to a large extent, suspended timber ground floors gave way to solid slab concrete floors throughout much the 20th century and then, from around 1976 onwards, following a prolonged period of drought with many foundation and oversite failures, suspended concrete beam and block floors started to gain prominence.
suspended timber floor or suspended concrete beam and block . i'm trying to gauge if it's better to get a suspended concrete beam and block floor in my kitchen or a traditional suspended timber floor. i currently have a suspended timber floor approx 0.6m above a clspace in my kitchen dimensions are 5m x 3m approx, joists run across the 3m span .
i'm trying to gauge if it's better to get a suspended concrete beam and block floor in my kitchen or a traditional suspended timber floor. i currently have a suspended timber floor approx 0.6m above a clspace in my kitchen dimensions are 5m x 3m approx, joists run across the 3m span .
replacing suspended ground floor wooden floor with concrete suspended floor. discussion in 'floors, stairs and lofts' started by deanooooooo, retro block and beam are likewise simply not on. replacing timber suspended floor. lentinj, 11 dec 2013, in forum: floors, stairs and
if your ground floor timber floors have become infested with insect damage or dry rot you might choose to replace them with concrete floors. however laying a concrete floor to replace your timber floors may not be the end of your troubles if you dont take care to treat the problem before you lay a concrete slab for your new floor.
replacing a suspended floor with concrete. there may be several reasons for replacing a suspended floor with concrete. one of the most likely scenarios is when the original floor has suffered from rot or infestation and will have to be replaced.
block and beam flooring has become an increasingly popular choice when it comes to floor structure. this is particularly true of residential properties. suspended concrete floors do not creak, shrink or bounce. they are relatively easy to install and provide a safe working platform for the rest of the build.
solid ground floor suspended floor- block and beam . masonry cavity wall suspended timber first floor 0 /5 . more money to replace it where brick work will be there forever. q: evaluate whether a flat roof or a pitched roof would be more appropriate for an office scheme.
beam and block for intermediate flooring. some of the systems biggest advantages come to the fore at intermediate level eg for first floor structures , where it can replace traditional suspended timber or engineered wooden joists.
floor - concrete slab vs block and beam - cost. discussion in 'builders' talk' started by dankat, jan 24, 2018. if greater than 1500 you will need to have a suspended floor beam and block or timber . if you go beam and block by choice bear in mind that you will need a clear air gap under it. different las have varying ideas as to size but
concrete floor beams provide a high level of thermal insulation and fire resistance a standard or wide beam solution is well suited to open plan designs with large span requirements an excellent alternative to concrete slab and timber floors maintenance free easy to handle suspended beam and block floor wide beam 125mm 170mm
block and precast beam flooring . the use of precast beam and block flooring has become an economic alternative to suspended timber flooring in domestic properties. the typical construction is shown below with the pre-cast beams with light weight concrete blocks infill.
in this article we will be focusing on the suspended concrete floor, particularly beam and block floors. the suspended floor does not rely on support from the ground below but instead is supported by the external walls, and therefore the foundations below.
removing suspended wooden flooring 4th jan 10 at 3:29 pm 1 ; be aware that if you change from suspended timber floor to solid floor with a damp proof membrane you will reduce evaporation from the area of the floor and consequentially there will likely be an increase in moisture to surrounding walls below dpc level and at the new floor
concrete vs timber floors. there are 2 types of floor construction used in the building industry today; these can be classed as either suspended or solid. solid floors are a lot more substantial and require the ground to be made up in layers of ground sub base, sand, compacted hard core, damp proof membrane, insulation and concrete.
the fastslab ground floor system is designed to make it quick and easy to replace existing suspended ground floors with an insulated concrete or screeded floor. this gives the solid feel of a concrete ground floor with the benefit of maintaining the ventilated void beneath to prevent moisture issues in the existing walls.