BEAM & BLOCK FLOORS
Construction time, cost and embedded carbon are crucial parameters in the development of residential housing construction. To this end, fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) is enjoying increasing popularity amongst designers, contractors and project owners. Thousands of housing oversite projects have been constructed with Durus EasyFinish.
Three-dimensional Durus EasyFinish reinforced concrete has obtained approval from the NHBC via BBA third party testing for beam & block flooring systems with only 3kg/m³. With this dosage, it is the most competitive reinforcing solution available today for this application. BBA and KIWA certificates are available to confirm compliance with relevant construction standards. Leading floor system companies have Adfil polypropylene fibres including Durus EasyFinish on their certificates.
Self-compacting or slump concrete reinforced with this macro synthetic fibre can be poured directly onto the flooring system. There is no requirement to place and fix steel mesh. This significantly reduces construction time. Associated health & safety risks in the handling of steel are eliminated.
The finishing of the concrete is easily achieved with Durus EasyFinish. It is shorter than most alternative fibres creating a high-quality concrete surface. Sustainability credentials are greatly improved as embedded carbon can be significantly reduced by replacing steel mesh.
- Comes readily mixed into the concrete
- Reduces the occurrence of plastic shrinkage cracking
- Creates durable, high quality concrete floors with great impact resistance
- 100% corrosion-free reinforcement
- Saves time and money
- Improves construction site safety
- Reduces the risk of failure from incorrect steel mesh positioning
See also this video showing how Durus EasyFinish enhances the impact resistance of concrete: