Product Overview

Our pre-stressed concrete beam and block flooring has become the “preferred option” for ground and many first floor situations by architects, developers and contractors on new build housing, schools, commercial projects as well as extensions and renovations.



We offer two types of T-beam : 150mm Concrete Beam & 225mm Concrete Beam

Benefits of using Beam and Block

  • All Weather Construction
  • Immediate Working Platform
  • Quick and Easy Placement of Product
  • Simple Accommodation of Service Pipes and Ducting
  • Speedy Response to Enquiries / Drawings / Quotations
  • Suitable for Spans upto 10 metres
  • Excellent Fire Resistance
  • Installation Service Available
  • Full Estimating and Technical Support
  • Excellent Sound Insulation – ideal for first and subsequent floor
  • 26% cheaper than the traditional solid slab
  • Saving in the time of construction

 

Concrete Beam and Block Specifications

  • Blocks : Solid standard dense and lightweight blocks are used with varying densities depending on the thermal, sound or load bearing requirement for the floor .Blocks should have a minimum compressive strength of 7.0N/mm2 and transverse strength of 3.5N/mm2. Normally blocks will be 440 x 215 x 100mm, however the design software used to calculate loadings and produce beam layout drawings will accommo- date all “floor block”
  • Grouting: A sharp sand cement mix / slurry of 4 : 1 should be brushed into the pre-wetted and cleaned floor ensuring all joints are properly filled. Gaps between multiple beams must be filled with C30 concrete using a 10mm
  • Fire Resistance: A half hour fire resistance is achieved in a floor using 150mm deep beam rising to one hour fire resistance when using a 225mm
  • Floor Finishes: Sand cement screed may be directly bonded to the grouted floor. Where insulation is used a vapour barrier and minimum of 65mm screed is required. Similarly, T & G Chipboard laid over insula- tion with a vapour barrier between can be
  • Fixings: We do not recommend the drilling or shot firing of any fixings directly into our prestressed con- crete floor
  • Camber: Normally dependant on the span, pre-stressed beams will have an upward camber. Where floating floor finishes are used a levelling screed is
  • Finished Floor Loadings: Whilst construction work continues care should be taken to avoid excessive loading beyond the intended design load of the floor. This particularly applies to pallets of blocks and bricks


Ground Floor Block & Beam


Suspended Floor Block & Beam



Multi-story Block & Beam


Multi-story Block & Beam