet steel and having a mounting portion 30 with apertures 32 through which securing members (not shown), such as threaded fasteners or nails, are locatable to secure the mounting brackets 28 to the vertical post members 14.

Due to the fact that the mounting portion 30 is of relatively thin section with the support member 26 located rearwardly of the mounting portion 30, it will be readily understood that when the support members 26 are attached to the post members 14 using the mounting brackets 28, the front surface 26a of each support member 26 is substantially co-planar with the front surface 14a of each vertical post member 14, as best seen in Fig. 4.

As indicated above, a plurality of panel members 24 are secured to the support structure 22 and in some embodiments additionally to the vertical post members 14. Referring to Fig. 6, it will be seen that an adherent substance 34, such as a two-part resin, is applied to the support members 26 to adhesively secure the panel members 24 thereto. Although not illustrated, the adherent substance 34 may also be applied to the vertical post members 14.

Locating means 36 in the form of locating pins may also be attached to the vertical post members 14 to facilitate location of the panel members relative to the support structure 22.

As best seen in Figs. 4 and 6, the panel members 24 each include locating formations 38 along their in use vertical side edges to facilitate location relative to each other. In the illustrated embodiment, the locating formations 38 comprise an elongate projection 40 which is generally hemispherical in cross-section and an elongate recess 42 in the form of a generally hemispherical channel, and typically each panel member 24 includes a projection 40 along one edge and a recess 42 along an opposite edge. The panel members 24 are mounted on the support structure 22 so that the projections 40 are located in the recesses 42 of adjacent panel members 24, thus effectively interlocking the plurality of panel members 24 together and thereby increasing the rigidity of the interlocked structure.

As an alternative or in addition to the use of the adherent substance 34 to secure the panel members 24 to the support members 26, fastening means 44 such as nails or threaded fasteners with enlarged head portions may be passed through apertures 46 in the panel members and into the support members 26. The enlarged head portions are necessary to prevent the fastening means 44 passing through the foamed plastics material from which the panel members 24 are formed.

The simulated wall structure 20 also includes a reinforcing structure 48 provided over the plurality of panel members 24. The purpose of the reinforcing structure 48 is to increase the lateral stiffness of the plurality of interlocked panel members 24. In more detail, the reinforcing structure 48 comprises a layer of adhesive material 50 applied to the plurality of panel members 24, and in some embodiments, the adhesive material 50 is a cement-based adhesive material such as adhesive render. The reinforcing structure 48 also includes a mesh 52, for example formed of nylon, which can be embedded in the adhesive material 50 after it has been applied to the panel members 24 but before it has cured.

The simulated wall structure 20 further includes decorative material 54 which is provided over the reinforcing structure 48, typically after the adhesive material 50 has cured, and the purpose of which is to provide the simulated wall structure 20 with a desired aesthetic appearance. In some embodiments, the decorative material 54 is a cement-based decorative material such as a decorative render. The properties of the decorative material 54, such as its consistency, texture and colour for example, can be selected to provide the simulated wall structure 20 with a desired aesthetic effect. Any number of layers of the decorative material 54 can be provided over the reinforcing structure 48, and in typical embodiments two layers may be needed to achieve the desired surface finish.

Finally, if desired, one or more capping members 56, typically formed of foamed plastics material such as polyfoam, can be attached to the upper horizontal edges of the uppermost panel members 24 to further improve the aesthetic appearance of the simulated wall structure 20.

The embodiment of Figs. 2 to 6 thus provides a simulated wall structure 20 that can be easily installed on one side of an existing fencing structure 10, without the need for removal of the existing fencing structure 10 and without any damage being caused to the panel members 12 of the existing fencing structure 10. The simulated wall structure 20 thus enables a wall structure to be simulated on only one side of an existing fencing structure 10, whilst the opposite side of the existing fencing structure 10 is unaffected. It will of course be understood that the simulated wall structure 20 could be provided on both sides of the panel member 12 of the fencing structure 10, if desired.

Referring now to Fig. 7, there is shown a simulated wall structure 120 according to a second embodiment of the present invention. Where features in Fig. 7 correspond to features in Fig. 1, they are designated with the same reference numerals, and where features in Fig. 7 correspond to features in Figs. 2 to 6, they are designated with the same reference numerals prefixed with the number 1'.

In the simulated wall structure 120, the support structure 22 is omitted and instead the panel members 124 are supported between the two vertical post members 14. The post members 14 are typically part of an existing fencing structure 10 from which the panel member 12 has been removed, but it will of course be appreciated that the post members 14 could be installed in a location where there is no existing fencing structure 10 to permit fabrication of the simulated wall structure 120.

The panel members 124 are of a similar construction to the panel members 24 of Figs. 2 to 6, possibly with the apertures 46 omitted, and in this second embodiment, the elongate projections 140 of the outermost panel members 124 are located in the channels 16 in the post members 14. It will also be noted that the elongate projections 140 and the corresponding elongate recesses 142 are of substantially square cross-section, thus facilitating cooperation between the elongate projections 140 and the channels 16 in the post members 14.

The simulated wall structure 120 also includes a reinforcing structure 148 provided over the panel members 124 and decorative material 154 provided over the reinforcing structure, and both the reinforcing structure 148 and the decorative material 154 are as described above with reference to Figs. 2 to 6. Since both sides of the panel members 124 of the simulated wall structure 120 are exposed, the reinforcing structure 148 and decorative material 154 can be applied to both sides of the panel members 124.

The embodiment of Fig. 7 thus provides a simulated wall structure 20 that can be easily installed between post members 14 in place of an existing panel member 12 of a fencing structure 10, or indeed between newly installed post members 14. In particular, it enables a wall to be simulated on both sides of the panel members 124 and is thus preferred where, for example, neighbours in adjacent properties partitioned by an existing fencing structure both wish to enjoy the aesthetic appeal of a wall structure without the need to remove the fencing structure and/or construct brickwork or blockwork.

The embodiments of Figs. 2 to 6 and 7 thus enable a wall structure to be readily simulated without the need for construction a wall, and the associated inconvenience and expense, adjacent to the fencing structure 10 using brickwork or blockwork and footings.

Due to the use of foamed plastics material such as polyfoam, the simulated walling structures 20, 120 are advantageously lightweight and can therefore be used in circumstances where conventional brickwork/blockwork walls cannot be constructed due to their significant weight. For example, the simulated walling structures 20, 120 can readily be employed on roof terraces or roof gardens of high rise buildings.

The simulated walling structures 20, 120 also offer the advantage that they are more environmentally friendly than conventional brickwork/blockwork walls due to the materials employed.

Although embodiments of the invention have been described in the preceding paragraphs with reference to various examples, it should be appreciated that various modifications to the examples given may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention, as claimed. For example, the foamed plastics material may comprise a plastics material other than polyfoam. The projections/recesses 40, 140, 42, 142 may be omitted from the panel members 24, 124. A single panel member 24, 124 having appropriate dimensions could be used in place of the plurality of panel members 24, 124. Any suitable reinforcing structure 48, 148 could be employed and likewise, decorative material 54, 154 other than decorative render could be used to provide the simulated wall structure with a desired aesthetic effect. For example, masonry paint could possibly be applied directly over the reinforcing structure 48, 148.

Whilst endeavouring in the foregoing specification to draw attention to those features of the invention believed to be of particular importance, it should be understood that the Appficant claims protection in respect of any patentable feature or combination of features hereinbefore referred to and/or shown in the drawings whether or not particular emphasis has been placed thereon.

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  1. Claims 1. A simulated wall structure comprising a panel member formed of a foamed plastics material, a reinforcing structure provided over the panel member, and decorative material provided over the reinforcing structure.
  2. 2. A simulated wall structure according to claim 1, wherein the panel member is generally planar.
  3. 3. A simulated wall structure according to claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the foamed plastics material comprises polyfoam.
  4. 4. A simulated wall structure according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the simulated wall structure includes a plurality of panel members.
  5. 5. A simulated wall structure according to claim 4, wherein the panel members include locating formations along their in use vertical edges to facilitate their location relative to each other.
  6. 6. A simulated wall structure according to claim 5, wherein the locating formations comprise projections and recesses, the projections of selected panel members being located in use in the recesses of adjacent panel members.
  7. 7. A simulated wall structure according to any of claims 4 to 6, wherein the plurality of panel members are supported, in use, between two substantially vertical spaced support members.
  8. 8. A simulated wait structure according to claim 7 when dependent on claim 5 or claim 6, wherein the locating formations of selected panel members are engaged in use in corresponding channels in each substantially vertical support member.
  9. 9. A simulated wall structure according to claim 8 when ultimately dependent on claim 6, wherein the projections of selected panel members are located in the channels in each substantially vertical support member.
  10. 10. A simulated wall structure according to any of claims 1 to 6, wherein the simulated wall structure includes a support structure and the plurality of panel members are secured to the support structure.
  11. 11. A simulated wall structure according to claim 10, wherein the support structure includes a plurality of substantially horizontal support members extending, in use, between two spaced substantially vertical support members.
  12. 12. A simulated wall structure according to claim 10 or claim 11, wherein the wall structure includes locating means to locate the plurality of panel members relative to the support structure.
  13. 13. A simulated wall structure according to claim 12, wherein the locating means extend, in use, from the spaced substantially vertical support members.
  14. 14. A simulated wall structure according to any of claims 10 to 13, wherein the plurality of panel members are adhesively secured to the support structure.
  15. 15. A simulated wall structure according to any of claims 10 to 14, wherein the plurality of panel members are secured to the support structure by fastening means.
  16. 16. A simulated wall structure according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the reinforcing structure includes a layer of adhesive material provided on the or each panel member, and the decorative material is provided over the adhesive material.
  17. 17. A simulated wall structure according to claim 16, wherein the adhesive material comprises a cement-based adhesive material.
  18. 18. A simulated wall structure according to claim 17, wherein the adhesive material comprises adhesive render.
  19. 19. A simulated wall structure according to any of claims 16 to 18, wherein the reinforcing structure includes a reinforcement member embedded in the adhesive material.
  20. 20. A simulated wall structure according to claim 19, wherein the reinforcement member comprises a mesh.
  21. 21. A simulated wall structure according to claimi 19 or claim 20, wherein the reinforcement member is formed of nylon.
  22. 22. A simulated wall structure according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the decorative material comprises decorative cement-based material.
  23. 23. A simulated wall structure according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the decorative material comprises decorative render.
  24. 24. A method for fabricating a simulated wall structure, the method comprising supporting a panel member formed of a foamed plastics material in a substantially vertical orientation, providing a reinforcing structure over the panel member, and providing decorative material over the reinforcing structure.
  25. 25. A method according to claim 24, wherein the foamed plastics material comprises polyfoam.
  26. 26. A method according to claim 24 or claim 25, wherein the method comprises supporting a plurality of panel members between two substantially vertical spaced support members,
  27. 27. A method according to any of claims 24 to 26, wherein the method comprises supporting the plurality of panel members between two substantially vertical post members.
  28. 28. A method according to claim 27, wherein the method comprises removing a fencing panel supported by the two substantially vertical post members prior to supporting the plurality of panel members between the two substantially vertical post members.
  29. 29. A method according to claim 27 or claim 28, wherein the panel members include projections along at least one of their in use vertical side edges and the method comprises locating the projections of selected panel members in channels defined in the two substantially vertical post members.
  30. 30. A method according to any of claim 24 or claim 25, wherein the method comprises attaching a support structure to two substantially vertical spaced support members and attaching a plurality of panel members to the support structure.
  31. 31. A method according to claim 30, wherein the support structure includes a plurality of substantially horizontal support members extending, in use, between the two spaced substantially vertical support members.
  32. 32. A method according to claim 31, wherein the two substantially vertical spaced support members comprise post members.
  33. 33. A method according to claim 31 or claim 32, wherein the method comprises attaching locating means to the two substantially vertical spaced support members prior to attaching the plurality of panel members to the support structure.
  34. 34. A method according to any of claims 30 to 33, wherein the method comprises applying an adherent substance to the support structure and/or the two substantially vertical spaced support members prior to attaching the plurality of panel members to the support structure.
  35. 35. A method according to any of claims 30 to 34, wherein the method comprises securing the plurality of panel members to the support structure using fastening means.
  36. 36. A method according to any of claims 24 to 35, wherein the reinforcing structure includes adhesive material and the method comprises applying a layer of the adhesive material to the or each panel member prior to providing the decorative material over the reinforcing structure.
  37. 37. A method according to claim 36, wherein the adhesive material comprises adhesive render.
  38. 35. A method according to claim 36 or claim 37, wherein the reinforcing structure includes a reinforcement member and the method comprises embedding the reinforcement member in the adhesive material prior to providing the decorative material over the reinforcing structure.
  39. 39. A method according to claim 38, wherein the reinforcement member comprises a mesh.
  40. 40. A method according to claim 38 or claim 39, wherein the reinforcement member is formed of nylon.
  41. 41. A method according to any of claims 24 to 40, wherein the decorative material comprises decorative cement-based material.
  42. 42. A method according to claim 41, wherein the decorative material comprises decorative render.
  43. 43. A simulated wall structure substantially as hereinbefore described and/or as shown in the accompanying drawings.
  44. 44. A method for fabricating a simulated wall structure substantially as hereinbefore described and/or as shown in the accompanying drawings.
  45. 45. Any novel subject matter or combination including novel subject matter disclosed herein, whether or not within the scope of or relatin9 to the same invention as any of the preceding claims.
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