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Innovative floor system

Catnic has introduced a new, fully insulated, suspended flooring system called Datum. The practical ground floor system, boasts a range of environmental and cost benefits.

The system is fast and easy to install which means less special equipment and labour. Datum is made of light steel, which includes insulation as well as pre-cut service entry points if required. In addition, it can accommodate greater thicknesses of insulation without affecting the finished floor level as regulations change. The lightweight steel sections means Datum is easier to handle than conventional flooring, so there is less need for specialist lifting machinery. This also allows easy access to developments in built-up areas with limited access.

Structural strength is achieved through the combination of steel and concrete. High strength galvanised steel G beams are assembled and positioned onto structural masonry, insulation is suspended across the floor span, followed by galvanised steel decking and mesh which in turn supports structural concrete.

Datum is cut to length and delivered to site in house packs in accordance with clients' specifications, ready for immediate on-site assembly. This dramatically reduces waste.

Source: Corixa Communications

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