Beam and block floors are a quick, robust, and easy method for constructing suspended flooring and have become increasingly commonplace in the commercial and private housing sector. The system uses infill blocks laid between 'T' beams, and so makes use of ready-made and readily available materials. This method is relatively inexpensive and requires no drying out time, allowing suspended floors to be constructed quickly and with very little concreting.
As well as their easy application, beam and block floors are rot-proof, fire-resistant, draught-proof and offer superior sound-proofing capabilities. They can also be walked on and insulated right away without compromising their integrity.
In short, they are a time-saving and budget-friendly way of creating a large amount of suspended flooring, both at ground level and on upper levels of residential and commercial buildings.
Our proficiency in beam and block flooring is just one of the many groundworks specialisms we undertake for our clients at Mackoy. We also ensure the safe stacking of materials between applications, as well as carrying out all excavation and preparatory works prior to installation. We take time to check that levels are true and all mortar is cured, and follow the same strict quality controls for every beam and block we put in place.
Our civil engineers use environmental and structural expertise to bring a building to life. Not only do they ensure a development project can be delivered on time and on budget, they also provide the complex calculations needed for a mechanically sound construction.
Our skilled foundations excavators provide stable and strong grounding for buildings, following detailed technical specifications so that trenches are taken to the correct depths, and thereby avoiding collapse and infill.
Our CCTV surveys will help to quickly determine the health of a site's drains, identifying the root cause of any problems in a timely, cost-effective and non-invasive manner. Our drain-cleaning capabilities ensure we can quickly dislodge any pipe blockages or build-ups, preventing foul water drainage.
Oversites create an airtight seal between a building's groundworks infrastructure, and what will eventually become the finished floor. Providing a smooth layer of solid poured concrete, or suspended beam and block, that forms the floor's final foundation.