V-Tec Advantages

A valuable new aid to the designer, providing a simple and inexpensive solution to a wide range of technical requirements encountered in both new build and refurbishment.

Apart from the obvious structural advantages compared to conventional beam and block or concrete planks, the V-Tec Floor System has many additional benefits including:

  • Unsupported spans up to 12m - possible
  • Unsupported spans during concrete pour up to 9m - possible
  • Can be used in association with a wide range of block infill and gas membranes
  • No need for heavy-duty cranage
  • Overall far faster construction time compared to conventional methods
  • Domestic floors require only 75mm of concrete. For heavier loadings such as car decks etc 100mm of concrete is the norm
  • The open steel lattice enables underfloor heating and services to be accommodated within the concrete core, and after pour within the base forming the ceiling
  • No necessity for further insulation or lagging for pipework, which can be concealed within the ceiling structure
  • A float finish is possible with a single concrete pour. Dispenses with the need for multiple pours, slab and screed, or floating floors
  • With insulation integral to the system, the V-Tec - EPS block combination is ideal for the construction of suspended floors at ground level, supported on piles or piers
  • Added thermal mass with improved sound reduction
  • Provides graduated temperature zones for energy conservation