Strength and Durability of precast concrete

Hollowcore flooring – Strength and Durability of precast concrete.

Hollowcore flooring slab is a concrete flooring material which exploits the strength and durability of precast concrete, whilst reducing the weight which can be its main drawback. The term ‘hollow core’ refers to cylindrical voids which run internally down the length of the precast slabs, thereby reducing the weight of the slab, typically by about 35 percent. The lower weight means that longer spans can be used, which is an advantage in settings where supporting columns are undesirable or unfeasible. The amount of concrete needed is also reduced, making this system both economical and ecologically sound. Transport cost is another saving

Flood Precast delivered 14no precast concrete stairs and 2000m2 of hollowcore concrete flooring for the main contractor Balfour Beatty on their project The Millbrook Village.  The Millbrook Village project for Renaissance Villages and Helical Bar will have luxury cottages and apartments as well as a residents’ clubhouse with a private restaurant, bar and swimming pool. Balfour Beatty said that 90% of the 120 construction roles on the project will be secured from the local area

Project: Millbrook Village

Contractor: Balfour Beatty Group Limited

Engineer: WSP

Architects: Barton Willmore

Products: Precast Stairs & Precast Hollowcore

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David Chatfield

David Chatfield

David has 30 years experience in the precast concrete industry, returning back into the fold with Flood Precast after 7 years away with ACP Concrete Ltd. Seeing how Flood Precast has moved forward in that time, with innovation and product ranges and quality at the forefront, both in product and customer service David is delighted to be returning.
David Chatfield