CUBE6 beam and block flooring is the ideal solution for suspended ground and upper floors in housing and non-domestic dwellings. Where a heavy point load is to be applied to CUBE6 beam and block flooring i.e. garages, it is recommended that the floor should have concrete of minimum grade C20 reinforced with an A98 mesh to distribute the load.
CUBE6 beam and block floor is suitable for the application of a sand/cement screed as a directly bonded screed or on a separating membrane. Where the screed is laid over thermal insulation the screed should be minimum 65mm thick. Where the floor finish is poly/chipboard nominal levelling screed may be required.
Site preparation and resistance to moisture
A suspended concrete floor should incorporate:
No oversite or other seal is required. The only requirement is the removal of top soil and vegetable matter and the provision of a void to accommodate any likely ground movement.
The downloadable design tables are given for guidance only. When using maximum or near maximum spans consideration should be given to the effect of camber and deflection on partitions or finishes.
Allowance should be given to specific line, point and distributed loads from partitions and allowances within BS6399. CUBE6 staff will be pleased to offer design advice upon request. All calculations are in accordance with BS8110.