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Foamex Diamond Pods are a strong yet lightweight polystyrene waffle pod void former system for concrete slabs. Designed specifically for residential, commercial and industrial markets, Foamex Diamond Pods provide under slab insulation and support, while reducing the effects of soil movement, and lowering the amount of concrete required for a build.

With Foamex Diamond Pods construction is quicker and more cost effective compared to traditional concrete pours. A higher level of insulation is achieved through the natural air pockets in the expanded polystyrene and the moulded cells within the waffle pod design. The clean finish and non-irritating surface makes Foamex Diamond Pods suitable for a range of residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Diamond Pods are also suitable for use with any bracket and steel reinforcing mesh systems.

According to Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA), expanded polystyrene waffle pods have contributed to a revolution in slab construction methods, enabling stronger, better engineered slabs to be constructed faster and cost effectively over traditional methods. Unaffected by water, EPS waffle pods are unaffected by water and therefore are safer, as there are no trenches to cave in during construction. The inclusion of EPS waffle pods in a slab also adds an insulation benefit of up to R1.0 (W/mk thermal resistance), which helps to reduce energy consumption in the home.

Source: http://epsa.org.au/about-eps/eps-in-building/pod/


Features & Benefits

Waffle Pods from Foamex

  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Reduces the effects of soil movement
  • Decreases the amount of concrete required
  • Strong and durable
  • Long term R-value (thermal value)
  • Low water absorption
  • Recyclable (sustainable material)
  • Comparatively inert and dimensionally stable
  • Produces no ozone depleting gases - CFC and VOC free
  • Manufactured in Australia
  • Made from fire retardant grade raw material
  • Complies with Australian Building Codes and Standards


A Unique Design

The unique size and shape of Foamex Diamond Pods offers optimal support for foot traffic during construction. The foam deck of Diamond Pods is thicker than other standard waffle pods, and additional material is compacted into the base during the moulding process, meaning a concreter's boot is supported by the deck which spreads the load across a minimum of four support pillars.

The design of Diamond Pods matched with the patented Minuteman moulding machine creates a much more uniform and high strength waffle pod, ideal for production and the end user. The state-of-the-art technology and innovative design of the Minuteman moulding machine uses no water and produces less waste, thereby ensuring that the waffle pod is environmentally friendly to produce.

Fire Properties

As a member of Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA), Foamex are committed to supplying EPS blocks that are only made with fire retardant material. Unlike cheap imports, Foamex Diamond Pods are manufactured using a fire retardant grade raw material to significantly reduce the risk of fire, improve personal and public safety and offer better property protection.

Diamond Pod Lock-In Spacers

The Lock-In Spacer holds the Diamond Pods in place, allowing the Diamond Pod to slot into the lugs located at each corner of the Lock-In Spacer. The Lock-In Spacer ensures that the waffle pods are tight and secure, holding the entire system together.


Browse the other products in the Foamex range: StyReflex, Diamond Pods, Expol, Styroboard, PurlinK, EPS Blocks, EPS Cut Shapes, XPS Extruded Polystyrene.

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